Konyaalti Beach in Antalya
Konyaalti Beach, located west of Antalya, is at the end of the tramway line and is known to be the most popular beach in the city. The beach has many restaurants and cafes with grayish sand.
Hadrian’s Gate in Antalya
Hadrian’s gate was built in 130 A.D. to commemorate the visit of Emperor Hadrian to Attaleia and is the most beautiful monument in Antalya. It is located just off Atatürk Boulevard. It has impressive three double arches of the gates. Legend states that in ancient times, the queen of Sheba passed through the middle arch when she had been going to Aspendos and had a happy night with King Salomon. The arch consists of white marble and rich decorations.
The Kaleici is in the center-eastern portion of the city. It is from the Mediterranean coast near yacht harbor from the Roman era.
The translation of Kaleici means “Inside the Kale” or “Inner Kale” (Kale translated as castle or fortress).
Antalya museum has 13 display halls from the Paleolithic Age to Ottoman times. There is a section for children to stimulate an interest in antiques and museums.
Lower Duden Waterfalls in Antalya
In the city, there are two separate natural attractions of the Duden Waterfalls, Upper and Lower Waterfalls. Lower Duden Waterfall is a stunning cascade when the Duden River falls off the Antalya City cliffs into the sea.