Antalya has a beautiful old walled city, overlooking the turquoise waters of the eastern Mediterranean. Dating back to pre-Roman times it is made up of a narrow maze of streets, peppered with ancient churches and mosques, and has a picturesque harbour where once Phoenicians galleons moored. Today there are any number of quaint bars and restaurants, offering great views and a perfect place to enjoy an early evening drink.
If you remember your Sunday school classes you might recall how St Paul, a converted Roman officer, eluded capture by setting out from Damascus to enlighten the pagan tribes of Asia Minor. According to legend, having landed in Antalya, he headed north, into the Taurus Mountains and on towards Constantinople. Today, a wonderful walking trail has been 'way-marked' from the coast deep into the interior following his supposed route, taking you through stunning mountain landscapes, past ancient Roman ruins, and into remote local villages. With interesting accommodation along the way, we think this is one of the best walks Europe can offer. …Read more