There are parks in Antalya that are great for walking and recreation, as well as parks, including entertainment, that are suitable for families with children.
Some Antalya parks offer beautiful panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea, the coast and parts of Antalya.
Also, the parks listed in this article are suitable for recreation in Antalya during the non-tourist season (winter, autumn and spring).
The best Antalya parks for walking and recreation
Kecili Park, which translates as a Small park, is the most interesting green area in Antalya old town (Kaleichi).
This small cozy park has paths, places to relax, a fountain, a sculpture of two goats, as well as observation terraces and a glass observation deck from which you can enjoy gorgeous views of the sea, old port, the beach of Mermerli, the rocky coast of Antalya and the mountains. More about Kecili Park...
The large Karaalioglu Park (Karaalioğlu Park) is also located in the very center of Antalya (near the old town of Kaleici) and is an oasis for walking and relaxing.
The park has beautiful walking areas, panoramic terraces with views of the Mediterranean Sea, a fountain, monuments and sculptures, ruins of an ancient tower, restaurants and a beach. More about Karaalioglu Park…
Parks of Duden Waterfalls
Duden Waterfalls (Düden Şelalesi) is a cascade of waterfalls in the city of Antalya, which is formed by the Duden River.
The waterfalls consist of the Upper Duden Waterfalls and the Lower Duden Waterfall, located at a distance of 15 kilometers from each other and located in park areas.
The Upper Duden Waterfalls (Yukarı Düden Şelalesi) is a picturesque cascade of several waterfalls that flow into the Duden River from a rocky cliff designed as a grotto (cave), where you can walk behind the waterfall and admire the views of water flows from the back of the waterfall.
A park with vegetation has been created around the waterfall, there are rocky steps and terraces from which picturesque views of the waterfalls open. There are also places for recreation and picnics, a cafe, a souvenir shop and toilets in the park.
Entrance to the Upper Waterfalls Park is paid. Learn more about the Upper Duden Waterfalls…
The Lower Duden Waterfall (Aşağı Düden Şelalesi) is a 40-meter waterfall that falls with a powerful stream from the steep rocky shore directly into the Mediterranean Sea.
Lower Duden Waterfall is located in the Düden Park (Düden Parkı) of the same name, which in itself is a wonderful area for walking and relaxing with restaurants, children's play areas and a sports ground.
There are panoramic terraces in the park near the waterfall.
Duden Park and the Lower Waterfalls are free. Learn more about the Lower Dudensky Waterfalls and the park…
Parks on the cliffs
In addition to Duden Park with the Lower Duden Waterfall, along the rocky steep coast of Antalya, in the direction from Duden Park to the center of Antalya, there are other park areas on cliffs, with greenery, places for walking and recreation, reservoirs, fountains, cafes and terraces with panoramic views of the sea.
From parks: Falez Parkı 3, Mehmet Manavoğlu Parkı, Yalım Parkı, Falez Parkı 2, Özgür Köpek Oyun Parkı and etc.
Yavuz Ozjan Park
Yavuz Ozjan Park (Yavuz Ozcan parkı) is located on a cliff along Konyaalti Street (Konyaaltı Caddesi), which is very popular among the guests of the city, as it is a walking route from the old town of Antalya (city center) to Konyaalti beach.
In the park: places to relax, a fountain, flower beds and a large equestrian statue to Sultan Giyaseddin Keykhusrev I (Seljuk Sultan Gıyaseddin Keyhüsrev I).
The park offers beautiful panoramic views.
On the rocky cliffs, just below the main part of the Yavuz Ozjan Park, there are terraces with views of the Mediterranean Sea, rocky shores, the old port and the old city of Antalya.
Ataturk Park (Atatürk Parkı) is another park located between Konyaalti Street and a rocky steep bank.
In the park: green areas, a small amusement park, a sculptural fountain on a panoramic terrace with seating areas, as well as panoramic restaurants with terraces located directly next to a rocky cliff.
Ataturk Park ends near the Konyaalti Large Viewing Terrace (Konyaaltı Büyük Seyir Terası), which is one of the best and most visited viewing platforms in Antalya.
The observation deck consists of open terraces near a rocky cliff, from which stunning panoramic views of the sea, Konyaalti beach, the park coastal zone and mountain peaks open.
There is a panoramic cafe near the observation deck. More about the viewing terrace and the panoramic cafe…
Beach Park and Ataturk Culture Park
The Beach Park (Beach Park Antalya) and the Atatürk Cultural Park (Atatürk Kültür Parkı) are in fact parts of one large park area, spread out near the eastern part Konyaalti beach.
In the Beach Park: places for walking and recreation, a bike path, lawns where people come for picnics, playgrounds, cafes and restaurants, free toilets, places to charge phones, free Wi-Fi.
