The Antalya Archeological Museum - Antalya Müzesi to locals - is one of the biggest museums in Turkey and is a prominent attraction in the city. Located in the district of Konyaaltı in Antalya, the Antalya Museum features a number of exhibition halls and an open air gallery that span across an area of over 75,000 square feet. A total of 13 exhibition halls make up the museum - the Natural History Hall, Pre-History Hall, Proto-History Hall, Classic Period Hall, Statuary Hall, Hall of Small Objects, Hall of Imperial Statues, Sarcophagus Hall, The Mosaic Hall, Hall of Coins, Turkish -Islamic Period Works, Ethnographic Hall and the Children's section. Over 5,000 artefacts and works of art are on display at these halls, showcasing the years of history of the Mediterranean and Pamphylia regions. Antalya Museum was opened to the public in 1922 and has won the “European Council Special Prize” in the year of 1988. ...more

Antalya, Turkey



The Antalya Archeological Museum - Antalya Müzesi to locals - is one of the biggest museums in Turkey and is a prominent attraction in the city. Located in the district of Konyaaltı in Antalya, the Antalya Museum features a number of exhibition halls and an open air gallery that span across an area of over 75,000 square feet. A total of 13 exhibition halls make up the museum - the Natural History Hall, Pre-History Hall, Proto-History Hall, Classic Period Hall, Statuary Hall, Hall of Small Objects, Hall of Imperial Statues, Sarcophagus Hall, The Mosaic Hall, Hall of Coins, Turkish -Islamic Period Works, Ethnographic Hall and the Children's section. Over 5,000 artefacts and works of art are on display at these halls, showcasing the years of history of the Mediterranean and Pamphylia regions. Antalya Museum was opened to the public in 1922 and has won the “European Council Special Prize” in the year of 1988.

Ticket Price

Tickets cost around 15TL

Opening Hour

Open daily (except on Mondays) from 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Recommended Visit Duration

Around 2 – 3 hours

Suitable For

Adults, Families, Young Adults, Senior Guests, Children

Must See

The 13 exhibition halls and the open air gallery

Prayer Facilities

Although designated prayer room facilities at Antalya Museum might be unavailable to visitors, finding prayer facilities near the Antalya Museum will not be difficult. Several mosques near Antalya Museum such as the Tekeli Mehmet Pasa Mosque, Yivliminare Mosque, Iskele Mosque and the KesikMinare are all located within city limits and can be visited by Muslim travellers during prayer times.  

Halal Food

Access to Halal food near the Antalya Museum will be available in abundance. Several eateries and Halal restaurants near Antalya Museum are located in Antalya, with Seraser Fine Dining Restaurant, MCYörüks and Hakan Usta Baklavalari being some of the prominent spots in the city. However some restaurants in Antalya do serve alcohol and it is best to enquire with the restaurant owners about the preparation of Halal food prior to dining.

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  • Five Female-Only Beach Getaways Every Girl Need

