Basic Info on Antalya
Planning a trip to Antalya can be part of the fun, but there’s also a lot of ground to cover. Below you’ll find quick overviews on other essential things, like the City’s layout, the local time zone and many more.
Antalya consists of five boroughs: Konyaalti, Kepez, Muratpasa, Aksu and Dosemealti.
Antalya is in south-west Anatolia, on the Mediterranean Gulf of Antalya, approximately 546 kilometres (339 mi) from Ankara, 562 kilometres (349 mi) from Adana, 466 kilometres (290 mi) from Izmir, and 727 kilometres (452 mi) from Istanbul.
The Taurus mountain range of southern Anatolia runs parallel to the Mediterranean in an east-west direction, resulting in the formation of narrow coastal plains surrounded by mountains on three sides and the sea on the fourth. Some parts of the coast feature mountains plunging sharply into the sea, forming small natural bays and peninsulas. Antalya is situated on one such plain where the mountains recede from the shore, consisting of two flat areas formed of travertine rock at a mean height of 35 metres (115 ft); the town center is located on the rocky plain closest the coast, with urban sprawl extending to the Kepezustu Plain further inland.
Antalya is on GMT+3 (Greenwich mean time plus threeduring daylight saving time)
Seasonal Events and Attractions
There’s guaranteed to be something fun happening during your visit. To see what it is, visit our what’s on page also provides essential information as well as details about how locals celebrate.
If you’re headed out for a night on the town, you should know that the drinking age in 18 and smoking is banned in public places throughout the City, including bars, restaurants, taxis, and public parks and beaches. Only those who are 18 or older can purchase cigarettes and other tobacco products and electronic cigarettes. Marijuana is illegal in Turkey.
Useful Phone Numbers
Here are some important phone numbers to keep handy during your Antalya visit.
Emergencies (police, fire or ambulance): 112
Antalya Tourism Information Office: 176
In Antalya and throughout the Turkey, Turkish lira is the standard currency. Touristic shops, restaurants, and travel agents will accept most currencies.
As many will say it is a repeat question of how safe is Antalya. Antalya has a low crime rate a d a safe index but visitors should still use common sense to protect themselves and their property. Be aware of your surroundings, and make sure to always use licensed, reputable businesses for any services you need. For example, don’t hail livery cabs (as opposed to taxis) at the airport, and don’t rent bikes from companies that seem suspicious. Your hotel concierge should be able to answer questions on this topic and will be helpful if you need more information about neighborhood.