Wheelchair Accessible Holiday Antalya
Wheelchair accessible hotel rooms Antalya, wheelchair accessible excursions and activities for disabled as Visually Impaired, Hearing Impaired, Speech Impaired or wheelchair user in Antalya
General Informations about Antalya City Center & Kaleici (Old Town) for the Disabled:
If We should to give a brief information about Antalya City Center, we can start with the origin of the name '' Antalya '' first. In the Hellenistic period, King of Pergamum II. Attalos (159-138 BC), "Go and find me heaven on earth." He commanded his soldiers. II. Attalos liked the place his soldiers found after long efforts (today's Antalya) and he ordered to establish a port city here, taking into account the strategic importance of the region. The city is called "Ataleia" after this date based on the name of its founder Attalos. Later, this name changed to "Antalya" over time and has survived to the present day.
Antalya is the fifth most populous city in Turkey and It is located on the Mediterranean coast in southern Turkey. Tourism has the biggest share in the economy of Antalya. This is followed by agriculture in second place. It has a strong place in the country's agriculture. The region where Antalya is located has hosted many civilizations from prehistoric times to the present day. With this feature, Antalya is one of the most historical city ,located between Europe and Asia, with its 17 different ancient sites within its border. Respectively, Antalya, was under the sovereignty of the Lycians, the Lydians, the Pamphilia, the Bergamians, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Seljuks and the Ottomans for many years , and was equipped with a lot of historical monuments from all these civilizations. "Karain" Cave, which is one of the oldest known human settlement areas in Anatolia, is located in the northwest of Antalya. Its history, which dates back nearly 500 thousand years, is based on the Ancient Stone Age. Bone remains related to caveman (homo sapiens, neandertal) were found in "Karain". These are the earliest fossil remains found in Anatolia. Not only in tourism, Antalya has an important place in Turkey as agricultural potential and ecological diversity. Antalya meets the agricultural needs of public in Turkey and it has been also exporting abroad many products such as bananas, tomatoes, oranges.
Antalya, which has increased its brand value by hosting many international organizations such as the World Rally Championship between 2003-2008, G-20 Summit in 2015 and Expo in 2016, has become an important tourist destination in the world. It is a city where wheelchair users, the elderly, the visually impaired, the hearing-impaired can take their vacations and can participate in many different accessible activities and excurtions and enjoy their barrier free holiday. It is a city only 2-3 hours flight distance to Europe and Russia.
Antalya city center was generally constructed in accordance with the use of disabled people. There are walking paths on the sidewalks where visually impaired people can find their way with their canes. These sidewalks are also designed to allow people with wheelchair to stroll freely on the streets. The traffic lights have buttons for the right of passage and give an audible warning when the red light is on.
Antalya City Center is suitable to stroll for disabled. Modern tram and buses in the city center are accessible for wheelchair passengers and other disabilities. On the other hand, the historical tram in Kaleiçi (Old city) is not suitable for disabled people. However, it is not possible to go everywhere desired by using public transportation in the city. Because buses or trams do not cross every street. Unfortunately, there is no wheelchair accessible yellow taxi for the disabled. In this context, as MobilityTurkey, we rent our wheelchair-accessible cars with and without driver, so that people with disabilities can move freely and comfortably in the city. You can get detailed information from our '' Rent a car for disabled '' page.
In order to make Antalya the best barrier-free city in the world, a beach suitable for the use of wheelchair users and all disabled people has been built on the Konyaaltı beach in the city center. An accessible pier at the beach was established for wheelchair user to be able to swim alone. By fixing a special lift for disabled into this pier, wheelchair users are provided with easy access to the sea. Apart from this, a special wheelchair path ,special shower room and changing rooms were established for the disabled.
