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Antalya: A Rising Star as a Medical Tourism Destination

Especially in the last few years, Turkey has taken significant steps related to health facilities. A large number of investors made high-level investments in first-class hospitals, where large operations would be carried out and highly skilled health personnel work with the latest technologies. Turkey, with 45 JCI-accredited hospitals currently ranked second in the world.

Data released by the Turkey Statistical Institute (TurkStat) shows 274,062 people visited Turkey for medical reasons in the first half of 2018. TurkStat data also shows 433,292 people came to Turkey in 2017 for healthcare tourism.

Antalya, a city on the Mediterranean coast of southwestern Turkey, is the Turkish capital of international tourism. Antalya tourism has completed 2018 with 30.5% development and has increased the number of tourists and visitors to 13 million. Antalya attracts millions of tourists from all over the world per year with its mild Mediterranean climate, crystal clear seas, gorgeous beaches, and majestic historical sites worth seeing.

Established hospitals, educated doctors and medical personnel, excellent climate conditions and easy transportation are the most beneficial qualities that make Antalya an outstanding tourism destination for patients who seek both high-quality medical treatment and a pleasant vacation at the same time.  The most popular medical treatment fields that foreign patients come to Antalya for are cosmetic surgery and dentistry. 

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Why Antalya?

  • Even in winter, the temperature is 10-15 degrees in Antalya. This factor brings with it the possibility to choose this city easily in 4 seasons.
  • Antalya is a very suitable destination for air, sea, and land transportation. Antalya has frequent direct flights from many countries.
  • Health institutions and facilities meet all needs from the moment they enter the city.
  • Antalya offers competitive price advantages for health tourists compared to other destinations.
  • The fact that doctors and health workers in hospitals speak foreign languages eliminates the problems that may arise in communication.
  • The marvelous nature of Antalya, its history and culture, and the quality of the services provided in modern tourism facilities offer an unforgettable holiday after cosmetic, plastic, and general health operations.

Why Consider Antalya for Cosmetic Surgery?

Recently Antalya has been recognized as a popular cosmetic surgery destination. There are several advantages of performing cosmetic surgery in Antalya. With more than 20 years of cosmetic and plastic surgery experience and numerous accreditations, Antalya has one of the most experienced and well-trained health teams in Europe.

Cosmetic surgery costs in Antalya are 40-%50 cheaper in comparison to the prices in other European cities. For example, Rhinoplasty cost in Antalya is around €2,000 and Liposuction cost in Antalya is as cheap as €2,000. Antalya is also an advantageous medical tourism destination for dental treatments with its experienced dentists and high quality of dental services at affordable prices. A complete dental implant treatment cost in Antalya ranges between €400 and €1200. Also, the international patient department assists foreign patients with transportation, insurance coordination, flight arrangements, visa arrangements, translation of medical records, and much more.

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5 Things To Do in Antalya

If you choose Antalya for your destination, you will have the option of exploring a stunning landscape and vibrant culture. While it is true that you will enjoy the best medical care, it is also possible for you to enjoy the aesthetic beauty and historical features Antalya offers.

Visit the Old Town (Kaleici)

Kaleici neighborhood is a fantastic place for strolling with its perfectly restored Ottoman mansions, souvenir shops, art galleries, boutique hotels and restaurants that serve delicious local foods.

See Aspendos Archeological Site

Aspendos is home to a Roman theater commonly thought to be the best preserved in the world and one of the most visited tourist destinations in Turkey. Aspendos is a fascinating ancient must-see with dazzling architecture that remains strong since the 2nd century.

Enjoy Beautiful Waterfalls!

Antalya is rich in springs, sinkholes, and waterfalls. There are both upper falls (Düdenbaşı Şelalesi) and lower falls (Düdençayı) to admire and enjoy a beautiful nature break. Kırkgöz and Pınarbaşı have amazing springs and sinkholes to see. Manavgat waterfalls are also worth seeing and spending a relaxing day. Tea gardens provide refreshments and souvenir shops are open all the time.

Visit the Temple of Apollo

The Temple of Apollo, located at the end of Side’s peninsula, draws many tourists every year. Unlike many historical ruins, it is possible to touch the carefully carved marble and feel its astonishing structure. The perfect time of day to visit the Temple of Apollo would be in the late afternoon so that you can catch a beautiful sun setting behind it.

Don’t Miss Lara Beach!

If a pleasant holiday means a crystal-clear sea and a calming white-sand beach for you, then you mustn’t miss Lara Beach when you visit Antalya, because, Lara Beach is one of the most beautiful and top-visited beaches in Turkey with its shimmering blue sea and relaxing landscape.

This content is edited by Flymedi Medical Editors in 2023. 


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