Reasons To Visit Antalya
Antalya is located in the south of Turkey along the Mediterranean Sea and ranks as the busiest resort town in the country. There is always something happening in Antalya with many cultural events over the course of the year such as the Antalya Festival in September which goes on for a whopping 18 days. There are also many historic sites to be found in the city including Hadrian’s Gate which is close to 2,000 years old - if you do plan on a sightseeing trip the best place to start is in the old city center where many of Antalya’s landmarks can be found. As a popular resort town you can bank on the nightlife to be vibrant whether it’s spending your evening at a restaurant overlooking the ocean or partying the night away in a bar.
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Arriving In Antalya
Antalya Airport is situated around 13 km from the city center and is the third busiest airport in Turkey with three passenger terminals. The airport itself is relatively large and offers a wide array of amenities and facilities to keep travelers happy whether it’s retail and duty-free shopping or restaurants and cafés to enjoy a quick meal. The most popular way to travel into the city when you have landed is to flag down a taxi, although there are public buses available if you are on a budget. Car rental in Antalya is also an option.
Currently there are no direct flights available from the UAE to Antalya, so if you are coming from the UAE you will have to make a stopover in order to complete the journey. Be advised that a large number of flights to the airport are on a seasonal basis, although there are regular flights to and from large airports such as Frankfurt Airport to make it accessible all year round.
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Antalya Travel Information
UAE citizens are able to apply online for an E-Visa which is valid for a period of up to 90 days. The weather in the city gets hot over the summer with highs of around 34 degrees, although it can get a little chilly over the winter so you may need to pack something warm with you. Remember that Antalya is one hour behind the UAE so don’t forget to wind back your clocks when you land.
* This information is correct as of September 2017
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