Dubh Linn, Kaleiçi – A Great Pub Atmosphere In Antalya’s Old City

It's always a tough one, deciding whether or not to write about bars and restaurants we visit when we're elsewhere in Turkey. Nice to offer tips to you, should you go to that place, but the reality is, any of these eateries and watering holes could close down and we'd have no idea about it. Places … [Read more...]

1207 Boutique Hotel, Kaleiçi – We Splashed Out In Antalya

This year's trip to Antalya for the Runatolia event was a bit different. You know us; we're happy in a small pension. As long as there's a clean bed and a shower, we're good to go. The less spent on accommodation, the more we have for playing out. So, this is how it came to pass that we ended up … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 yourself into a … [Read more...]

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) to look … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 a … [Read more...]

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 such as … [Read more...]

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 futile … [Read more...]