What to wear...
As always when travelling you know
better after returning - you would have needed half the luggage
and twice the money!
Depending on the season of your
yourney the needs vary. Most big hotels supply beach towels as
well as towels in the bathroom. But you should bring one beach
towel in case you want to go swimming somewhere else. A
hairdryer is also standard in most hotels.
During the summer (June to
September) it is very hot and the sun really burning. Bring
light and loose chlothes to wear. Keep in mind that it might be
cold in the plane, but up to 40 degrees Celsius in Antalya.
Sitting in the transfer bus for 2-3 hours in your warm clothes
is almost unbearable. So choose something for the trip you can
easily take off. But never take off too much! Clothes do prevent
sunburn and for your shopping and sightseeing tours please wear
some decent clothing (just as you would wear at home). It is not
very much appreciated to see half naked tourists walking through
the towns, even though nobody will actually tell you. But decent
clothing means more respect and that ends in lower prices.
At the beach you are (almost) free
to wear or not to wear whatever you like. Women should not go
topless or in mini bikini to the bar to get a drink, please put
on a T-Shirt or so. You shouldn't enter the hotel restaurant for
your meal in your swimsuits.
In the winter months you need some
warmer clothing and a rainproof jacket and waterproof shoes. If
you want to go trecking or sightseeing among the old ruins bring
some good shoes, don't climb anywhere in beach slippers. In
spring and autumn the nights can be quite cool and there might
be no heating in your hotel, so bring warm pyjamas.