Turkey is known to be a favorite place for many tourists from all around the world. Some prefer it for its rich historical culture, and some see it as a relaxing holiday destination. Its affordability and various activities make Turkey a perfect place to spend a holiday and create memories. Though it has plenty of spots that would be perfect for a holiday, Antalya, by far, is the favorite for almost all tourists. From beaches to historic sites, the city has a lot to offer. Here are some must visit places in Antalya.
Aspendos is an ancient city in Antalya, Serik. It is claimed to be the best preserved colossal Roman archeological site in the world. It attracts thousands of local and foreign tourists every year. It was built in 10 century BC by Akas and it is famous for its ancient theatre that was built by the Romans in 2 century AD. It can be visited as a museum.
2- Lycian Way
If you are a nature lover, a person who loves walking among the ancient cities and evergreen forests, then you should visit the path. The Lycian walking path starts from Fethiye and ends in Antalya. The length of the Lycian way is 549 km. Don’t worry! This route is not in the wilderness. It is easy to access public transports and accommodation places, so the modern world is not far away. Ancient cities like Myra, Letoon, Xanthos, Olympus, Simena, Antiphellos, Phaselis will be waiting for you along this path. Averagely, the path can be completed in 21 days but you can give up walking whenever you want.
3- Köprülü Kanyon
If you are an adrenaline seeker, this place is just for you. Köprülü Kanyon is a popular spot for rafting. It is the longest canyon of Turkey and is home to many different animals, such as wolf, fox, deer and mountain goat, and a beautiful nature. The canyon was declared a national park in 1973.
4- Kaputaj Beach
Kaputaş beach, located in Kaş, is one of the most beautiful beaches in Turkey. The turquoise of the sea and white of the waves is a mesmerizing view, that can be watched before going down the stairs to the beach itself. It has cold and wavy sea water, but it is one of the must visit places in Antalya.
Olympos is a unique destination that sits on the coastline near the ruins of the ancient Lycian city. It is one of the first destinations of backpackers all around the world. This place is also home to Caretta Caretta sea turtles. There is no doubt that you will fall in love with this place. You can go scuba diving, explore the ancient cities, see the eternally burning stone Chimera, go trekking or you can take a boat trip and explore green-blue waters of Olympos.
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