Useful Information For Your Visit to Antalya

Antalya, Turkey’s city full of beauties that will not end with visiting since there are things to do in Antalya, is a city that welcomes tourists in summer and winter. We hope that you will leave Antalya with good memories after your visit. Trip designers write about the cities they live in from their own perspectives, and we share local and up-to-date information with you.

You can view the places to visit in Antalya routes prepared by our trip designers based on their own footprints, via this link.

We have compiled information that we think may be useful for your trip to discover Antalya attractions. We wish you pleasant reading.

Here is some quick information:

  • Theft: Be careful as you are anywhere in the world, although there is no longer a common theft problem.
  • Dresscode: Apart from some very conservative districts in Antalya, you won’t have any problems with your clothes.
  • Especially on the days when you are going to visit the mosque (women), be sure to take a scarf, etc. that you can cover yourself, especially your hair. Men cannot enter the mosque with shorts on their knees.
  • Do not forget to take the hotel card which contains the name, address, and phone number of the hotel with you in case you get lost. Phones may run out of charge.
  • Do not forget to take the Turkish lira with you. In some places on the itinerary, a credit card does not pass. Even if they agree to buy dollars or euros, shopping in this way will be harmful to you.
  • Do not forget to take copies of the front pages of your passport and visa if necessary, but not the original one.

1. When You Need the Consulate in Antalya

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The Consulate is a unit of your country’s Embassy. The Embassy is responsible for the political and diplomatic relations between your country and that in which it’s located. Consulates exist to support the citizens of the countries they represent. So the Consulate is a representative of your country which you can contact for advice and support while in Turkey. You can read more here.
British Consulate, Russian Federation Consulate General, French Honorary Consular, Sweden Honorary Consular, Ukraine Honorary Consular, Poland Honorary Consular, Kazakhstan Republic Honorary Consular, Spain Honorary Consular, Latvia Honorary Consular, Austria Honorary Consular, Germany Consular.

 

2. Best Local Souvenirs in Antalya

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You can compare Antalya bazaars to a big store selling local products. Here you can find local products, especially souvenirs everywhere. Turks like bargaining and find it sincere. So feel free to bargain. Some Turks want to shake hands while bargaining with you. Shaking hands while bargaining means “agreement”. Shaking hands also tells us that the bargaining is almost over.

3. How to Avoid Tourist Scams in Antalya

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Like every big city, Antalya may have its scammers – although they may be fewer than in some other parts of the world. And the Turks are generally honest people so if a Turk realizes you’re being scammed they’ll often try to warn you. Nonetheless, it’s sensible to be prepared and to take precautions. Here we’ll introduce you to some of the common scams and how to avoid them.

A quick tip: Be wary of those who try to sell you something (Perfume, watch, carpet, extra tour, etc.) outside of any store. If someone offers to have a free tour without selling anything, he will probably try to sell something again at the end of the tour.

 

4. Local Things To Do in Antalya

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As most locals do, you can download the Getir app to order food and groceries. Now Getir is active in many countries around the world.

5. Everything You Need to Know About Transportation in Antalya

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One of the best ways to get to know a city is to use Antalya’s public transport to explore Antalya things to do. It gives the feeling of living there and adds an air of originality. Antalya, which is a tourist destination in summer and winter, is a crowded city from time to time and traffic can be heavy, so it is extremely important to plan your trip. As in any cosmopolitan city, there are rush hours and these are best avoided whenever possible. If you are travelling by your car, you can see the estimated parking fee on this website and reserve all your focus on sightseeing by making a reservation in advance. We still recommend getting yourself a map.

The municipality’s website is Turkish, you may need to use translation apps. You can access the passenger guide on the municipality’s website and see frequently asked questions and answers. You can get one Antalyakart to use in public transportation, or you can use public transportation by paying with your contactless credit card, which you can pay directly on the bus and tram. Do not forget to review this link for Antalyakart card loading points.

Only buses and trams are used as public transportation in Antalya. You can see the bus numbers, routes, stops, and general map via this link. Likewise, you can check this link for detailed information about the tram.

 

6. Museum Pass

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With Museum Pass The Mediterranean, you can visit more than forty museums and archaeological sites that belong to the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism in Antalya, Mersin, Adana, Denizli for seven days and enjoy your trip through time.

The price of Museum Pass The Mediterranean which is valid for seven days starting from your first museum and the archaeological site entrance is around 37£. Please click for Museum Pass The Mediterranean sales points.

MuseumPass provides one entrance to each museum.

Click to see all museums and archaeological sites belonging to the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism you can visit with Museum Pass The Mediterranean.

PS: Museum Pass The Mediterranean is not valid at Denizli Hierapolis Ancient Pool. You must purchase a separate ticket for this mentioned place.

If you are going to travel around Turkey, you may need Museum Pass Turkey. With Museum Pass Turkey, you can visit more than three hundred museums and archaeological sites that belong to the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Directorate of National Palaces for fifteen days and enjoy your trip through time.
The price of Museum Pass Turkey which is valid for fifteen days starting from your first museum and archaeological site entrance is around 60£.

Please click for Museum Pass Turkey sales points.

Click to see all museums and archaeological sites belonging to the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism you can visit with Museum Pass Turkey.

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