Renting a car at Antalya Airport is a straightforward process because most major rental car agencies run in the arrivals terminal 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Skyscanner's handy rental car comparison search tool quickly finds the best deals on budget rental cars in Antalya. Travellers can find every type of rental car, from low dough to luxury car. Driving a rental car in Turkey requires only a valid driving license from the renter's home country.
Driving From Antalya Airport to Antalya
Visitors may take D400 west and drive 13.3 kilometres to reach downtown Antalya. The Aspendos exit leads to the centre from the east, and the Kizilirmak exit connects to downtown Antalya from the north. Driving on the many ancient roads winding through central Antalya is a chore at the best of times, so travellers are advised to stick to the main roads as much as possible. It is also advisable to avoid driving on rural roads at night.
Attractions in Antalya
Ancient monuments meet white sandy beaches and clear blue waters along the Turquoise Coast in Antalya. The grand entrance into Antalya through Hadrian's Gate (built in AD 130) leads into the buzzing bazaars and labyrinthine lanes of Old Town (Kaleiçi). History buffs can feast on the sights of Ottoman architecture amid remnants of the Greek and Roman Empires. Stroll through the Old Town to see Yivli Minare (fluted minaret), the most distinct landmark in the city centre. The best place to see the clash of the centuries is the Old Harbor, where yachts bob on turquoise waters surrounded by 2000-year-old walls.
Driving to Attractions East of Antalya
No visit to Antalya is complete without a visit to the ancient city of Aspendos, founded in 800 B.C. Visitors can take D400 east from Antalya Airport for a 38-kilometre drive. Many visitors enjoy roaming ruins from bygone empires, including an acropolis, aqueduct, and ruins of a medieval settlement. But the biggest historical hit is the Roman Theatre, built in the era of Marcus Aurelius. The Aspendos Theatre is one of the best preserved Roman Theatres in the world.
Another day trip from Antalya is Side Belediyesi, a 65-kilometre drive from Antalya Airport along D400. Side is another example of ruins and architectural attractions from the Greco-Roman period. Visitors will find the Hellenistic Temple of Apollo and can even dig deeper through history at the Side Museum, housed in a restored Roman bath complex.
Driving to Attractions West of Antalya
For ruins with a view, a drive along D650 and E87 northwest 34 kilometres to the Termessos Ruins (Termessos Antik Kenti) is a lovely choice. Sturdy shoes are best for a historical hike through hills with awesome views of mountains and valleys. For gorgeous views of the Mediterranean, travellers can take D400 southwest along the coast for an hour's drive to the Olympos region to see eternal flames flickering from rocky ridges, or sleep in a tree lodge for a night.
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