Dantel Pension, Antalya – Cosy Kaleiçi Digs

Clean room? Check. Comfy bed? Check. Decent breakfast? Check. In a good spot? Check. Great for our budget? Check. Yeah, these are all the things we look for when we’re booking our digs for any little jaunt we do and Dantel Pension in Antalya’s old town, Kaleiçi, ticked all of our boxes. Whenever we go […]

In Antalya? Don’t Miss Karaalioğlu Park

The more we visit the southern Mediterranean city of Antalya, the more we love it. That’s the beauty of slow travel. We get more of a feel for what makes a place tick. Rather than racing around, ticking places off in a ‘been there, done that, time to move on’ fashion, you get to sink […]

A Photographic Walk From Antalya Clock Tower To Konyaaltı

We’re going for a little stroll along the Antalya city centre seafront in this blog post. And there’s no rush. How long it takes you to complete this journey depends on how fast you walk, whether or not you want to detour off down to the old harbour (don’t worry, there’s a lift with views) […]

Antalya Restaurants & Bars – A Few Places We Liked…

It’s fair to say that it’s taken us a few visits to really click with Antalya…but we don’t like to be defeated – and, thanks to Barry running in Runatolia for the last couple of years, along with a quick overnight trip to watch our favourite Turkish band, Duman, at the Jolly Joker, it’s meant […]

Antalya Harbour & The Lift – Practical Beauty

Such a simple idea, yet so practical, so useful…and also so beautiful. But then aren’t the simplest ideas supposed to be the best ideas? And, inevitably, this much needed practical solution is also going to be a great tourist attraction for Antalya. We’re talking about the lift down to the old Antalya Harbour. Antalya Harbour […]

Have We Found Our Ideal Budget Antalya Hotel? Otel Twenty Could Be The One…

Budget’s the name of the game when ever we go away anywhere – and recently, when we were in Antalya for Runatolia 2015, we again went on an online hunt for budget accommodation for our 3-night stay. We’ve learned the hard way with this, though, and past experience has taught us it’s a bit of […]

Topçu Kebap – Antalya Usulü Piyaz In Antalya City Centre

There are many cities and regions in Turkey that are famous for particular recipes or foods – and Antalya is no exception to the case. On so many occasions on this blog, we’ve written about our love of köfte; yeah, you know we love our köfte – we’ve done various köfte recipes in the past […]

Runatolia 2015 – The Colours Of Antalya

That’s the overriding memory of both last year’s Runtalya 2014 and this year’s Runatolia (there’s been a name change); just a mass of colour. Last year, I perched myself on the bridge over the start line to take photos and to try to spot Barry in the mass of runners. Of course, that was a […]

Would You Run In Stilettos? The Runatolia Antalya Ladies Do!

Yes, this year, we again returned to Antalya for the 2015 Runatolia races so that Barry could take part in the half marathon. In previous years, the event has been called Runtalya and it’s just getting more and more popular every year. Last year, we realised there was also a high-heel race…that’s women running in […]

A Postcard From Antalya

Greetings from Antalya. As usual, when you go away somewhere, your feet don’t touch the ground and you don’t get to do what you fully intended to do. Today’s plan, for example, was to tell you all about quite possibly the oddest race we’ve ever watched – the ladies high heel race that took place […]