Walking Through the Narrow Street of Kaleiçi


Missing the sea while traveling in Antalya did not prevent me to enjoy the city. Living at the old town areas, or also known as ‘kaleiçi’ in local language, enabled me to wander around through its narrow streets. I had passed many historical landmarks on previous days, where you could see the article here, (I wrote in Indonesian, but you would find translator tool at the right side of the page), and made special visit for each of them.

The kaleiçi itself is not huge, but big enough to walk around. Cars are not able to drive around, so it was such a pleasant walks in the middle of bustle city.  Due to the season, Kaleiçi was not that crowded. According to Yunus, during summer, the whole streets would be full with tourists and souvenir merchants who are not selling their stuffs in winter. Yet, some shops were still opened, but when I walked deeper to the inner town, many shops were closed and streets were emptier. It was not good for the merchant’s business, yet it gave me a chance to have a pleasant walk.

The restoration in Kaleiçi has been done some places. The city council (belediye) had put some street names and numbers at the junction, helping travelers and tourists to sign the location. However, I still could not count how many times I was lost when roaming these narrow cobbled streets. Do not be afraid to get lost in the Kaleiçi. If you have enough time on your hands, you are particularly not going anywhere. Instead, you would have pleasant walks along the walkways, with the old Ottoman-era dwellings on your right and left side. The houses, some are well restored, while some use be patient to wait for their turn. I, of course, brought my camera with me. So, I could share what I saw with you all through the photos below.

The Kaleiçi, the old town of Antalya.
The Kaleiçi, the old town of Antalya. Orange juice seller was easy to be found during this season.
The Kaleiçi, the old town of Antalya.
The Kaleiçi, the old town of Antalya.
The Kaleiçi, the old town of Antalya.
The Kaleiçi, the old town of Antalya.
The Kaleiçi, the old town of Antalya.
The Kaleiçi, the old town of Antalya.
The Kaleiçi, the old town of Antalya.
The Kaleiçi, the old town of Antalya. Some cafes are closed.
The Kaleiçi, the old town of Antalya. Passing a carpet shop.
A boutique hotel at Kaleiçi, the old town of Antalya.
The Kaleiçi, the old town of Antalya.
A souvenir shop at Kaleiçi, the old town of Antalya.
The Kaleiçi, the old town of Antalya.

This post is dedicated to participate in Lens Artists Photo Challenge, using the theme ‘Narrow’ for this week.

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18 comments

  1. BEautiful photographs Nurul! Loved them! And Kaleici looks like a very beautiful place indeed…small streets, lots of bars and shops…nice

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