Karaalioğlu Park is Antalya's major urban park with the all-but-unpronounceable name is at the east of Kaleiçi in the city center (map), easily reached on foot or by the Nostalji Tram. This is where Antalyalılar (locals of Antalya) come in the heat of the day for shade and a breeze or for a stroll in the cool breeze of the evening.
Admission to the park is free, it's always open, and always inviting and welcoming.
Activities at Karaalioğlu Park
Karaalioğlu Park, in the heart of Antalya, is a beautifully maintained green space perfect for relaxation. You can stroll along the well-paved paths, enjoying the stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea. It is a perfect place to capture unforgettable moments with your camera and make your visit to Antalya more memorable.
The park is ideal for exploring other attractions in Antalya, thanks to its location. After a rest in the park, consider heading into the nearby old town, Kaleiçi, with its narrow streets and historical landmarks. Take the chance to stop by local shops, explore historical sites, and eat traditional Turkish cuisine in the neighborhood's restaurants.
Karaalioğlu Park is easy to find. It's located just off the main street, Atatürk Caddesi, surrounded by various shops and restaurants.
The mayor's office is located here, and a city theater, but of more interest to visitors is the Hıdırlık Kulesi (Hıdırlık Tower), the ancient fortress tower overlooking the Roman harbor; the Falez (cliffs) dropping from the park peninsula into the Gulf of Antalya: and the fine scenery views of the Gulf itself, and the Beydağları mountains to the west.
Getting to Karaalioğlu Park is simple as it's located within Antalya's city center.
You have several options to reach the park. The park is just a short walk away if you're near the old town of Kaleiçi. So, you can enjoy walking on the charming streets and experiencing the local culture.
The Nostalgic Tramway can be a great choice if you prefer public transportation. You can take the tram to Kalekapısı, a central point in the city, and it will take you close to the park. Buses are also available, providing another convenient way to reach the park.
Nearby Places to Visit
Old City Marina: A scenic and vibrant spot where you can stroll, enjoy dining at seaside restaurants, or embark on a boat tour to explore the beautiful Turkish Riviera.
Kaleiçi: Just a short walk away, explore the old town's history filled with Ottoman-era buildings, small shops, and charming streets.
Hadrian's Gate: Admire the stunning architecture of this ancient Roman gate, which stands as a testament to Antalya's rich history.
Mermerli Beach: This small yet charming beach is just near the Marina and offers a pleasant place to relax after sightseeing.
Atatürk House & Museum: Visit the historic residence of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey.
Antalya Clock Tower: This historic clock tower in the old town of Kaleiçi is a key landmark that offers a glimpse into the city's past.
By Tom Brosnahan, updated by Can Turan