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Antalya In October

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Antalya In October

Dears,

i need to ask about lot of things in Antalaia

1- which area should we stay at in October 12 to 18, we heard that old town is nice & is near to all historical places & attactions, we are three girls mid 30th.

2- which hotels for triple room, average rates , with WI FI

3- are the shops - Malls closed during Eid El Adha vacation as we need to do a lot of shopping

4- what's the must see atrractions

5-is the weather fine to go to any beaches, recomendations for some beaches

6- what's fun to do in the night life

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1. Re: Antalya In October

Dear experts can u please advise

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2. Re: Antalya In October

Kaleici (Old Town) is beautiful although it doesn't have a proper beach. Staying there you would be able to travel to places easily.

During bayram the shopping malls are open it's some of the smaller shops that may close for some of the festival. Banks are closed as are post offices and other official offices.

As for "must sees" Antalya is rich in history so there are many archaeological sites alongside stunning scenery and natural beauty spots. Depends on your interests!!

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I think the best area is the old city center inside of the Kaleiçi. it can be a bit touristy but it reflects old selcuk and ottoman history.

Kaleiçi, has narrow, winding streets enclosed in ancient city walls, which now protect the peaceful quarter from the noise of the concrete metropolis of a million people. The northern part (Selçuk and Tuzcular sections) of Kaleiçi is mostly touristy shops and restaurants lining the narrow mazelike streets. The Kilinçarslan section is a little more quiet and still charming. Although there are other entrances, it is best to enter and exit the old quarter from charming Hadrianus Gate, built by the Roman emperor Hadrianus as the entrance arch to the city. Hadrian Gate will lead you to Kilinçarslan district.

Fluted Minaret Yivli Minare - In this area, you can see the famous 125 feet tall fluted minaret and the mosque. Nearby is an old market building with an interesting entrance, and a ruined gate or two.

Clock Tower area Saat Kulesi - Ottoman-era clock tower and 18th century Paşa Camii mosque.

Fortified Roman port Yat Limanı - A beautiful harbour surrounded by town walls built during the Roman Era. Nearby is the İskele Camii mosque.

Broken Mınaret Mosque Kesik Minare - beautiful ruins of an old Roman temple, which eventually was converted into a Christian church and finally a mosque.

Hıdırlık Tower Hıdırlık Kulesi - a tower on the edge of the town walls with scenic views of the marina and the harbour.

Atatürk's Home Atatürk Evi (just outside the Kilinçarslan district, walk to Karaalioglu Park along Atatürk Cd.) - house where the first president of Turkey stayed at during his visits in Antalya.

Come in late Sept and October, ( great time to visit as its not as hot as the summer months ), and the town makes a great base for excursions out to the surrounding attractions, including some of Turkey’s finest archaeological sites

the major attractions in the city are easily accessed by foot or tram..however for trips to perge, side and aspendos you are better off to join a group tour as public transport is more limiting..more so to the historical sites of Perge and Aspendos..but you can get buses to Side..

Most tours so all those three places in one day and are not that expensive..however book locally and you will find lots of travel acencies in the old city ( kaleiçi ) area

Historic sites in the city center

The Atatürk Monument at Cumhuriyet Meydanı (Republic Square.)

Kaleiçi: the historical center of the city.

Ancient monuments include the City Walls, Hıdırlık Tower, Hadrian's Gate (also known as Triple Gate), and the Clock Tower.

Hadrian's Gate: constructed in the 2nd century by the Romans in honor of the Emperor Hadrian.

İskele Mosque: A 19th century Mosque near the Marina.

Karatay Medrese: A Medrese (Islamic theological seminary) built in 1250 by Emir Celaleddin Karatay.

Kesik Minare (Broken Minaret) Mosque: Once a Roman temple then converted to a Byzantine Panaglia church and finally into a mosque.

Tekeli Mehmet Paşa Mosque: A 18th century Mosque built in honor of Tekeli Mehmet Paşa.

Yat Limanı: the harbour dating to Roman era.

Yivli Minare (Fluted Minaret) Mosque: Built by the Seljuks and decorated with dark blue and turquoise tiles, this minaret eventually became the symbol of the city.

[edit]Museums

Antalya Museum: Prize winning archaeology museum.[citation needed]

Kaleiçi Museum:[15] Opened in 2007 by the Mediterranean Civilizations Research Center (Akdeniz Medeniyetleri Araştırma Merkezi)[16]

Atatürk's House Museum

Antalya Toy Museum. The Antalya Metropolitan Municipality opened the exhibition facility in 2011.[17]

Suna & İnan Kıraç Kaleiçi Museum : A ethnographic museum run by the Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation.

In the city of antalya there are 2 main beaches..Konyaalti beach and Lara beach...plus there is a very small beach inthe city center call mermerli beach.

but for one of the best uncrowded beaches in the area go to Cirali ( Olympos )..If you are looking for a small resort you could look at Cirali as a quiet alternative....stunning beach, lush forests..an idyllic, concrete-free paradise, and sparkling clear seas. The Cirali Beach is also a rare opportunity to visit one of the Med’s few remaining nesting sites for loggerhead turtles.

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best shopping malls in Antalya are Terra City and MMM Migros shopping center..also Ozdilek is also good

A note for travelling in the month of october..do be advised that the datesof October 14 - October 19 do fall within the turkish national holidays of "KURBAN BAYRAM"

Kurban Bayramı (koor-BAHN bahy-rah-muh) is the most important Islamic religious festival of the year, and a 4 or 5-day public holiday in Turkey. It will affect your travel plans, so be prepared for it.

I would reserve your accommodations , long haul transportation ( flights, buses etc ) well in advance,

Also keep in mind the day before the beginning of the holiday some places ( local shop keepers ) may also be closed early on that day or during th holiday

All banks and government offices will be closed during the holiday so make sure that you have taken care of any of that business before hand.

at the beginning of the holiday and end transport may be busy as travelers leaving and return home.

I also would not let the holiday in october put you off in coming ..Kurban Bayramı doesn't mean you shouldn't go to Turkey. You should plan for the holiday. Be assured that tourism doesn't come to a halt during Kurban Bayramı,

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5. Re: Antalya In October

@ Canmom - Thank you so much for sharing all you knowledge with us readers:-)

I wish to go to the Lara market Oct. 19 - do you think it will be there as it is Kurban Bayramı? How about the shops in the Attatürk Rd and in the city centre will they be closed during Kurban Bayramı? The same apply to the shopping malls - Terra City?

Thank you in advance for your reply.

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hi MorelDenmark,

I dont think the shops or markets will be closed completely over the bayram holiday maybe just the first couple of days.. but I cannot say for sure..

the malls will be open however open late on the first day perhaps at noon

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Hi

I am also planning a visit to Lara beach during this period. Are the hotels likely to be very busy ? Also will transfer buses and taxis operate as normal? Any information appreciated. Thanks

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yes transfer buses and taxis will operate as normal..you dont need to be concerned..hard to say if tthe hotels will be busy or not but I suspect that many turkish families may reserve over the holidays..as like yourselves they will be looking for a last chance at the sun before winter

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