Kaleici

Kaleici, Antalya: Address, Phone Number, Kaleici Reviews: 4.5/5

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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.
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travellinggrace
MA6 contributions
Jun 2021
If you are in the southern part of Turkey, this is a wonderful area to explore. Antayla is a large, busy city surrounded by many historic sites, wonderful beaches and things to do but carve out a weekend just for this place. The walled city nestled against the coast is filled with restaurants, shopping and places to relax. You can walk from Hadrian's Gate to the Marina in about ten minutes but you'd be missing the joy of strolling through the community, poking around in the shops and hopping into the small but robust museums. There are vendors calling out to you but the pressure is much lower than in Istanbul or other larger spaces. Plan a day hanging out at Mermeli beach and finish up with an evening cruise on the Mediterranean. If you are feeling ambitious, the Antayla museum is a thirty minute walk or ten minute taxi ride into the city and has one of the best collections of Roman statuary that exists in the world.
Written July 1, 2021
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia12,637 contributions
Aug 2021
Kaleici in Turkish means "the Old town". The Antalya's Kaleici is of course in the heart of town and there's everything you should see in this coastal city.
Of historic interest there's the Hadrian's Gate from Roman era, a medieval tower clock along with city walls and sea fortifications, old Mosque and cute bazaar.
All over this area there're numerous bars, restaurants and clubs so it's best to visit at night as it's more lively and to avoid the day heat.
Written October 21, 2021
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Wassim_Mon
Tunis, Tunisia71 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
Kaleiçi is the heart of antalya.
Its the best place to be in antalya at night with a lot of bars and restaurants with a very good energy.
You can find many bars with live performance where you can have good drinks and various menus.. .
I recommend this place also for accommodation: there is a looot of magnificiant boutique hotels....
Written July 21, 2021
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Az zee A
London, UK381 contributions
Mar 2022
The main hub of Antalya with lots of history, scenic walking routes, commercial shops, restaurants and cafes. The unique wooden buildings (chalet style) have a European feel and a characteristic of Kaleici. The narrow lanes/passageways are interesting to wander through and admire the architecture
Written March 19, 2022
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ammarj
Karachi, Pakistan191 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
What a quaint and fabulous part of Antalya old town! The streets, restaurants, historic monuments are very intriguing. Highly recommend staying inside the old town for a few days to experience it the right way.

Beach to swim: Mermerli. There are a few on the water docks to choose from but there is a small fee to enter of 40 TL. Water is calm but a bit rocky. Nonetheless, it’s a great place to relax, swim, have beer and soak in the gorgeous view of the mountains footed by the ocean.

Also check out Adalar Beach Club and Lanthe Beach near beach park. Nice spots to getaway and they have private areas to go into the waters. The swimming area is around a small cove so waters can be calmer than the ocean itself. Lanthe beach has more options for food and alcoholic drinks. Adalar beach club is basic in menu.

There are a slew of restaurants in Kaleici that need no introduction. Just walk, see the menus and go into the most crowded places. Be sure to have either Sarafin or Suvla local wine with your food.

Some great hotels to consider during your stay in Kaleici: Casa Sur, Hotel Aspen, Alp Pasha, Cape d’Perge.

I also recommend renting bikes from the hotel and riding around old town. Maybe venture off to Konyalti beach but it’s 12 km from Kaleici roughly.

For massage I recommend the City Fitness & Spa located at the Ramada Plaza. They usual have sales and got a 60min massage for 40 euros. It’s just a very nice ambiance.

Walking right outside Kaleici on the main road (Ataturk Cd.) will expose you to many places to snack, shop and explore local souvenir shops.
Written May 14, 2021
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Tahir H
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
Dec 2021
Hello Guys,

I am wondering if you can help me out with some advice. I love Antalya. Me and my wife are really thinking about moving there and I wanted to open a Fish and Chips restaurant business in the Kaleci area (near the old town). It is a very busy spot with tourism and locals and I wanted to get your thoughts on this. Do you think something like this will work and possibly be busy? This is a massive move for me from Toronto and your feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Written December 3, 2021
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Aqua_Uomo
Toronto, Canada7,379 contributions
Mar 2022
Really easy to get to it, go through Hadrian's Gate all the way down and go back up on lateral streets, this way you covered most of it if you don't have a full day.

Amazing place with narrow coble stone street, cozy restaurants, beautiful stone and wood houses and full of life! A Turkish delight indeed. Too bad the weather was a little on the cold side, expectably for off season, but there still a lot of people taking their late afternoon stroll. The lower part is stunning, the more you walk to the North approaching the bazaar is getting busier and noisier, but again, it is common for these places. Really enjoyed this, on March 22.
Written April 5, 2022
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moon
Glasgow, UK236 contributions
Mar 2020 • Family
Great and charmful old town with a mix of tourists and locals. Great scenery, shops selling a variety of items where haggling a must. Nice beautiful paths down to the marina and great place to pass the time. On way back there is a lift that takes you back up and into the main throngs of the city centre of Antalya. Great settings for pictures as well.
Written March 5, 2020
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h3x eats
Tallinn, Estonia181 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
It's cute but a little more expensive than it's worth. It's not expensive per say but it is a tourist trap so be prepared to be sold things you don't want, in a really bad Euro Lira exchange and expect to get shafted royally by taxis.

We called our hotel and they said jump in a taxi, it's a famous hotel, everybody knows it.

We thought this driver must have been from out of town because he didn't seem to know the hotel, punched it into Google maps and still asked for directions 4 times before going doing the wrong street to then ask for directions again

Then we got another taxi who pretty much did the same. Because the tourism industry is dying the taxi drivers all seem to play dumb on famous locations and not only drive the wrong way but dangerous ways and waste your time.

The old town is cute with lots of nice things to see and bit keep your eyes pealed for scams and people taking advantage of tourists.
Written October 31, 2020
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majeo
Miami, FL2,830 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Kaleiçi is the historic city center of Antalya, (Old Town) Until modern times, almost the entire city was confined within its walls. It has structures dating from the Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk, Ottoman and modern Turkish
Walking field from Hadrian gate to the Marina harbour.
This old Town is an entertaining walk.
C U AROUND
Written July 21, 2021
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