In this post, I will help you to find where to stay in Antalya (for the first time, for couples, families, and for nightlife). I’ll also provide the list of the the best areas to stay in Antalya for tourists (with a map), best hotels for all budgets (including the hotel where I stayed), and safest places.
Antalya was founded during the Hellenistic period, and later under the rule of Roman Empire, Byzantine, Seljuk, and Ottoman. Today, Antalya is a popular summer beach town on the southwest coast of Turkey.
The International airport is Fraport TAV Antalya Airport, 13 km from the Antalya Old Town, and the YDA Dalaman Airport near Kalkan and Kaş. Additionally, it is well-connected by road to major cities in Turkey, including Istanbul, Konya, Ankara, and Izmir.
Where to stay in Antalya, Turkey?
The best areas to stay in Antalya for tourists are Kaleiçi, Konyaalti Beach, Lara Beach, Belek Beach, Olympos Beach, and Alanya. These are popular and safe neighborhoods for tourists that offer a wide variety of attractions and amenities.
Kaleiçi, also known as Old Town, is the best overall place to stay in Antalya for first-timers due to its prime location. Staying here allow you to be located within walking distance to the city’s many top sights, restaurants, bars, and shops.
Additionally, Old Town’s central location and well-connected public transportation offers easy access to famous beaches such as Konyaalti Beach, Lara Beach, and Belek Beach.
Antalya is a great place for couples and families. Kaleiçi, Konyaalti Beach, Lara Beach, Belek Beach are the best places to stay in Antalya for couples and families due to its family-friendly facilities, beautiful beaches, and attractions on offer.
Antalya has all kinds of accommodation options from boutique hotels that have been converted from old Ottoman-era buildings in the historic center, to all-inclusive beachfront resorts, tree houses, and bungalows.
Where did I stay in Antalya?
When I visited Antalya, I stayed for 5 nights in the Old Town at the Adalya Port Hotel. It is a good value for money, beautiful vintage hotel that has the views of the Old Harbour. It is only 5 mins walk to the port, and 15 mins to Hadrian’s Gate. I stayed in the Sultan suite and it was spacious.
|💖 Best Area for first-timers:||Kaleiçi (Old Town)|
|💎 Best luxury hotel:||Doubletree By Hilton Antalya City Centre|
|🏨 Best mid-range hotel:||Old Town Point Hotel & Spa Antalya|
|💰 Best budget hotel:||Bacchus Pension|
Overviews of best places to stay in Antalya for tourists
Here is an overview of recommended areas in Antalya for first-time visitors:
|Best areas in Antalya for tourists||Why should you stay in this area?|
|Kaleiçi (Old Town)||is the historic center, surrounded by ancient city walls. It offers a charming atmosphere with narrow streets, Ottoman-era houses, and historic landmarks. Staying here provides easy access to historical sites, restaurants, bars, and shops.|
|Konyaalti Beach||is located west of the city center and is known for its beautiful pebble beach stretching for several kilometers. It’s a popular choice for beach lovers, and there are plenty of hotels, resorts, and restaurants along the coastline.|
|Lara Beach||Situated east of the city center, Lara Beach is famous for its long sandy beach and luxurious resorts. It’s a more upscale area, offering a range of all-inclusive hotels and entertainment options.|
|Belek Beach||is a bit further away from the city center, but it’s worth considering if you’re a golf enthusiast. The area is known for its world-class golf courses and upscale resorts.|
|Olympos Beach||If you prefer a more laid-back and natural setting, Olympos Beach is an excellent choice. Located southwest of Antalya, Olympos offers a relaxed beach environment, surrounded by lush greenery and ancient ruins.|
|Alanya||Although not technically part of Antalya city, Alanya is a popular resort town located about 2 hours east of Antalya. It boasts beautiful beaches, a stunning castle overlooking the town, and a vibrant nightlife scene.|
Below is the map of areas and neighborhoods in Antalya. You can scroll down to view the interactive map:
The Best areas to stay in Antalya for tourists are:
1. Kaleiçi (Old Town)
Kaleici (Antalya’s Old Town) is the best area to stay in Antalya for first-time travelers due to its central location. If you stay here, you will be located in the middle of everything, with a great selection of hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops.
Kaleici is an all-year around destination and the most convenient location to explore the attractions in the city. It is the historic city center of Antalya, and the city was located within the walls, with many structures dating back to the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk, Ottoman eras.
