Located in the southern Mediterranean region of Turkey, Antalya is a popular resort due to its beautiful blue waters and relaxing beaches. The warm, dry climate makes it ideal for holidaymakers to rent a car and go exploring Antalya. Common outdoor activities in the area include diving, hiking and golfing – all of which can be easily accessed by those who rent a car in Antalya.
Car rental in Antalya – the most important rental sites
The area surrounding Antalya is often referred to as the Turquoise Coast due to the blue waters that flow around its coastlines. During the Roman era the city was a major port, and remnants of this fascinating time remain to be explored. These historical traces are easily accessed by renting a car in Antalya. As a popular destination for foreign visitors there are plentiful options for cheap car rental, both for long term stays and shorter trips to this beautiful region. The best way to find a perfect offer and the best price is by comparing and booking in advance.
Main Opening Times*
Antalya HavalimanÄ± International Airport
1. DÄ±ÅŸ Hatlar Terminali, 7230 MuratpaÅŸa/Antalya, Turkey
12:00 a.m. - 23:59 p.m.
Pinarli Cihadiye Mah. Cumhuriyet Cad. No 4/2 Isuzu Servis Arkasi, Antalya, Turkey
12:00 a.m. - 23:59 p.m.
*The opening times may vary depending on the rental site. More information can be found in the listing details. Pick up and returns are possible outside of the opening times, although additional charges may be applicable.
Rent a Car: Antalya and some of the most important sights
Antalya Archaeological Museum: If you need a break from lounging around on beaches and enjoying the pleasant climate, the Antalya Archaeological Museum provides an ideal escape into the wonderful history of the region. Exploring centuries' worth of architecture and culture, the museum is easy to reach when you rent a car in Antalya, and it has a dedicated car park for visitors.
Kaleiçi (Old Antalya): Known as the Old Town of Antalya, this area is a must-see when in the region. The centre itself changed hands from the Romans to become the Byzantine centre, the Seljuk Turkish town and finally the city of the Ottoman Turks. The winding streets of the area give a certain charm and provide many options for dining and enjoying traditional Turkish coffees and treats. The area itself is best explored on foot, but Kaleici can be accessed by car with parking on its outskirts.
Termessos: Another famous Roman site not to be missed, while staying in the area, is the ancient walled city of Termessos. The best way to access this part of Antalya is to rent a car due to its distance of about 38 kilometres north of the main city. Visitors can use the designated car park and explore the area on foot, seeing the famous amphitheatre and other ancient ruins.
Getting around in Antalya when you rent a car
The central part of the city of Antalya is busy with drivers and pedestrians alike and, though locals are friendly, they can be quick to use their horn while driving. Outside of the city centre, visitors will find the roads to be well maintained and less busy. Parking at major sites is easily managed, and many of the key archaeological and outdoor activities in the area can only be accessed by a rental car or by hiring a driver which can be much more expensive. Roads are well signposted for visitors and frequently include English translations. The climate is pleasant for drivers all year round.