Antalya Nostalgic Tramway

Last Updated on May 15, 2024

Antalya nostalgic tram (close-up)

Antalya is a beautiful coastal city located in the Mediterranean region. It is the second most popular tourist destination in Turkey, right after the historical capital of Istanbul, and is visited by millions of people every year.

Antalya is a highly sought-after destination due to its beautiful public and private beaches, rich historical sites, and its central location, which provides easy access to other coastal towns, historical cities, ancient sites, and structures. Check out our Antalya city page for more information about this beautiful haven.

Antalya Nostalgic Tram

Antalya Nostalgic Tramway

Antalya's Nostalgic Tramway (also known as the Heritage Tram) is a single-track light rail line with only two tram cars that come across at one intersection of the tram line. It is a popular public transportation method that runs along the main seaside boulevard in the city center, from the Konyaltı district at the beginning of the Konyaalti beach to Işıklar, a popular street known for shopping and cafes, located in the Muratpaşa district.

The Antalya Nostalgic Tram runs every half hour and operates with only two tramcars, as it is used more for touristic purposes. To use the Antalya Nostalgic Tram, you have two options. The first option is to own an Antalya Card, which you can get from the nearby vendor machines and top up the same way. Alternatively, you can use your card with a contactless payment function.

The nostalgic tram line in Antalya passes through eleven tram stations, providing breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea. Each station is located near various tourist attractions and connects to other public transport methods, such as the Antray (Antalya's modern tram line) and bus stations, making it a preferred choice among tourists who wish to enjoy a nostalgic tram ride and take in the beautiful scenery while exploring the city center.

Let's have a detailed look at each tram station on the Antalya Nostalgic Tramway.

Antalya Nostalgic Tram Stations

Antalya tram

The nostalgic tram in Antalya is a well-loved tourist attraction that passes through eleven tram stations. It takes visitors on a journey through the heart of the city, showcasing major tourist destinations, busy streets, bustling marketplaces, and other popular tourist attractions along the coastal line.

Here is the station name of each Antalya Nostalgic Tram station: Müze (Antalya Museum)-Barbaros-Meslek Lisesi (Vocational High School)-Selekler-Cumhuriyet Meydanı (Cumhuriyet Square)-Kale Kapısı (Castle Gate)-Üç Kapılar (Hadrian's Gate)-Belediye (Metropolitan Municipality)-Işıklar 2-Işıklar 1- Zerdalilik.

Now let's take a closer look at each station:

Antalya Nostalgic Tram: Müze Station

Müze station is the first stop for the Nostalgic Tram when traveling from Konyaalti Beach. Here, you can visit the Antalya Museum, which is a must when visiting Antalya. Konyaalti Beach Park and Konyalati Public Beach are other nearby destinations that are perfect for a swim in the hot Mediterranean waters, grabbing a refreshing drink, or a delicious lunch from the nearby cafes, restaurants, and pubs.

lunapark amusement antalya

Antalya Nostalgic Tram: Barbaros Station and Meslek Lisesi (Vocational High School) Station

After the Müze station, the Barbaros and Meslek Lisesi stations follow. There isn't much to see during these stops, except for the Aktur Lunapark, which is a small amusement park for children, and Atatürk Park, a popular park among local pet owners. Nevertheless, you can be assured that you will enjoy the scenery while passing through these stops.

Antalya Nostalgic Tram: Selekler Station

The next stop is Selekler Station, where you can explore Selekler Çarşısı (Selekler Shopping Center) and shop for souvenirs. You can't miss the big "I ❤️ Antalya" sign, which is perfect for taking selfies. On the other side of the station, you can visit Yavuz Ozcan Park and enjoy the beautiful mix of greenery, fountains, and statues, all while taking in the stunning view of the Mediterranean Sea.

Antalya cumhuriyet meydanı

Antalya Nostalgic Tram: Cumhuriyet Meydanı (Cumhuriyet Square) Station

Republic Square (Cumhuriyet Meydanı) holds an important place in locals' hearts with its magnificent Monument of the National Rise, depicting the leadership and courage of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (Türkiye's legendary leader who also established the Turkish Republic). From here, you can see a panoramic view of the Mediterranean Sea, Minaret Mosque, and parts of the Old Town.

Also, there are a number of restaurants and cafes nearby that you must drop by to enjoy a delicious lunch or coffee break. Tophane Çay Bahçesi, a cliffside cafe with stunning views, is a popular spot among locals and tourists due to its reasonable prices, but it is often crowded.

Antalya Nostalgic Tram: Kale Kapısı (Castle Gate) Station

Kale Kapısı is the next stop where you can get lost in the crowds. Nearby are the Antalya Clock Tower and Yivli Minare, your first entrance option to the Old Town (although we recommend waiting until the next stop, Hadrian's Gate, which is the traditional and official entrance to the Old Town district.)

If you continue towards the Attalos II Monument on the Kale Kapısı, you can reach Antalya's major shopping center: MarkAntalya Shopping Center. On your way to MarkAntalya Shopping Center, you will pass by many cafes, restaurants, gift shops, and dessert and ice cream shops. If you have a sweet tooth, try irmik helvası and Turkish ice cream from one of these shops.

Kale Kapısı station is also a major transit stop, where you can reach Antalya trams (AntRay) and the nearby bus station to travel to major destinations in Antalya.

Antalya's Kalekapısı

Antalya Nostalgic Tram: Üç Kapılar (Hadrian's Gate) Station

Üç Kapılar Station is the most famous stop on Antalya's Nostalgic Tram Line, located in the popular shopping district of Işıklar Street. Nearby is the magnificent Hadrian's Gate. Hadrian's Gate is a monumental triple-arched gate that connects modern Antalya with its ancient past: Kaleici Old Town (also known as Antalya Old City or Old Antalya).

Kaleici Old Town is a well-known location for tourists who want to explore the well-preserved old Antalya buildings, historical landmarks, gift shops, restaurants, pubs, and cafes. Besides, Kaleici is a preferred hotel district for those who wish to stay in traditional Ottoman inns.

Antalya Nostalgic Tram: Belediye (Metropolitan Municipality) Station

The next stop down Işıklar Street is Belediye Station. There are several budget-friendly cafes, restaurants, pubs, and Karalioğlu Park nearby. The park is a popular public spot with stunning sea views, cafes, and the historical Hıdırlık Tower. It's also the venue for local festivals that take place periodically.

Antalya ışıklar street
Antalya nostalgic tram (close-up)

Antalya Nostalgic Tram: Işıklar 2-Işıklar 1- Zerdalilik Stations

There is not much to see in Işıklar 1 and Işıklar 2 stations, but a number of shops and cafes. Zerdallik station is used as storage for the trams.

—by Can Turan

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