Located on Anatolia’s southwest coast and bordered by the Taurus Moutains, Antalya is capital of the ‘Turkish Riviera’ and the country’s largest international sea resort. The city also has historical significance, having been under Roman occupation, and then part of the Ottoman Empire for 500 years. Running in Antalya is focused on the 25 km of paths that line the Mediterranean coast, plus some good ‘runseeing’ in Antalya’s ‘Old Town’ above the water.
The best places to run in Antalya are along the coast. There’s nearly 25 km of waterfront promenades and coastal paths between the Konyaaltı District and Lara Beach, which we’ve divided into western (closer to the city) and eastern sections. We’ve also designed a ‘runseeing’ tour of Antalya’s hilltop Old Town, starting at the famed Hadrians Gate.
Runners should be aware that Antalya is hot in summer — use the proper precautions! As for getting around, in addition to buses, a good light rail/tram has been built over the past 20 years, providing good access to our coastal routes.