Wheelchair Accessible Hotels in Antalya City Center:
Antalya, because it is the capital of tourism in Turkey, there are many luxury and boutique hotels in the city center. However, the number of hotels suitable for the use of the disabled and designed considering the needs of wheelchair user is very limited. There are also city hotels in Antalya city center with accessible rooms and accessible bathrooms designed for wheelchair access. Some of these hotels are all inclusive and some only serve as bed and breakfast. The best hotels suitable for the use of wheelchairs, visually impaired, hearing impaired, speech impaired, elderly guests around Antalya City Center and Kaleici are as follows. Those staying at the hotels in Antalya City Center are used Lara beach or Konyaaltı beach to swim.
- Akra Barut Hotel (It is not a suitable hotel for wheelchair users and all disabled people. It still has some deficiencies and needs to be completed. Despite these deficiencies, it is a hotel that can provide qualified service. It is a bit far from '' Kaleici ''.)
- The Marmara Hotel (A hotel suitable for wheelchair users and all disabled people. It is a bit far from 'Kaleici'.)
- Ramada Plaza Hotel (A hotel suitable for wheelchair users and all disabled people. It is very close to the city center and Kaleici.)
- Hilton Downtown Hotel (A hotel suitable for wheelchair users and all disabled people. It is a bit far from 'Kaleici'.)
- Rixos Downtown Hotel (A hotel suitable for wheelchair users and all disabled people. Close to the city center and Konyaaltı Beach.)
- Sea Life Hotel (A hotel suitable for wheelchair users and all disabled people. It is a little far from the city center, very close to Konyaaltı Beach.)
- Hotel Su (A suitable hotel for wheelchair users and all disabled people. It is a little distance from the city center, very close to Konyaaltı Beach.)
Wheelchair Accessible Activities and Places in Antalya City Center :
You can easily visit the following places and participate in activities by staying at a hotel in Antalya City Center. All of these places have been visited and all of these activities have been tried by us, they are all suitable for wheelchair access.
Kaleici (Old Town) - Handrian Gate - Republic Square - '' Yivli '' Minaret Mosque - '' Kesik '' Minaret Mosque - Clock tower - Hidirlik Tower - Ataturk House - Yacht Marina - Antalya Toy Museum - Suna İnan Kıraç Kaleici Museum - Antalya Museum - Anatolian Toy Museum - Butterfly Park - Emirgan Fountain - Donerciler Bazaar - Antalya Panoramic Elevator - Konyaaltı Beach - Düden Waterfall (You need 2 assistants) - Karpuzkaldıran Waterfall - Kursunlu Waterfall (You need 2 Assistants) - Tünektepe Cable Car - Antalya Aquarium - Zoo - Antalya Sandland Museum - Perge Ancient City - Boat Tour - Aspendos Theatre
You can also visit historical and touristic places suitable for disabled people in other region of Antalya as Belek, Kemer, Alanya, Side and You can also participate in the activities in these regions. We can arrange all these activities and excursions for you. For more information about this, you can take a look at our pages about these regions.
Wheelchair Accessible Shopping Center & Local Markets:
All of the shopping centers mentioned below have disabled accessible toilet and elevator. In these shopping malls, you can find all kinds of products that disabled people need. Apart from that, there are wheelchair accessible local markets or authentic bazaars in Antalya City Center. The list of these shopping malls ,local markets or bazaars are as follows.
Terra City Shopping Mall - Ozdilek Park Antalya - Agora Shopping Mall- Deepo Outlet Center – Migros Shopping Mall – Mall of Antalya – Markantalya – Kaleici local bazaars & markets – Daily Shopping Bazaar
Wheelchair Accessible Restaurants in Antalya City Center :
Wheelchair Accessible Restaurants in Antalya City Center where you can find a large variety of local and international cuisine are listed below. They are all suitable for disabled.
Armas Restaurant (Located in Kaleici Yacht Marina) - Vahap Usta Steakhouse (Located in Konyaalti) - 7 Mehmet (Located in the City Center) - Lara Fish House (Located in Lara) - Asmani Restaurant (Located in Akra Hotel in the City Center) - Seraser Fine Dining Restaurant (Located in Kaleici, is an authentic restaurant) - Massimo Bar & Restaurant (Located in Lara, inside of La boutique Hotel) - Yemenli Restaurant (Located in Kaleici, is a local tavern)