1. Exploring Kaleici, Antalya Old Town
In the daytime, walk through the old town. It is a small maze featuring beautiful architecture, like the mosque and parks, with people relaxing in it. It isn’t huge, but it is big enough to wander around. Cars can’t really drive in the old town so it was such a pleasant escape in the middle of a busy city.
2. Panoramic Glass Elevator viewpoint
It’s a great walk down in Old town and once you have reached the harbor it isn’t hard to get back up.
The glass elevator is an iconic place in Kaleici. The elevator connects old to new Antalya. Once you get to the top, the view over the harbor is one to enjoy for a few minutes.
3. Play with the cats at Cat Garden
Near the Panoramic glass elevator viewpoint, you can play or take care of cats who are rescued. It’s just a super small park next to the main street, and free to volunteer or walk through.
4. Kaleici Harbor for sunset
When the sun starts setting, local people jump in the water to play with their kids. Walk all the way down to the pier, sit down on the edge, and enjoy a perfect sunset.
5. Shopping in Antalya
All the small streets of Kaleici are filled with little shops where you can easily get a good pair of trainers for a low-budget price. But shoes are not the only thing you can shop for, necklaces, beautiful clothing, sports outfits, you name it!
6. Turkish Carpets
The same counts for Turkish carpets. If you’re ending your trip in Antalya we highly recommend taking a carpet for your house.
7. Best food in our Antalya Old Town Guide
There are loads of great places to eat in Antalya, with the cheaper places lying just a little bit outside of the old town. Some of our favorites were:
- Cay Teas
- Can Can (cheap pides and kebabs)
- Gazetta (best pasta & pizza)
Best places to stay in Antalya
Antalya offers hotels for every kind of budget, and as it’s relatively small, you can stay in most areas and be located to all the best things to do.
How to get to Kaleici, Antalya’s Old Town?
Kaleici is in the Antalya city center and is relatively easy to reach.
From Antalya International Airport, it’s a small 30-minute to Kaleici. Taxis have to enter the old town through a gate, and the road in Kaleici is only one way. (Find the cheapest flights to Antalya)