The city walls were built by Romans on the Hellenic remains, were expanded and repaired during the Seljuk period. The walls are shaped like a horseshoe.
If you stroll along its cobbled streets, you will see lots of old stone houses, parks, viewpoints, souvenir shops, bazaar, markets, restaurants, bars, and cafes. The wooden doors are a great place to take a photo.
You can start exploring the Old Town from Old Town’s gateway, Hadrian’s Gate. Also known as Üçkapılar in Turkish, the three gates is a stunning triumph arch dating back to the 130 AD, in honor of the arrival of Roman Emperor Hadrian in Antalya at the time. The gate is well preserved and the whole monument is made of white marble.
Hadrian’s Gate is located right on Ataturk Caddesi highway. The area around it is very busy, packed with bars, restaurants, and shops.
After visiting the ancient gate, you can head toward Karaalioğlu Park, enjoy the beautiful views of the harbor, Konyaalti cliffs, and the Taurus mountains. You can grab a drink at a few cafes there.
The western’s part of the Karaalioğlu Park lies the 14-meter-high Hıdırlık Tower, which was built under the Roman Empire in a square shape, and then turned into a circular tower, and used as a fortification or a lighthouse. The upper part was done in the Seljuk and Ottoman periods.
Another historical landmark is the Kesik Minaret, now known as the Broken Minaret, which has an interesting history. Originally built in the 2nd century AD, under Roman rule, as the temple, but it was rebuilt as a church dedicated to the Virgin Mary in the Byzantine era.
Kesik Minaret was damaged during the Arab invasions, and converted into a mosque in the 13th century, destroyed by fire in 1896 the mosque was by fire and has never been rebuilt.
The Old Town is home to Yivli Minare Mosque (Alaaddin Mosque), one of the symbols of Antalya, showing the best examples of Seljuk art and architecture in the region. Built by Anatolian Seljuk Sultan Kayqubad I, at the highest point in Kaleiçi, it was one of the city’s first Islamic buildings.
The Antalya Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower) is a part of the historical city wall, built during the reign of Abdulhamid II in the 19th century. The clock can be seen on four sides, and the tower is lovely illuminated at night.
Antalya was one the most popular port cities of the Mediterranean, and Kaleici marina played an important role during the Byzantine time.
You can take a boat tour from Kaleici marina and go to the Konyaaltı Beach, Falezler, Katilacak, Lower Düden Waterfall, as well as other towns such as Kemer, Side, and Alanya.
There is a small beach next to the harbor, behind the cliffs, called Mermerli Beach, where you can swim and rent sunbeds during the summer. The beach cen be viewed from a balcony made of glass on the observation terrace in Kecili Park.
In addition to historical attractions, the Old town is a great place to do shopping. There are plenty of shops inside old Ottoman-style houses, where you can buy high-quality carpets, traditional textiles, fabrics, and embroidery.
The old town has many Meyhanesi taverns and restaurants where you can enjoy traditional Turkish drinks and food such as meze and rakı.
There is a Antalya’s fish market near the harbor, where you can buy fresh seafood. Kaleici also offers great nightlife with bars, clubs, and cafes, especially the area around the harbor and Old Town.
If you are interested in the history of the Antalya region, check out:
- The Kaleiçi Museum to learn more about the traditional Turkish culture.
- The Antalya Ethnography Museum consists of two historic villas. You can see general Turkish-Islamic cultural relics, and architecture from the Ottoman era.
- The Antalya toy museum is worth a visit to see antique children’s toys if you travel as a family.
Kaleici is located on the cliff and Kaleici Panoramic Elevator connecting the harbor and the street are popular for tourists. This glass elevator offers stunning views of Antalya Bay.
There are great nightlife scenes around the harbor and in Kaleiçi with clubs and restaurants in the narrow street, as well as upscale restaurants along the clock tower. You can also enjoy a lovely view of the harbor and ocean in the restaurants above the marina by the old harbor wall.
Most of the houses inside the walls date back to the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman periods, and have been converted into boutique hotels, restaurants, and handicrafts shops.
You can book a stay in a boutique hotel that offers a courtyard and charming views of the marina and the city for a unique experience.
Best places to stay in Antalya Old Town for first-timers:
Luxury ($$$): Doubletree By Hilton Antalya City Centre, 5-star hotel, one of the best places to stay in Antalya for families and couples close to the Old Town and harbor. It has a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a 24-hour front desk, and airport transfers.
