Is Antalya Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Antalya is generally considered a safe city for solo female travelers. Turkish people are typically hospitable and respectful towards guests. There is a visible police presence in and around popular tourist spots, and emergency assistance is readily accessible. However, like any other tourist destination, common precautions should be considered, such as not walking alone at night in unfamiliar areas and being wary of pickpockets. Always keep your belongings secure and take care of yourself in situations involving alcohol or late-night parties.

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Safety index

Safety at night:Moderate

Antalya generally has a reputation for being safe and welcoming to tourists. However, like any other city, it's important to practice some caution especially during the night. Areas around popular tourist spots are well-lit and often patrolled by police. But it is advisable to avoid less crowded, poorly lit areas and always be aware of your surroundings. Remember, confidence and a little bit of local language knowledge can go a long way in ensuring safety.

Public transportation:Safe

Public transportation in Antalya is quite safe and efficient. The city's tram and bus systems are well-maintained and widely used both by locals and tourists. Though petty crimes like pickpocketing do occur occasionally, it isn't a common concern. However, it's always essential to be cautious with personal belongings and be aware of your surroundings. Also, avoid travelling late at night when there are fewer passengers.

Street harassment:Low

Antalya, which has a good blend of tourists and locals, is generally safe and welcoming towards women. Like any other city, street harassment does exist but it is seldom and typically non-threatening. Be aware that some local men may flirt or try to initiate conversation. Always use your judgment and feel free to ignore or decline any such advances decisively yet politely.

Petty crimes:Low

In Antalya, petty crimes such as pickpocketing or bag snatching do occur, especially in crowded places or on public transportation. However, the overall risk is relatively low. It would be advisable to remain alert and conscious of your belongings, particularly in busier areas, yet there is no need for undue concern.

Tap water:Safe

In Antalya, the tap water is generally safe to drink as it is well treated and meets the standards of drinking water. However, it has a different mineral content than what your system might be used to, hence it might cause minor digestive discomfort for some. It is often recommended to opt for bottled water, especially if you have a sensitive stomach.

Is Antalya safe to travel?

3.3 /5

Based on 3 experiences

Ülker

Ülker (22)

Poland

Solo travel experience

I hitched from Kaş to Antalya city center alone. I didn't even have to raise my thumb because when the drivers realized my backpack they just stopped to ask me if I was hitchhiking. I felt completely safe. The people in Antalya are very used to hitchhikers and Turkish people in general if they see a solo female traveler they want to help. Antalya can be considered as a safe city for travelers.

Posted: April 22, 2024Experienced: May, 2017
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Couple travel experience

Everything was fine. It was a safe and fun experience. There are many places to visit. People are friendly and trustworthy. The place we stayed was very welcoming. I was very pleased, I recommend it if anyone is thinking of going.

Posted: February 21, 2024
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Is Antalya safe for women?

Safety rating

3 /5

Based on 3 reviews the women safety index in Antalya is 3/5. On average women living in Antalya raises moderate concerns about women's safety.

Crime rates rating

1.1 /5

Based on 3 reviews the crime rate index in Antalya is 1.1/5. On average women living in Antalya raises low concerns about crime and violence against women

Rating summary

Safety walking alone after dark:

3.7/5
Safe

Safety using public transport:

3.7/5
Safe

Worries of being sexually harassed:

1.1/5
Not at all worried

Worries of being sexually assaulted or raped:

1/5
Not at all worried

Worries of being physically attacked:

1.1/5
Not at all worried

Worries of home broken and things stolen:

2/5
A Bit Worried

Worries of being mugged or robbed:

1.1/5
Not at all worried

Worries of being kidnapped or murdered:

1/5
Not at all worried
DERYA

DERYA

In city center, you will feel safe because people are used to communicate with foreigners. Also, antalya is one of the most developed city of turkey. You can find taxis everywhere and everytime. Can find local pubs to have fun. Even you can swim anytime of a day does not matter day or night. I prefer sunrise for example. No one interrupts you.

Posted: March 22, 2024
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Seher

Seher

Antalya is very safe. There are many beautiful and safe places to visit for tourists and travelers. Incidents such as purse snatching, human trafficking and theft are rare. Only the Nir neighborhood is a bit dangerous to enter at night, other than that, it is very safe at night.

Posted: March 16, 2024
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Quite small touristic city. Long, nice beaches, you can swim from may to November. Some people from north swim winter time too. :) Lovely weather during springs :) Also summer time you can enjoy Alanya nights. You should give a chance. I’m sure you’ll like it :))

Posted: March 6, 2024
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Is Antalya safe right now?

Before your visit to Antalya, it's essential to check travel advisories for Turkey, including your home country's official travel advisory. These advisories can provide up-to-date information on safety, health, and any specific considerations for travelers.
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United States Travel AdvisoryExercise a high degree of caution

The United States government advises to exercise increased caution when traveling to Turkey due to terrorism and arbitrary detentions. Note that some areas have an increased risk. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: July 26, 2023
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Canada's Travel AdvisoryExercise a high degree of caution

The Canadian Government advises exercising a high degree of caution in Turkey. This advisory is due to the threat of terrorist attacks and the possibility of nationwide demonstrations. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: April 15, 2024
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Australia's Travel AdvisoryExercise a high degree of caution

The Australian Government advises exercising a high degree of caution overall in Turkey, due to the threat of terrorism. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: April 12, 2024

Is Antalya worth visiting?

Overall rating

3.5 /5

based on 3 experiences

Rating summary

Things to do

3.3/5

Safety

3.3/5

Food

3.7/5

Budget-friendly

3.3/5

Couple travel experience

We stayed in an airbnb in Muratpaşa and it was really nice. We could order really good food via app. People were friendly. There are many mosques to pray in. Also a lot of supermarkets and places to shop. The beaches are mostly run by hotels, so we didn't feel free to go to any beach. But we liked to go for a walk to the harbor.

Posted: January 17, 2024Experienced: September, 2023
Things to do: 3/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 4/5
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