Should you visit Antalya or Positano?
Should I visit Antalya or Positano? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the data, which all comes from actual travelers.
Antalya is the largest city along Turkey's Mediterranean coast and the eighth largest city in the country with over one million people in the metropolitan area. The city dates back to about 200 BC when it was settled by the Attalid Dynasty of Pergamon and soon conquered by the Romans. The city was ruled by several different groups and most recently was transferred to Italian suzerainty following World War I. It became part of Turkey following the War of Independence. The city has seen an influx of development in recent years and it has grown into a tourism mecca with more than 12 million visitors in 2014.
Located on the Amalfi Coast in Campania, Italy, Positano is a very scenic town that offers spectacular coastal views. The town sits on the edge of a hill and flows down toward the sea. Because of its dramatic beauty, Positano attracts thousands of visitors year around.
The town dates back to medieval times when it was a port for the Amalfi Republic. It thrived throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries but by the mid-nineteenth century its prosperity was falling. During those times more than half of the population left, migrating predominantly to America. During the 1950s the town gained popularity as a tourist destination, in part because of John Steinbeck's essay about the area in Harper's Bazaar (May, 1953).
Which city is cheaper, Positano or Antalya?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Antalya is $54, while the average daily cost in Positano is $212. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Antalya and Positano in more detail.
An average hotel room with basic furnishings costs about $52 in Antalya For the most convenient locations and nicer amenities you can expect to pay a bit more.
For a normal double-occupancy room in Positano, $284 is the average cost for a hotel room. Also in Positano, the typical price for a place to stay for one person is $142, such as in a hostel.
On average, meal and food prices in Antalya cost around $18 per person, per day. While this price can vary widely by location, the type of restaurant, and the amount of food ordered, a typical meal often costs around $7.20.
Positano food costs typically run travelers around $50 per day. Eating every meal in a nicer restaurant will drive the cost up, and grabbing fast food or casual meals will help you save money.
Meals for one day
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Antalya
For Antalya, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
Giza Pyramids Sound and Light Show with Dinner:
Typical Food prices in Positano
Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Positano:
Sitdown Dinner (for Two)
Pizza in a Restaurant
Sandwich in a Restaurant
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Positano
For Positano, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
Positano for Foodies- The authentic food tour in Town:
Dining experience at a local's home in Positano & cooking demo:
Dining experience at a local's home in Positano with show cooking:
Small-group Street food tour in Positano:
Market tour and lunch or dinner at a local's home in Positano:
Private Pizza & Tiramisu Class at a local's home with tasting in Positano:
Private cooking class at a local's home with tasting in Positano:
Local market visit and private cooking class at a local's home in Positano:
Vico Equense: Market Tour, Home Cooking Class, and Dinner:
Exclusive hands-on cooking class with a local in Positano:
Antalya's transportation costs can vary by the type of transport chosen by visitors. Naturally, taxis and private drivers cost much more than public transportation options. On average, visitors spend $8.73 per person, per day on transportation in Antalya.
Positano's transportation costs can vary by the type of transport chosen by visitors. Naturally, taxis and private drivers cost much more than public transportation options. On average, visitors spend $7.31 per person, per day on transportation in Positano.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Antalya
Also for Antalya, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Private Boat Tour to Kekova and Sunken City From Antalya Incl.Transfer:
Private Transfer : Antalya to Cappadocia:
Private Transfer from Antalya to Cappadocia:
Private Transfers Between Antalya Airport - Antalya City Centre:
Antalya Airport Arrivals Transfer to Alanya:
Antalya Airport: KAS Private Arrival Transfer:
Antalya Airport: Patara Private Transfer:
Private Sightseeing and Airport Departure Transfer:
From Antalya to Kalkan Private Transfer:
Private Transfer From Antalya Airport to Kas:
Antalya Airport (AYT) Departure Transfer (Alanya Hotels to Antalya Airport):
Antalya Airport: Arrival Transfer to Side:
Typical Local Transportation prices in Positano
Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Positano:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Positano
Also for Positano, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
private transfer from positano to naples:
private transfer from Positano to Naples:
private transfer Positano to Roma:
Transfer from Positano to Naples:
Transfer from Naples to Positano with 2 hours Private Tour in Herculaneum:
Transfer From to Ravello and Naples:
Transfer From to Positano and Naples:
Transfer From to Amalfi and Rome:
Sorrento Coast - Positano Private Transfer:
Siena: 1-Way Private Transfer to and from Positano:
Private transfer with stop in Pompeii:
Private transfer to Matera from Positano or reverse:
Is it cheaper to fly into Antalya or Positano?
Prices for flights to both Positano and Antalya change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.
Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Antalya can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around $14 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.
Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Positano can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around $57 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.
Tours and Activities in Antalya
For Antalya, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:
3-Day Cappadocia Tour:
A Day at Kas Beach Tour:
Admission Ticket to Sandland Antalya:
Alanya: Horse Riding Adventure:
Alanya: Tandem Paragliding Experience:
Antalya 4x4 and White Water Rafting Adventure with Lunch:
Antalya Aquarium Tour from Kemer, Beldibi, Kiris, Camyuva, Goynuk, Tekirova:
Antalya City Tour:
Antalya City Tour - ANT2:
Antalya City Tour - Small group Tour:
Antalya City Tour Private Tour 1 to 6 peoples:
Antalya City Tour and Duden Waterfalls Visit with Boat Trip:
Typical Entertainment prices in Positano
For Positano, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:
Tours and Activities in Positano
Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Positano.
AMALFI COAST EXPERIENCE Amalfi, Ravello, Sorrento - From Positano:
Amalfi & Ravello Tour from Positano:
Amalfi Coast COLLECTIVE boat tour:
Amalfi Coast Classical Tour:
Amalfi Coast Positano and Ravello Cruise Shore Excursion from Naples Port:
Amalfi Coast Private Chauffeur at your disposal for Business Shopping or Touring:
Amalfi Coast Tour: Positano, Amalfi and Ravello:
Amalfi Coast grottos speed tour:
Amalfi Coast half day tour:
Amalfi Coast private tour by traditional and elegant wooden boats:
Amalfi Coast tour from Positano with private English speaking driver:
Amalfi Coast with Positano and Ravello Shore Excursion from Naples Cruise Port:
Typically, people visiting Antalya spend on average $8.11 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Positano, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is $15.
Typical Alcohol prices in Positano
Below are a few samples from actual travelers for alcohol and nightlife costs in Positano:
Sample the Local Flavors in Positano
Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Positano:
Pompeii & Vesuvius Wine Tour from Amalfi Coast - small group tour:
Pompeii,Vesuvius with Lunch & wine tasting from Positano all inclusive:
Private Irpinia Wine Tour from Positano, Amalfi or Ravello with Sommelier:
Pompeii-Vesuvius-Wine Tasting tour with licensed guide included:
Paestum Temples+Bufala Mozzarella Farm+Wine tasting in Cilento (from Positano):
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Antalya and Positano, we can see that Positano is more expensive. And not only is Antalya much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Antalya would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Antalya and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Positano would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Positano than you might in Antalya.
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