Antalya, also called "the Turkish Riviera" is the ideal starting point for a Christmas visit to the entire southern part of Turkey. You must not miss the cultural treasures of this pleasant sea resort. Whether you like lying down on the beach, touring monuments or admiring the beautiful landscape, you will not be disappointed in Antalya. Visit the old Antalya port and not far from there, you will find the 38 metre-tall grooved minaret, which is the emblem of the city. You should also visit Alaaddin mosque where you will get a panoramic view of the town centre and the sea. Visit at sunset to see the beautiful lights!
Take a journey into the history of Turkey by visiting emblematic archaeological sites like the Aspendos theatre or Perge and Termessos. These are superb sites that are reminiscent of the rich history of Turkey, from the ancient city to Roman ruins. You can then relax and enjoy family time around a Christmas tree. Gather for a delicious meal of traditional festive dishes. There are mezzes of all kinds, egg-based Turkish menemen, pepper and tomatoes or mantis, small home-made raviolis served with yoghurt and tomatoes. One thing is sure: you will enjoy Christmas meals in Turkey!