Antalya

Antalya is a city rich in history and art that tourists from around the world visit and experience its unique mix of beaches and traditional Turkish culture. Located in the Turkish Riviera, Antalya is the biggest international sea resort in Turkey. It counts with a 400-mile curve of white-sand beaches and a beautiful green interior. It's to miss the traditional side of this area as you still have bazaars, Ottoman architecture, Turkish restaurants, historical sites like the Roman baths, Byzantine basilica, and the Temple of Apollo among others. Antalya has a low crime rate a d a safe index of 74.5%. However, take standard personal security precaution as you would in any other city you are visiting.

SAFETY INDEX

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Warnings & Dangers

Mid Priority-96 OVERALL RISK : MEDIUM

Antalya has a low crime rate a d a safe index of 74.5%. However, take standard personal security precaution as you would in any other city you are visiting.

Mid Priority-96 PICKPOCKETS RISK : MEDIUM

Antalya has a low crime rate a d a safe index of 74.5%. However, take standard personal security precaution as you would in any other city you are visiting.

Mid Priority-96 MUGGING RISK : LOW

There are not many mugging reports, but standard personal security precautions should be taken.

Mid Priority-96 SCAMS RISK : MEDIUM

Common cybercrimes reported are requests of money upfront for services or investments. A recurring case of scamming is the one where a traveler befriends an English-speaking local, he/she is taken to a bar for food and drinks and the is expected to pay for everything.

Mid Priority-96 TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : LOW

Overall, transportation is safe. However, travelers need to keep an eye on their belongings at all times.

Mid Priority-96 NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : MEDIUM

Many parts of Turkey are subject to earthquakes. Many cities can also be affected by severe droughts; therefore, running water may not be available in many places, including hotels.

Mid Priority-96 TERRORISM RISK : HIGH

Turkey remain in a heightened state of alert as further terrorist attacks in the country are likely and could be indiscriminate.

Mid Priority-96 WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : MEDIUM

There have been reports of sexual assaults against female travelers that are either traveling solo or in small groups. These assaults are usually committed by someone the victim met recently. Female travelers are advised to avoid isolated locations and traveling alone after dark.

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WHAT TO DO?

Kaleiçi – The Old Quarter

Most of Antalya’s historical, architectural, and archeological sites can be found in this area. Here, the winding streets are narrow and enclose the quarter in old walls. The northern part is full of touristy shops and restaurants. At night, the streets come alive with music; the air is filled with a mix of kebab and hookah.

Konyaalti

Not too far from Kaleici, about a mile and a half to the west, this stony beach begins for about 5 miles. Beach umbrellas, lounges, cafés, and lawns filled the beach during the day, but if you are not sun-seeker or want something more romantic, you will find huge cushions and romantic lighting at the waterfront park while restaurant tables spill onto the beach parkway.

Lara Plaji

This long stretch of pebbly beach earned the nickname of “Las Vegas in Turkey” due to the numerous themed hotels that have been built along the coastline. You can get to Lara by taking a minibus from the center of Antalya.

Useful Information

Some nationalities like Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Ireland,, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, the UK and USA require Visas that you can purchase online at http://www.evisa.gov.tr/before travelling. Most nationalities, including the above, get a 90-day visa. www.doyouneedvisa.com is a useful website that can help you know if you need a visa or not based on your nationality and the country you’re visiting.
The currency in Turkey is the Turkish Lira. Credit and debit cards are accepted by most businesses, and ATMs are available in major cities and tourist areas. Tipping is customary in restaurants, hotels, and taxis.
The Mediterranean coasts of Turkey get hot, dry summers and slightly cool, wet winters. The coasts bordering the Black Sea have a moderate Oceanic climate with warm, wet summers and cold, wet winters. As you get farther away from the coasts, the weather gets harsher with contrasting seasons.
The main international airports in Turkey are in the west: Atatürk International Airport (Istanbul’s main airport), Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, Antalya International Airport, Adnan Menderes Airport, Bodrum International Airport, Dalaman International Airport, and Esenboga Airport. If you're looking for cheap flight deals, you can find some on JetRadar
As in any country, we advise travelers to get a travel insurance that covers not only medical problems but also theft and loss of personal items. Learn more on our travel insurance page