Antalya, also called "the Turkish Riviera" is the ideal starting point for a visit to the entire southern part of Turkey at Christmas. This pleasant sea resort has some cultural treasures that must not be missed. Whether you like lying down on the beach, touring monuments, admiring the beautiful landscape, you will not be disappointed in Antalya.
Visit the old port of Antalya, then not far from there, the 38 metres tall grooved minaret, which is the emblem of the city. You should also visit the Alaaddin mosque which will offer you a panoramic view of the town centre and the sea. Plan for a visit at sunset, the lights are wonderful!
Not far away from the city, take a journey into thehistory of Turkey by visiting emblematic archeological sites like the Aspendos theatre or the sites of Perge and Termessos. These are superb sites that remind us of the rich history of Turkey, from the ancient city to Roman ruins.
After all this discoveries, it is time to enjoy family celebrations around a Christmas tree. Gather for a delicious meal, composed of traditional festive dishes. 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 are going to have a treat during Christmas in Turkey!