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Alp Paşa Hotel: A Blend of Modern Comfort in Antalya's Historic Kaleiçi


Nestled in the heart of Antalya's historic Kaleiçi (Old Town) district, Alp Paşa Hotel boasts a rich historical texture, consisting of mansions built in the 18th and 19th centuries. These grand residences once hosted the city's prominent figures and welcomed esteemed guests. Bearing the architectural hallmarks of the Ottoman, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, and Seljuk periods, these structures reflect the deep history of Kaleiçi.

Meticulously restored in 1995 by businessman Mehmet Alp, Alp Paşa Hotel offers guests and visitors a unique experience that opens the pages of history. During the restoration, discovered historical artifacts are displayed in the hotel's garden museum and the Antalya Museum, allowing visitors to explore the traces of the past.

Alp Paşa Hotel: A Haven of Art and Luxury in the Heart of Ottoman Elegance

Nestled within the enchanting old town of Kaleiçi, Antalya, Alp Paşa Hotel is a unique amalgamation of authentic Ottoman mansions, offering our esteemed guests tranquil yet opulent accommodation options. Each room and suite at Alp Paşa boasts its own captivating style, where original architectural details harmoniously blend with modern design. The surrounding streets of Kaleiçi are peaceful, resonating only with the sounds of birds and the call to prayer.

Centrally located in Kaleiçi, Alp Paşa Hotel is just minutes away from culturally significant landmarks such as the Paşa Mosque, Yivli Minare, Hadrian's Gate (Üçkapılar), and the Clock Tower.

Hotel Features:

- Nestled in Kaleiçi, our hotel offers both indoor and outdoor dining options, serving delectable examples of World and Turkish cuisines.
- Relax on sun loungers by our cooling pool and bask in the Antalya sunshine.
- Enjoy the tranquility and silence in our garden and open-air museum, with free WiFi internet service available throughout the hotel.
- Other amenities include complimentary internet connectivity, a business center, and versatile rooms suitable for meetings, weddings, and various events.
- Alp Paşa Hotel's services include luxury vehicle service, private parking, and 24-hour security.

At Alp Paşa Hotel in Antalya's Old Town, we provide a blend of historical charm and modern luxury, ensuring an unforgettable stay in the heart of Turkish cultural heritage
Discover why our guests love staying with us at Alp Pasa Hotel.

With over 20 years of experience, we take pride in delivering the finest service to our guests. Our goal is to ensure that from the moment you arrive at our hotel, you are immersed in a warm, carefree, and relaxing atmosphere. We aim not only to meet your expectations but to exceed even the most extravagant ones. This commitment to excellence is evident in our consistent placement among the top 10 hotels on numerous review websites, backed by a loyal guest base and outstanding guest reviews.

Prime Location:

Our mansion is located in the quiet, romantic, and authentic district of Kaleiçi, the historic heart of Antalya. We are approximately 1 km from the Antalya City Museum and 1.5 km from the Konyaaltı Beaches. The Mermerli Beach is just a 5-minute walk away. Positioned only 100 meters from Yivli Minare and Hadrian's Gate, our hotel sits right in the midst of the city's best shopping and dining venues.

Why Book Directly With Us?

We guarantee the best prices without any online booking fees. Visit to immediately take advantage of exclusive offers only available on our website. If you find a lower price elsewhere within 24 hours before or after booking your room, we promise to match that price and offer an additional 10% discount. Experience the unique blend of historical ambiance and modern comforts at Alp Pasa Hotel, situated in the charming Old Town of Kaleiçi, Antalya.
Reservation and Hotel Rules at Alp Pasa Hotel, Kaleiçi, Antalya

At Alp Pasa Hotel, located in the historic heart of Antalya’s Old Town, Kaleiçi, we pride ourselves on blending traditional charm with modern amenities. Our services vary between summer and winter, offering a unique experience in each season.

