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Turkish Specialties Walking Tour (Self Guided), Antalya

Antalya attracts millions of tourists with its gorgeous locale combined with the unique traditions of coffee, nargile, belly dance, kebab and baklava, hamam and much more. Find out what you can experience if you decide to go to Antalya by browsing this list of top tourist attractions.
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Guide Name: Turkish Specialties Walking Tour
Guide Location: Turkey » Antalya (See other walking tours in Antalya)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 Km or 2.5 Miles
Author: valery
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Belly Dance
  • Hookah (Nargile)
  • Turkish Bath (Hamam) at Cender Hotel
  • Turkish Coffee
  • Ünlüoğlu Baklava Shop
  • Komaş
  • İskender Kebab
Belly Dance

1) Belly Dance

Unquestionably designed for a female body, this oriental dance has evolved through the influence of various civilizations. It is a dance that involves the belly, hips, and upper body and is usually performed barefooted. The shuddering and shimmying movements can only be characterized as sensual. In Antalya, the Perge Hotel is said to have the most perfect belly dancers.
Hookah (Nargile)

2) Hookah (Nargile)

People regularly smoke nargile (a water pipe more familiarly known as a hookah) with Turkish coffee after an evening meal as a substitute for cigarettes. Among the types of flavors (with and without tobacco) are fruit (strawberry, apple), herb (mint, cinnamon), molasses, cappuccino, and other diverse flavors from the simple to the exotic. A suggested restaurant in Antalya for travelers to try nargile is Mavi Karga cafe.
Turkish Bath (Hamam) at Cender Hotel

3) Turkish Bath (Hamam) at Cender Hotel (must see)

A required experience during a vacation to Turkey is a trip to hamam or Turkish Bath. Traditionally, people would gather for ceremonies, socialization and gossip, as well as cleansing. You will pass through a series of rooms (camekan, hararet, etc.) to don a pestamal (fringed towel), linger in warm or hot rooms, and receive a thorough massage. Many hamams were built during the Ottoman period, and today you will find them in nearly any hotel in Turkey, including the Cender Hotel.
Turkish Coffee

4) Turkish Coffee

The practice of serving Turkish coffee has played a significant role in Turkish tradition and society for many centuries. Beginning with finely ground coffee, water, and optional sugar or spices, boil three times over a low fire and pour into small cups, making sure to have a healthy amount of froth. A highly recommended place in Antalya to savor a good Turkish coffee is the Degusta restaurant.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Ünlüoğlu Baklava Shop

5) Ünlüoğlu Baklava Shop

Among the wide variety of Turkish sweets, a favorite here is baklava. Antalya residents even organize parties featuring this refined dessert. It's unique appearance will draw your attention; one taste will keep you coming back for more. A tasty baklava begins with delicate dough and quality fillings, but the best recipes have their own secrets that make you want to try this delicious treat again and again. Ünlüoğlu is Antalya's favorite baklava shop.

6) Komaş

It is believed that the nazar or evil eye bead, a blue glass amulet with a stylized eye on it, protects people around the world. This belief is found in Europe, the Mediterranean, the Middle East and South Asia, where it is very common to use evil eye beads or offer them to guests. They are displayed in doorways, cars, or as jewelry worn by people of all ages, especially babies. Check out the Komaş Antalya Store as a source of these popular talismans.
İskender Kebab

7) İskender Kebab

İskender kebab is a popular meat dish in Turkey. It is prepared from thin-sliced lamb or beef with tomato sauce over pita bread, topped with melted butter with a side of yogurt. It has a delicate flavor and is recommended to all tourists coming to Turkey. İskender kebab is served in most of Antalya restaurants and one of them is Özsüt, a Turkish dessert shop chain.
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Antalya, Turkey

Create Your Own Walk in Antalya

Create Your Own Walk in Antalya

Creating your own self-guided walk in Antalya is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
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Daily Life in Antalya

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles
Antalya Historical Worship Places

Antalya Historical Worship Places

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles
Historic Sites in Antalya

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles
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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles
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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles