About Antalya, Turkey
Antalya, a yacht-based resort city, boasts a population of over 3,400,000. It is the eighth most populous city in Turkey. Antalya is an international center featuring many sea resorts; its stunning blue waters give the region its nickname “Turquoise Coast.” This gateway to the southern Mediterranean region of Turkey is decorated with large hotels, beaches, and watercraft. Many of the privately-owned yachts, made right in Antalya, perfectly complement those chartering private jets. As a whole, Antalya is a modern city built with a historical foundation.
Popular Destinations in Antalya
Looking for activities once your private jet arrives in Antalya? In addition to being the home of Hadrian’s Gate, 130 A.D. this area is a sensory-rich mecca for travelers from all over. Some well-known attractions include:
Antalya Aquarium: With a 430-foot tunnel aquarium, and nearly 40 other uniquely-themed aquariums, it is easy to see why this ranks as one of the world’s largest aquarium complexes. In addition to being the perfect observation spot for underwater sea life, tropical reptiles can be viewed nearby at Wilde Park. The Antalya Aquarium also has an unusual offering: igloos. These are developed daily, and accompanied by cold-water swimmers that find 32°F sustainable on a day-to-day basis.
Kevoka Island: In this exclusive area, no swimming is allowed, so glass bottom boats and or kayak tours offer the best up close and personal exploration options of the underwater ruins. Half sunken tombs dot the coastline along with remnants of ancient buildings and other sunken remains – the result of a second century earthquake. Outside of this protected area, snorkeling and swimming can be done over some of the ruins.
Aspendos Ruins and Theater: This attraction’s claim to fame is having one of the most perfectly preserved ancient theaters reminiscent of the Greco-Roman city. Originally founded in 1000 BC, the theater is still functional. During spring and the beginning summer months, the Aspendos Ruins and Theater holds annual productions through the Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival. In addition to the theater, a 13th-century Roman-era bridge and Roman aqueduct are open for exploration.
Manavgat Waterfalls: Visitors will likely hear this attraction before they see it; that is due to the powerful sound of water cascading over the rocks. Boat trips can be booked to explore further up the river but closer to the falls, souvenir shops, a cafeteria, restaurants, and shady recreational gardens are available. Trout can be seen in some parts of the Manavgat River. Additionally, the area provides quite fertile ground for vegetable crops and fruits.
Hierapolis and Pammukkale: Along the white cliffs of Pamukkale are the sacred Hot Springs of the ancient city Hierapolis. Over the years, these mineralized hot springs have become responsible for structures including petrified waterfalls and 6 meter-high terraces. Those visiting Hierapolis and Pmmukkale can swim in the thermal-infused Sacred Pool as well.
Antalya Museum: Possibly Turkey’s most important museum, Antalya Museum originally started as a mosque in 1922. Jewelry, coins, statues, and relics from excavations decorate the 13 exhibition galleries.
Luxury Lodging in Antalya
Seeking luxury accommodations once your private jet has arrived in Antalya? Private jet travelers will be pleased with Antalya’s fine selection of luxury hotels. Here are some of the top hotel options that offer a luxurious stay:
- Barut Lara
- Delphin Imperial
- Gloria Serenity Resort
- Kempinski Hotel The Dome Belek
- Limak Lara De Luxe Hotel
- Mardan Palace
- Rixos Premium Belek
- Titanic Beach Lara
Airports In or Nearby Antalya For Private Jets
In Antalya, travelers can find many airports in or near Antalya that have the capacity to facilitate private flight charters, including:
Antalya Airport (AYT): Located less than 10 miles away from Antalya and 8.1 mi northeast of Antalya’s city center, Antalya Airport is an international airport operated by ICF Airports. It is the third busiest airport in Turkey and has the capacity to handle more than 20 million passengers annually. This airport consists of one domestic terminal and two international terminals. Antalya Airport has two concrete runways designated in the 18L/36R and 18C/36C directions as well as one asphalt runway in the 18R/36L direction.
Denizli Çardak Airport (DNZ): Located in the Denizli Province of Turkey and 149 miles away from Antalya, Denizli Çardak Airport is a domestic airport that has the capacity to handle more than two million passengers annually. The airport has one asphalt runway designated in the 06/24 direction and three passenger terminals.
Usak Airport (USQ): Uşak Airport is located 183 miles away from Antalya and is operated by the Turkish Government Airport Management. It is the main airport of the city of Uşak and has one concrete runway in the 09/27 direction. Uşak Airport has the capacity to facilitate general aviation flights as well as individual trips.
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