Guest Obligations:
- Guests cannot refuse room occupancy for minor faults that do not pose a serious threat to their health.
- Room prices and conditions are determined based on information provided at booking. Any discrepancies at check-in may result in additional charges.
- Guests must provide ID upon arrival.
- Guests under 18 must be accompanied by family members.
- Special requests are subject to availability and are not guaranteed. Availability of requests such as extra beds or specific views depends on the day of arrival and may incur additional charges.
- Pets are strictly not allowed.
- No alternative arrangements will be made for services affected by bad weather, including the use of the outdoor pool or sea.
- Some balcony and terrace railings may be lower than one meter. Due to the historical nature of the property, these cannot be modified. Guests are advised to take extra care in these areas, especially with children.

Hotel Features:
- Smoking is prohibited in rooms and all indoor areas. Designated smoking areas are available.
- Proper attire is required in our restaurants.
- Pool rules must be followed, and children are the responsibility of their families.
- Suspicious or inconsistent credit card details may lead to reservation cancellation.
- Beverages can be ordered at the restaurant and bar.
- No alcoholic beverages are served to guests under 18 or during breakfast.
- Guests must wear provided wristbands for security reasons.
- No babysitting services are offered.
- Check-in time is 14:00. Early check-in is subject to availability and full-day charges.
- Check-out time is 12:00. Late check-out may incur additional charges or room eviction.
- Only registered guests are allowed in rooms and common areas.
- A deposit may be required upon check-in.
- Valuables should be stored in the room safe, which is available for a daily fee.
- A'la Carte Restaurants are chargeable.
- No refunds or carryovers for early departures.
- Room towels are for in-room use only. Pool towels are provided free of charge; beach towels are not provided.
- Car keys must be left at the reception. The hotel is not responsible for any damage to vehicles not registered with reception.
- Outside food and drinks are not allowed in guest rooms.
- Room rates do not include minibar, phone use, laundry service, a la carte menu, safe usage, beverages, etc. These will be charged additionally.
- Breakfast is included in Bed and Breakfast stays; all other food and drinks are chargeable.
- Half Board includes breakfast and dinner at designated times and areas; lunch is not included.
- Guests are responsible for the care of room facilities and hotel inventory.
- Guests must adhere to good conduct rules.
- Guests cannot make alterations to the room.
- Rooms must be returned in the condition they were received.
- Guests are liable for any damages during their stay.

- In cases of overbooking, renovations, or extraordinary circumstances, Alp Pasa Hotel will:
   - Provide rooms in a similar class hotel in the same area.
   - Offer free transportation to the new location.
   - Not be legally responsible for these changes.

Experience the authentic blend of history and luxury at Alp Pasa Hotel in Kaleiçi, Antalya. Visit for more details.
Alp Paşa Hotel: A Unique Experience in the Heart of Antalya's Kaleiçi

For those seeking to immerse themselves in the historic ambiance of Antalya and be enchanted by the magic of Kaleiçi, Alp Paşa Hotel promises an unforgettable stay. Whether you're traveling for business or leisure, make every moment special with Alp Paşa Hotel's diverse accommodation options.

Bed and Breakfast Option:
Start your morning with Alp Paşa Hotel's rich open buffet breakfast, served from 07:30-10:00. Energize your day with a variety of delicious options. Please note that foods and beverages consumed outside of breakfast are subject to additional charges.

Half-Board Concept:
This option includes breakfast and dinner. Enjoy your dinner between 19:00-21:00. Any additional food and beverages consumed throughout the day are chargeable.

Full-Board Delight:
Embrace the full-board concept, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Relish in our lunch service from 12:30-14:00 and our extensive dinner menu, making your holiday even more special.

All-Inclusive Experience:
Indulge in the all-inclusive experience with breakfast, lunch, dinner, and selected local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available from 10:00-23:00.