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Muslim ladies showing their interest and appreciation of these types of resorts, spas, hotels, and all-ladies experiences, will allow more to appear all over the world, making them more affordable and accessible for the future. 5. Health Is Wealth Image Credit: Tim Goedhart on Unsplash You may have thought that this experience is a privilege or a splurge but these reasons have shown you why women need to experience halal female-only holidaying. Not only is it healthy for your mind, body, and soul but it’s great fun! It is important to remember this is a relatively new opening in the market and its popularity can only mean we will be blessed with many more options in the future. With that, we have a few recommendations for your next Halal beach getaway! Turkey Angel Marmaris Resort Image Credit: Angel Marmaris It’s not always guaranteed that resorts can offer a strip of beach for women only, often resorts focus on swimming pool and spa experiences. 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Almost all hotels and resorts line the coast looking miles away towards the blue Mediterranean Sea. The best part about holidaying in Antalya, Turkey, is that a Muslim friendly holiday is guaranteed as Halal food is served at almost every restaurant and hotel in this city. Your stay at one of these accomadations will definitely keep the likes coming in on your social media accounts! Here are the 4 best Muslim-friendly hotels and resorts in Antalya! Find a Halal Restaurant near you in Antalya Find things to do in Turkey   1. Adenya Hotel and Resort Picture Credit: Adenya is a popular beach resort amongst touristers – this 5 star deluxe resort is worth a visit! Keeping to the Halal lifestyle – they promise to offer a beach vacation that is sure to stay in your heart for a long time to come. Being an all inclusive Halal hotel, no alcohol is served and all meals are Halal. The resort has separate beaches and pools for men and women as well as family pools. They also provide separate prayer rooms so that you can have a hassle free stay without worrying about the right accommodation for prayer. Adenya has a capacity of 289 rooms with 11 different types of rooms; such as suites and De Lux rooms. They also provide rooms equipped to accommodate the differently abled – making sure everyone gets a chance to enjoy a stay at Adenya! They also offer a variety of cafes and restaurants, serving cuisines ranging from the Mediterranean cuisine to the Ottoman cuisine. Take your time in Antalya as you relax at the Lobby Terrace Cafe, accompanied by the local Turkish coffee and head on over to Cafe Keyf for a game of scrabble or chess. Alternatively, spend a romantic evening by the fireplace overlooking the sea and enjoy an intimate dinner at the Taş Ev A'la Carte Restaurant. Address: Fuğla Mevkii. Gölcük Cad. No: 19 07400 Türkler, Alanya, Antalya, TurkeyContact number: (+90 242) 510 22 22Fax: (+90 242) 517 39 40Email: Instagram   2. Adin Beach Hotel Picture Credit: Adin Beach Hotel is 5 star certified hotel – comfort and luxury being their standard, Adin is sure to offer you the beach vacation of your dreams! The hotel has a capacity of 377 rooms, with premium rooms which offer a view of the sea as well as Flora Coral rooms which offer a view of the surrounding flora as well as the sea. If you are looking for a more private and peaceful vacation they offer triplex villas, which have a private pool, private kitchen as well as 24 hour butler service to give you a stress free, relaxed experience. The hotel has a 300 meter long beach which is divided into 3 areas – a private beach for ladies, private beach for men and a common area for families. The hotel beach is a certified Blue Flag site, assuring a clean and safe beach for people to enjoy. The hotel has freshwater pools as well as separate indoor pools for men and women; they also provide a common pool for families. The hotel offers a premium all inclusive concept – alcohol is not served in any of the restaurants and it is prohibited for guests to bring alcohol into the hotel premises. All food and beverages served at the hotel are Halal certified. The Adin restaurant is the hotel’s main restaurant, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets with a variety of dishes. There Seljuk restaurant also offers a buffet, while the restaurants Cleopatra, Keykubut, and Damlataş offer snacks. You can get a more personalised experience at any of their three à la carte restaurants, Ottoman à la carte restaurant, Mediterranean à la carte restaurant and the Tex Mex À la carte Restaurant. Address: 07407, İncekum Mevkii, Alanya, AntalyaContact number: +90 242 517 1180Fax: +90 242 517 1204Email: info@adinhotel.comWebsite: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter   3. Selge Beach Resort and Spa Picture Credit: This 4 star hotel has a capacity of 719 rooms ranging from economy rooms to deluxe rooms to suites depending on your budget. All rooms offer premium bedding and pillows as well as other amenities such as WiFi. Selge is the ultimate resort to spend your holiday at when you are in Antalya, serving the needs of visitors of all genders. Selge offers private beaches for both men and women, both beaches are 106m long and 80m wide, they also offer a common beach ideal for families. On top of that, this beach resort also offers a beach sunbathing area that is 100% private for ladies. The resort offers outdoor and indoor swimming pools for women, and one outdoor swimming pool for men, as well as a common swimming pool. Along with the Spa and other facilities, they also offer separate Masjids for men and women. The resort has one main restaurant which offers the breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets. Selge has one à la carte restaurant that specialises in Lebanese cuisine, so if you want to try something different head over to the Lebanese à la carte restaurant. If you are looking to enjoy a small snack, Selge Beach Resort and Spa is complete with six cafes for you to choose from. Address: Kızılağaç Tourism Center Pk.62 - 07600 Manavgat / AntalyaContact number: +90 242 748 72 80Fax: +90 242 748 72 94Email: info@selgebeachhotel.comWebsite: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter   4 . Ramada Plaza Picture Credit: This beautiful boutique style hotel overlooks the Mediterranean Sea from a cliff, where you can indulge in luxury, while enjoying stunning views of the sea and mountains. Ramada Plaza offers a variety of rooms to choose from to suit your every need, ranging from deluxe rooms to suites. Each room has a view of the sea or the mountains. They offer impeccable service, devoted to provide you with a comfortable and relaxing stay at Ramada Plaza. The hotel have both an outdoor infinity pool and a closed pool in the spa. Ramada Plaza also provides sports facilities such as table tennis and air hockey. The breakfast buffet is served at Mood’s restaurant, whilst you can get fusion Italian fare at their à la carte Italian restaurant, Verona. Head over to their à la carte restaurant, Fish Inn, for some of the best Mediterranean seafood at Ramada Plaza Tip: Alcohol can be removed from rooms on request when making the reservation. Address: Gençlik Mahallesi Fevzi Çakmak Caddesi No:22 07100 - Antalya – TurkeyContact number: +90 242 249 11 11Email: info@ramadaplazaantalya.comWebsite: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Are you excited to plan your stay at Antalya?! These hotels should be on top of your list when making a Halal booking. These hotels have made sure to mix in tradition and religion with other state of the art facilities and luxury to offer you a Muslim friendly holiday in Antalya! So pack those shades and sun hats and make sure your phone battery is at 100% - You don’t want anyone missing out on your beach holiday in Antalya, so keep those uploads on Instagram coming! These resorts and hotels are sure to provide you with a fun stay while enjoying your dream beach vacation in Antalya! Book a Halal Hotel Go on a Halal Trip with us!...

