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Antalya is the tourism paradise of Turkey with a very long summer period and offering natural, historic and cultural beauties. Modern and liberal life makes everything easier for gay people too. The city is also known as Turkish Riviera

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Antalya Gay Forum

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GAY & LESBIAN FRIENDLY HOTELS IN ANTALYA

 

Gay Friendly Antalya Hotels

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GAY TOURS & TRAVEL IN ANTALYA

 


Turkish travel agency organizing gay friendly daily city tours, budget and tailor made package tours, hotel reservations, blue cruises all around Turkey including Antalya. Here are some examples:

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Daily City tours in Antalya Lesbian and gay friendly tours including Perge, Aspendos, Side, Manavgat, Demre, Myra, St Nicholas, Kemer, Thermesos, Kekova, Scuba Diving, Jeep Safari, Paragliding, Rafting tours

Other Turkey Package Tours Including Antalya

Gay & Lesbian Friendly Weekly Gullet Cruises from Antalya
Embarking every Saturday in Summer Period.
Including accommodation on boats, breakfast, lunch, dinner and basic Snorkeling equipments


6 nights-Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Antalya, Istanbul
Hotel Transfers, Transport, Six full day tours including lunch.
4 nights accommodation in 3 * or special class hotels, rooms with air-condition and private bath. Please contact us for Hotel upgrades. (Note: 3 nights will be spent at luxury air-conditioned buses)
Professional licensed tour guide, Entrance Fees to all museums. VAT tax.
All mention Meals in the program. 1 extra breakfast

5 Nights-Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Antalya, Istanbul
All transportations including hotel transfers. (Flight from Antalya to Istanbul is possible upon request) 
Four full day tours including lunch
Four nights accommodation in 3 (***) hotel with breakfast&dinner (Hotel upgrade is possible upon request)
Gallipoli tour including 1 lunch box,
Troy tour, Guide service

8 days-Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Fethiye, Blue Cruise
All hotel accommodations. in 3 *** hotels (Hotel upgrade is possible upon request)
All transportations with air-conditioned and non-smoking coaches
(Plane version is available for possible destinations upon request)
3 nights 4 days boat trip with breakfast-lunch-dinner
All museum fees, Professional licensed tour guides
Some meals as mentioned above

 

GAY GROUPS & ORGANIZATIONS


Gay & lesbian Internet Sources for Antalya:
Here is a list of internet sources which may help you communicate with other gay / lesbian people form Antalya and other cities of Turkey:


Pink Turkey Facebook Group
Facebook Community Page Combining Turkish Gays. You can join the group by hitting the "like button". You can leave messages to contact other gay men.

Yahoo Group for Turkish Gays
A Yahoo Group to meet Turkish gay men from all over Turkey. You can leave a message to meet Turkish gays and gay tourists living in or visiting Antalya in this group

Yahoo Group For Turkish Lesbians
A Yahoo Group to meet Turkish Lesbians from all over Turkey. You can leave a message to meet Turkish lesbians and lesbian tourists living in or visiting Antalya in this group.

Antalya & Turkey Gay Chat
Gay chat channel, with necessary instructions regarding how to us the chat channel and communicate with Turkish gay men from Antalya and all around the country.

Pride Travel's Facebook Page
If you are visiting Istanbul for holiday join this group whether you use their service or not. You can share travel related information and interact with other gay men.


 

ANTALYA GAY GUIDE

 

Turkey Gay Travel Guide of Major Cities - Gay bars, clubs, restaurants, cafe shops, hamam, sauna and bath houses, gay beaches, gay friendly hotels, tours, cruises in major cities of Turkey - Click here for Antalya Gay Guide

 

ANTALYA INFO


The Antalya Region, offering all the mysticism of past in our day, is now called the "Turkish Riviera" due to its archaeological and natural beauties. Antalya is the place where sea, sun, history and nature constitute a perfect harmony and which also includes the most beautiful and clearest coast along the Mediterranean. The city still preserves its importance as a center throughout history in the south coast of the country, in addition to its wonderful natural beauties. The mythological city which housed the Gods and Goddesses now exhibits all its secrets and marvels to mankind.
 

