Depart the pier by coach for a 30-minute drive to Antalya’s renowned museum.
Antalya Archaeological Museum
The different rooms of the Antalya Museum display an amazing variety of impressive collections, including pottery, coins, mosaics, sculptures, costumes, sarcophagi and numerous artefacts found
in nearby caves. A furnished nomad’s tent, a carpet loom and several rooms from a typical Ottoman
household provide fascinating glimpses into the local lifestyles. The hall of Emperors and Classical
Art displays statues of the Greek gods, the Emperors Hadrian and Septimus Serverus and their
empresses. There is also a stunning mosaic collection from Xanthos depicting the infant Achilles
being dangled by his mother into River Stix. Other exhibits include the extraordinary finds from Karain
Caves, which date back to the Old Stone Age, as well as a comprehensive ethnographical collection.
After viewing the museum, board the coach for a panoramic driving tour through the old harbour area
called Kaleici. See the Hadrian’s Gate, which was constructed to honour his visit in 130 AD, the Fluted
Minaret, the city's landmark and some other Selçuk remains. Next, begin the one hour walking portion
of your tour through the narrow streets of Antalya, which is full of traditional Ottoman Houses. Afterwards,
enjoy refreshments served at a café overlooking the Old City.
Reboard to the coach and return to the ship.