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  • A Guide to Finding Halal Food in Hungary

    Hungary is home to the spectacular Danube River, historic spa towns, incredible scenery and attractions like no other. Also known for being a treasure trove of architecture, the European country attracts millions of tourists each year. These tourists come from all over the world, including countries that are pre-dominantly Muslim. The main question most of these tourists will wonder is whether they will be able to find prayer facilities and Halal food in Hungary. Read on for the answer! . Islam in Hungary While Hungary is a pre-dominantly Christian country, Islam in Hungary goes back all the way to at least the 10th century. The Muslim population in Hungary grew further in the 16th century, during the Ottoman rule. Although Muslims tourists will not easily be able to locate Muslim-friendly facilities in Hungary, it will not be impossible to find mosques and Halal restaurants in Hungary. Most of the restaurants that serve Halal food in Hungary are however located in Budapest – the country’s capital city. .. Halal Food in Hungary Muslim visitors will be able to locate several Halal restaurants in Budapest, which serve a selection of cuisines, ranging from Egyptian to Turkish to Syrian. Muslim tourists must however be aware that while several restaurants claim to be Halal, they may not be. Hungarian cuisine is renowned for featuring ingredients like paprika and cabbage. Paprika is in fact one of the most commonly used spices in Hungarian food. Visitors to Hungary must try out iconic dishes such the popular Goulash. Most restaurants throughout the country are sure to serve variations of this dish, but Muslim visitors may not be able to try it as it may not be Halal. Muslim visitors could try to find a place that serves a completely vegetarian or seafood version of this dish. If unable to, it is best for them to dine at the Halal certified or Muslim owned restaurants in Hungary. Some well-known restaurants that serve Halal food in Budapest include, Szeraj, Al-Amir, Cairo Café, and Antalya Kebab. Muslim tourists will also be able to prepare their own meals, if cooking facilities are available at their accommodation, as there are a few Halal meat shops in Budapest. More information regarding the best Halal restaurants in Budapest can be found at one of the mosques or Islamic Centers in the city, such as the Budapest Mosque which is located at H-1119 Budapest, Fehérvári út 41. Apart from Budapest, small Muslim communities can be found in Debrecen and Pécs as well. ....

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