Antalya deserves a special emphasis when we are talking about Tourism. Antalya can be considered the steam engine of tourism in Turkey along with Istanbul. It is a city where tourism facilities and institutions are available in 4 seasons. Culture tourism being the most prominent, Antalya offers various facilities for different tourism options such as sea, sports, health, winter, convention, plateau, cave, camp and faith tourism.
Culture tourism is mainly carried out in various spots of the coastal strip. This location includes Old Town, historical structures, mosques and churches. Sea tourism is carried out along the coastal strip. Sea tours are also offered in this location. The most well-known spots for sea tourism are Cleopatra, Konyaalti and Lara beaches.
In terms of sports tourism, Antalya hosts popular sports events. Soccer, tennis and golf being in the first place, hundreds of teams and athletes from various sports prefer Antalya each year. Antalya has the required facilities for these branches of sports, and hosts seminars for athletes and officers. In various fields such as judo, weight lifting, fencing, volleyball and badminton, Antalya has hosted a total of 177 events, 39 of which are international, 66 of which are national, 45 of which are training courses and seminars and 27 of which are for the national team.
Although Antalya is mostly known for summer tourism, it is also one of the most leading cities for winter tourism. Saklikent Ski Resort in Antalya is a prominent facility for winter tourism.
In terms of convention tourism, Antalya offers a good spot for important business meetings for people around the world thanks to its transportation options and accessibility, many recreational places, and facilities with a capacity for more than 106.000 people.
SOME PLACES TO SEE
Distance to Döşemealtı Campus: 12 km
Karain is a natural cave located on Katran Mountains. It was used in Paleolithic Era as a shelter, which dates cave to 500.000 years back. Karain Cave is been under excavation since 1946 and is in the Temporary List of UNESCO World Heritage since 1994. Ongoing excavations revealing fossils and stone tools used by Neanderthals, keep arousing the curiosity of experts.
Distance to Döşemealtı Campus: 25 km
Konyaaltı Beach, located in the west part of the city, is the most important and popular beach of Antalya. This is a blue-flag beach, which means that the water is safe for swimming. Relax in the warm water of the Mediterranean and take a walk by the sea. If you wish, you can have a tea or coffee at one of the stylish cafes and restaurants. Konyaaltı Beach has been selected as the best beach in the International Idealkent Awards 2018
Old Town - Hadrian’s Gate
Distance to Döşemealtı Campus: 27 km
Hadrian’s Gate, also known as Three Gates, was built in 130 AD and is the most impressive entrance to the Old Town. Old Town is a part of the city where history emanates from the ramparts. The charming boutique hotels, restaurants, entertainment centers, souvenirs are welcoming parts of Old Town, making it an essential part of tourist Antalya. Old Town may surprise you with its mood which changes from day to night; it is a place where you can have enchanting fun at nights and a place where you can relax in peace during the day.
Kurşunlu Waterfall Nature Park
Distance to Döşemealtı Campus: 30 km
The Nature Park consists of 7 little ponds connected to each other with a waterfall spilling from 18 mt. high; accompanied by other small waterfalls, Kursunlu Waterfall Nature Park is located in Aksu, Antalya. You can enjoy the beauty of nature with a range of different greenery and the peaceful sound of flowing water, The park, located in a 2 kilometer canyon, is suitable for trekking or having a picnic.
Distance to Döşemealtı Campus: 58 km
Kemer presents many natural beauties all along its 52 km long coastline. There is a wide range of activities and accommodation alternatives suitable for every budget in Kemer, one of the most important tourism centers in the region. Fun is compulsory in Kemer, a district that is alive 24/7. The Moonlight Beach, Chimera-Çıralı, Adrasan Beach, Olympos Ancient City, Olympos Beach Phaselis Ancient City and Göynük Canyon are some of the places to visit in Kemer.
Saklıkent Ski Center
Distance to Döşemealtı Campus: 63 km
It is a great pleasure to enjoy snowy weather in a place located close to Antalya, which is famous for its heat. At the end of the day, the only feeling you will have is how fast time flies in Saklıkent, a 1-hour drive from the city center. Before leaving, be sure that you eat a sausage sandwich and drink a glass of tea.
Distance to Döşemealtı Campus: 114 km
Köprülü Kanyon, located in Manavgat, was declared a National Park in 1973. There are various water sports activities, such as rafting, canyoning and kayaking that are offered the support of professionals. You can relax by sitting around the campfire with your friends or family and enjoy the evening under the sky in your tent.
Distance to Döşemealtı Campus: 157 km
You can start your tour from the Alanya Castle with its stunning view. There is a large number of restaurants where you can eat or drink something. Include Alanya Museum on your list, as it is one of the most beautiful museums in Antalya. Regardless of the fun you have swimming, Cleopatra Beach also presents you natural beauty and a wide range of fish types under the sea for snorkelers. Dim River is an excellent place to relax. You can sip coffee while resting in relaxing places, restaurants, or tea gardens, dangling your feet in the water.
Distance to Döşemealtı Campus: 183 km
Kaputas and Patara are leading places in the must-see list of Kas, in which is famous for its beautiful beaches. In addition, you can enjoy following the footsteps of the caretta-carettas. Kekova can only be visited by yacht tours, but you will feel that you are in another world. Kekova is famous for its sunken city and is known as the best diving center in Turkey. Kas is a city that should be experienced both by day and night. In addition to all the natural beauty, you can find the most delicious fish in Kalkan and stay and enjoy one of the best views in Çukurbag Peninsula.
Some Ancient Cities and Their Distances to Döşemealtı Campus
Termesos (24 km), Ariasos (29 km), Perge (31 km), Aspendos (68 km), Phaselis (74 km), Side (96 km).
Some Canyons and Their Distances to Döşemealtı Campus
Güver (21 km), Göynük (56 km), Köprülü (111 km), Green (116 km)