Antalya Local Customs

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    Go to the theatre

    by balfor Updated Jun 3, 2003

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    Comfortable seating?

    Back in the good old days people would go to the theatre in stadiums like this one. This particular theatre was somewhere close to Perge, but I don't know the exact location. It is very well preserved considering the maintenance contract ran out on it some centuries ago. ;-)

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    • Historical Travel
    • Theater Travel
    • Architecture

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    Consulates in Antalya

    by Erkmen Updated May 20, 2003

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    Austria: Namik Kemal Bulvari No:18
    Tel: +90 242 345 18 00

    Tel: +90 242 244 68 33
    Fax: +90 242 242 35 77

    Danmark: Konyaalti Cad. 19/A
    Tel:+90 242 241 62 86
    Fax:+90 242 241 43 16

    England: -
    Tel:+90 242 244 53 13
    Fax:+90 242 243 20 95

    France: Kazim Özalp Cad. No:55
    Tel:+90 242 242 07 50
    Fax:+90 242 248 42 97

    Germany : Yesilbahçe Mah. 1447 Sok.Gürkanlar Apt.
    Tel: +90 242 312 25 35
    Fax: +90 242 321 69 14

    Norway: -
    Tel: +90 242 241 16 22
    Fax:+90 242 259 12 37

    Russia: Güzeloba Mah. Kirim Sok. B/Blok No:1
    Tel:+90 242 349 04 23

    Spain: Konyaaltý Cad. Sitki Göksoy Apt. 40/26
    Tel: +90 242 241 77 70
    Fax: +90 242 241 77 74

    Sweden: Konyaalti Cad No:78
    Tel:+90 242 248 90 61
    Fax:+90 242 241 52 22

    Switzerland: -
    Tel:+90 242 243 16 66
    Fax:+90 242 247 36 66

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    he he

    by Redule Updated Sep 9, 2002

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    If you are not sinned, cast the first stone

    Here I submit cultural tips I learned after traveling to Alanya:

    Well, these lucky women are not so lucky. One my VT friend ERKANKIRAZ informed me that husbands of these “lucky women” sold their lands to foreigners. So, if you don’t like a view of unfinished hotel, you know who is guilty (the new owner). But I hope they earned some money to buy mercedes...:)

    Look up what BUNGAA wrote:

    “Turkish women wash their clothes on their body when they take a bath!..:) Because of this,they don't take off their clothes in the bath. I mean that their behaviour cause is not only fear like you said!..:)”

    .....and later he added:
    you must try's very economic, besides that, it's very sexy...:)))(smiling)”

    THANK YOU ALL for CONTRIBUTION to my page!!

    p.s. bungaa, was not You kidding??;)

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    A real Turkish bath...

    by Redule Updated Sep 9, 2002

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    How it was yesterday:

    I can’t believe that it is true what is depicted in Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres painting “The Turkish bath” (see left). I have heard that Turkish women are afraid to take off their clothes in the bath. Maybe they are true, because today’s Turkish bath little differs from ancient bath - Hamam.
    Earlier it was not merely a place where believers could fulfil the Islamic precept of cleanliness. It was a place to mingle, socialise and gossip.

    Women could proceed from their harem to the hamam with great ceremony, accompanied by servants heavily-laden with delicacies to tide the ladies over the hours they used to spend lounging in the steam.
    The young women used this opportunity to show off their ornately embroidered towels and ivory inlaid slippers, not to mention their youthful figures, while older women would spot potential wives for their sons.
    Men would discuss the latest court scandal or talk business and politics. Contrary to popular ideas, hamams have always been either permanently designated for one of the sexes, or have a separate schedule for men and women.

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  • I have not been there but I've...

    by claan Written Sep 2, 2002

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    I have not been there but I've heard that the Museum of Antalya is worth a visit. It seems that they have a great collection of ancient objects that were found in that neighbourhood.

    It is not very cultural but if you like shopping Antalya is heaven! The leather is very cheap overthere (especially if you bargain on the price) and if you decide to buy a carpet wait till you get there! It is a custom to bargain on the prices. If you are a little tenacious you can get 1/3 of the price of.

