Travel

Important update about the hotels

We see three possibilities available:
1) you can proceed with the www.booking.com or similar services and reserve a suitable hotel by yourself;

2) The University Guest House (a small hotel with a restaurant) requires 30% prepayment of the total stay for booking a room there, unfortunately, LOC and I can not do anything as it belongs only formally to the University (single / double or twin / triple room costs 90TL / 135TL / 170TL per night, breakfast is included). The hotel is not in the booking.com database, and it has free rooms as of August 8, 2019;

3) The Uygulama Oteli, (a hotel close to the seashore with a restaurant) next to the Antalya Museum requires as well 30% prepayment of the total stay (single / double or twin / triple room costs 110TL / 160TL / 210TL per night, breakfast is included). The hotel is not in the booking.com database, and it also has free rooms as of August 8, 2019.

In order to make reservations for the second and the third options, the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) will need to know the hotel you prefer, the room, and the dates of your stay. LOC will contact the hotel to make a booking in your name and have to make the 30% prepayment to the hotel IBAN account. As far as LOC does not have money for the hotel prepayment, you need to make the equivalent money transfer to the LOC IBAN number, see the details here: https://asteroid2019.space/bank-transfer-payments/ The reservation will be made on the day of money arrival if the operation is done before 16:30 of the local Turkish time (UTC+3h). If there is a currency rate change, it will be accounted for in the personal registration fee.
If you need additional info about the transaction, please, let us know via email to webspace2019 (at) gmail.com

Insurance

We kindly ask all the participants to have valid proper insurance coverage for the period of their stay in Turkey (travel, medical, civil). Neither Akdeniz University nor Organizing Committees will be responsible for the accidents or damage produced to or by the participants.

Visas

In case you do not know whether you need a visa to come to Turkey or not, check, please, the following page or contact the nearest consulate of Turkey.  If you need an official invitation letter, please, contact us as soon as possible via the next contact form.

Travel to Antalya

We advise participants to visit globalmeetings.airfranceklm.com and enter the event ID code 35428AF in order to get access to the discounted AIR FRANCE-KLM Global Meetings & Events fares.


Attractive discounts, up to −15%, on a wide range of public fares on all AIR FRANCE, KLM and their code-shared flights worldwide.

Event: International workshop: Dynamics and physics of asteroids, TNOs and natural satellites in Gaia era

ID Code: 35428AF

Travel Valid Period: 28/08/2019 to 13/09/2019

Event location: ANTALYA

Please visit the event website or access directly through http://globalmeetings.airfranceklm.com/Search/promoDefault.aspx?vendor=AFR&promocode=35428AF


Proof of attendance-fare eligibility

At any point of their journey, passengers have to be able to justify the usage of the discounted AIR FRANCE-KLM Global Meetings & Events fares by showing the proof of attendance-fare eligibility document. All participants will receive this document automatically when they book their tickets on the online booking platform globalmeetings.airfranceklm.com.

Please, provide this document to the agency you chose to issue the tickets. The agency will fill it in by adding its name, phone details and stamp before sending it to the participants for whom it would have issued tickets.

Travel in Antalya

Antalya airport is about 13 km east of the city center which can be easily reached by public transportation and taxi.

Taxi

The taxi stand at the airport is in front of each terminal. The cost of a drive from the airport to the Akdeniz University campus should be about 70-75 TL= 11.80 EUR=13.00 USD (the taximeter opening fee 4.00 TL= 0.63 EUR , each kilometer fee 3.60 TL= 0.57 EUR).

Public Transportation

There are two municipal buses which connect Terminals 1 and 2 with the Antalya city:

    • 600 (Antalya bus station – city center – airport);
    • 800 (Sarısu – city center – airport).

The buses depart regularly every 30 min. from the bus stops marked with the capital letter “D” nearby to the terminal exits according to the next schedule (check it for the night connection). The bus drive price is 5.20 TL= 0.82 EUR, however, you need a special card which can be recharged and further reused for any public bus or tram in Antalya (the card price is 6.50 TL= 1.02 EUR; if it is bought from the driver, the card costs 7.50 TL= 1.18 EUR). See their routes below.

The public Havaş bus can also be useful for getting to/from the domestic/T1 international terminal. Its bus stop is located close to the exit of the domestic terminal. Check, please, its schedule (open the “City Center” menu). The ticket price is 12.00 TL= 1.89 EUR. See its route below.

The Antray tram line connects Antalya and the domestic/T1 international terminals. You will need the same special card as in the case of the municipal buses. Check, please, its schedule and direction (“Havalimanı” is the airport). The price is 2.40 TL= 0.38 EUR. See its route below.

Public transportation within the city

You need to buy a special rechargeable card at the kiosks, small shops or special machines with the logo-word “antalyakart” on top of them. As well, it can be bought from the drivers of the municipal buses 600 and 800 that connect the city and the Antalya airport. The price of a single trip is 2.60 TL= 0.41 EUR in Antalya except for the airport buses. Any additional trip will charge 1.00 TL= 0.16 EUR within 2 hours from the trip beginning. You can explore a map with the routes (note the numbers in route names).

Currency

The local currency is the Turkish lira (TL, TRY). All the payments in Turkey should be done in Turkish liras only. There are exchange bank offices and ATMs at the exits (before you pass the last doorway) and entrances of each terminal or in the central part of the city. We provide below approximate values of the costs in EUR, USD.

Accommodation

We advise you to book a hotel nearby to Akdeniz University in advance as September belongs to one of the touristic seasons in Antalya. There are several websites for booking accommodations via the internet:

https://www.booking.com

https://www.expedia.co.uk

https://www.hotels.com

Guest House of Akdeniz University

There is a possibility to guarantee reservation of rooms at the Guest House of Akdeniz University if you make 30% prepayment of your stay. The prices are 90 TL= 14.16 EUR=15.60 USD  for a single room, 135 TL= 21.23 EUR= 23.40 USD for a twin room, 170 TL= 26.74 EUR=29.47 USD for a triple room (per night per room). See its location on the map below. In order to request reservation of a room, please, fill in the next form.

Uygulama Oteli

There is a possibility to guarantee reservation of rooms at the Uygulama Oteli if you make 30% prepayment of your stay. The prices are 110 TL= 17.30 EUR=19.07 USD  for a single room, 160 TL= 25.17 EUR=27.73 USD for a twin room, 210 TL= 33.03 EUR=36.40 USD for a triple room (per night per room), breakfast is included. See its location on the map below. In order to request reservation of a room, please, fill in the next form.