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Top Day Trips from Antalya

By Viator, February 2018

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The booming city of Antalya, on Turkey’s southern Mediterranean coast, is one of the country’s most popular holiday destinations. And you can see why: with almost year-round sun, fine beaches and imposing landmarks stretching back to antiquity, Antalya offers the best in leisure and culture.

And once you get out of the city, more wonders await. As well as nearby winter sport resorts, there are historic centers within easy reach of the city which make great day trips.

One route will take you north-east into the hinterland. First port-of-call is Perge, a major settlement for the ancient Greeks (who knew it as Perga). They left extensive ruins behind, and it was still an important center when the apostle Paul visited. The next destination, Aspendos, was also an outpost of the ancient Greek domains but is best known for a later monument – one of the best preserved Roman theaters in the whole Mediterranean region.

After some refreshing time out admiring some impressive waterfalls, it’s back to the coast and back to the ancient world within the modern setting of Side. This peninsular city is home to more Roman treasures, including an impressive bath complex.

Another rewarding itinerary will take you south-west out of Antalya towards Demre, with its stunning tombs carved into hillsides. There’s also another fine Greek amphitheater here as well as a church dedicated to the 4th century bishop Nicholas. That’s Saint Nicholas, and yes that is St. Nick, or Santa Claus as he became known over time.
        
Your next stop presents a compelling contrast to sun-bleached marble monuments against blue Mediterranean skies and azure seas. Because many of the antiquities on the island of Kekova are actually in those azure seas; surreal stone outcrops in limpid waters. Which, by the way, you won’t be able to resist for long, so remember your swimming gear!

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Full-Day Guided Tour of Istanbul, from Antalya including Domestic Flights, Antalya, null
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Full-Day Guided Tour of Istanbul, from Antalya including Domestic Flights

Fly to Istanbul and spend a great day in this fascinating metropolis on the Bosphorus, the only one in the world which is located on two continents. In one day ...  Read more

Location: Antalya, Turkey
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $220.05
Antalya Excursion to Perge, Aspendos, Side, Manavgat Waterfall, Antalya, Day Trips
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Antalya Excursion to Perge, Aspendos, Side, Manavgat Waterfall

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Visit 4 beautiful attractions around Antalya in one day. A trip to the ancient cities of Perge and Side, exploration of the Turkish Colosseum in Aspendos and ...  Read more

Location: Antalya, Turkey
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.60
Perge, Aspendos and Manavgat Waterfalls Day Tour from Antalya, Antalya, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Perge, Aspendos and Manavgat Waterfalls Day Tour from Antalya

4.5 star rating: Recommended 21 Reviews

Depart in the morning and visit Perge, the place where most of the statues that are on display in Antalya Museum were unearthed. An important city of ancient ...  Read more

Location: Antalya, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $105.00
Demre, Myra and Kekova, Antalya, Day Trips
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Demre, Myra and Kekova

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 8 Reviews

Depart Antalya and travel to Demre to visit the best examples of Lycian tombs at Myra and the Church of St. Nicholas the saint to whom is referred to as Santa ...  Read more

Location: Antalya, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $105.00
Sunken City Kekova, Demre, and Myra Day Tour from Antalya, Antalya, Day Trips
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Sunken City Kekova, Demre, and Myra Day Tour from Antalya

4 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Visit some of the most popular attractions of Turkey on this full-day tour from Antalya. Discover the ruins of the sunken city of Kekova during a glass-bottom ...  Read more

Location: Antalya, Turkey
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.45
Olympos Cable Car Ride to Tahtali Mountains from Antalya, Antalya, Day Trips
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Olympos Cable Car Ride to Tahtali Mountains from Antalya

Being on holiday in Antalya don't miss on the wonderful experience of the cable car ride 'from sea to sky'. Enjoy amazing views from the top of Tahtali ...  Read more

Location: Antalya, Turkey
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $81.73
8-hour Jeep Safari and Ucansu Waterfalls Day Tour from Antalya w/Lunch, Antalya, Day Trips
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8-hour Jeep Safari and Ucansu Waterfalls Day Tour from Antalya w/Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Spend a great day out in the Taurus Mountains and Turkish countryside on this 8-hour guided jeep safari tour. You will be picked up from your Antalya hotel to ...  Read more

Location: Antalya, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $52.81
Pamukkale Day Trip from Antalya, Antalya, Day Trips
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Pamukkale Day Trip from Antalya

Pamukkale meaning 'cotton castle' is a marvelous natural wonder, a must-see attraction in Turkey. Join a one-day guided tour from Antalya to see the stunning ...  Read more

Location: Antalya, Turkey
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $98.02
Cappadocia by Flight Day Trip from Antalya, Antalya, Day Trips
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Cappadocia by Flight Day Trip from Antalya

Perhaps you have long dreamed of visiting Cappadocia and did not dare to do it because of the long journey. One day tour by flight is going to be a unique ...  Read more

Location: Antalya, Turkey
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $250.23
In the Heart of the Taurus: Ormana Village & Golden Cradle Cavern from Antalya, Antalya, Day Trips
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In the Heart of the Taurus: Ormana Village & Golden Cradle Cavern from Antalya

New travel adventure awaits you on this exciting tour to Ormana village and Altinbesik cave, the largest cave in Turkey. Authentic button houses will guide you ...  Read more

Location: Antalya, Turkey
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $56.59

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