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Airlines -- The local numbers for the main airlines are Domestic Terminal 1: Atlasjet (tel. 0242/330-3900), Fly Air (tel. 0242/330-3030), Turkish Airlines (tel. 0242/330-3230 or 444-0849), Pegasus (tel. 0242/330-3548), SunExpress (tel. 0242/310-2727 or 0232/444-0797); International Terminal 2: British Airways (tel. 0242/330-3969), Onur Air (tel. 0242/330-3371).

Airport -- For information on departures and arrivals call your airline direct. For general airport information, the number for Terminal 1 is tel. 0242/310-5500 (www.antalyaairport.com); Terminal 2 is tel. 0242/330-3600 (www.aytport.com).

Ambulance -- Call tel. 112.

Buses -- The main bus companies with a presence at Antalya's otogar are: Antalya Tur (tel. 0242/331-1084), Kamil Koç (tel. 0242/331-1170), Metro (tel. 0242/331-1050), Pamukkale (tel. 0242/332-1020), Ulusoy (tel. 0242/331-1310), and Varan (tel. 0242/331-1111).

Climate -- Antalya has four seasons: fall, winter, spring, and hell, when temperatures soar to digits even the government won't accurately report. (Everybody gets the day off when the mercury passes 104°F/40°C.) Humidity can sometimes reach into the triple digits as well.

Consulates -- The U.K. has a Vice Consulate at Fevzi Çakmak Cad. 1314, Sok. 6/8, Elif Apt. (tel. 0242/244-5313).

Festivals -- Antalya hosts the eminent Golden Orange Film Festival (tel. 0242/238-5444; www.altinportakal.org.tr) in October. The Aspendos Theatre is reanimated under a moonlit sky in July, during the International Opera and Ballet Festival. For information on the festival schedule, tickets, or transportation, contact the Antalya Devlet Opera ve Balesi (tel. 0242/243-7640; fax 0242/243-8827; www.dobgm.gov.tr) or log onto the dedicated state website (www.aspendosfestival.gov.tr). Additional events in and around Antalya are available through Antalya Festivals (tel. 0242/238-2776; www.antalyafestivals.org).

Hospitals -- The Antalya Anatolian Private Hospital (tel. 0242/249-3300; www.anatoliahospital.com) is at Çaybasi Mah. Burhanettin Onat Cad. 1352 Sok. You will also encounter English-speaking staff at the international Interhospital Antalya at Kiziltoprak Mah., Meydan PTT Arkasi (near the post office; tel. 0242/311-1500).

Laundry -- Bizim Çamasirhane does laundry for 10TL per load. It's located at Kiliçarslan Mah. Hesapçi Sok. Kesik Minare Yani 1 (tel. 0537/352-5782).

Post Office -- The main PTT is located at Anafartalar Caddesi, opposite the Turkish Airlines offices. It's open from 9am to 5pm for postal services and 24/7 for phone access.

Websites -- Good Antalya-specific (including the extended coastline of Antalya Province) information is available on www.antalyaguide.org and www.antalya-ws.com.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.