Service Hours:
07:30-10:00 Open Buffet Breakfast
12:30-14:00 Lunch (Set menu)
19:00-21:00 Open Buffet Dinner (April – October) & Set Menu (November – March)
10:00-23:00 Lounge Bar
10:00-18:00 Cooling Pool Bar (April–October)

Please note that our concept and service hours may change subject to occupancy rates. We look forward to welcoming you to Alp Paşa Hotel, ensuring that every moment of your stay is enjoyable and memorable.
Rooms at Alp Pasa Hotel: Where Ottoman Elegance Meets Modern Touch

Standard Room: Elegantly Adorned with Original Ottoman Woodwork
- Size: ±14 m²
- View: Street, garden, or pool
- Features: Double/twin bed, bathroom with shower, WC, seating area
- Experience: High ceilings and neo-classic details, capturing the spirit of historic Kaleiçi

Deluxe Room: The Perfect Blend of East and West
- Size: ±20 m²
- View: Street, garden, or pool
- Features: Double/twin bed, bathroom with shower, WC, seating area
- Experience: A fusion of modern chic design and Turkish motifs, featuring a luxurious marble bathroom

Partial Sea View Room: The Enchantment of Kaleiçi and Breathtaking Views of the Taurus Mountains
- Size: ±23 m²
- View: Street and partial sea
- Features: Double bed, bathroom with shower, WC, seating area, terrace/balcony
- Experience: Bright and spacious, adorned with Ottoman art details, balcony or terrace offering views of the Taurus Mountains and Kaleiçi

Ottoman Room (Honeymoon Room): A Luxurious Fusion of Historical and Modern Elements
- Size: ±30 m²
- View: Street, garden, or pool
- Features: Double bed, bathroom with shower, WC, spacious seating area
- Experience: The luxurious and authentic atmosphere of rooms once occupied by Ottoman Pashas, blended with modern touches

Common Features in All Our Rooms:
- Satellite/LCD TV
- Direct phone, safety deposit box, minibar (chargeable)
- Non-smoking
- Split air conditioning (hot/cold)
- Honeymoon package (chargeable)
- Hairdryer
- Wood/Marble flooring
- Daily housekeeping
- Slippers

Nestled in the heart of Antalya's Old Town, Kaleiçi, Alp Pasa Hotel rooms offer a unique stay that combines the historical charm of the region with contemporary comforts, perfect for guests exploring the rich heritage of Antalya.
Hotel Amenities at Alp Pasa Hotel: Modern Comfort in Kaleiçi's Historic Setting

Located in the historic heart of Antalya's Kaleiçi, Alp Pasa Hotel offers an unforgettable stay with its rich amenities and unique services.

Open-Air Museum:
Immerse yourself in history with a museum experience in the heart of historic Kaleiçi, where the past comes to life.

Cooling Pool and Pool Towels:
The perfect escape to cool off on hot Antalya days, with complimentary pool towels provided for your convenience.

Pool Bar and Sun Terrace:
Relax and enjoy refreshing drinks at our pool bar, or unwind on the sun terrace throughout the day.

Garden and Library:
Spend tranquil moments in our lush green garden and indulge in reading with our extensive library collection.

Transfer and Car Rental Services:
For your comfort, we offer transfer and car rental services (chargeable).

Complimentary parking facilities are available for our guests, subject to availability and potential restrictions.

Delight your palate with delicious buffet and a la carte dining options.

Free WiFi and 24-Hour Reception:
Enjoy complimentary WiFi access throughout the hotel and round-the-clock reception service ready to assist you.

Housekeeping and Dry Cleaning:
Benefit from daily housekeeping services and, if needed, dry cleaning & laundry services (chargeable).

Meeting Services and VIP Room Amenities:
A meeting area catering to up to 50 people and special amenities in VIP rooms.

Alp Pasa Hotel in Antalya's Old Town, Kaleiçi, offers more than just accommodation; it provides an experience intertwined with culture and history. Book now to be part of this unique journey!
Alp Pasa Hotel: A Prime Location in the Heart of Antalya

Perfectly situated for those wanting to immerse themselves in the authentic and romantic spirit of Antalya, Alp Pasa Hotel is located right in the heart of historic Kaleiçi. This unique position offers easy access to Antalya's most beautiful spots.

