Antalya region is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, with dozens of historical and natural sights. It’s famous for exceptional beaches and warm and clean sea that seduce millions of tourists every year. The resorts in Antalya are located close to the ancient cities Termesos, Aspendos, Side, Perge, and Olimpos.
If you’re a lover of an active vacation, Antalya will be your perfect choice. Here is the list of attractions that definitely shouldn’t be missed.
Antalya aquarium is located in the southern part of the city, close to the famous Konyaalti Beach. It is one of the largest aquarium complexes in the world with 40 thematic aquariums and 131 meters long glass tunnel. There’s also the Snow World with the Ice Museum where the kids can play snow bowling. Another great complex is the house of reptiles with an impressive live collection of some of the most toxic reptiles in the world. The aquarium also offers multimedia walks through the WildPark and the ocean.
By going to another part of the city you’ll find a sandy figures museum on the Lara beach. This Sandland is the place where the festival of sand figures was held for years. They are now set up as a permanent exhibition. The figures are located under the open sky and are protected from external conditions. They can be visited throughout the year, all 365 days. There is an exhibition with the theme of legendary characters from cartoons, comics, and famous ancient and historical legends. Some of the exhibited sculptures are the Little Mermaid, the King of the Lions, the Cyclops, the Sphinx.
Those who like to taste the adrenaline can visit the Manavgat where was recently opened the Hip-Notics Cable Park with three lakes and ski lifts. If you’re a lover of an active holiday, then you can enjoy a number of swimming pools, saunas, and Jacuzzis. The visitors can also try water sports, play beach volleyball, table soccer or to afford a relaxing massage.
One of the new favorite Antalya’s attractions is the dolphinarium with a large aquapark. Visitors can enjoy all-day aquatic activities, play with dolphins and swim with them.
Antalya has been done a lot on the arrangement of the city itself. Lately, many parks have been built, and one of the most beautiful city attractions’ is a panoramic elevator overlooking an ancient marina in the old town of Kaleici. With all the new attractions, you must not forget about those old ones, due to which the Antalya region is visited by over 20 million tourists every year. It testifies to the enormous historical significance this city has.