Antalya is a big city with 2.2 million inhabitants in the south of Turkey and a great starting point for a holiday by hired car. It is embedded in a scenic coastal plain and attracts millions of holidaymakers from all European nations every year with its fantastic sandy beaches. Antalya can look back on a history spanning 2200 years, and the cityscape of the present is accordingly multifaceted. Coming from Germany you can reach Antalya via the Havalimani International Airport (IATA Code AYT), which is located 10 km east of the city centre. The airport is divided into two international terminals and a national terminal. Every renowned car hire company is present here and the hired car is the perfect means of transport for the trip to the city.
Ideally, you use our offers to hire a car suitable for you and equipped with practical accessories. You take over the vehicle of your choice at the airport car hire and start your holiday in Turkey in comfort. Here are some highlights in Antalya that you can easily reach by hired car.
The old town district of Kaleici is a multifaceted treasure trove that brings you closer to Antalya's history. Look for a parking space for your hired car, because in the alleys of the district many places of interest are waiting to be discovered. Here you will find magnificent houses from all eras side by side, as well as shopping streets with bars, cafés and restaurants and a bazaar. Other highlights of the old town are the clock tower Saat Kulesi and the Yivli Minare Mosque. You could hire a car to the picturesque marina below the old town or enjoy the view from above. In any case, you should visit the Hadrian Gate.
The Turkish city has exceptionally many tourist offers, which we can only partially present here. Ask at the airport car hire for detailed descriptions in English. Away from traffic, Atatürk Park offers recreation in varied nature with small restaurants. From here you can walk to the beautiful Konyaalti beach. Alternatively, you can visit the aquarium in Konyaalti.
If you want to see the unique natural spectacle, drive your hired car to the district of Lara. Here, the masses of water plunge into the sea from a height of over 30 metres. A smaller Düden waterfall is located about 10 kilometres north of the cliffs in a beautiful park. You can relax in tea gardens or restaurants and visit a cave right by the waterfall.
In Turkey, the traffic rules hardly differ from those in many parts of Europe. However, ask the car hire company at the airport for an English explanation of the traffic signs. Furthermore, you should ideally drive defensively, observing the following rules:
|Road category||Maximum speed|
|Inner cities||90 km/h|
|Out of town||90 km/h|
Turkey is an increasingly attractive holiday destination and Antalya is an excellent seaside resort with beautiful beaches. Going to a car hire company spontaneously upon arrival at the airport can be disappointing, especially in high season. Restricted offers, prices in line with demand and insufficient communication are the main problems of many travellers.
Therefore, before you start your journey, hire a precisely fitting hired car on our independent portal and choose practical services, comfortable accessories and the best possible insurance. With us, you will find the offers of every car hire company present at Antalya Airport transparently presented and book a tailor-made car hire in a few steps. You should pay attention to this:
For every hired car, choose the fully comprehensive insurance without excess, because this policy settles the entire damage in the event of an accident. Insurance with a deductible, on the other hand, always involves you in the settlement of claims, which can make your holiday considerably more expensive.
Think of the deposit when hiring a hired car during the rental period When hiring a car, check the deposit for each hired car and take a valid credit card to Turkey. The car hire company at Antalya Airport will block the deposit on the card and release it as soon as the hired car is returned undamaged.
If you temporarily want to leave the steering wheel of the hired car to another person, this person must be anchored in the rental agreement so that the insurance cover is maintained. The second driver must register with the car hire company and will then be included in the contract free of charge.