Kaleici
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Dating back to Roman times, Antalya’s seafront historic core contains many of the city's must-sees. Following extensive renovations, the district of Kaleici now boasts several hotels, restaurants and shops. Take a stroll down the area’s narrow streets and spot ancient mosques along the way, as well as tons of bars and cafes where you can try local cuisine. Load up on souvenirs from the shops, then head off to the pier for fantastic views of the harbor. You might want to join a historic tour to learn more about the major points of interest in Kaleici such as Hadrian's Gate. – Tripadvisor
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  • CaliforniaKia
    216 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved it
    Loved it. Really nice area to walk around and people watch. Some monuments to site see as well. Most importantly great restaurant for dining specially in Hesabci street. Good food and entertainment all around.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 21, 2023
  • Zsuzsa.Guide
    Targu Secuiesc, Romania245 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit with kids
    The old harbour is named Kaleici in Antalya city. Part of the old city with Shops, restaurants and especially pirat boats which makes shorter or longer trips can be a great experience with Kids. Nice view from the restaurants on top, chose those to admire the marina. There is an elevator/ asansör which Takes you down to pirat boats. Walk in the old Town to see the Yivliminare mosque's minaret= symbol of Antalya
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 30, 2023
  • Jason S
    Melbourne, Australia1,712 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely Marina to explore
    Very nice area to walk around by the waterfront, lots Restaurants to enjoy can be a little annoying with being pestered to buy something or dine in there venue. Also very nice at nighttime so would recommend going during day and night as well, love waterfronts at night times with the atmosphere and lights etc. Certainly a main area that should be visited when in Antalya.
    Visited December 2022
    Traveled solo
    Written July 12, 2023
  • fazlien
    Cape Town, South Africa12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kaleici, the old town of Antalya.
    Loved Kaleici. Magical, quaint town with lots of character. I loved all the little shops, restaurants and cobble, winding streets. Lots of walking. Streets buzzing until after 12pm. Not easy to access with a car so taxis usually park at the nearest main road and you have to walk the winding paths to the shops/hotels. Our hotel was situated on top of a restaurant, so our transfer driver had to drive to the hotel for drop offs but Not without frustration of mastering the narrow roads. I will certainly go back to Kaleici!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 17, 2023
  • pacificlight28
    Manila, Philippines261 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyable day trip
    Visited this old town with lots of touristy shops and restaurants. There's an old harbour that dates back to Roman times with loads of boats docked offering tours. The sellers can be very vigorous at trying to get you to buy. My husband who's not even a herbal tea drinker ended up buying 400g of loose lemon zaffron tea at £25 gbp. 😅 But the best bit was we ended up buying a small rug at £330 gbp. Now we still dont know how we are going to take it home. 😆 Overall an enjoyable day trip. Cost of taxi from Akra Hotel was 200 Lira each way.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 8, 2023
  • Geoff H
    Sissinghurst, United Kingdom12,708 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A peaceful gem away from the hub-hub of the busy city
    Antalya is a busy, busy, noisy city but surprisingly, Kaleici, it's old centre, is a peaceful gem. Wandering round the mansion houses (some of which are still occupied by residents, while others are boutiques, restaurants, etc), you can really cut yourself off from the busy hub-hub outside and spend a good hour drinking in the peace and quiet. Eventually, you will find yourself at the harbour and you can then either retrace your steps or take a risky elevator back up to the main square
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 7, 2023
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natasha_mac
Dublin, Ireland63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
It’s just simply beautiful, to wander around these old streets of an ancient Roman port is so magical . It’s so nice at sunset to see the sun disappear behind the Taurus mountains and hear the call to prayer echoed around the streets . I fell in Love with Turkey and Antalya because of this place , of course you pay a little more for everything in an around here , for the views I’d imagine . I directed friends here and they got out of the taxi and walked into the newer part of town with all the bazaars and guys trying to get you into the shop and they hated it , jumped back into the taxi and went back to their hotel . I was horrified they missed the best bit of Antalya. So make sure it’s the old town ( on the water ) that you visit .
Written April 6, 2023
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AH
Stoke-on-Trent, UK37 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
On the plus side, Kaleici has a beautiful marina surrounded by cliffs, shops and restaurants. Walking around the Old Town Kaleici is interesting due to history and architecture with lots of interesting local shops. The town is built on a hillside so you are either walking upbank or down bank interspersed with steps here and there - people with mobility issues might struggle getting around. There is a great tram service that takes you into Antalya city or local beaches. Also lots of taxis. There are plenty of money exchange bureaus and we found the exchange rates much better there than at at home.
The down side is that you are harassed by shop keepers and stall holders desperate for you to buy from them. They will (eventually) take no for an answer but when you walk down a street and it’s one after another, it can get a bit tedious. Also, be careful of ‘rip off’ restaurants. We got stung with a bill more than 3 times expected. We subsequently learned some restaurants will show you their menu with prices for locals then charge you tourist prices. When you ask to see the menu again, they produce one with the higher prices. Thankfully we only experienced this once, on our second day. We were more wary for the rest of the holiday but everywhere else were honest and in some cases gave free items such as bread & olives before meal or plate of fruit after.
If you’re a ‘sea, sun and sand’ person, I would say Kaleichi is probably not for you but if you enjoy walking, sightseeing and soaking up local culture then you will probably love Kaleichi.
Written March 26, 2023
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Shortman Nige
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
What a place !!! Just wonderful, little streets of yesteryear winding from the "Hadrian's Gate" down to the waterside marina with Ottoman and Byzantine buildings lovingly restored to gaze at in awe.
Numerous Cafes, Restaurants and boutique hotels where one is welcomed with typical Turkish generosity.
The view point at the "Toplani" cafe is where this picture is taken from which allows you to see how much the Romans achieved of which a lot remains to view.
Within the old city walls the narrow streets are adorned with numerous colourful Bougainvillea plants which are just stunning in flower.
Finally if your after those quaint Boutique hotels for a night or two on a city break this is the place ! Everything on your doorstep with Sunshine too, most have their own pools if you prefer to the sea.
My favourites were The White Garden an Ottoman merchants mansion just superb, or the Dogan both of which are surrounded by great bars and restaurants.
Written March 5, 2020
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P1700OQdavidl
Ostend, Belgium10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Fantastic place in Antalya. Romantic, cozy, great views and a glance at old times. A multitude of places to chose from going from street food, nice hipster hostels/pubs, traditional Turkish meals to healthy juice bars. Great hidden places where you can dream away of ancient times, walks between the ancient city walls and terraces with views you only see in postcards. Worth visiting
Written July 25, 2020
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Brummietraveller
Birmingham, UK371 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples

I must say, I am very impressed with Kaleici. I am here for 5 nights before heading towards Kas, probably stopping off at Adrasan on route. I thought 5 nights in Kaleici might be to many nights, I thought we might run out of things to see and do, but the place is a labyrinth of bars, restaurants, shops, bazaars, it is absolutely fantastic. Bars for young and old, classy and local food eateries, I am well impressed. You can stay in the old town, book a pension or small hotel, and wander around for hours. Go outside the gates (Hadrian) and discover further afield on the excellent Tram/Bus systems
Written September 27, 2020
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xxNICOLAxx
Liverpool, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
It's not too expensive to get there from any hotel. Bus or Taxi. We went on a warm Feb day and it was so funny to see Turks in their full clobber with their big coats on when it was so warm for us. Lovely views, We had a Horse and cart/carriage ride which you can haggle the price. They pull over half way and take your photos by the sea for you with your own camera then he takes you back. Lots of little stalls and millions of shops. Visited Hadrian's Wall so don't forget that bit. Only went there to see the sights and brought back some lovely souvenirs. They will try and encourage you to buy from their stalls in the markets but that's to be expected.
Written March 6, 2020
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deyanpehlivanov7
Brussels, Belgium136 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Kaleici, or the Old Town, is a lovely place to visit and a must for anyone staying in or passing through Antalya. Situated in the centre of the city, it contains many museums and restaurants, hotels cars and cafes. It has a lovely historic feel to it and even in the summer, some of the narrow streets can be covered in shade making them bearable to wander around even in the hot hours of the day. That said, some of the shopkeepers you will encounter can be very insistent on inviting you into their shops and push their merchandise. While their goods are not bad quality, you’ll find very similar ones in shops all over Antalya and at better prices. Be especially wary of shops without prices as they’ll likely overcharge you for even the most basic of trinkets. Many will only accept cash.
Overall if you’re careful not to get scammed, it’s a lovely place to visit and walk around. The views are very nice.
Written July 12, 2022
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h3x eats
Tallinn, Estonia181 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Dylan E
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
A group of four of us went to Antalia in June. We stayed at Eftalia marin (all inclusive) upon arrival we were told at reception that all of us had to share an apartment even though we'd payed for two separate apartment's.
When we disproved we were told that the hotel was full and there was no alternative.
Dismayed and quite annoyed i insisted that it had to be sorted IMMEDIATELY!
After a brief conversation between the staff, we were told that our request to have what we paid for would be granted.
Appart from this episode we couldn't find any faults tbh.
Friendly staff, good food but no live entertainment.
Would recommend, but be prepared to be stern if they try to fob you off where apartment's are concerned.
Written July 13, 2022
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Mampi
Allahabad District, India2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I visited Istanbul and Antalya from 1 Jan to 5 Jan 2020 with my family.I booked my entire trip including pickup from Airport to city tour with Moonstar Tour. I spoke with Selina, Sales Manager. All travel & transfers were extremely comfortable. I really appreciate her efforts and commitment to serve guest to the best. We did not face payment related issue because of her trust on us, usually payment has to be made before the trip starts but due to some technical problem she did not bother us for prior payment, instead encouraged us to be comfortable first in trip then pay when ever get the network. Moonstar Tour is loyal to their guest. I highly recommend them as your trip partner in Turkey. Well done and thanks a ton for making our tour happy and successful. :
Written January 13, 2020
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