THE TOURNAMENT: ITF MEN FUTURE Tennis Organization Cup
From 03/20 to 03/26
Money prize: $ 15,000
Surface: Clay Outdoor
Location: Starlight Resort Hotel – Kizilalaç Turizm Merkezi, 07690 Antalya Turkey
How to get: Tennis club is far about 1 hour driving from Airport and about 73 km from old town.
Main players: Kamil Majchrzak (Pol) – Cem Ilkel (Tur) – Marvin Netuschil (Ger) – Ivan Nedelko (Rus) – Lukas Mugevicius (Ltu) – Mariano Kestelbom (Arg) – Jay Clarke (Gbr) – Dimitar Kuzmanov (Bul) – Altug Celikbilek (Tur) – Anil Yuksel (Tur)
THE TOWN: Antalya, located on Anatolia’s flourishing southwest coast bordered by the Taurus Mountains, is the largest Turkish city on the Mediterranean coast with over one million people in its metropolitan area. Antalya is Turkey’s biggest international sea resort, located on the Turkish Riviera with a record 12.5 million tourists passed through the city in 2014.
Lonely Planet writes about it: “Once seen simply as the gateway to the Turkish Riviera, Antalya today is very much a destination in its own right. Situated right on the Gulf of Antalya (Antalya Körfezi), the largest city on Turkey’s western Mediterranean coastline is both classically beautiful and stylishly modern. At its core is the wonderfully preserved old-city district of Kaleiçi (literally ‘within the castle’), which offers atmospheric accommodation in the finely restored Ottoman houses on its winding lanes. The old city wraps around a splendid Roman-era harbour with clifftop views of hazy-blue mountain silhouettes that are worth raising a toast to. Just outside of the central city are two beaches and one of Turkey’s finest.”
TOP 3 ANTALYA’S ATTRACTIONS:
- Perge Ancient City
- Old Town
- Kaputas Beach
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- Kivrak Hotel. Perfect *** hotel located in the heart of Antalya, just about 1 km from the Clock Tower and Old City Marina. Rated 8.5 on Booking, it features sauna/hammam and restaurant. It offers spacious double rooms at 26€ per night with good breakfast, free wifi and parking included.
- Elips Royal Hotel & Spa. Amazing **** hotel located conveniently at just 1,500 meters from Clock tower. Rated 8.3 on Booking, this hotel provides an internal Spa and restaurant. The rooms are modern and with everything you need. Prices for a family room is 36€ per night with free breakfast, wifi and parking.
- Akra Barut Hotel. Wonderful ***** hotel which rises directly on the seafront at just 3 km from old town. Rated 9.1 on Booking it features a delicious on site a la carte turkish and mediterranean restaurant, an outdoor pool and wellness facilities. Prices for a deluxe 28 mq2 double room start from 77,4€ with excellent breakfast. Wifi and parking are available for free.