Mid-range ($$): Old Town Point Hotel & Spa Antalya, 4-star family-friendly hotel, located in an excellent location within walking distance from the Old Town, offering easy access to Mermerli Beach, Old City Marina and Hadrian’s Gate.
Budget ($): Bacchus Pension, budget-friendly hotel, located in the centre of the town and is surrounded by Antalya’s historic buildings and ancient city walls. Featuring comfortable rooms for singles, families, and couples. The rooftop terrace offer a stunning views of the ocean.
2. Konyaalti Beach
Konyaalti Beach is one of the best places to stay in Antalya for families due to its close proximity to the old town, as well as its beautiful beach, safe for little ones, and lots of activities for children in Antalya Aqualand & Dolphinland, Antalya Aquarium, and Atatürk Park nearby.
Konyaalti Beach, also known as Konyaaltı Plajı in Turkish, is one of the popular beaches in Antalya along with Lara Beach. Due to its prime location, closest to the city center, Konyaalti is a perfect spot for sunbathers who stay in the old town. The entrance to Konyaaltı Beach is free.
Konyaalti Beach is easily reached from Old Town by tram to Antalya Archaeological Museum, as well as taking a rental car to the beach. Driving will take about 5-10 minutes, while walking will take around 30 minutes. At the beach, you can walk, rent a bike, and cycle along the beach.
Konyaalti Beach is a 13 km long beach, starting from the cliffs of the old town to the western outskirts. The beach offers amazing views of the Mediterranean sea, steep cliffs, and Taurus Mountains in the background.
Konyaalti Beach is a combination of fine pebbles and sand. It has been awarded “Blue Flag ” beach for its clean and clear water.
There are sunbeds and umbrellas for rent, as well as facilities such as showers, toilets, and changing rooms. There are many beach bars, cafes, boutiques, and restaurants on the beachfront, and in the Beach Park with additional live music occasionally.
There are lots of shopping opportunities nearby including the Migros shopping center, located at walking distance from Konyaalti beach park. The mall offers a good selection of local and international brands.
On the beach promenade, you can find kid’s playgrounds, a basketball ground, and fitness equipment. There are water activities such as parasailing, jet skiing, and diving in shipwrecks. Konyaalti Beach Park is a great place for watersports.
With a selection of bars and beach clubs, Konyaaltı Beach, especially the eastern end of the beach, has vibrant nightlife scenes, attracting lots of people to come to party.
There are numerous attractions near the beach:
- Antalya Aqualand & Dolphinland Waterpark, and Antalya Aquarium, great places to visit if you are a family traveling with children of all ages.
- Atatürk Park, home to the largest ferris wheel in Turkey, and also a great place to picnic and relax.
At the west end of Konyaalti Beach, you can take a ride on the Tünektepe Teleferik cable car to the viewpoint on Tünektepe Hill, and enjoy the charming views of the mountains and the ocean.
Konyaalti offers plenty of accommodation options ranging from luxury brand hotels to budget guest houses. If you want quieter, head to the western end of the beach.
Best places to stay in Antalya in Konyaalti Beach for first-time visitors:
Luxury ($$$): Porto Bello Hotel Resort & Spa, luxurious 5-star resort located on Konyaaltı Beach, great base for couples and families with children of all ages. It has an outdoor swimming pool, on-site restaurant, tennis courts and a modern spa.
Mid-range ($$): The Corner Park Hotel, 4-star family-friendly hotel located just a few steps from Konyaalti Beach, offering free parking, spacious rooms and a restaurant with views of the Mediterranean. It is a short drive by car from Corner Park and Migros Shopping Mall.
Budget ($): Golden Orange Hotel, 3-star budget-friendly beachfront hotel, located on Konyaalti Beach, and is surrounded by various cafés, restaurants and shops.
3. Lara Beach
Lara Beach is the best area to stay in Antalya for luxury beach resorts because the beach is home to a range of upscale beachfront hotels, many of which are set in the Kundu area. The beach is a great place for an all inclusive beach holiday, as well as couples and families.
Located on the Turkish Riviera, east of Antalya’s old town, Lara Beach is located further from the Antalya city center compared with Konyaalti Beach but it has more commercial development, and is calmer and warmer.
Lara Beach is a popular destination for families with children due to its beautiful sandy, clear turquoise, calm waters beach, as well as many playgrounds for kids.
