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My wife, my sister-in-law and I got thrown out of Tudors pub by 6 thugs because my sister-in-law's skirt was supposedly too short. (for the record it reached her knees) All the while there are prostitutes in the club with hotpants and signs saying "show your boobs" on the wall. The police stated that Kaleici (the old city center of Antalya) is to be avoided and modern women should choose to go out in Lara or Konyalti, outside the old city.
Written Apr 9, 2013
I visited Tudors pub with my wife and sister-in-law. We were thrown out by 6 guys because the skirt of my sister-in-law was not long enough according to them. There are prostitutes in the bar with mini-shorts and sings on the wall saying "show your boobs", but normal women visiting the bar are expected to behave conservatively or get out. The police say literally to steer clear of the old city (Kaleici) at night and go to clubs in Lara or Konyalti, which are further away from the old city center.
Written Apr 9, 2013
I went to turkey a couple of weeks ago and i found some places to be truly beautiful. I loved side so if ur travelling there it is a must see. it's really pretty!! just be careful though because some restaurant owners will stand outside their restaurants and offer u all these different deals and then forget about them when its time for u to pay the bill. one of the places we visited in the busy town of manavgat gave us some fish ( the meal was awful and it cost us 120 tl) which ended up giving my mum food poisoning. The guy was joking with my dad and acting happy but then turned deathly serious when it became time to pay the bill. So just watch out for that. The cabs can be quite expensive so if u know where ur going its best to take the bus, however if your not sure don't take the risk.
Also for women, the men tend to stare a lot and they are not subtle about it. i found it really creepy and felt myself feeling irritated and vulnerable at times. Just make sure you've got someone with you and stay away from deserted places and u'll be fine. I really recommend Boat trips because they are really fun but obviously clarify the price beforehand. we didn't have much trouble with pickpockets, turkey seems fairly safe to me but still keep a look out. And ladies protect ur handbags!!
Aside from that, Antalya is a nice place so if ur planning on going, i hope u enjoy it!
Written Jul 31, 2012
As with everywhere - watch out for pickpockets.
These people operate in shopping areas and areas where your focus is somewhere else. Keep your eye on your belongings, and just because your wallet/purse is in a zipped pocket, it doesn't mean it's safe. These people make a living out of pickpocketing - they are very good at it.
Written Mar 10, 2012
Please be very careful if you book a car rental through RENT A CAR ANTALYA. I used this company and was required to leave a cash deposit of £200. When I returned the car the agent agreed that the car was in perfect condition but had 'forgotten' my deposit. What could I do when I had a plane to catch. He promised to send the money to me by Western Union.
1 month later I am still waiting for this money to be returned to me. I would advise you NEVER to use this company!
Written Sep 12, 2010
Women make sure to carry your handbag safely. When walking on sidewalks close to the roads, carry your handbag on the arm away from the road, there have been some cases where either a motorbike or car slows down to try and snatch them.
Written Feb 21, 2010
my wife and i went to antalya last year september 2007 , on the way home getting off the coach at antalya airport the turkish guide gave us her e mail address and mobile number!!
we began writing but when we stopped writing at christmas time she threatened to ruin our marriage she was sending threatning texts even christmas day!! which ruined our christmas and new year!! we complained to our tour company and even numerous e mails to the company in which she worked for, NO RESPONSE. in the end (march 2008) we had to change our email address.and mobile number. i even suffer from depression now. WARNING if you go to antalya and happen to meet a young attractive tour guide on your excursions or transfer coaches pls avoid ! beleive me i dont want this happening to anyone else.
Updated Mar 19, 2008
We booked a guided tour with Maki Tur in Antalya to Myra and Kekova, because the prospect said that we would be sailing over the ruins of a house, a church and a port of the sunken city of Kekova. Ahmet, our guide did not want to go out on the boat, but after some persuasion he agreed. However, we were shown nothing at all of the sunken city. We only saw a few remains of the ancient Greek city on the coastline. So when we wanted to go on a tour to Perge, Aspendos and the Kursunlu Waterfalls we decided to book with another firm. To our surprise we got the same guide again, because several tourist firms put their clients together. The guide, who doubled as driver, showed us the imposing remains of Perge and the theater of Aspendos, but, instead of taking us to the Kursunlu Waterfalls, as promised, he took us, without saying a word, to the lower Duden waterfall, which is very close to Antalya, and not in a national park as the Kursunlu Falls. He probably thought that those stupid tourists would not know the difference, and he would save time and money. So make sure beforehand that you get what was promised.
Updated May 3, 2007
As you can still see in my text, the keyboard is different in Turkey - especially and specifically the "i "character, which is an "i" without a dot on it on the keyboard, but will turn into a "Y" with an accent on top of it in the text.
That's prettty annoying when you brought plenty of work to be finished in the local internet cafes.
However you can go to word's "replace" function and "Yapestir" all the Y's into perfect i's, but it's very very nervewrecking, time and Lira-consuming and somehow never comes out even.
I am not sure how well a laptop, if you happen to own one, and only that one, would respond to sauna-temperatures plus extreme humidity in the summer....
Written Sep 3, 2005
Be careful all travelers to Antalya
My bother and sister in law just returned from Antalya a couple of days ago.
They booked a 5 star hotel-package from a reputable travel agency here in Germany.
Three days before their return back to Germany, while my brother was out, my sister in law decided to go for a walk in the small nature path starting at the hotel. Half way through the path, she was attacked and raped by a Turkish man, and pushed down a steep mountain cliff where she sustained heavy injuries, need less to mention the mental damage he caused her.
Any way, my brother went to the Police which only made things worse. The police treated the matter recklessly and as a matter of fact, they seemed to get a kick of the whole thing.
And what's even worse, is that it all happens in the middle of Ramadan, the holy month, where, to ALLAH, supposedly, looking at a woman with lust is as big of a SIN as raping here.. Ooh we are so furious....
Written Nov 11, 2003
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