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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO - STAY SAFE & HEALTHY ABROAD (foreign office travel advice)

Antalya Region

When to go

Turkey is known for having incredibly warm weather, and the Antalya region is no exception. Temperatures reach an average of 33°C in July and August. A strong sea breeze and winds from the north east help keep some of the heat at bay during these months. But it's still important to bring your sun cream and hats and stay out of direct sunlight during the hottest hours. The water can also reach temperatures of 28°C – nice for a quick dip in the sea.

Spring and autumn are the most popular times to travel, with temperatures around 24°C – still warm but bearable when making excursions to historical structures or visiting the beach. The Antalya region benefits from 300 days of sunshine a year, so you'll have lots of time to venture outdoors and enjoy the sights.

Health and safety

As with any holiday, you should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover yourself and your family on your trip. Make sure you have funds easily accessible to cover any cost of medical treatment you might need.

If you're planning cheap Antalya holidays specifically to take part in sports or watersports, including hiking, you should make sure your insurance covers this. See our holiday extras page for more information, and for the latest health and safety information visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/turkey.

Passports and visas

British citizens need a visa to enter Turkey and must have a valid passport. You can apply for a visa online at www.evisa.gov.tr before you go. It costs US$20, payable by VISA/Mastercard debit or credit card only.

Carry your passport with you, as may need to show it when paying by credit card. Your passport will need to be valid for at least six months after the date you arrive in Turkey and at least three months after the date you leave the country.

For the most up-to-date passport and visa info, visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/turkey/entry-requirements.

Getting around

Flights from the UK land at Antalya Airport and from here you'll be between 20 minutes and two hours travel by road from your accommodation. The city of Alanya is the furthest resort from the airport and is 125km away. Check the details of your package, as if you're planning All Inclusive Antalya holidays you'll find that transfers to and from the airport are included in your stay. Other types of package will often include these too, so find out before you go.

Buses are a great way to get around the region and there are regular services running between each resort. These buses connect the small towns and cities to one another, and schedules can be found in the lobby of your hotel. You'll also be able to rent a car, electric scooter or bicycle if you want to do a bit of independent travelling.

Taxis are the easiest way to travel in Antalya and they can be found both in the city centres and outside of hotels. Keep an eye out for yellow metal boxes attached to lamp posts. These will have a taxi company's name on them and you can press the button and wait for a car to arrive.

Advice for travellers with children

Children will have a great time on Antalya holidays thanks to the huge array of activities specifically designed with their enjoyment in mind. The Aktur amusement park has it all - with roller coasters, ferris wheels and bumper car rides. There's also a Dino park with larger than life dinosaur statues roaming the forest.

If you're feeling a bit overheated, the region of Antayla is also home to several waterparks with river rapids, kamikazes and wave pools. There's a near-endless array of things to keep the kids entertained in this region.

Electricity

Connector type: In general, round two-pin adapter

Voltage info: 220 volts AC, 50Hz

Emergency services

In case of an emergency call 155 for the police or 110 for the fire department.

British Consulate

If you are a victim of crime, affected by a crisis overseas, or if something happens to a relative or partner, contact the British Consulate.

Address: Gursu Mahallesi 324, Sokak No:6, Konyaalti, Antalya, Turkey

Phone: (0242) 228 2811 (from inside Turkey)

Hospitals

If you need emergency medical assistance during your trip, dial 112 and ask for an ambulance. Make sure you have adequate travel and health insurance, and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment abroad and repatriation.

Medical Park Antalya

Address: Fener Mah. Tekelioglu Cad. No:7, Lara Antalya

Telephone Number: +90 242 314 34 34

E-mail Address: Antalya@medicalpark.com.tr