Cumhuriyet Square is one of the first places visited by those who come here. The Fluted Minaret, one of the symbols of Antalya, located on Cumhuriyet Square, immediately shows itself. When you start watching the city from here, the first thing that attracts your attention is the horseshoe-shaped walls. The horseshoe-shaped walls located in Kaleiçi have been surrounding Kaleiçi for more than 2 thousand years.
A large majority of the walls have been destroyed. Despite this, even those who are left behind reveal sections of Attaleia's glorious past. The walls you have seen in the shape of a horseshoe welcome their guests as a common heritage of the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman periods. Every empire has made additions to these walls, so there is something from every state that lives here.
Kaleici, which has narrow and winding streets, descends from the beginning of the slope to the sea. Each street has a separate history and a separate mystery.
The houses in Kaleiçi have bay windows and tile roofs. Usually houses have 2 or 3 floors. In Antalya, where the summer season is quite hot, the houses are designed accordingly and made of materials that prevent the temperature. For centuries, people from different religions, languages and races have established friendly relations in Kaleiçi.
Nowadays, Kaleiçi houses have been renovated, colorful painted and decorated on the exterior. after the 1980s, the number of people living here decreased, and Kaleici began to stand out with tourism. Most of the houses located here now welcome guests as a hostel, restaurant, bar or shop.