About Antalya

If water, boats, and beaches instantly connect to your soul, then Antalya should definitely be your next call. This ancient Roman port with the legacy of majestic ruins and vigor of waters all around is called Antalya. Bejeweled with historic ancient ruins, crystal clear blue waters captures the visitor's eye with its Royal majestic, aristocratic feel. Being the largest city on Turkey's western Mediterranean coastline it is a famous resort city destination. It was founded and named by King Attalus II, who named the city Attaleai after himself. The city takes you on a journey 2000 years back in time in a single glance. The regions offer beautiful natural sights and historical architectures, Turkish culture, parks and mesmerizing beaches surrounded by mountain ranges. The Antalya Aquarium, located near Konyaalti is a popular family attraction with the world's biggest tunnel and innumerable fish species that never fail to make one wonder at the marvels of nature.

Public Transport System

Public transportation used in Antalya is generally taxis, trains, AntRay tram, Nostalji trams and buses.

Cleanliness and Efficiency

Cleanliness - High, Efficiency - High

Mode & Cost of Transports

1. Taxi:

Taxi Start (Normal Tariff): 4.00 TL        
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff): 3.00 TL
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff): 23.00 TL

2. The Havas Bus Service(Airport)                                                                                                                                                                                                          International Airport Havaş bus shuttle from the airport to city center costs 12.00 TL ( VAT included)

3. Train:

Train - Antalya rails don't cover the local areas, however, it generally runs from Antalya to Konya (300 km, 5 hours) to connect with YHT fast trains to Ankara (90 min), Eskisehir (90 min) and Istanbul Pendik (3 hr 30 min).

4. Tram:

AntRay Tram- The main source of public transport in Antalya is Trams mainly called as  AntRay (AHNT-rye), streamlined 16-stop from Fatih northwest of the city center via the Otogar (bus terminal) and Meydan due east of the center to Antalya Airport, Aksu (for Perge) and EXPO 2016 Antalya (map). The fare card booths are open only from 7:30 am (10:00 am on Sunday) until 7:00 pm.

Nostalji Tramvay starts on the shore to the west of the center at the Antalya Museum near Konyaaltı Plajı (Beach) and Antalya Beach Park (the Rixos Downtown Antalya Hotel and other large, modern luxury hotels are here as well). There are only two tramcars which run along a single track, passing one another at a short length of double track near Kalekapısı. Both trams depart on the hour and half-hour, 07:00 am to 21:00 (9:00 pm) from the terminals (east and west), and reach Kalekapısı between 10 and 15 minutes later.

Basic Items & Cost

Name Price
Water Bottle USD 0.26
Cup of Coffee USD 1.18
Milk Carton Pack USD 0.53
Rice/Kg USD 1.05
White Bread USD 0.26
Eggs (12) USD 1.18
Combo Meal USD 2.63
Fine Dining USD 10.51
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 0.53
Domestic Beer USD 1.71
Imported Beer USD 1.97
Bottle of Wine USD 5.26
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 1.71
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 0.39
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 0.39
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 125.08

Do

  • Eat the local cuisine
  • Try to embrace the local cultural traditions
  • Be aware of the month of Ramadan
  • Beware of thieves stealing bags while riding on a motorcycle or car
  • Try to use Public transport such as buses, they are incredibly comfortable and well equipped
  • Try Syrian food
  • Rent a car in Antalya and explore the city, the traffic is manageable

Don’t

  • Avoid arguments and unnecessary discussion on football with the locals
  • Don’t discuss anything about Atatürk (Turkish people have a deep respect for the Founding Fathers of the Turkish Republic, Atatürk. Refrain from making jokes or even snide remarks about him)
  • Don’t wear clothes that are not appropriate
  • Stay away from the sellers dealing with drugs in tourist areas
  • Do pay in Liras for a better price, instead of the euro or USD

Night Life

Amidst the majestic, glorious ruins of the city, Antalya acquaints its visitors with an overwhelmingly entertaining nightlife. The city pulsates with phenomenal disco bars jiggling with throbbing music or cozy bars and pubs for a comfortable pleasant evening. This Turkish Summertown can dazzle you with night long celebrations. The city has rhythmic vibrations to atone its guests into the music and tune of its happening night outs.