Enjoy the Convenience of a Central Location:

- Antalya City Museum: Just half a mile away, discover the city's rich history.
- Konyaaltı and Mermerli Beaches: Located one mile and a mere 5-minute walk away, respectively, perfect for a swim in the cool waters of the Mediterranean.
- Antalya City Center and Hadrian's Gate: Both only 150 meters away, experience the vibrant atmosphere of the city.
- Antalya Yacht Harbor: Just 400 meters away, enjoy leisurely moments by the seaside.
- Antalya Museum: 3 km away, explore the region's rich cultural heritage.
- Antalya Aquarium and Aqualand: Both 4 km away, perfect for a fun-filled day.
- Antalya Expo Center and Fair Center: Located 17 km and 15 km away, respectively, offering easy access to business and cultural events.

Just 15 km from Antalya Airport, Alp Pasa Hotel is ideally located for both business and leisure trips. While exploring the historic streets of Kaleiçi, you can easily access the most beautiful parts of Antalya.

At Alp Pasa Hotel, you will enrich your Kaleiçi hotel experience and have the opportunity to witness firsthand the history and culture of Antalya.
Cooling Pool Rules at Alp Pasa Hotel in Antalya's Historic Kaleiçi

Immerse yourself in relaxation at Alp Pasa Hotel’s cooling pool, exclusively for our guests in the heart of Kaleiçi, Antalya. Please be mindful of the following rules for a safe and enjoyable experience:

- Pool Access: The pool is open for hotel guests only, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
- Depth: Maximum depth is 1.60 meters.
- Children: Guests under 14 must be accompanied by an adult and wear appropriate swimwear.
- Safety: No lifeguard on duty. Use the pool at your own risk.
- Behavior: No diving, jumping, or running. Guests are expected to behave courteously.
- Caution: Pool area may be slippery. Exercise caution at all times.
- Intoxication: Guests under the influence of alcohol or drugs are not permitted in the pool or garden area.
- Equipment Reservation: Reservation of poolside equipment (loungers, umbrellas, chairs, etc.) is not allowed.
- Towels and Robes: Pool and beach use of towels and robes provided in hotel rooms is prohibited.
- Valuables: Secure your valuables in the safety deposit box. The hotel is not responsible for lost items in any area.
- Hair: Guests with long hair are required to wear swimming caps.
- Hygiene: Showering before pool use is mandatory for all guests.
- Food and Beverage: Outside food and drinks are not allowed in the pool area or other hotel premises.
- Pets: No pets allowed in the pool area.
- Health: Guests with infectious diseases, open wounds, or skin conditions are prohibited from using the pool.
- Rule Changes: Pool rules are subject to change without prior notice.
- Liability: Guests use the pool and its facilities at their own risk. The hotel is not liable for any accidents or injuries resulting from the use of hotel amenities.

Enjoy a refreshing dip and relax in our cooling pool, ensuring a serene and safe environment for all our guests at Alp Pasa Hotel in Antalya’s Old Town, Kaleiçi.
Antalya's Historical and Cultural Heritage Guide

Antalya, renowned for its rich history and natural beauty, welcomes thousands of tourists annually. In this guide, we provide practical information to explore the most significant historical and cultural sites in and around Antalya.

1. Kaleiçi
Today's Antalya is built upon what was once the 2nd century BC city of Attaleia and an earlier unknown settlement. Surrounded on three sides by Hellenistic-Roman walls, its northeastern entrance is marked by the majestic Hadrian's Gate, built in honor of the Emperor's visit in AD 130. The transformation of a Roman-era Serapis Temple into the Panghai Church, and eventually into the Kesik Minare, captures the evolution of the city. The Hıdırlık Tower, a monumental tomb with a square base and a round top, stands at the other end, offering a gateway to the ancient Dead Sea.

