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Which area to stay in

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Which area to stay in

Hello,

I will be in Antalya on the 22nd of July and I need some help regarding choosing the area to stay. I am travelling with my dad and would prefer to stay in an area that has the most to see, not secluded, has easy access to transportation and if possible, has some of the historical sites and a beach to go with it.

I have heard about the all inclusive resorts. If they are a must, then please recommend some good options. else, please recommend some other good hotels in the best possible area that suits my needs.

Thanks alot,

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1. Re: Which area to stay in

hi,

It sounds like Side or Antalya Old town will suit you best

Lara and Belek are mainly beachfront 5 star hotels - lovely quality but tend to stay on site.

More Historic interest in Side with Roman ruins, ampitheatre and Apollo temple, pretty harbour and characterful streets also clise by are Aspendos & Perge and waterfalls. Other resorts with a longer transfer also available, Side is approx 50 minutes from Antalya airport.

Do you like large hotels or small & friendly - then post your query within the Side forum

Best wishes, Angela

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2. Re: Which area to stay in

Kaleici (Antalya Old Town) is ideal. Wonderful streets to stroll around with great little cafes, restaurants, shops etc. No beach but very easy to get a bus to either Konyaalti or Lara for this. Wonderful Ottoman architecture plus the old harbour where it is fascinating to just sit in a cafe above watching the activity. Plenty of excursion shops to book trips to Perge, Side etc and just about 30 minutes from the airport (depending on the time of day). Modern shopping malls are within easy reach as well. You really get a good variety of activities with a very central base here. Hotels range from small family pensions to luxury hotels.

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Hi thinking of going antalya in September . If u stay In old town can u get a dol bus to center and beach and If so how long does It take. are there plenty bars and and restaurants in old town that are livley

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4. Re: Which area to stay in

Kaleici is the centre of Antalya!! You can easily get a bus to Konyaalti beach about 10-15 minutes or Lara Beach a bit further, about 40 minutes. There is a small "beach" area at Mermerli restaurant in Kaleici.

Bars ranges from small quiet places to those with live music and one or two very lively ones. Not the banging club type scene of Gumbet or Marmaris but a good balanced collection of eating, socialising, relaxing places plus a few louder places.

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5. Re: Which area to stay in

has side got an old and new town i am still confused where as the most going on side or antalya or antalya old town

where will be the most busy last week in september

Edited: 15 August 2014, 19:07
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6. Re: Which area to stay in

Antalya old town has busy bars many with live music but I would say most are locals rather than holidaymakers. It's a pretty cool place but not somewhere to go if you are looking for normal holiday resort nightlife with multiple discos and nightclubs

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7. Re: Which area to stay in

Antalya old town - Kaleici is in Antalya city centre. Side is about 45 minutes drive from Antalya and has an city as well.

Kaleici is mainly Ottoman era but Hadrian's gate obviously hails from a far older time :-) within Kaleici there are some lively bars such as Tudors. Otherwise it's a very mixed bag for all tastes.

By the end of September there will probably be more organised for weekend evenings although as university starts around then there could well be a bit more!!

We go into Kaleici all year round. It never really "closes". Antalya is a city and us poor locals need somewhere to go year round ;-)

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