Antalya Vibrant Turquoise Coast Turkey’s Mediterranean hub, the Antalya municipality spans much of the southern coast. The city center, known here as the Old City (Kaleici) is a maze of old Ottoman houses (now mostly converted into hotels), shops, restaurants, and bars. The city’s youthful energy makes experiencing nightlife here a must-do. The beaches and nearby mountains accommodate all things sport, from hiking, paragliding, rafting, to jeep safaris. Just outside the bustle of the center, the ancient ruins of Perge, the Aspendos theatre, and Termessos await exploration.