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Visitors to Antalya take to the streets and hidden courtyards of Kaleiçi or along the Yacht Harbor, where an ice cream and a stroll down the jetty are accompanied by sea breezes and waterside cafes.

Over at Konyaalti's Beach Park, cafes illuminated by moonlight line the seaside beach park promenade, sharing the lawns with a decadent array of cushions backed by a handful of meyhanes.

Visitors to Antalya should keep their eyes peeled for the numerous concerts and performances on offer throughout the year. In August, the cast and crew show off their talents alfresco in a spectacularly lit Theater of Aspendos. The regular season venue is the Opera Sahnesi (Opera Hall) at Hasim Iscan Kültür Merkezi. For program and ticket information, log onto the website of the Antalya State Opera and Ballet (www.antdob.gov.tr) or call tel. 0242/244-4717.

Meanwhile, residents looking for a quiet evening out descend on Karaalioglu Park for a seat at one of the welcoming tea gardens dressed in bright red or for a go at a lineup of balloons with an old army rifle. When the heat and humidity become too much to bear, there's bound to be a Turkish Nights show at one of the hotels in town, standouts are listed.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.