There is a free public beach area on the western beach with free showers, restrooms, changing rooms, sunbeds and umbrellas. Most of Lara Beach is private and owned by 5 star resorts. There are water activities such as swimming, paragliding, kitesurfing, windsurfing.
Lara Beach has a great nightlife with numerous beach clubs, restaurants, cafés, and shops, as well as a barbecue area along the beach promenade.
You can also shop at the Lara Beach Shopping Centre, or Terra City Shopping Mall, as well as many leather shops, and Souvenir shops around the neighborhood.
There is a sand sculpture museum of Antalya, called Sandland, located in the Muratpasa district, right at the Lara Beach. It is an open air museum, where sand sculptures are created by international sculptors.
Lara is also a good base to visit natural wonders neary such as the Lower Düden Waterfall to learn about a unique water system falling into the Mediterranean Sea, as well as the Karian Cave, Koprulu Canyon, and Taurus Mountains.
From the Old Town, it takes a half an hour to get to the beach by bus. Antalya Airport is just ten minutes away by rental car, shuttle buses, public buses, and taxis.
Lara beach, also known as the Turkish version of Las Vegas, is home to many luxury resorts. But don’t worry if you are on a budget, there are plenty of mid-range, 3-star, apartments, and guest houses.
Best places to stay in Lara Beach for first-time visitors:
- Luxury ($$$): Concorde De Luxe Resort – Ultra All Inclusive, 5-star hotel thas has a private beach, making it one of the best places to stay in Antalya on the beach for couples. Featuring an elegant landscaped pool area with palm trees and waterslides.
- Mid-range ($$): Holiday Inn Antalya – Lara, an IHG Hotel, 4-star hotel, located in Eski Lara district in Antalya, easy walk from the public beach area. It has an on-site Starbucks café, family rooms, and car rental services.
- Mid-range ($): Avion Suite Hotel, great family-friendly accommodation that has a children’s playground, within walking distance from Duden Waterfall and park.
4. Belek Beach
Belek is a popular tourist destination in Antalya for couples and families due to its beautiful beaches, luxury beach resorts, theme parks, golf courses, and close proximity to tourist sights such as the Roman Theater, Aspendos, and Perge ancient city.
Belek is a beach town located 30 kilometers on the east side of Antalya Old Town. Belek’s history dates back to the 4th century BC, under many rulers including the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine,and Seljuk influence.
Belek public beach is 200 m of golden sand. There is also Kadriye Beach on the western side of Belek and the Bogazkent Beach on the east of the Kopru River’s mouth, with a stunning dune landscape. The Kumkoy beach resort is more exclusive with luxurious facilities, and sun loungers.
Belek is known as one of Turkey’s biggest golf destinations. With good weather condition, modern international facilities, it’s a paradise for golfers. Many resorts provide their own golf courses. Some of the golf courses are the Montgomerie Golf Complex, Carya Golf Club, Sueno Golf Club, Cornelia Golf Course, and Kaya Palazzo Golf Club.
Another must-see attraction near Belek is the 2nd century AD Aspendos Roman Theater. You can visit the ruins of the antique basilica, agora, and grottoes. It is the venue for the International Opera and Ballet Festival each year.
Koprulu Canyon offers plenty of adventure in the great Turkish outdoors. You can go for its most popular activity – white-water rafting in the national park along Köprü River, passing magnificent greenery of the cypress-forested crags and under the ancient Oluk Bridge.
Adventure lovers can head to the Koprulu Canyon National Park for white water rafting. There are also trekkin, horseback riding, safaris, and camping. In the national park, you can see the amazing eucalyptus and cypress woods, as well as attractions such as Ancient City of Selge, Oluk Roman Bridge, Büğrüm bridge, and Köprüçay.
Families and children will have a fun day out at The Land of Legends Theme Park, which is a huge entertainment park. It is also called Disneyland of Antalya, with numerous attractions such as a fairy tale castle, water park, and adventure park.
Belek is a great place to tryTurkish cuisine and seafood such as crab, shrimp, octopus and calamari, and roasted bakra. There are plenty of bars and nightclubs which offer lively nightlife.
You can relax at one of the Belek hammams or Turkish Baths. Belek Osmanli Hamam is one of the places to go for an authentic Turkish spa experience. The package includes body scrub, massage, skincare, and tea.
