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Antalya

Come to Antalya and discover this stunning Turkish Riviera. If you’re on the hunt for your next summer holiday destination, then look no further than Antalya. It is Turkey’s largest city on the Mediterranean and offers over 300 days of sunshine. 

It is also home to fantastic beaches, luxury hotels, a myriad of waterfront bars and restaurants as well as lots of shops and markets. With so much on offer, it is not surprising that many British families flock to Antalya to bask in the sunshine. At its core is the wonderfully preserved old-city district of Kaleici, which offers atmospheric accommodation in the finely restored Ottoman houses on its winding lanes. The old city wraps around a splendid Roman-era harbour with clifftop views of hazy-blue mountain silhouettes that are worth raising a toast to. History buffs can visit Hadrian's Gate, which was erected for the Roman Emperor's visit to Antalya in AD 130. It is also worth visiting Antalya Museum, which has exhibitions covering everything from the Stone and Bronze Ages to Byzantium. Antalya is more than just historical sites. Holidaymakers will adore Lara Beach, which is a stunning unspoilt beach with calm waters and pristine sands. It is also home to a turtle hatchery, which is one of the world's few remaining havens for green and logger-head turtles to nest. Monk seals also dwell in the sea caves around the peninsula. It is also worth planning a trip to Duden Waterfalls, where you can enjoy the fresh pine scent, cool atmosphere and spectacular waterfalls.