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Kaleici

Merkez Antalya Merkez, Antalya Merkez, Antalya, Turkey
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Ranked #5 of 82 Attractions in Antalya
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Type: Neighborhoods
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The old city of Antalya contains many of the city's historic sites. Renovations to the marina and waterfront have added several hotels, restaurants... more » Owner description: The old city of Antalya contains many of the city's historic sites. Renovations to the marina and waterfront have added several hotels, restaurants and shops, making this a popular tourist destination. « less
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

I was lucky enough to have stayed in a hotel in Kaleici. It's got a lovely vibe that beats the city feel of places like Lara. During the day you can stroll through the narrow streets and take in the breathtaking views at the Kaleici marina. But this really comes alive at night with the many bars that play live... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

If you stay in Kaleiçi while in Antalya you barely need to leave it. It is a really beautiful and lovely place, impossible to be more mediterranean. Good hotels, restaurants and stores are found there. If you want to go to the beach though you have to find another place... there is a private beach there, but it is too... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

The old part of Antalya provides plenty of nice surprises at every street corner. The streets are very old and covered with cobblestones and slabs of stones. The walking is slightly difficult at times but this is what makes it so much fun. The streets are very narrow and winding and you should take a very good look at various... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Be careful on those brick roads some of those places are very slippery. And don't let yourself be fooled by sellers at the Market :)

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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Just lovely to walk and don't miss the harbour. (steps may be problem if you have difficulty walking) The bazaars are great fun, just haggle and get 50% or so. Don't give in.Very enjoyable place.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Very touristy - don't buy souvenirs inside Kaleici, but check out shops on Isiklar and just outside Hadrian's gate. But for bars and cafes, couldn't ask for better.

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Kusadasi, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I've lived in Turkey for many years, and Kaleici in Antalya continues to be one of my favorite spots. While it is a bit touristy, I've found it to not be as "in your face" as a lot of other touristy areas are. The art, history & atmosphere are so unique. It is definitely worth your time to carve out... More

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Hard to find anything to dislike, it is such a pleasant and relaxing place to stay - harbour, shady streets, restored mansions of character, cheerful and helpful locals. However, if I was given a wish it would be for less access to cars and m'bikes and for restricted speeds.

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Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Without any plan we went here and walked around this area for a few hours. The marina, the small alleys, the old buildings and the atmosphere made it a very nice walk. Sometimes you didn't feel like being in Turkey/Antalya anymore but it even had a Italian/Spanish feeling. We finally went to the bazar which was also fun to see.... More

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This old quarter of Kaleici in Antalya is atmospheric and trendy. It is full of hotels, restaurants, shops and bars that are overflowing in the evenings and weekends. It is a bit of a tourist rip-off and in some streets you will be pestered to visit shops and this spoils the experience somewhat. The police have a scam running as... More

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