How to Get There: Kaleiçi is easily accessible from Antalya's city center by foot or tram. *Admission:* Entry to Kaleiçi is free. *Important Tips:* Be cautious when walking through the narrow streets and help preserve the historical structures.

2. Karatay Medrese and Kaleiçi Ethnography Museum
Located in the heart of Antalya's Old Town, Kaleiçi, the Karatay Medrese, built in 1250 by Celaleddin Karatay (also known as Karadayı Mosque in some sources), stands as a testament to historical architecture. This two-iwan (porch) medrese is part of a group of schools that includes notable remnants like the portal, the mihrab (prayer niche) of the main iwan, and the entrance iwan. The intricately designed motifs in the niches and mihrabs are particularly eye-catching.

How to Get There: Easily accessible from within Kaleiçi. *Admission:* Entry to Karatay Medrese is free. *Important Tips:* Photography inside the museum may be limited.

3. Kaleiçi Ethnography Museum
Set in the heart of Kaleiçi, the tourist hub of Antalya's city center, the Kaleiçi Ethnography Museum is uniquely housed in two historical mansions dating back to the Ottoman Era. The museum, divided into Lower and Upper Mansions based on its location, offers a vivid glimpse into the past. 

In the Lower Mansion, visitors can explore Turkish-Islamic artifacts, while the Upper Mansion displays objects and dioramas depicting the daily life of the Antalyan people during the Ottoman Era. The first floor of the Lower Mansion showcases relics unearthed from Kaleiçi excavations and ceramic pieces from the Seljuk Era, when the Aspendos Theatre was used as a palace. This section also features exquisite works from major Ottoman ceramic centers like Iznik, Kütahya, and Çanakkale, including handcrafted glass items.

The second floor is dedicated to Ottoman Era weaponry, other everyday objects, and examples of calligraphy art. The Upper Mansion vividly portrays the home life in Antalya during the Ottoman period, across different rooms outfitted with period-specific furnishings. It also brings to life the significant Yörük culture, integral to Antalya's heritage, through detailed reenactments. Additionally, visitors can view Seljuk and Ottoman inscriptions, cannons with their balls, and tombstones in the gardens of the mansions.

How to Get There: Easily accessible from within Kaleiçi. *Admission:* Entry to the Kaleiçi Ethnography Museum is free. *Important Tips:* Photography inside the museum may be limited.

4. Yacht Harbor in Kaleiçi
The Kaleiçi Yacht Harbor, a natural harbor shaped like a semicircle, was constructed during the Hellenistic Period and stands as a testament to Antalya's historical significance. The entrance to the harbor stretches 110 meters wide. It is believed that the breakwaters were built upon the remains of walls dating back to the Hellenistic Period. Historically, two towers flanked the harbor's entrance, one of which is thought to have served as a lighthouse. In 1472, the Papal Navy erected the Papal Arms on the breakwater towers and took the chain stretched between them as booty to ensure the city's security.

How to Get There: The Yacht Harbor is easily accessible on foot from Kaleiçi. *Admission:* Free of charge. *Important Tips:* Please walk carefully in the Yacht Harbor area and refrain from littering into the sea.

5. Hadrian's Gate
Hadrian's Gate, also known as Üçkapılar, is a monumental triumphal arch built in 130 AD to honor Roman Emperor Hadrian's visit to Antalya. It stands majestically on the city's surrounding walls. The gate features four marble columns on each facade, creating a three-arched gateway, flanked by two towers. While the upper level of the gate has not survived to the present day, the lower part was unearthed in 1882 and underwent significant restoration in 1959 to restore it to its original form.

How to Get There: Accessible by a short walk from Kaleiçi. *Admission:* Free of charge. *Important Tips:* Please walk carefully when passing through Hadrian's Gate.

6. Yivli Minaret
The Yivli Minaret, also known as Antalya Ulu Mosque, is one of the earliest Islamic structures in Antalya. Dating back to the 13th century, this Seljuk masterpiece boasts a base made of cut stone, while its body is crafted from bricks and turquoise-colored tiles. It features eight grooves, which have led to its name, "Yivli" (Grooved) Minaret. Today, the minaret stands as a symbol of Antalya city. It rises to a height of 38 meters and can be ascended via a staircase of 90 steps.

