ANTALYA ARCHAEOLOGY MUSEUM:
Antalya Museum is one of the best in Turkey with a rich collection of ancient Roman Statues and marble sarcophaguses.Ancient objects are displayed in different sections with chronological order.Especially Marble Statues of ancient Gods/Goddesses and the statues of Roman Emperors must see in Antalya Museum.
Most of the statues brought here from nearby ancient city, PERGE.Antalya Museum is only 10 minutes from city center and you can take a local tramway which runs every half an hour. There is a nice bookstore and a cafe in Antalya Museum.
KALEİÇİ MUSEUM and RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF MEDITERANEAN CIVILISATIONS:
First Museum in Antalya located in Old Town.The old Orthodox church restored and turned in to Museum and a research institute.Old Antalya pictures are displayed here.
You can also see the traditional Turkish House decorated again in local style.
First and only Roman monument in Antalya is a monumental gate dating 2C AD.Emperor Hadrian visited Antalya and the citizens of Antalya built this impressive marble gate and dedicated to the Emperor Hadrian.
Hadrianus Gate is located 10 minutes walk from Republic Square in Antalya is also known as TRIPLE GATE by locals.
UPPER DÜDEN WATERFALL:
20 km from city center.Beautiful public park with pine trees and small lakes..
LOVER DÜDEN WATERFALL(ALSO KNOWN AS KARPUZKALDIRAN)
Lover Düden Waterfall is situated in the city center of Antalya.You don’t have to go and see other ones.
This best waterfall in Antalya also offers a great view of Mediterranean coast and Antalya Bay.
15 km from city center.Situated amongs the pine forest and also has a beautiful nature park.
You can see some of the artifical lakes with sea turtles and trout fish.
Located 5 km away from Manavgat Town but quite far from the city center of Antalya.(40 km) and is only 5 km away from Side.
PERGE ANCIENT CITY:
Perge is the best preserved ancient Roman city around Antalya.Ancient Greco-Roman Theatre,Stadium,Roman Baths,Agora and other ruins impress much.Perge excavations has been held since 1946 by İstanbul University. Most visited and the most popular ancient city around Antalya. Perge ruins are only 20 km away from Antalya city center and situated in AKSU town.There is also a nice bookstore with books about this ancient city.
If you want to see a real Roman Theatre, Aspendos Theatre is the best preserved Roman Theatre in ancient world. Aspendos is located 40 km east of Antalya and is 40 minutes drive from the city. Opera and Ballet performances take place in summer months at nights in this theatre.
Side is a local pretty resort town. It is a natural peninsula about 50 km east of Antalya and is definitely one of the must see places around Antalya. Side was also an ancient city with a theatre,Side Museum Agora etc.You should definitely visit archaeology museum in Side and Apollo Temple.There is a direct bus to Side from Antalya.You can also join one of the boat trips in Side Harbour.