Hope you are enjoying my Antalya Chronicles 🙂
There is so much to explore in any city you visit and so much to learn in terms of history that one visit can never be enough. Still, 2.5-day stay at this beautiful landscape surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea left an impact on me.
I felt far away from the chaos of a city life surrounded by peace and calmness. Good company of friends, the prospect of knowing a new place, empty wide roads, eye-capturing scenery – I don’t think I needed anything more!
Post Duden Waterfall, our next tourist destination was Kaleici or the Old City Antalya. On one hand, you have the port while on the other hand its a shopper’s paradise. The place has lovely Ottoman houses which give a Romanian feel.
King Attalos II founded the city with a port and after him the
city was named Attaleia now Antalya.
The lanes are narrow you can travel on foot at leisure through the lively streets and check out traditional Turkish artefacts. There are two markets here one which is a fixed priced one and the second set of shops across the inner bylanes where bargaining is the key.
You have a lot of historic ruins and mosque to see which have become synonymous with Antalya like the Hadrian’s Gate, Clock Tower, Fluted Minaret to name a few which have been so well maintained.
Traditional Artefacts on the way
Again due to time restriction we chose to explore the bylanes of the place to get a feel for the place rather than spend our time in fixed priced shops.
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I take this opportunity to introduce one of my #CrossBorderSisters – Priyanka – A doctor by day and a writer by night. She enjoys writing poetry and fiction and has a novel to her credit. She is currently working on her second novel, which she is hoping will see the light of day before the world ends. Blogging, however, remains her first (although slightly neglected) love!
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Interesting post and had a virtual tour of the land alongwith you. Look forward for more posts. #BlogAMile #OpenNTalk
Seems like you had a great time dear 🙂 Love that pic of yours. . #OpenNTalk #BlogAMile
I am enjoying your travel series Manisha. Lovely pictures and vlog too. #Bloggingdivas #Openntalk
Glad you are liking it Deepa 🙂
Your chronicles remind me of a line from one of my favourite animation movies. “Adventure is out there!”
It beautifully captures the essence of your travels. 🙂
Interesting vlog as well.
True Priyanka, thanks so much for your kind words makes my day 🙂
Awesome place… Seems like you have enjoyed a lot. #jamss2018 #OpenNTalk
It was a memorable trip 🙂
Your travel series is getting interesting with every post. All set to chase your adventure trail:)
Thanks so much Aditi 🙂
every time i read a travel blog, it seems like i travel too. getting lost in words and pictures. loved the captures.
– Princy from #InvincibleGang for #OpenNTalk #Week3
So true, the same happens with me 🙂
Lovely post. Awesome place. #jamss2018 #OpenNTalk
Glad you liked, thanks for stopping by 🙂
Another interesting place. 🙂
– Anami from #InvincibleGang for #OpenNTalk #Week3
Thanks for increasing our knowledge about the place #NISSATalks
Glad it was helpful 🙂
Very interesting and informative post. Keep bringing more of these to us. #RoarWillRock
Thanks so much 🙂
Turkey one of my dream destination!! Loved the post. #OpenNTalk #BlogAMile
Thanks for stopping by 🙂
After your post, I feel like Antalaya is a city I have explored already. 🙂 Its because of your post dear. #Bloggerbabes #OpeNtalk
Thanks so much Sayeri 😊 #CrossBorderSisters #OpenNTalk
Lovely pictures, Manisha. I agree there’s a lot to explore in a city. It was great seeing Antalya through your eyes and lens. #OpenNTalk #BloggerBabes
Thanks Varsha 😊 #CrossBorderSisters #OpenNTalk
Besides you we all enjoyed the places in Antalya through your wonderful post. Pictures were also too good.
Thanks Bhawna #CrossBorderSisters #OpenNTalk
Antalya..name sounds interesting. You took me to the city through your post
Glad you liked it. #CrossBorderSisters #OpenNTalk
The video said it all, making me want to visit the laid back by lanes of the old city.
Interesting place, Manisha!
Yes a place to unwind and forget the hustle bustle of our lives Anagha
I think it’s lovely that they have such a systematic breakdown… One fixed price market and one for bargaining
Ya you can choose as per your wish #CrossBorderSisters #OpenNTalk
This is a beautiful place to visit with so many traditional things around and lovely houses. I liked your vlog the most
Turkey is on my list! Loved the horse carriages and tiny shops selling traditional artifacts,
I loved the patterns of the carpets and cushions. Separate markets for fixed price shops and bargaining ones is interesting!
Yes the carpets were different and handmade. Separate markets makes it easier to explore 🙂
I am enjoying your posts in this series and also your vlog. Stunning photos too.
Thanks Vasantha 🙂
I am a fan of travelogue.. I loved watching it. Looks like you had a great time
Yes, had a memorable time 🙂