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    The Turkish people are very...

    by goodspkr Written Aug 26, 2002

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    The Turkish people are very friendly, but they will tend to speak German to you first (there are a lot of German tourist). Smile and learn a few words of Turkish and you will be surprised how far that goes. I said Cok Guzel (choke goozel) a lot (it means very beautiful).

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    Turkish currency - Liras. 50...

    by Anya_D Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Turkish currency - Liras. 50 000 Liras is not a big sum - it was less than a dollar at the time of our visit. You can check the rate at VT currency server.Turkey is a muslim country, but in my opinion it is still more democratic, then, for instance, Jordan (the only muslim country besides Turkey where I have been to). Or maybe it is because I spent most of the time on a beach. Anyway, you must remember the difference in culture and not appear in too short skirts around mosques. People are very friendly and communicative. However, I was afraid to follow them when they invited 'to see my house'. Who knows what they are up to?:))

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    Diclaimer of...

    by yakacik Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Diclaimer of Liability

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    AYISIGI PARK (Moonlight...

    by yakacik Written Aug 24, 2002

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    AYISIGI PARK (Moonlight Park)

    Here is a very beatiful park at the extreme end of Kemer, behind the marina. You can enter here free charge and make use of its relatively long beach, restaurants , cafes, small shops.


    Kemer has all the ingredients for a really relaxing holiday. The resort has been carefully planned and designed to make the most of its beautiful location without being too intrusive. The resort focuses around the magnificent blue waters and colourful marina of Antalya bay with a backdrop of the towering Jagged peaks of the Taurus mountains.

    Restaurants and cafes are plentiful, tempting you with fresh ingredients, subtly flavoured with the unusual blend of herbs and spices. For anyone who fancies dancing the night away Kemer has an ample supply of music bars and discos. There's much to see in this fascinating region, not to be missed are Yoruk Parki. an amazing view on how the Turks lived several hundred years ago.

    The remains of Phaselis are within easy reach and the rock tombs at Myra near Demre are just down the road, where you'll find the Church of St Nicholas, patron saint of children and the original Santa Claus.

    Nowadays, its hard to believe that the tranquil sandy beaches here were once busy harbours and the picturesque ruins scattered on and around the shore are the remains of a major trading city which was thriving more than 2500 years ago.

    Air : Antalya International Airport , 55 km from Kemer

    Road: Direct bus connections from all main cities

    Sea : Port of call Mediterranean Cruises

    Hotels in Kemer

    3 Stars 4 Stars 5 Stars Holiday Villages Aparts and Villa
    Seker Ferien Golden Lotus Kiris World Magic Club Phaselis Ambassador Villa
    Le Palm Hotel Ambassador Plaza Mirage Park Asdem Park Apart
    Larissa Otem Turkiz
    Golden Sun Royal Resort
    Asdem Park Merit Limra
    Selimhan Elysee Beach
    Aytunlar Lejardin Hotel
    Derin Hotel
    Tours and Excursions
    Historical Tours Fun and Sightseeing Tours
    Myra Demre Kekova Boat Tour to Olympos
    Aspendos - Perge - Antalya Rafting
    Pamukkale Aquapark
    Olympos - Phaselis Jeep Safari
    . Antalya - Kursunlu Waterfalls
    Major Sights in the Environs
    Phaselis Olympos Kale Kekekova Cirali Kas Kalkan

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    Best cultural tip for any...

    by mixtake Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Best cultural tip for any place that you visit in the world: Go out and meet local people! Here is a family from a village nearby the city of Antalya, enjoying one of their 300 days of sunshine per year. Just like the rest of Turkey, generations of families prefer to live together, effectively solving many social problems of Western cultures, like the enormous cost of social security for elderly and finding a baby sitter.

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    Shoe cleaning

    by mvtouring Written Oct 16, 2009

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    A very big trade all over Turkey is the shoe cleaning business. I was actually amazed to discover this lovely friendly lady doing it here. Normally we saw men doing the job.

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    Sit around

    by John195123 Written Mar 12, 2008
    Evening Mountains and Water

    In the evenings, many locals gather outside in the cooler air to talk or walk the road with a view of the water and mountains.

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    • Hiking and Walking

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