Villa Daphne is located in the heart of the old city centre Kaleici, the middle of the centre of Antalya. This city is also known as the pearl of the Turkish Riviera and is very attractive with its long boulevards with palm trees, relaxing beaches, spectacular mountain views and old city centre. The city was built in the second century B.C. and was once a fortified town. The fortified centre consists of narrow alleys and wooden houses that were built against the city walls and is now called Kaleici. This atmospheric picturesque old part of the city is perfect for shopping and sightseeing in the day time. There are also a few small cosy beaches within 10 minutes walking distance. In the evening you can visit one of the many cheap authentic Turkish restaurants, live Turkish music bars or even a disco in the harbour. The Yacht harbour is considered to be one of the most beautiful ones in Turkey. For more information about the activities in Antalya go to Antalya Central.
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There are plenty of delicious and cosy restaurants in Kaleici available. Our personal recommendations are:
Otantik - Traditional Turkish with good service
Castle - Lovely food with a see view
Art Cafe Gallery - Cafe with good food, live music and art
Leman Kultur - Really delicious food and drinks for a good price
If you want to do some cooking of your own this is also not a problem.
A small grocery store that sell all necessities is just around the corner. They are open around 20 hours a day, 7 days a week. Next to the store is a bakkery with delicious bread and pastries, also open until late at night.
The yacht harbour and a cosy little beach are within 200 meters walking distance of the Villa. The large beach of Antalya, Konyaalti can be easily reached by tram, bus or taxi (very cheap).
For the golf enthusiasts Belek, with 3 beautiful courses, is only 15 kilometers away. In the winter you can go skiing or snowboarding in Saklikent, a 1,5 hours drive.
If you enjoy to play bridge, like us, you can join an afternoon session at the local bridge club (within walking distance).