 

Must See

  • Kaleiçi is its famous historical center. It is also called the Old Antalya that reflects the transition by its Roman, Byzantine, Turkish, and then Ottoman inhabitants.
  • The Hadrian Gate is another point of interest in Antalya which is the remaining structure of the defensive stone wall.
  • The famous blue flag-lined shores of the beaches are noteworthy.
  • The popular National Park provides camping grounds with nature and a wildlife museum.
  • The signature cuisine, which is a typical Mediterranean dish with olive oil mixed with Piyaz, spicy hibeş, cumin & tahini, and other special ingredients stands out.

Experiences

1.    Canyon Rafting
2.    Scuba Diving
3.    Turkish Bath
4.    Quad Biking
5.    Perge, Aspendos, Side, and Kursunlu Waterfalls Day Tour
6.    Kekova Sunken City, Demre, and Myra Day Tour
7.    Pamukkale Day Tour
8.    Antalya City Sightseeing and Waterfalls Tour
9.    Olympos Cable Car Ride to Tahtali Mountain

10.   Antalya Aquarium 
 

Activities

Kalekapısı Beach 4 Km from city center
Beach
Kalekapısı, Antalya, Turkey
Quad Safari 4.3 km from city center
Safari
Soğuksu Mah. Kazımkarabekir Cad. Bekir bilir Apt. 79/A, 07050 Muratpaşa/Antalya, Turkey
Merit Royal Casino & Hotel Kyrenia 314 km from city center
Casino
Alsancak Mevkii Girne KKTC, 99350
Cirali Beach 80.7 km from city center
Beach
Cirali, Turkey
Casino Rodos 611 km from city center
Casino
4 Papanikolaou Georgiou, Rhodes Town 851 00, Greece
Carya Golf Club 37.8 km from city center
Golf
Kadriye Mahallesi, 07525, Taşlıburun Mevkii, 07525 Serik/Antalya, Turkey
Patara Beach 227 km from city center
Beach
Merkez Gelemis , Kas, Patara, Turkey
Gloria New 43.7 km from city center
Golf
Turizm Cad. No: 12A/A | Belek Mah., Antalya 07500, Turkey
Phaselis Beach 55.5 km from city center
Beach
Finike Karayolu 58. Km., Tekirova, Kemer 07980, Turkey
Antalya PGA Sultan 35.5 km from city center
Golf
Belek Turizm Merkezi Üçkum tepesi mevkii Yeni mahalle No: 22, 07525 Serik, Turkey
Kaya Eagle Golf Club 35.4 km from city center
Golf
Uckum Tepesi Mevkii, Turkey
Lara Beach 20.9 km from city center
Beach
Lara Kent Parki Lara, Muratpasa, Antalya, Turkey
Antalya Zoo 13.4 km from city center
Zoo
Nebiler Mahallesi, Kepezaltı piknik sahası içerisi, 07192 Döşemealtı/Antalya, Turkey

Shopping

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  • Nargile Pipes
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  • Turkish Mosaic Lamps
  • Turkish Spices

Official Language

Turkish

Other Language

German, English

Spoken Language

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Currency

Turkish Lira (TRY)

Population

2.3 (Millions)

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Weather

Scattered Clouds 29°C

TimeZone

19:11 PM (GMT +03:00)

 

Ambulance

112

 

Police

155

 

Electric socket

Type F
Type F ( 220 V 50 Hz)

Airport Name / IATA Code

Antalya Havaalanı Airport - AYT

Best time to visit

April, MayTourists begin flocking to the city with infectious enthusiasm and fervor in April. March to May should still be absolutely fine to plan a trip to the city that has so much on offer.

Moderate time to visit

June, July, August, September, October, November.With a weatherable climate and prices that are not soaring high, these few months can be banked upon for a memorable trip.

Worst time to visit

December, January, February, March.The winter months receive a good amount of rainfall, one may not enjoy the visit around this period.

Taxi

Start Tariff: TRY 4.00

1 Km. Tariff: TRY 3.00

1 Hour Waiting Tariff: TRY 20.00

Available service

Monthly Average Temperature & Rainfall

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