Oldtown

The heart of Antalya Kaleiçi Old Town offers lots of attractions like old town marina, panaromic elevator, mermerli beach, toy museum, iskele mosque, boutique hotels, authentic shops, cafes and restaurants, pubs and nightlife alternatives.
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Clock Tower
The Clock Tower that makes up the ancient walls of the Old Town is the iconic face of Antalya. It is the last survivor of the 80 towers that once surrounded the ancient city. The rising stone structure looms over the surrounding cityscape as a reminder of its rich history. View the tower’s intriguing features of a flag, clock and several ancient inscriptions.

Fluted Minaret
This handsome and distinctive 'fluted' minaret, erected by Seljuk Sultan Aladdin Keykubad I in the early 13th century, is Antalya's symbol. The adjacent mosque (1373) is still in use. Within the Yivli Minare complex is a craft centre in the restored 13th-century Imaret Medresesi (seminary); the heavily restored Mevlevi Tekke, a whirling dervish monastery dating probably from the 13th century; and two türbe (tombs), one from the late 14th century and the other from 1502. The broad plaza to the west with the equestrian statue of Atatürk is Cumhuriyet Meydanı.

Hadrian Gate
Antalya's most beautiful monument is undoubtedly the monumental gate leading into the Kaleiçi. It is called the Hadrian's Gate (tr. Hadriyanüs Kapisi) or the Triple Gate (tr. Üçkapılar). The first name is a memorial of the ancient history of the city, when, in the second century AD, it was visited by the Roman Emperor Hadrian, while the second term refers to the appearance of the monument, which has three archways.

Oldcity Marina
The port is one of the busiest places in Antalya but it's almost inevitable to stroll by this part of the city if you choose to take a walk by the old quarter. Some people say that this area is too 'tourist designed', among other things 'cause this is the place where the boats that take you on a trip or to the Duden waterfalls are. Still, this is a fun place to hang out and even have a meal. It's packed with restaurants and businesses selling local souvenirs and the walk is very pleasant. In addition, the attrezzo seems to be out of a movie: on one hand you have hundreds of ships ready to sail and on the other, behind the restaurants, there is the Roman fortress that houses Antalya, the Hidirlik Kalesi. The Roman past is tangible in the air and under the Mediterranean sun it's almost impossible not to smile, even if you don't feel like walking at all.

National Ascension Monument
The monument represents, with a sudden rising base and figures right on the edge, the unity, and leadership of Ataturk leading Turkey through a series of victories leading up to the foundation of the Turkish Republic.

Hidirlik Tower
Hıdırlık Tower (Hıdırlık Kulesi) is a landmark tower of tawny stone in Antalya, Turkey, where Kaleiçi (Oldtown) meets Karaalioğul Park. It is believed that the ruling Roman Empire built it in the second century CE on a square plan. In the same century, it was turned into circular tower.

It has since been used as a fortification or a lighthouse.

Broken Minaret
Kesik(Broken) Minaret is also quite popular in the city because it's kinda trunkated: a fire left no trace of what used to be a Roman temple which later became a Byzantine church and later a mosque. The only thing that survived was Kesik Minaret, hence its fame.

Oldtown Streets
Antalya’s old part is a maze of narrow cobbled streets home to mostly restored houses, the bazaar with its spices and souvenirs, plenty of bars, boutique hotels, and of course some historical artifacts. Strolling along those streets takes you back in time, without leaving you with that awkward, museum-like feel. Antalya old town may have stuck to its original looks, but this part of town is very much alive and ultra-modern when it comes down to eateries or bars. Kaleiçi offers the best of both worlds, and this is precisely the reason why you should visit it during your stay in Antalya.



The unconscious disappearance of cultural values for human-induced reasons in the 20th century can be seen mostly especially beyond Kaleiçi. Many constructions dating from Late Ottoman-Early Republic Period that are around Kale Kapısı (Castle Gate) and Cumhuriyet Square on Atatürk Street that played an important part in the social, cultural and political history of the city were unfortunately either stripped of their character or were completely demolished.

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