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Halal Antalya Holidays
The popularity of halal tourism has recently increased in the country of Turkey, particularly in the region of Antalya. For this reason, Muslim travelers can plan Antalya holidays in this area with confidence, knowing that locating the appropriate restaurants, resorts and facilities is not difficult.
Turkey's Western Mediterranean coast is renowned for its sandy beaches and interesting and exciting water sports and other activities. Antalya provides everything necessary to please halal travelers and ensure each visitor has a pleasant and memorable experience.
Top Landmarks and Attractions
Kaleiçi is situated a bit east of the city's center, and runs parallel to the Mediterranean coast. It is a beautiful and historical town that offers unprecedented views of the lovely harbor. Surrounded by Byzantine era walls, the Old City is an architectural wonder. Several shops and cafés flank the famous Taksim Square, which is a halal-friendly area where many Muslim customs are observed.
Interesting points of attraction are Hadrian's Gate, the Iskele Mosque, the Clock Tower and the Yacht Harbour. The area is also home to various halal-friendly accommodations, halal restaurants and shopping outlets to suit the needs of all Muslim visitors.
Konyaalti Beach is one of the city's best beaches. The beach has a picnic area, waterpark, and the celebrated amusement area called Aqualand. The AkturLunapark Antalya and the Antalya Aquarium are ideal places to visit when spending time at Konyaalti Beach, particularly for those with youngsters. At the city's North end, the 400 acre Antalya Zoo and Nature Park beckon to travelers as well.
Situated on the outskirts of the city are the ancient Perge Ruins, a Roman landmark and terrific place to sight see and spend time. Other ruins near the city that vacationers should definitely explore are the Aspendos, Demre-Myra and the Termessos.
The Aspendos is an ancient Roman theater built in early 176 A.D. and this outstanding structure was designed and created by Zeno, the son of Theodorius, to include row seating crafted from marble and able to accommodate up to 15,000 patrons. Several halal restaurants are also situated in the vicinity of Aspendos, ensuring that Muslim travelers need not worry about dining hassles when visiting the region.
The Antalya Archaeological Museum
The Antalya Archaeological Museum is one of the country's largest museums and one of the city's most prominent landmarks. Located in Antalya's Konyaalti district, it is home to an expansive, 75,000 square foot open-air gallery and 13 exhibition halls.
More than 5,000 creations and artifacts are displayed in these halls, which showcase decades of art from the Pamphylia and Mediterranean regions. In 1922, the Antalya Museum was opened to the public and in 1988 it won the European Council Special Prize.
Antalya is home to several mosques, the most prominent of which are the Tekeli Mehmet Pasa Mosque, KesikMinare Mosque, Iskele Mosque, and Yivliminare Mosque.
Antalya holidays are also great for those who enjoy fantastic shopping opportunities. The area is home to several high-end malls and numerous individual specialty shops and boutiques can be found throughout the city. The following are among the best shopping destinations in the area:
- Migros MMM
- Lara Beach
- Beach Town Bazaar
Antalya is served by the Antalya Airport, which is situated approximately five miles from the center of town. The airport is served by flights from multiple European destinations, as well as Istanbul. Taxis are available to the city from the airport on a regular basis and fares are reasonable. Public buses are also an option for those who prefer this method of transportation.
The Antalya Tramway travels to a limited number of destinations in the city, but is useful for those on Antalya holidays, as its main stops are tourist attractions. It is a single line tram service with two different trams running in each direction. They are convenient and inexpensive and depart every 30 minutes.
Almost all Antalya restaurants and cafés serve halal food. However, certain establishments feature halal food on their menu, but also offer alcohol and pork. For this reason, it is wise for visitors to inquire in advance about menu options prior to dining in any particular restaurant.
Antalya holidays are perfect for Muslim travelers, and virtually any visitor will enjoy what they discover in this interesting and beautiful region.