How to Get There: Located within Kaleiçi, the minaret is easily accessible on foot. *Admission:* Free to visit. *Important Tips:* Please be respectful in this historical area and help preserve its structures.

7. Kesik Minaret
The Kesik Minaret, situated in the Kaleiçi district of Antalya, southern Turkey, is a historic mosque also known as Kırık Minare Camii, Korkut Mosque, or Cumanın Mosque. Originally constructed as a Roman temple in the 2nd century AD, it was transformed into a Byzantine church dedicated to the Virgin Mary in the 7th century, but suffered extensive damage during Arab invasions in the same century. It was restored in the 9th century. When the Anatolian Seljuk State captured Antalya in the early 13th century, the building was converted into a mosque, and its main minaret was added. It reverted to a church under the rule of Prince Korkut during the Cyprus Crusade's occupation in 1361. The main building of the mosque was destroyed in a fire, and since the 1800s, the minaret has continued to exist as the Kesik Minaret. In 2019, the top cone and balconies, which had been missing for 123 years, were restored.

How to Get There: Located within Kaleiçi, the Kesik Minaret is easily accessible on foot. *Admission:* Free to visit. *Important Tips:* Please be respectful in this historical area and help preserve its structures.

8. Antalya Archaeological Museum
The Antalya Archaeological Museum, established in 1922 by Süleyman Fikri Erten, was founded to protect artifacts rescued from plunder by invading forces after World War I. Initially located within the Alaaddin Mosque in Kaleiçi and then the Yivli Mosque, the museum moved to its current building in 1972. Today, the museum spans a 30,000 square meter area, featuring 14 exhibition halls, open-air galleries, and a garden where sculptures and various artifacts are displayed. It covers significant portions of three ancient cultural regions within Antalya's boundaries: Lycia, Pamphylia, and Pisidia. The Antalya Museum, serving as both an archaeological and historical museum as well as a regional museum, largely showcases artifacts unearthed from excavations in the area. The exhibition halls chronologically display thousands of years of Antalya's history. The museum is especially renowned for its Roman-era artifacts from Perge and unique findings from rescue excavations, ranking it among the world's most significant museums. It was honored with the "Council of Europe Museum of the Year" award in 1988.

How to Get There: Accessible by bus or taxi from the city center. *Admission Fee:* 340 TL. *Important Tips:* Please refrain from touching the exhibits and maintain quiet within the museum.

9. Konyaaltı Beach
Konyaaltı Beach, along with Lara Beach, is one of the two major beaches in Antalya. Located to the west of the city center, along the Mediterranean coast of the Konyaaltı district, this beach stretches for 7 kilometers from the Konyaaltı Variant, where the cliffs recede, to the Antalya port. Part of this pebbly beach, which extends for 4.5 kilometers in length and 70 meters in width, is a public beach awarded the prestigious Blue Flag for its cleanliness and water quality.

How to Get There: Accessible by bus or private vehicle from the city center. *Admission:* The beach has both free and paid sections.

10. Aspendos Ancient Theatre

Aspendos, also known as Belkıs, is an ancient city famous for its ancient theater, located in the Belkıs village within the Serik district of Antalya Province. Founded by the Achaeans in the 10th century BC, Aspendos was one of the wealthy and well-developed cities of the ancient era. The city, built on two hills, one larger and one smaller, is situated 8 kilometers east of Serik, where the Köprüçay River flows from the mountains onto the plain. The theater in Aspendos, constructed by the Romans in the 2nd century AD, is one of the best-preserved open-air theaters from antiquity, offering a unique glimpse into ancient Roman architectural ingenuity. The architect of the Aspendos Theatre was Zenon, son of Theodorus of Aspendos. Its construction started during the reign of Antonius Pius and was completed in the era of Marcus Aurelius (138-164 AD). The theater was dedicated to the local gods and the imperial family.

