A cruise to Antalya, Turkey, delivers guests to a breathtaking city flanked by the Taurus mountains. It’s a breezy, 10-minute taxi ride to get from the cruise port to the Old City (Kaleiçi). Once you’re there, meander a maze of streets lined with Ottoman-era houses, ornate mosques and lush parks. Historical sites top the list of things to see in Antalya. Discover the world-renowned archeological exhibitions at the Antalya Museum or marvel at an ancient amphitheater in Perge, about 20 minutes outside the city. When the afternoon sun is blazing, cool down in the spray of the Düden Waterfalls, a group of falls that tumble into the deep-blue Mediterranean. A cave sits behind the main chute, inviting a dip. Should you become hungry, choose from many riverside terraces. Tuck into a heavenly white bean salad and skewered meatballs then wash it down with apple iced tea.
Top 3 Things to Do in Antalya, Turkey
1. Düden Waterfalls
Swim, sunbathe or picnic near these breathtaking falls.
2. Hadrian’s Gate
Marvel at this triumphal arch built in honor of the Roman emperor, Hadrian.
3. Boat Trip
See Antalya’s stunning coastline on a boat trip.