Day 1: Archaeology: Dig It!
Close by to Antalya are two important historical sites, and you can visit them in one day. Perge is the place where most of the statues that are on display in Antalya Museum were unearthed. An important city of ancient Parnphylia, it was originally settled by the Hittites around 1500 BC. Here you’ll find carvings, an intact city gate and a long colonnaded road once paved with mosaics and lined with shops, a large agora, the public baths and a gymnasium.
Side is a pretty resort town. Its ancient ruins, two sandy beaches, numerous shops and extensive tourist accommodation attract hundreds of visitors. The extensive Roman baths are now a museum, which houses one of Turkey's finest archaeological collections.
Day 2: The Old Quarter
Kaleiçi is the historical quarter of Antalya, and one of the major reasons for the city’s tourism-led renaissance. A sensitive restoration has made the most of a stunning Roman-Ottoman district whose walls once repelled raiders but now serve to keep traffic out of its narrow streets and courtyards. Spend a day wandering its shops and end up looking at the view of mountains and harbor over your drink.
Day 3: Go Marine
One of Antalya’s greatest beauties is its coast. Spend the morning lapping up the fun at Beach Park, with its aquariums, restaurants and shops, then take a tour out to Kekova Island and snorkel the remains of the sunken city of Simena.
The guide was very friendly and very informative, this was the highlight of our tour. I noticed some of the previous reviews mentioned stopping at shopping sites, this was not the case for us. All the places we visited was historical and beautiful.
Guide was excellent, very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the places we visited and spoke very good English. Also good value for £50
Reply by Viator, June 2011
Doing what: Perge, Aspendos and Kursunlu Waterfalls
Our tour gudie was great. He share a lot of history and interesting facts of the area without making it sound like a history class. I like how he gave the group time to look around on our own.