How to Get There: Accessible by bus or private vehicle from the city center. *Admission Fee:* The entrance fee is 340 TL. *Important Tips:* Be cautious as the paths in Aspendos can be slippery.

11. Perge, Side, and Termessos: Ancient Cities of Antalya
Explore the rich history of Antalya with visits to the ancient cities of Perge, Side, and Termessos. Each offers a unique window into the region's past, showcasing civilizations that have shaped this area over millennia.

Perge: Located 18 km east of Antalya, within the borders of Aksu district, Perge was once the capital of the Pamphylia region. It is believed that the city's acropolis dates back to the Bronze Age, and throughout the Hellenistic period, Perge was considered one of the richest and most beautiful cities of the ancient world.

Side: Attached to the Manavgat district of Antalya, Side's name means "Pomegranate" in the Anatolian language, indicating its deep-rooted history, possibly extending back to the Hittites. It is thought to have been established before the 7th century BC, and it shares a history similar to other cities in the Pamphylia region. Notably, Side developed its own language until the 3rd century BC, a yet-to-be fully deciphered Indo-European language. 

Termessos: One of Turkey's best-preserved ancient cities, Termessos is located 30 km northwest of Antalya, perched at an average altitude of 1,150 meters on a natural plateau on the southern slopes of Güllük Mountain. Surrounded by dense pine forests and wild flora, Termessos stands out with its tranquil and untouched ambiance. Due to its natural and historical riches, it has been incorporated into a national park named after the city itself.

How to Get There: Accessible via private tours or personal vehicles.
Admission Fees: Perge: 200 TL, Side: 350 TL, Termessos: 70 TL.
Important Tips: Exercise caution in archaeological sites and help preserve the environment.

12. Olympos, Phaselis, Demre, Myra, and Kekova: A Journey Through Antalya's Past
Explore the enchanting history and natural beauty of Antalya with a visit to the ancient sites of Olympos, Phaselis, Demre, Myra, and the island of Kekova.

Olympos: Situated in the Kumluca district, 10 km north of Mount Tahtalı, Olympos is an ancient Lycian settlement, 85.7 km from Antalya. Known for being a nesting ground for Caretta Caretta turtles, Olympos is a protected site and a favored destination among university students and backpackers.

Phaselis (Phaselis): An ancient Greek and Roman city in Lycia, located near today's Kemer district. Phaselis is known not just for its historical significance but also as a popular beach tourism destination.

Demre (Myra): Always considered one of the most important cities of Lycia, Myra's earliest coins date back to the 3rd century BC, though it's believed to have been founded at least by the 5th century BC. Located in today's Demre district, Myra was a prosperous city where wealthy citizens generously supported civic projects during the Roman period. The ancient city of Myra, particularly famous for its Lycian rock tombs, Roman theater, and the Byzantine Church of Saint Nicholas (Santa Claus), is a sight to behold.

Kekova: Also known as Dolichiste in Lycian, Kekova is a small, rocky island near the Demre district, often referred to as "Kakava" in historical sources. The island, covering an area of 4.5 km², is uninhabited but features pensions and cafes accessible by boat, opposite the mainland village of Kaleköy.

How to Get There: Accessible from Antalya city center by renting a car or through tour companies.
Admission Fees: Olympos: 90 TL, Phaselis: 220 TL, Demre: 90 TL, Myra: 30 TL, Kekova: 90 TL.
Important Tips: Please be mindful of preserving the natural and historical beauty of these sites.

13. Kurşunlu Waterfall: A Tranquil Oasis in Antalya
Kurşunlu Waterfall, a hidden gem in Antalya, offers a serene escape amidst nature's splendor. Located approximately 7 km off the Antalya-Isparta highway at the 24th km mark, this enchanting waterfall cascades from a height of 18 meters, creating a series of charming smaller waterfalls and seven little ponds, all interconnected. Nestled within a 2 km-long canyon, Kurşunlu Waterfall is a picturesque retreat for nature enthusiasts and those seeking tranquility.

