Silversea Luxury Cruises À ANTALYA

ANTALYA

Antalya instantly shot to fame when Turkey opened to wider tourism in the early noughties. And with its enviable balance of picture perfect beaches, glorious climate and superb architecture it is no surprise. Since then it has carved a niche for itself as an all-purpose resort, offering much to see and do for couples young and old and families alike. Arrival into Antalya is a breathtaking sight. The turquoise waters stretch long and far, fringed by golden sands and a classically beautiful coastline. View more

The city has changed hands several times, with many archaeological remains proving testament to its past. One such must see is the unmissable Hadrian’s Gate. Built in 130AD to commemorate the visit of Emperor Hadrian to the city, it is the perfect starting point to begin a pleasant stroll through the labyrinthine streets of Kaleiçi (literally, Castle Town), otherwise known as Antalya Old Town. Narrow, cobbled lanes offer a chance to get lost in a bit of Ottoman history, while enjoying a thick, sweet (and very strong) Turkish coffee. For those wishing to delve a little deeper into the city’s fascinating past, the Antalya Museum offers history buffs a comprehensive journey from the city’s initial foundations in the Stone Age right through to the Byzantine Empire. A short 30-minute taxi ride will take you to the stunning Duden Waterfalls, a site (and sight) of exquisite natural beauty. There are in fact two parts of the falls, both of which offer a pleasant moment to revel in the power of Mather Nature.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

Excursions depuis ANTALYA

Escape for a day of play at the National Golf Club in Belek, a real Turkish treat.


National Golf Course in Belek

The National Golf Course in Belek offers something special for all levels of golfer. Sculpted fairways, glistening white bunkers and velvet greens, the National Golf Club was the first international standard golf complex on the Turkish Mediterranean coast when it opened in 1994. The National Golf Course remains one of the best designed courses in Belek. It has been established to provide exclusive facilities for both members and visitors. The 18-hole Championship Course, designed by Ryder Cup Player David Feherty, has played host to the PGA European Turkish Seniors Open in 1996 and 1997. It also has a superb 9-hole Academy Course which suits any standard of golfer, with its wide tree lined holes and water coming into play on several of the tee shots. It can also be an excellent warm-up before your round on the Championship Course.


Holes: 18 | Metres: 6222 | Par: 72 | Handicap Men: 28 | Handicap Ladies: 36


The Club House

The club house is much more traditional than many of the modern facilities in Belek, and the food is really fantastic. There is a perfect view of the green on the 18th hole from the terrace of the golf club, so be prepared for a grandstand finish.


Transfer, Rental Details

Depart the pier for the approximate 75 minutes scenic drive to Belek and check-in for your round of play. Arrange for any rental requirements directly with the pro-shop before heading out to the first tee. Club rental fee is 40 Euros per person, a bucket of practice range balls is 3 Euros.

Following your round, re-join your transport for the return drive to Antalya and your awaiting ship.

Antalya On-Foot & Archaeological Museum

Experience the evolution of Antalya in a unique new way during this delightful, half-day excursion to the Archaeological Museum, and a stroll through the Old Town.


Antalya City and Archaeological Museum

Depart the pier for the short drive to Antalya City. Upon arrival, your first stop is at the Antalya Archaeological Museum. During a guided walking tour of the museum, view displays of impressive collections of pottery, coins, mosaics, sculptures, costumes, sarcophagi, and cave artefacts. A furnished nomad's tent, a carpet loom and several rooms from a typical Ottoman household provide fascinating glimpses into the local lifestyles.


Hall of Emperors and Classical Art

Next, proceed to the Hall of Emperors and Classical Art to view statues of the Greek gods, the emperors Hadrian and Septimus Serverus, and their empresses. Other exhibits include a stunning mosaic collection from Xanthos, extraordinary finds from the Karain Caves dating from the Old Stone Age and a comprehensive ethnographical collection.


Old Antalya Walking Tour

Afterward, take a guided walking tour of Old Antalya. Proceed through the cobbled streets of the walled Old Town, or 'Kaleici'. Sights to be seen include the ancient Hadrian's Gate, the 5th-century Fluted Minaret, the Hidirilik Kulesi and other Selçuk remains. During your visit to the Old Town, a refreshment stop is made at one of the local cafés in the area. At the conclusion of your tour, re-board your coach for the approximate 30-minute drive back to the pier.

Perge & Archaeological Museum

Experience the ancient beauty and historic sights of Turkey during this walking tour of Perge and visit to the renowned Antalya Archaeological Museum.


Perge

Depart the pier for the 45-minute drive to Perge, located approximately nine miles (about 14 kilometres) east of Antalya. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour of this ancient city. Pass through the Roman Gate, the original entrance to the city, and see the Baths Complex, a Hellenistic gateway and walls, and the round towers hovering above a horseshoe-shaped courtyard. From here, follow the colonnaded street to the 4th-century agora, and view the impressive remains of the ancient theatre, basilica and stadium.


Antalya Archaeological Museum

Afterward, re-board your coach for the return drive to Antalya and a visit to the Archaeological Museum. Upon arrival, take a walking tour of the museum to see displays of impressive collections of pottery, coins, mosaics, sculptures, costumes, sarcophagi, and cave artefacts. A furnished nomad's tent, a carpet loom and several rooms from a typical Ottoman household provide fascinating glimpses into the local lifestyles.


Next, proceed to the Hall of Emperors and Classical Art to view statues of the Greek gods, the emperors Hadrian and Septimus Serverus, and their empresses. Other exhibits a stunning mosaic collection from Xanthos, extraordinary finds from the Karain Caves that date back to the Old Stone Age and a comprehensive ethnographical collection. Your tour concludes with an orientation drive through the Old Town before returning to the pier.

