A Night in Antalya

Last weekend we traveled south to Antalya for the RunAtolia Marathon (formally known as Runtalya). Last year we flew down, but one of our friends has a car and invited us to ride with her. We left early on Saturday morning. It took us about 7 hours to make it to the coast. I really like getting to see the landscape of Turkey when we drive. So many mountains, and crops, and colors.


Driving down to Antalya


Antalya oranges


Antalya was sunny, in the mid 60’s, and gorgeous! We stopped by the race registration and then headed to our hotel. Our friend found an AMAZING deal through a travel agent for an all-inclusive stay at Akra Barut. It was one of the nicest places we’ve stayed at… and it was less than the price of a typical hotel in the States! Our stay included a huge buffet dinner on Saturday night, breakfast Sunday morning, and a shuttle to the race start.


Akra Barut Hotel


We have another friend who swears by staying in a nice hotel the day before a race. We can understand why!


Akra barut hotel room


I loved that the hotel was right on the Mediterranean. Being near the sea is good for my soul.


Akra Barut Pool


Stick pile by the sea


Plant with purple edges


David looking out to sea




Mediterranean Sea boat


Leah by the sea


David climbing rocks


Antalya water at night


Here was the view from the balcony of our room:


Akra Barut


We had a great night’s rest before the race day. More on the marathon soon!


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  • Reply Aunt Karen

    Dear Leah. love your pictures. How beautiful! Congrats to David on his race. love, Aunt Karen

    March 15, 2015 at 11:52 pm
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