How to Get There: Easily accessible from Antalya city center by bus or private vehicle.
Admission Fee: Around 30 TL.
Important Tips: Please walk carefully around the waterfall area and be mindful of preserving the natural habitat.

14. Düden Waterfalls: Nature's Splendor Near Antalya
Düden Waterfalls, located approximately 10 kilometers from the heart of Antalya, are a spectacular natural wonder drawing visitors from around the globe. The waterfalls originate from the Kepez Hydroelectric Plant and surface at a point known as Düdenbaşı. Düden River bifurcates into two distinct branches: Lower Düden (or Karpuzkaldıran Waterfall) about 7 kilometers from Antalya, and Upper Düden Waterfall, located 1 kilometer from Varsak. Both branches ultimately cascade into the Mediterranean Sea. Lower Düden Waterfall, near Lara and 8 kilometers from the city center, dramatically plunges from cliffs approximately 40 meters high, offering a breathtaking view. Nearby attractions include Gençlik Park and the Karpuzkaldıran Military Facilities.

How to Get There: Accessible from the city center by bus or private vehicle.
Admission Fee: Approximately 20 TL.
Important Tips: Please exercise caution when walking around the waterfall area and be mindful of preserving the natural environment.

15. Manavgat Waterfall: A Scenic Retreat in Antalya’s Manavgat District
The Manavgat Waterfall, a captivating natural landmark, is located on the Manavgat River in Antalya's Manavgat district, around 72 kilometers from Antalya city center. This picturesque waterfall, situated just 3 kilometers north of Manavgat, owes its existence to the river waters cascading down a 3-4 meter high cliff. Despite its modest height, the waterfall impressively flows over a wide area with substantial force. Additionally, the largest source feeding the Manavgat River, the karstic Dumanlı spring, now resides within the Oymapınar Dam lake post-construction.

How to Get There: Accessible from the city center by bus or private vehicle.
Admission Fee: Approximately 20 TL.
Important Tips: Exercise caution when walking around the waterfall area and be mindful of protecting the natural habitat.
Alp Paşa Hotel: Embracing Sustainability in the Heart of Antalya

We're proud to announce a significant milestone for Alp Paşa Hotel – we've been awarded the prestigious Sustainable Tourism Certification! This recognition marks a pivotal moment in our commitment to eco-friendly and sustainable hospitality, right in the heart of Antalya's historical Kaleiçi.

A Commitment to Sustainable Excellence: Our certification, aligned with the Türkiye Sustainable Tourism Standard and acknowledged by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), was rigorously awarded by Control Union Certifications B.V. This globally recognized accreditation assures that Alp Paşa Hotel adheres to the highest standards of environmental and cultural sustainability.

Third-Party Validation of Our Eco-Efforts: The certification is a testament to our unwavering dedication to eco-conscious practices. It reassures our guests that every aspect of our operations, from energy management to waste reduction and cultural preservation, aligns with the strictest environmental stewardship principles.

Sustainable Luxury in Every Stay: At Alp Paşa Hotel, we believe in harmonizing luxury with ecological responsibility. Our approach extends beyond basic eco-practices. We aim to offer an experience that not only delights but also educates our guests about sustainable living.

Eco-Friendly Initiatives at Alp Paşa: We're not just about minimizing our carbon footprint; we're also about enhancing the local ecosystem and community. From sourcing locally produced food to using energy-efficient technologies and promoting local culture, we're committed to positive environmental impacts.

Join Us on Our Sustainable Journey: We invite you to be a part of this transformative experience. Book your stay at Alp Paşa Hotel and immerse yourself in the sustainable charm of Antalya. Discover firsthand how luxury and sustainability can coexist beautifully.

Learn more about our sustainability initiatives and their impact at Global Sustainable Tourism Council

Celebrate sustainability and make your next travel experience count with Alp Paşa Hotel – where every stay contributes to a better, greener future