This past weekend our group went to Antalya. It was basically Turkish Miami with mountains in the background. We stayed in the pedestrian Old Town area. The main highlights of our trip were the beaches. The first beach had clear water but no sand. Just smooth pebbles. Lara Beach, about 10 miles from the city center, was a European blue flag beach, meaning it met high standards for cleanliness. As far as sightseeing went, we mostly stayed within the city. Getting around Antalya is rather difficult. Overall, it was a good opportunity to get away from the rather mundane city atmosphere that Ankara offers.
View from Antalya's Old Marina near our hotel
Thunderstorm across the Gulf of Antalya
View from beach closest to our hotel with the pebble shoreline