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⁣⁣How do you get from Romania to ⁣Antalya City? from Onur Türk's blog

⁣⁣How do you get from Romania to ⁣Antalya City?

 

Antalya is the most beautiful city in southern Turkey, located at the Taurus Mountains, on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Antalya is the easiest to reach by plane, with Antalya International Airport receiving hundreds of flights daily from all over the world.

 

From Romania you can reach via charter, the flight lasting 2 hours. The prices for a return ticket, in the summer season, are somewhere around 150 between 200 euros. If you want to travel by car, Bucharest to Antalya means 1400 km and about 20 hours of driving by car. If you have a caravan, the road can be more enjoyable. Race coach means two days of journey with an overnight stay, and is usually stopping overnight in Canakkale.

 

When The best time to visit Antalya?

Antalya has a Mediterranean climate characterized by hot and dry summers and warm winters, accompanied by rain. More and more tourists choose Antalya for spring break . In April you can ski in the morning, and in the afternoon you can sunbathe and swim in the sea. Summer is a paradise for lovers of sea, sun, beach and sensational landscapes. Although the temperatures exceed 30 degrees, the sea breeze and the Mediterranean atmosphere conquer you. Autumn is as pleasant as spring, marked by light rain and mild temperatures. It is the perfect opportunity to visit the treasures of the area, without the crowds during the summer and the overwhelming heat. In winter , Antalya is the right destination if you are looking for an oasis of relaxation, with many spas and wellness centers, pleasant temperatures and the opportunity to experience the lifestyle of the locals.

 

Tourist attractions to visit


Belek is one of the centers of the tourism industry in Turkey, being a resort famous for luxury services, with over 30 hotels rated with five and four stars, numerous services and entertainment facilities.


    Belek beach is among the most spectacular on the Turkish coast, with 16 km of beach with fine sand and crystal clear waters. Having a slow entrance to the sea, it is a beach sought after by families with children, offering numerous facilities for relaxation and water sports. Moreover, the beach in Belek is protected thanks to the turtles that lay their eggs here. The entire area is famous for the spas and mineral waters received from Seven Springs.


    The Kursunlu waterfall and the cave behind it represent the pearl of Belek, in this area live over 100 species of birds, a place considered by the Turks to be a wonder of nature.
    Belek is a destination also loved by golf enthusiasts. In 2012 it hosted the Golf World Turkish Airlines final, and in 2013 the Turkish Airlines Open.


    Near Belek is the city of Elen Perge, the second largest after Ephesus, and also here is the great amphitheater Aspendos, with an age of 2000 years. The theater has a capacity of 20,000 people and still hosts outdoor performances, from ballet to opera festivals. 


Kemer is a resort located on the edge of the Taurus Mountains, an area where forest, sea and mountains meet to create an ideal environment for a wonderful vacation. Many of the hotels in the resort have private beaches, being all inclusive.


   The most popular is Moonlight beach, located just behind the Navy. Here you can practice all water sports, from parasailing and jetski, to scuba diving and boating. Kemer Marina is fully equipped and offers numerous facilities, so that yacht owners who choose Kemer can enjoy the beaches and bays of the city.


    The city boasts a vibrant nightlife, being the champion in terms of discos, bars and restaurants, a popular destination for high class parties. The city is also a delight for shopping enthusiasts, with lots of shops and a range of high quality souvenirs.
    16 km west of Kemer you can visit the ancient city of Phaselis. 
Lara is known as the Turkish Vegas, with plenty of hotels from 5 to 7 stars and reproductions of famous places around the world.


    The famous Lara Beach is one of the longest beaches in Turkey. To the east of the rocky face of Antalya, almost reaching Duden Waterfall, is Lara Beach, a strip of land with access to Antalya Bay.
Over the last few years, Lara has earned the reputation of a resort that promises tourists natural splendor, impeccable beaches and elegant accommodation, offering the superlative of the Turkish Riviera. 

 

Lara Beach 


The fishing village of Side , built among the ruins of Roman settlements, has been transformed over the years into a charming resort that is full of tourists in summer.
    Where the mountain descends to embrace the sea is Side, a splendid combination of spectacular beaches, clear Mediterranean water and an ancient culture.
    If you start easily on the Columns Street in the city, all the tourist attractions in Side will appear in your way, such as the Baths, the Agora, the Byzantine Hospital, the Episcopal Palace and the Temple of Apollo.


    Side is known for its long and sandy beaches. Around the old town of Side there are two large beaches, one is the east beach and the other is the west beach. Both offer services such as sunbeds, umbrellas, beach bars and the possibility to practice water sports. 


Due to its strategic natural position, located on a small peninsula in the Mediterranean Sea below the Taurus Mountains, Alanya was a local stronghold for several empires, including Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman. The most important political period of Alanya dates back to the Middle Ages, during the Seljuk Rum Sultanate under the leadership of Alaeddin Kayqubad I, from which the name of the city derives. Its construction campaign gave rise to the city's tourist attractions, such as Kizil Kule (Red Tower), Tersane (shipyard) and Alanya Castle.


    The city is divided in two by a rocky peninsula, being the distinctive feature of the city. The port, the city center and Keykubat Beach, named after Sultan Kayqubad I, are located in the eastern part of the peninsula. Damlatas Beach and Kleopatra Beach are to the west.


    Atatürk Bulvarı, the main boulevard, runs parallel to the sea and divides Alanya on the south side, much more touristy, and the northern part, more indigenous, which extends north to the mountains. 


The city of Antalya is made up of the "old town", near the port, which is the core of the settlement, and the "new town", full of luxury hotels, restaurants and bars.
    The city has a lot of sights to see. The oldest building in the old city is the Hadrian's Gate, built in 130 AD, on the occasion of the arrival of the Roman emperor in the city.

 
Antalya City


Termessos is a fortress built in the fourth century, on a plateau located at 1000 meters altitude. The fortress preserves a complex of buildings around an agora, a theater, an odeon, thermal baths and a mausoleum from the Roman era.
    In antiquity it was one of the few fortresses that resisted the assaults of Alexander the Great.


Termessos from Antalya


In 1570 the Grand Vizier Kuyucu Murad Pasha ordered the construction of the Pasa Camii mosque . The mosque has a high dome supported on a frame with 10 corners, and inside are painted calligraphic writings. 
The Perge Fortress talks about the history of Antalya, rich in ancient buildings such as the agora, a stadium, the ancient theater, baths, cobbled streets and a Byzantine basilica. A visit to Perge can be likened to a return to time. 
At Aqualand Antalya children can enjoy shows with dolphins, sea lions and white whales, and a water park with 100 m slides and waterfalls.


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