Perge & Aspendos

Experience the ancient grandeur and architecture of Perge and Aspendos during this scenic, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Perge

Depart the pier for the 45-minute drive to Perge, located approximately nine miles (about 14 kilometres) east of Antalya. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour of this ancient city. Pass through the Roman Gate, the original entrance to the city, and see the Baths Complex, a Hellenistic gateway and walls, and the round towers hovering above a horseshoe-shaped courtyard. From here, follow the colonnaded street to the 4th-century agora, and view the impressive remains of the ancient theatre, basilica and stadium.


Aspendos

Leaving Perge, your drive continues through the area's farmland en route to Aspendos. Upon arrival, a visit is made to the splendid ancient theatre, the finest of its kind in all of Anatolia. Its façade is stunning and its acoustics are unparalleled; performances are held here today without the use of microphones. In addition, see the ruins of a stadium, agora and basilica. Following your visit, proceed for an orientation drive through the Old Town before returning to the pier.

Perge, Aspendos & the Archaeological Museum

Spend a day exploring the spectacular remains of Ancient Turkey during this picturesque tour of Perge, Aspendos and the Antalya Archaeological Museum.


Perge

Depart the pier for the 45-minute drive to Perge, located approximately nine miles (about 14 kilometres) east of Antalya. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour of this ancient city. Pass through the Roman Gate, the original entrance to the city, and see the Baths Complex, a Hellenistic gateway and walls, and the round towers hovering above a horseshoe-shaped courtyard. From here, follow the colonnaded street to the 4th-century agora, and view the impressive remains of the ancient theatre, basilica and stadium.


Aspendos

Leaving Perge, your drive continues through the area's farmland en route to Aspendos. Upon arrival, a visit is made to the splendid ancient theatre, the finest of its kind in all of Anatolia. Its façade is stunning and its acoustics are unparalleled; performances are held here today without the use of microphones. In addition, see the ruins of a stadium, agora and basilica. Following your visit, proceed for lunch at a golf resort before returning to Antalya.


Antalya Museum

Upon arrival in Antalya, visit the Archaeological Museum. Your walking tour of the museum includes displays of impressive collections of pottery, coins, mosaics, sculptures, costumes, sarcophagi, and cave artefacts. A furnished nomad's tent, a carpet loom and several rooms from a typical Ottoman household provide fascinating glimpses into the local lifestyles.


Next, proceed to the Hall of Emperors and Classical Art to view statues of the Greek gods, the emperors Hadrian and Septimus Serverus, and their empresses. Other exhibits a stunning mosaic collection from Xanthos, extraordinary finds from the Karain Caves that date back to the Old Stone Age and a comprehensive ethnographical collection. Your tour concludes with a visit to an old castle before commencing the approximate 30-minute return drive to the pier.

Phaselis & Olympos by Cable Car

On this half-day excursion, discover the ancient city of Phaselis and take the cable car to the top of Mt. Olympos to enjoy breathtaking views while sipping a refreshing drink.


Leave the port for the approximately 45 minute drive to Phaselis


Phaselis

Founded in 693 BC, Phaselis was an important port and is now boosting beautiful ruins, a historical amphitheater, an aqueduct, the agora and the baths. The remains of the ancient city of Phaselis are located by the seashore and covered with pine and cedar trees, so that even on the hottest summer days, they provide a pleasant visit.


Phaselis, the oldest settlement in the region, was one of the most important cities of the Lycian union and through its trading activities, it rapidly developed and prospered. With the weakening of the Lycian Union, it fell under the control of pirates as all other port cities. The reign of the pirates in the area ended with the Roman Empire coming to dominate the region. In the Byzantine period, it became a bishopric. It retained its importance until the 3rd century AD and declined after that.


Cable Car, Olympos Mountain, Refreshment

Following the visit of the ancient city, enjoy a 5 minute cable car ride to the Peak of Tahtali Mountain, otherwise known as Lycian Olympos, of a height of 2365 meters. At the summit take in the 360-degree view, while sipping a refreshing drink. Spend approximately 30 minute there at your leisure, before taking the cable car back to the parking place and rejoining your coach for the approximately 45 minute drive back to the ship.

Termessos & Archeological Museum

On this half day tour explore the ruins of the city of Termessos, perched on a high plateau, lying on the western slopes of the Gulluk Mountain and visit the well-known Antalya Archeological Museum.

Termessos

Depart for a 45 minutes through the Gulluk Mountain to reach Termessos, one of Turkey's best preserved ancient cities and most outstanding archaeological sites.

The ancient city of Termessos was built in between two peaks on the Gulluk Mountain <https://www.goturkeytourism.com/things-to-do/gulluk-mountain-national-park-antalya.html> of Antalya. This ancient city is also called the Eagle's Nest because of its most remarkable location, 1050 m above the sea level and spread over a wide area.

The remains of Termessos are to a great degree scattered amongst the thick marquis and forest area. Remains include the strong defence walls, temples, necropolis, agora, gymnasium, bouleuterion, the theatre with a spectacular view and five vast water cisterns carved into the rock.

Antalya Archaeological Museum

Drive 45 minutes back to Antalya to the renowned Antalya Archaeological Museum. Upon arrival, take a walking tour of the museum to see displays of impressive collections of pottery, coins, mosaics, sculptures, costumes, sarcophagi, and cave artefacts. A furnished nomad's tent, a carpet loom and several rooms from a typical Ottoman household provide fascinating glimpses into the local lifestyles.


Next, proceed to the Hall of Emperors and Classical Art to view statues of the Greek gods, the emperors Hadrian and Septimus Serverus, and their empresses. There is also a stunning mosaic collection from Xanthos, extraordinary finds from the Karain Caves that date back to the Old Stone Age and a comprehensive ethnographical collection.


Following the visits, return to the port.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.