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“A beautiful view but deceiving salesmen”
Review of Kaleici Marina

Kaleici Marina
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$303.13*
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4-Day Small-Group Turkey Tour from Antalya: Side, Aspendos and Perge
Ranked #9 of 158 things to do in Antalya
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The award-winning restoration has made this one of the most attractive marinas in Turkey. Along with yacht moorings, the marina contains many shops and restaurants.
Reviewed April 27, 2013

When you first arrive here, you will probably love the view. The castle ruins, the turquoise sea and the boats all contribute to a fantastic view.

However, looks are deceiving. Don't be fooled by this great looking place because you will soon notice that the salesmen will try to sell you boat tours in an aggressive manner. They will tell you that they are going to take you on a tour to see waterfalls, caves and such. We didn't see any of those things they promised us.
AFTER the tour was over, the salesman told us that he could take us to the waterfalls. As it turns out, we had to make a reservation one day in advance in order to see the waterfalls. That's hustling!

If you're just looking for a short trip out at sea, and.if you're patient enough you should wait until the very last moment before a boat takes off. That's how you get a good price for a boat tour.

Be careful and enjoy!

1  Thank David C
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

The daily trip boats are incredibly noisy. But we had our beers near the theater so we were far away from the noise. The staff was very helpful, very nice.

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Reviewed April 9, 2013

If you come to Antalya, you must visit the Kaleici and Kaleici Marina. It is very pretty with the blue water of the sea and set up nicely for a stroll. There are many options to take a boat out. Be sure to negotiate. We didn't have time to go but were first offered 50 TL for two people. Within 5 minutes, we were already offered 10 TL for two people. The marina is full of old wood boats. A great photo opportunity. Also recommend taking more time and walking the streets of the old town and for sure up the steps (southwest) of the inlet to take a stroll along the walkway next to the sea.

1  Thank FECTraveler
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

Antalya people killed this area by treating tourists like fools, it doesnt matter if you're a foreigner or turkish tourist they think you're easy pickings. Restaurants are empty (well it was winter but my friends in antalya says it's always same) Kaleici must be full of tourists, Because it's beatifullll, Governor and municipiality have to discuss this bad attitude!! You need more affordable restaurants,cafe's and many other good places that showes Turkish hospitality!

5  Thank neuroniu
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

A short distance walk from anywhere in the city. You can get on a boat tour cheap if you wait until the last minute. A nice cliff side bar just up the stairs with a sea view at sunset. A great place to just sit and relax.

1  Thank upnorthliving
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