There are plenty of all-inclusive resorts, as well as budget hotels. Many luxury beachfront resorts offer a private beach with free parasols and sun loungers, as well as included daily breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Best places to stay in Antalya in Belek for first-timers:
Luxury ($$$): Kaya Palazzo Golf Resort, 5-star beachfront, all-inclusive hotel that has a private beach offering free parasols and sun loungers. It is great hotel for families and couples, featuring a wide garden, kids’ pool, outdoor pools with water slides, and on-site golf course.
Luxury ($$$): Bellis Deluxe Hotel, 5-star family-friendly hotel, featuring a private beach on the Mediterranean Sea in Belek, 5 outdoor pools, an aqua park and an indoor pool. You can explore Zoopark or horse riding centre, and enjoy activities such as yoga, pilates, volleyball, football.
Luxury ($$$): TUI Magic Life Masmavi, 5-star hotel with a private beach, one of the best hotels in Belek for families and couples of all ages to stay and relax. It has an outdoor pool and water sports facilities, as well as a playground and a kid’s club.
5. Olympos Beach
The ancient city of Olympos is one of the popular places to visit in Antalya for nature lovers, attracting lots of backpackers, couples, families, and hippies, because it has wonderful nature, beautiful beaches, as well as the historical site and ruins.
Located in the Kumluca district, close to Çiralı and Kemer, Olympos Beach is a natural pebble beach with crystal clear blue water. It is the place to see the loggerhead, caretta caretta turtles lay their eggs on the beach.
Olympos Beach is a protected beach, no cars allowed to enter the beach, as well as no beach facilities such as sunbeds, umbrellas, changing rooms and showers. Within a 5-10 minute walk from the beach, you will find restaurants, and accommodations.
Adrasan Beach is located within a short drive away that offers plenty of hotels, cafes, water sports and beach activities for beach goers.
Aside from the beach, you can visit the ancient city of Olympos. Originally one of the most important harbors and cities of the ancient Lycian League, it also belongs to the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine eras.
In the Olympos archaeological site, you can visit the temple gate, Acropolis hill, Necropolis church, and Olympos theater. Other activities such as trekking, canyoning, climbing.
There is the Eternal Flame of Chimaera, known as Yanartas in Turkish, on the Lycian way hike near Olympos, 3 km from Cirali. Yanartaş flame burns on its own and never dies. Yanartaş flame burns on its own and never dies. Renting a car or hiring a driver is the easiest way to get to Yanartaş/Chimera.
Another thing to do in Olympia is to take an Olympos Cable Car Kemer to Tahtali Mountain and enjoy stunning views of surrounding mountains and valleys.
Other places of interest nearby are the ancient city of Phaselis, icy cold waters of Ulupınar, ocky island of Kekova (Sunken Civilization), Suluada, and Lycian Way.
Olympos offers all kinds of accommodation, mostly mid-range and budget hotels, as well as tree houses, bungalows, and camping sites. Many guest houses can help to organize activities such as mountain biking, hiking, yoga, scuba diving, paragliding, boat tours, and ATV tours.
Best places to stay in Olympos Beach for first-time tourists:
Mid-range($$$): Villa Lukka, spacious villas on a large orange grove, short wak from Çirali Beach and overlooks Mount Olympos. You can enjoy a cup of coffee at The villa’s porch and relax with a massage in the secluded garden.
Budget ($): Fire Pansiyon, great accommodation, located close to unspoiled Cirali Beach, the eternal flames of Yanartaş (Chimera), and ancient ruin of Olympos.
Budget ($): Bayrams Tree Houses, unique settlement located in a picturesque bay in the shadow of Olympos Mountain. It is a great hidden oasis for visitors wanting to explore the beauty of Olympos. You can stay in a constructed tree house or comfortable bungalow.
Alanya, known as Turkey’s south, is situated 100 km east of Antalya, between the Mediterranean Sea and Taurus Mountains. With beautiful beaches, impressive 13th-century castle, Red Tower, and the historic fortified harbor, Alanya attracts tourists from Germany, Holland, Scandinavia, and Russia.
Cleopatra Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Turkey, that has crystal-clear water and numerous water sport activities. It is a Blue Flag with shallow water and numerous snack bars nearby.
Alanya Fortress was built by the Seljuk sultan Alaeddin Keykubad in the 13th century on the foundation of the Hellenistic period. The Ehmedek neighborhood in the lower part of the castle is packed with Ottoman houses.
