Belek is a town on Turkey’s southern Mediterranean coast, known for its beaches, thermal spas and golf courses.
The Belek region on the Mediterranean coast is located 30 kms on the east side of Antalya province. A true paradise for tourists on the shore of the Mediterranean in the midst of its own pine forests. Belek's natural beauty was discovered in 1984 and the region was proclaimed the "Belek Tourism Centre".
It is as well a bird paradise where 109 different beautiful bird species including the Tyto Alba, a hooded owl which is a symbol of the Belek region, which can be observed easily during the whole 12 months of the year.
The regional beaches are popular egg laying beaches for aquatic turtles (Caretta caretta).
Who goes to Belek?
Popular with Golfers but also ideal for those that want a relaxing holiday along the crystal clear waters of Belek.
It is as well a bird paradise where 109 different beautiful bird species including the Tyto Alba, a hooded owl which is symbol of Belek region, which can be observed easily during the 12 months of the year.
The regional beaches are one of the outstanding laying eggs beaches for the aquatic turtles (Caretta caretta).
The Antalya area enjoys a four seasons climate. The average temperature is 30 degrees Celsius. Approximately 300 days of the year is sunny.
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Things To Do
- The Olympos - Bay Mountains National Park in the province of Antalya in the Mediterranean region, for example, contains a wealth of flora and fauna, which are either endemic or relic distributions, in addition to important archaeological ruins.
- Golf in Belek - In recent years, since the golf facilities with international quality enter into service respectively, Turkey has become an elite golf center where golf players all around the world meet in an environment of delicacy, quality and prestige.
- Waterfalls - An excursion to Kursunlu waterfalls makes a refreshing change from the heat of the beach, and the Manavgat waterfalls and river are close by and well worth a visit.
- Diving - Various points of Antalya's coastline provide opportunities for diving.
Side: Visit Side, an ancient harbour whose name meant pomegranate, a pretty peninsula with several ruins.
Aspendos: See the theatre of Aspendos, one of the best preserved of the ancient world, and still used for performances.
Things To See
Antalya Museum: Founded in 1922 by Süleyman Fikri Erten and housed first in the Alaaddin Mosque in the old city and then in the Yivli Minaret, the museum was later moved to its current location. The museum consists of 12 exhibit rooms and its gardens and open galleries. In these halls the history of Antalya is given in a chronological and instructive fashion starting with the first humans and continuing without interruption to the modern era.
Side: The ancient city, 48 kms east of Antalya, is most famous for its theatre, probably the best preserved in Asia Minor. It is still in use today, and stages the annual Aspendos Opera and Ballet Festival every summer. It was the scene of a huge bloody battle between the Persians and the Greeks in 469 BC, and then ruled by the Spartans 120 years later. The city became part of the Seleucid kingdom after the death of Alexander the Great, and then became part of the Roman province of Asia in 133 BC.
The City Walls: What remains today are a few bastions inside the city as well as Hadrian's Gate and its towers, the large tower facing the harbour and a few pieces of the harbour walls. One of the walls surrounds the yacht harbour and the other the city, almost like horseshoe. One of the remaining towers in the Castle Gate Square is now used as a clock tower. There are four gates in the city walls, which form entrances to the city.