In the Ataturk Culture Park: abundance of greenery, places for walking and recreation, a bike path, a local walk of fame, a miniature copy of the Mayan pyramid, a pond, a small waterfall, a cafe, a concert hall and the Glass Pyramid exhibition center where festivals and cultural events take place. From the park, on a rocky cliff, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
You can go up and down from the Beach Park to the Ataturk Park using one of the two free panoramic elevators or on foot, including stairs.
Parks are free to visit.
Kepez Park (Kepez Belediyesi Kent Ormanı) is a shady large park that attracts attention with the Ataturk Waterfall with fountains and a large sculpture "the Mask of Ataturk" (Atatürk Maskı), cafes, areas for walks and picnics.
The terraces of the park offer panoramic views of Antalya, the sea and the mountains.
Entrance to the park is free.
Archaeological Park of Perge
Perge or Perga is an ancient city founded in the Bronze Age and from which ruins now remain, which are one of the outstanding archaeological sites of Turkey, as well as an open-air archaeological park.
Today on the territory of Perge you can see the remains of walls, gates and towers, basilicas, nymphaeums, baths, palaestra, propylaea, agora, some buildings and shops, the main street with a water canal, as well as an ancient stadium and theater.
The ruins of the ancient city of Perge (Perge Antik Kenti) are located within the borders of Aksu District in Antalya Province, 17 kilometers northeast of Antalya city center. Learn more about Perge and how to visit…
Antalya parks for entertainment and family holidays
Aktur Amusement Park
The Aktur Amusement Park is a large amusement park with roller coasters, classic attractions, including adults and children, a 5D cinema, a play area, Turkey's largest Ferris wheel "Heart of Antalya" (height 90 meters) and a food court.
The entrance to the park is a bright colorful castle.
The site of the Aktur Park: akturpark.com.tr.
Near the park there is a popular shopping center "5M Migros".
Waterhill Water Park
Waterhill Waterpark is a large seasonal water park with pools, slides, cafes and shows of marine animals.
Aquapark website: waterhill.com.tr.
Antalya Zoo, although not the largest zoo in Turkey, but in terms of the area it covers, is one of the best zoos in Turkey with a natural land structure corresponding to the standard of living of animals.
The zoo includes a reptile house, a birdhouse, shelters for deer, gazelles, roe deer, maned sheep, Cameroonian sheep, zebras, ponies, kangaroos, lions, tigers, cougars, lizards, bears, as well as natural and artificial reservoirs and waterfalls.
Antalya Zoo Website: antalyazoo.antalya.bel.tr.
Dokuma Park (Dokumapark) is a shady pine park located on the territory of a former yarn and cotton factory in Antalya.
The former factory has now been turned into a park and museum area.
- places for walking and recreation, a botanical garden, playgrounds, picnic areas, libraries, a booksellers' bazaar, a mini railway, a weaving factory mosque, an 8D cinema and various cafes, including themed;
- Antalya Toy Museum (Anadolu Oyuncak Müzesi), which exhibits more than 13 thousand toys on various topics. The world of toys includes toys from a school classroom to a fairy-tale room, from shopkeeper Street to Kaleichi Street, from cars to dolls. In the garden of the museum there are olive trees, special plant ornaments and sculptures of cartoon characters;
- open-air miniature Museum "Mini City" (Dokuma Park Mini City), which presents smaller copies of popular attractions in Turkey;
- the museum of history "Once upon a Time in a Fairy Tale" (Bir Zamanlar Antalya Müzesi), where memories of Antalya and the Weaving Factory are kept. The museum tells both about the rapidly changing and developing Kepez (Antalya district, where the park is located), and about the important values of Antalya and the history of the city. The museum is located in the administrative building of the old weaving factory;
- Museum of Anatolian Martyrs (Anadolu Şehitler Müzesi) dedicated to the people who won the victory with their names, photos and personal things;
- Gallery of Modern Art (Modern Sanatlar Galerisi), created in the former factory dining room and has 4 exhibition halls;
- Antalya Car Museum (Kepez Dokuma Park Otomobil Müzesi), which presents cars that until recently traveled through the streets of the city;
- Antalya Science Center, which includes experimental halls, scientific workshops, exhibition areas, specially designed galleries and multipurpose halls where scientific shows and talks are held.
Fairs and various events are held in Dokumapark.
Dokumapark is located near the popular large shopping center "Ozdilek Park" (ÖzdilekPark Antalya AVM) with shops, restaurants, a bowling alley and a cinema.
Theme Park "Funtastic"
Park Funtastic is a large theme park with various sports and entertainment areas for every age and taste.
In the park: children's area with trampolines, children's excavators, rope obstacle course (rope park), zipline, go-karts, rodelbahn, quad bikes, paintball, zorbing, horseback riding, cafes and picnic areas .
The park is located near the Antalya Zoo.
The park's website: parkfuntastic.com.
In Antalya and the region there is a Museum map of the Mediterranean (Museum Pass The Mediterranean), according to which the entrance to some museums and archaeology (including Antalya Archaeological Museum and in Perge) - free or discounted.
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