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Antalya is the largest city of the Turkish amazing Mediterranean coast, where you can find a perfect mix of summer experience and traditional Turkish culture.
It is also the biggest international sea resort in Turkey.
If you’re planning on visiting Antalya, you probably won’t be able to decide whether to bask in its gorgeous white-sand beaches surrounded by beautiful nature or to immerse in the unique shopping experience in Turkish bazaars and shops.
This doesn’t mean Antalya doesn’t boast historical sites, because it does: Roman baths, Byzantine basilica, the ancient city walls of Kaleiçi are just some of them.
The northern part of Kaleiçi is mostly touristy shops and restaurants lining the narrow mazelike streets.
And don’t forget that, apart from the amazing beaches, you can also visit Aqualand, a large complex of waterpark and beach park combined.
Warnings & Dangers in Antalya
OVERALL RISK : MEDIUM
Antalya is safe to visit. You should be aware that tourist hotspots, restaurants, shops, and public transportation are places where most thefts and pickpocketing occur, and that violent crime exists here, too, though they're not common.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : LOW
Generally, transport in Antalya is rather safe and reliable, though if you're driving you should keep in mind that local drivers in the country are reckless and tend to ignore traffic rules and signs.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : MEDIUM
As for pickpocketing, it is a recurring concern on the streets of Antalya, which is a popular tourist destination, so be careful and hold your bags tightly by your side. Keep your eyes on your belongings near beaches and crowded places.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : MEDIUM
As for natural disasters, earthquakes have been known to hit Turkey, as well as severe droughts causing the lack of tap water in some parts of this country.
MUGGING RISK : LOW
Muggings and kidnappings aren't common in Antalya at all, but you are advised to stay away from dark and deserted areas and not take unsolicited drinks or food from anyone you don't know.
TERRORISM RISK : HIGH
Terrorism is the greatest worry for tourists, as it's been active in Turkey in recent years. The last terrorist attack happened in January 2017. This is why you should be aware of your surroundings everywhere in Turkey and never let your guard down.
SCAMS RISK : MEDIUM
The common scam in Antalya is locals befriending tourists, taking them out for a drink, or dinner and then expecting the tourist to pay for it. Taxi drivers might try to trick you into paying more, giving you wrongful information about the price of the ride.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : MEDIUM
If you're a woman traveling solo you should avoid walking alone after dark in this city. There have been reports of sexual assaults and verbal insults. These can happen even if you are accompanied by a group. Avoid isolated or poorly lit areas.
So... How Safe Is Antalya Really?
Antalya is very safe to visit, with a low crime rate and a safe index of 74.5%. Still, you should take standard precaution measures as you would in any other city.
Turkey, in general, is mostly safe when it comes to crime and its biggest risks stem from their political situation and terrorism risks.
All this doesn’t mean that petty crimes don’t exist in Antalya, because they do.
Snatching, pickpocketing, and mugging are the most common kinds of petty crime and you should be especially careful around beaches.
Another advice that might come in handy in Antalya is that you should take every precaution while driving, as drivers in this city can be reckless and completely ignoring traffic signs, commonly causing traffic accidents.
Apart from this, transport is mostly safe in Turkey and works quite well.
The real danger in Turkey and the reason many tourists are a skeptic when it comes to safety in this country are the continuous and frequent terrorist attacks all around Turkey that have to do with the political situation in the state.
This applies to Antalya too, so when you arrive in this city, keep in mind that you should be aware of your surroundings at all times and take maximum precaution.
How Does Antalya Compare?
- Visas - Some nationals do need a visa to enter Turkey, but they can be purchased online at http://www.evisa.gov.tr/ before traveling to Turkey. Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months past the date of your arrival to Turkey. If you are not sure about your visa status, visit www.doyouneedvisa.com which will let you know whether or not you need a visa based on your nationality and the country you want to visit.
- Currency - The Turkish lira is the official currency in Turkey. ATMs are widespread throughout the country and credit cards are widely accepted in most establishments.
- Weather - The coastline bordering the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate, characterized by hot and dry summers and mild, wet winters. The summer months from June through to September are very hot.
- Airports - Antalya Airport is an international airport in Antalya located 13 km northeast of the city center of Antalya, Turkey.
- Travel Insurance - Just like anywhere else, we advise getting travel insurance when traveling to Antalya, because it would cover not only medical problems but also theft and loss of valuables.
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8 Reviews on Antalya
Turkey best countery with kind trastabul people every where you have to be carful but very safe no gang or street pickpakeat no drog dealers & no dengers for any woman we are always travel visit our familys &for new year stay2 months🙏❤️
It feels like a safe place to stay. Don’t be flattered by any approach. Turkish romance scammers are suave to sweep you off your feet. Keep your boundaries, dont let your guard down for even a second, be aware of your surroundings. This friendly hospitalary people are mined with people with dubious intentions. Enjoy Turkey, enjoy the hospitality, stay away from romance.
EVERYBODY IS HAPPY IN ANTALYA
Turkey is good and safe country to visit
I am an artist from Africa(Musician) this iş my this time to come and work in Antalya,Turkey.
For real Antalya is a HOLIDAY PARADISE what elde can i say about Antalya i am speechless,all i seewherever i go is that-EVERYBODY IS HAPPY IN ANTALYA.
I strong recomend Antalya as the best tourist destination.
Are you searching for your next HOLIDAY destination,no more seaching any more CHOOSE ANTALYA,i can guarantee you 100% you will have WONDERFUL,MEMORABLE HOLIDAY that you ever have in your life,you will enjoy every moment of your entire HOLIDAY.Especially the little ones ooh my God bellieve me that will love Antalya.
Antalya ...a beautiful safe and welcoming place.
Antalya and its many beach resorts such as Lara beach, Kemer and Belek and many others are absolutely beautiful. The city of Antalya, the amazing high quality, world class hotels and the paradise coast lines. The people are very friendly and hospitable. Food cuisine is some of the best in the world. This is a safe and positive holiday destination for everyone. A wonderful experience for all.
I was in Antalya in April 2019 and it was an amazing trip. Lovely people, great food, wonderful culture, fabulous view, and breathtaking beaches. I would love to go back soon and I highly recommend everyone to visit Antalya. Love it.
Be aware of Turkish gigolos. They will approach you and you wont see it coming. You are a tourist and they see the potential to romance you and have a long distance relationship to ask for money later. You are better off a avoiding this situation. They are persistant and they dont hive up. Its not that you are irresistible, it is that they know it will flatter you and eventually give in.
Antalya is a beautiful and pretty safe place in my experience. There are some areas that weren’t as “safe feeling” but I enjoyed it. The reason I wanted to comment though is because this happened to me as well! I had gone with a group of co-workers and I was one of 3 women in the group and each one of us was approached several times by different men trying to romance us. I am married, and one of the other women is as well. The third is a lesbian. So needless to say, it didn’t work on us! lol
Turkish Lover Scam
For women traveling alone, beware if that men that is flattering you. Romance scam is becoming a very popular approach from Turkish younger men. Its a business. They will tell you how beautiful you are, that they love you, that you look soo young. Later on after building that relationship and making you believe that you are the love of their live, they will tell you they have to pay the military exemption or they will have yo go to war. And how they are terrified of killing people or even holding a gun in their hands. They will ask you for $31,000 tl and beg you to save. Do not fall for it. It is all a scam. When people ask you for money, tell them to go to the bank.