4 Secret Places of Kaleici/Old Town in Antalya
The most rewarding aspect of travelling abroad, is not only seeing “highlights” of the destination, but stepping out of the tourist trail and experiencing life as locals and simultaneously enjoying it. Here is a small list of hidden gems to explore in Kaleici.
- Hidden Park
Small green area hidden in Kaleici – now is becoming a very popular tourist spot, due to excellent view on the whole city center and especially the harbor. The area is surrounded by greenery, resting spots, small fountains and different wooden sculptures decorating the park beautifully.
- Panoramic Elevator
This elevator provides easy access from the main street level down to the harbor in the old town. The view from the balcony top – shows a spectacular panoramic view of whole Kaleici, sea, and Antalya bay.
Hipster bakery with design that you will never found anywhere in whole Turkey. When you step in, you become part of a Wonderland. The high level of attention in oriental details, very tasty food, and reasonable prices, make this cafe one of the best in the city.
- Mermerli Beach
The only place in Kaleici for swimming. It is a part of Restaurant with same name, you can get there only from the restaurant. Entry at the beach cost 4$ but it’s totally worth it. Wonderful view, service from restaurant, cozy, clean beach with crystal-clear water.