Antalya’s famous aquatic life is one of the many reasons for this city's uniqueness. But it can be very hard to decide which places are worth paying a visit, which of them are scams, fit in your budget or actually underrated. That's why we've gathered a list of incredible places to visit and things to do in Antalya.
Although Antalya is home to more than 8 waterfalls, among three of them are the most popular ones. Upper Duden Waterfall, Karpuzkaldiran Waterfall and Manavgat Waterfall. We think you should give all the waterfalls of Antalya a chance if you have the time but if not, these three are essential. They all have their own characteristics that make them very popular, and we recommend you to visit them. The hidden area of Upper Duden Waterfall is mostly preferred by the people who want to get away from the crowded city. Endless forest surrounding the place makes a beautiful home to the wildlife and by the waterfall you can hike, relax, take pictures, visit the caves all around the water and enjoy the breathtaking surroundings of Antalya’s nature. Karpuzkaldiran Waterfall is also known as the Lower Duden Waterfall, standing as tall as 40 meters where the fresh water meets the horizon of the sea. The picturesque view will be great for memories and you can walk around the park where you’ll get a 360 view of the waterfall fully. Manavgat Waterfall is one of the most visited waterfalls of Turkey. This waterfall is not known for its size but rather the area it covers. It consists of dozens of tiny waterfalls that make up a huge river. Home to many endemic birds, plants and fish, it will make sense when you visit the area and see the foamy cascade. There are many beautiful restaurants, cafes and resting places right beside the waterfall.
Kas and Kemer are the most popular diving spots in Antalya, since they're home to ancient relics and great endemic species underwater. It doesn't matter if you're a certified diver or just a curious first timer, there are many options for all kinds of visitors. The fish, the coral reefs, the ancient underwater cities and many more interesting aspects of diving in Antalya makes this whole experience a must-have on your list of things to do in Antalya. If you like adventure and are looking for activities to spend your day asking yourself what can I do in Antalya? We got you. Scuba Diving in Antalya is for all ages, all kinds of tourists and for absolutely everyone.
When you want a break from on-land activities, you might consider the numerous yacht tours the city has to offer. Yacht excursions in Antalya have become almost traditional, and they are at your service 24/7. There are sunrise, sunset or even at night yacht tours that you can attend. They all have different aspects that make them very attractive and we recommend you to choose the one that suits you the best. For example, Megastar Yacht Tour promises a very exciting time with adrenaline flowing through at all times. On the other hand Kemer Relax Boat Tour provides a calm and positive experience for families who might want to experience Antalya in a more calm and quiet way. The excellent stops of Suluada Boat Tour and Kemer tours are also worth visiting, where you'll be in awe of the scenery and the ice-cold turquoise water.
One of the most popular water activities in Antalya is rafting. There are lots of rafting tours available from many canyons and rivers in Antalya such as Koprulu, Goynuk, Duden, Saklikent and Ahmetler; so you can choose any one of them that suits your schedule and wishes. All the equipment is provided by the supplier and the safety procedures are precautionary all year long. There's usually two routes and a lunch break in the middle. With lots of swimming breaks and an adrenaline rush that will exceed all your expectations, Rafting in Antalya is a must if you're looking for Antalya adventure tours.
The world of fairytales and legends continue to live in these human made enjoyment facilities. They all have different services, but they're all No.1 at providing fun. Land of Legends has 55 different slides; Aqualand is the oldest of its kind, surrounded by the forest offering a 1 hour long dolphin show where the adorable animals show you their acrobatic tricks. You can also swim right beside them after the show. Dolusupark, which drew inspiration from Turkish folktales, is an incredible theme park that will be the cause of great memories. We especially recommend these water parks for families with children and adrenaline lovers. They are the top places that come to mind for fun things to do in Antalya.
Fishing in Antalya is a tourist favorite since it's a unique experience that cannot be done anywhere else. It is usually done early in the morning via boat with a professional instructor. You get to catch all the tasty fish while witnessing the incredible view of the sun rising over the horizon. On some tours there's even diving and swimming breaks for you to enjoy. You'll love this excursion even if you're a first timer, or a fishing enthusiast back home as well.s