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A multi-faceted country, at the crossroads of East and West, Turkey is one of the most popular Mediterranean destinations. Its multiple advantages: seaside fun, lively nightlife, historical sites or wellness relaxation.
In fact, thanks to its many hot springs and a hammam tradition dating back to the Middle Ages, the whole country is a real oasis for wellness. Very friendly hotels offer high-quality All-Inclusive services and superb water parks alongside the most beautiful beaches.
Antalya, the magnificent capital of the Turkish riviera, is a dynamic town nestled at the back of the gulf of the same name and protected by high mountain chains. Its fine sandy beaches, delicious cuisine and the historic richness of its town centre are the guarantees of varied, very comfortable holidays. The turquoise blue sea invites you to swim and enjoy water sports and many very beautifully tended hotel complexes offer customised services and really great value.
Approx. 6 km from the airport. 1,500,000 inhabitants. Antalya, the provincial capital, the most beautiful town in the world, as Atatürk used to call it, dominates the little gulf of the same name. The new town, surrounded by the sumptuous Taurus mountain chain, is the most important city on the coast; there are old fishermen’s houses all along the shoreline. The many minarets and splendid buildings give the city great character. The sea is edged with sandy or single beaches where, according to legend, Cleopatra used to enjoy swimming. In the old port of Kaleiçi, you can enjoy quintessentially Turkish meals at a good price in many restaurants and taverns.
Approx. 15 km from the airport and the city of Antalya, a new tourist region is being built between Antalya and Belek. The modern, very original development of the large sandy and shingle beach enhances its attraction even more. Ideal holiday spot for demanding guests.
Approx. 30 km from the airport. Tourist district located along a beautiful 10 km-long sandy beach, at the foot of the sumptuous Taurus mountain chain. An interesting holiday location for golfers. Antalya is 40 km away.
Approx. 63 km from the airport. Still on the Turkish riviera, Side is an old idyllic fishing village and an antique site of great cultural interest. Its Roman-era theatre alone is worth a detour. The current village is surrounded by ramparts and is very charming. Outside the village there are beautiful sandy beaches. Side is the ideal location for all those who enjoy the charm of a town which has kept all its authenticity.
Approx. 56 km from the airport. On the fringe of a pine forest is Kemer, an old fishing village which is now a fast-expanding seaside resort with pebble beaches, lots of shops and many restaurants. On the horizon, you will see the green Taurus valleys.
This excursion leads you to Antalya at the heart of the Turkish riviera. This lively town is sometimes also called the Pearl of the South. Before arriving in the town, you will pass by the Kurunlu waterfalls, a very popular site with inhabitants of the region. Then, you will visit a modern jewellery factory and a leather workshop, where specialists will explain their craft to you and you will find a wide range of top-quality products. You will then have lunch in an authentic restaurant with quintessentially Turkish cuisine. In the afternoon, you will wander with your guide through the little, narrow streets of the old town of Antalya. He will tell you everything about the history of the town. At the end, you will have enough free time left for a little shopping or for wandering around at your own pace.
Return to the hotel in the early evening.
Cappadocia is a unique site in the world and a UNESCO world heritage site. These ancient volcanoes have been eroded by the wind and water over centuries and now form a fairy-tale environment with unusual landscapes of fairy chimneys, rocky folds and multi-coloured mineral citadels in which man has sculpted troglodyte houses and even churches. Explore an underground town which used to serve as a refuge for the first Christians, admire the Valley of the Pigeons and visit the Göreme outdoor museum. This magnificent region offers spectacular panoramic views.
Discover this fascinating metropolis on the Bosphorus, built on two continents. At the crossroads between the East and the West, this city has had a hectic 3,000-year history. Many world-famous buildings from different eras dominate the horizon. You will visit the Blue Mosque with its six quintessential minarets and its many domes, one of the most beautiful buildings in the city. In the Hippodrome, you will see the German fountain before visiting the residence of the Ottoman sultans, the Topkapi Palace. Discover too the charming Egyptian Bazaar, one of the largest in the world, with its incredible variety of products and spices, and dive into an incomparable, exotic atmosphere.
Departure from the hotel towards Demre, where you will take the boat towards the old town of Simena and the sunken town of Kekova with the possibility of a swim. Return to Demre for lunch and visit to the church of St Nicolas. Later in the afternoon, visit to the Myra rock tombs.
Upon arrival in Pamukkale, you will visit the Hierapolis plateau cut into the Travertine rock and formed by limestone precipitation from a hot water source which gushes forcefully and flows into an enormous lake. Visit to the ruins of a Roman theatre and an ancient cemetery.
Departure from all regions. Departure from the hotel to the rafters’ meeting point in the Taurus mountains. Introduction to rafting, then departure for the descent down the Köprülü river. At the end of the journey, return to the hotels by bus.
The excursions on offer, as well as their prices and times, may vary depending on the location of the hotel. Excursion prices are provided for information purposes only and may be subject to change. For more information and to book, please contact your local LuxairTours guide.