Antalya is located in the west of the Mediterranean region. In ancient times it covered all Pamphylia which means "the land of all tribes". The land really deserves the name since it has witnessed many successive civilizations throughout history. In 1st century BC the Pergamum king Attalus ordered his men to find the most beautiful piece of land on earth; he wanted them to find "heaven on earth". After a long search all over the world, they discovered this land and said "This must be 'Heaven' " and King Attalus founded the city giving it the name "Attaleia". From then on many nations kept their eyes on the city. When the Romans took over the Pergamene Kingdom, Attaleia became an outstanding Roman city which the great Roman Emperor Hadrian visited in 130 AD; an arch was built in his honor which is now worth seeing. Then came the Byzantines, after which the Seljuk Turks took over the city in 1207 and gave it a different name, Adalya, and built the Yivli Minaret. The Ottomans followed the Seljuks and finally within the Turkish Republic it became a Turkish city and an important port. Antalya has been growing rapidly since 1960 and its population is 1,146,109 according to the 1990 census. 
 

The climate of the province is typical Mediterranean: hot and dry in summers and temperate and rainy in winters. Sunshine is guaranteed from April to October and the winters are pleasantly mild. The humidity is a little bit high, about 64%, and the average water temperature is 21.5 C. Antalya is really a heavenly place where the summer season is about 8-9 months long.

Transportation

You may reach Antalya from almost every city of the country, and even from little towns, coach companies going to Antalya are available.

Antalya has an international airport which may connect you to major cities. It has modern facilities including waiting rooms, restaurants, cafe-bar, and a shopping center.

When traveling by sea, one can use the Antalya Venice Ferryboat line.

Touristy Attractions

Antalya and its surrounding is an important and noteworthy touristy center on the Mediterranean Coast with its perfect climate and splendid harmony of archaeological, historical and natural beauties, throughout the year. Daily tours to surrounding touristy areas like Side, Alanya and Termessos are available, in addition to longer tours to Pamukkale or Cappadocia or anywhere you would like to go. Professional tourist guides are also available.

 

Sightseeing

 

City Walls: The memorial Hadrian Arch and The Clock Tower are remarkable and date back to Hellenistic era.
 

Kaleici: This is the nucleus of a city which embraced many civilizations during time. It is now restored and has became a most attractive touristy center with its hotels, restaurants, shopping and entertainment facilities. Kaleici retains all the original ancient Turkish archaeological characteristics. The port's marina has been completely restored and is well worth visiting. The restoration activities in Kaleici won the Golden Apple Prize, the Oscar of tourism.
 

Antalya Museum: A prize winning museum and one of the most notable archaeology museums, of the world. It is also the only museum in Turkey with a children's department exhibiting ancient monuments appealing to children.
 

Hadrian's Gate: This ornamental marble arch was constructed in 2nd century BC by the Romans in honour of the Emperor Hadrian. It is the most amazing area in the whole ancient Pamphylia region.
 

Kesik Minaret (Broken Minaret): Once a Byzantine Panaglia church, later converted into a mosque.
 

Yivli Minaret: This fluted minaret of 13th century was built by the Seljuks. Decorated with dark blue and turquoise tiles, the minaret eventually became the symbol of the city.
 

Karatay Medresesi, Hidirilk Tower, Ahi Yusuf Mescidi, Iskele Mosque, Murat Pasa Mosque, Tekeli Mehmet Pasa Mosque, Balibey Mosque, Musellim Mosque, Seyh Sinan Efendi Mosque and Osman Efendi Mosque are other places to be visited. "Han"s are Seljuk or Ottoman inns which have architectural significance. Some worth visiting are the Evdir Han, Klrkoz Han, Alara Han and Castle and Sarapsu (Serapsu) Han.
 

Ancient Cities
 

Termessos: It is a Pisidyan city with remnants of an agora, theatre and an odeon. It has a reputation of being the most magnificent necropolis on the Mediterranean, 35 kms northwest of Antalya.
 

Perge: 18 kms northeast of Antalya. The ruins are spread on two hills, the theatre on one and the acropolis on the other. According to the legend the city was built by three heroes from Troy.
 

Sillyon: 34 kms from Antalya on the Alanya direction. It is situated between Aspendos and Perge and dates back to 4th.century BC.
 

Aspendos: One of the most important Pamphilian cities. It is situated on the point where the Kopru River meets the sea. Once an important port and a commercial centre, it has a reputation for raisi

 


 

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