Kizil Kule, also known as Red Tower, is one of Seljuk’s most prominent monuments. It served as the defense tower of the harbor at the time. There are exhibitions on the lowest floor of the tower. Seljuk Shipyard (Tersane) is also a fine example of the Seljuk era.
You can take a boat tour to the Pirate Cave, Damlatas Cave, Lovers’ Cave, and Fosforlu Cave. Damlatas Cave was found during the Alanya Harbor’s construction in 1948.
It is easy to take a day trip to Side from Alanya to see ancient ruins such as the Roman Theater, and the Side Museum in a Roman bathhouse, Agora, and Temple of Tyche.
There are plenty of shops around the old town, as well as the Alanyum Mall in Oba district, a farmer’s market, and Cuma Bazaar. There is also a good selection of restaurants and cafes. With its many disco bars, and nightclubs, Alanya has a lively nightlife scene.
Alanya has plenty of budget hotels, you will easily find guesthouses, B&B. Be sure to check the rating of the hotels before booking it.
Best places to stay in Antalya in Alanya for first-timers:
Luxury ($$$): Day One Beach Resort & SPA – Adult Only, 5-star beachfront hotel, best place to stay in Antalya and Alanya for couples. It has an outdoor swimming pool and a private beach, DJ performance by the beach club pool in summer.
Mid-range ($$): Hotel Kaptan, 4-star family-friendly hotel, one of the oldest hotels in Alanya, located on the east side of the ancient peninsula. It offers clear views on the harbour.
Budget ($): Alanya Damlataş Apart, budget-friendly beachfront accommodation, located short distance from some attractions such as the Alanya Archaeological Museum, Damlatas Cave and Alanya Bus Station.
Where should I stay in Antalya for the first time?
Kaleiçi, also known as Old Town, is the best area to stay in Antalya for first-timers due to its prime location. If you stay here, you will be located in the middle of everything, within easy access to major sights, as well as many restaurants, bars, and shops.
What are the best areas to stay in Antalya for tourists?
Kaleiçi, Konyaalti Beach, Lara Beach, Belek Beach, Olympos Beach, and Alanya are the best areas to stay in Antalya because they are the most popular and safe neighborhoods for tourists that offer a wide range of attractions and amenities.
Where is the best area to stay in Antalya?
Old Town (Kaleiçi) is the best area to stay in Antalya for tourists, especially for first-timers. It is the historic district famous for its charming cobblestone streets, Ottoman-era architecture, and vibrant atmosphere. It offers easy access to historical sites, shops, restaurants, and the picturesque Old Harbor.
Where to stay in Antalya for couples?
Some of the best areas to stay in Antalya for couples are Old Town, Lara Beach, Belek, and Konyaalti Beach. The city has numerous adults-only hotels, all-inclusive resorts, boutique guesthouses, and private villas for couples seeking a romantic and tranquil escape.
Where to stay in Antalya with kids?
Some of the best areas to stay in Antalya for families with kids are Lara Beach, Konyaaltı, Belek, and Old Town. These areas offer a variety of family-friendly accommodations and activities for children of all ages both young and older ones.
Where to stay in Antalya for nightlife?
Some of the best neighborhoods to go for lively nightlife in Antalya include Belek, Konyaaltı, Lara, Alanya Harbor, and Kaleici. These areas have an abundance of bars, clubs, pubs, karaokes, and restaurants for all tastes, from chill beach clubs to wild nightclubs.
Where to stay in Antalya for the beach?
Lara Beach, Konyaaltı Beach, Belek, Kemer, and Side are the best places to stay in Antalya for a beach holiday. These areas offer plenty of beachfront hotels and resorts for all budget travelers.
Where to stay in Antalya for shopping?
Kaleici (Old Town) is the best place to shop for unique souvenirs and handicrafts such as Turkish carpets, textiles and leather clothing. The Antalya Marina is a place for branded clothes. The city has plenty of shopping malls, bazaars and street markets to go shopping.
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In conclusion, Kaleiçi, Konyaalti Beach, Lara Beach, Belek Beach, Olympos Beach, and Alanya are the best places to stay in Antalya for tourists, offering a wide range of accommodations and attractions for all budget travelers.
Overall, I recommend Kaleici, or Old town, as the best base to stay in Antalya for first-timers due to its close proximity to top tourist attractions, greatest selections of hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops.
So there you have it, where to stay in Antalya for the first time, all you need to do now is to book your hotels, and get ready to go!