Kaleici, also known as Old Antalya, is the small historic section at the center of the sprawling modern city which was the Roman town and the Byzantine, then the Seljuk Turkish, finally the Ottoman Turkish town with its meandering streets, massive stone walls, and picturesque old houses.
Kaleici surrounds and protects the old Roman harbour, which was Antalya's reason for being: even in Roman times, this was the outlet for the produce of the rich alluvial plain that beneath the southern slopes of the Taurus Mountains.
Today Kaleici is a protected district with strict regulations on constructing new buildings and with preservation of historic buildings in the area.
There are several entrances to Kaleici, but the most picturesque, historic and the most convenient one is Kalekapisi.
Kaleiçi is the sight where you should not leave Antalya before visiting there.
After having a tour in the historical streets, to have a traditional Turkish tea in the marina will provide a huge serenity never you felt before.
Distance to Baia Lara Hotel: 19 km