Antalya, also known as the Turkish Riviera is the fifth-most populous and fastest-growing city in Turkey and the capital of its eponymous province. It is situated on a cliff in the southern part of the Anatolia peninsula, on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and is Turkey's biggest international sea resort. The length of the Antalya shore is 640km. Large-scale development and governmental funding have promoted tourism in recent years.
Antalya was the host city for the 2015 G-20 summit and the EXPO 2016.
Every year Antalya is attracting a large number of tourists with its perfect sun, endless clean beaches, ultra-luxury resorts, beautiful nature and reach history. The destination is very popular for family holidays.
There is plenty of activities you can practice in the area. Tourists may find it interesting to visit the charming old town Kaleici and see the Hadrian's Gate. Kids will love the Beach Park, which features Aqua Land and Dolphin Land (home to dolphins, sea lions and white whales). Antalya Aquarium is another attraction worth visiting as it is the world's biggest tunnel aquarium. Antalya is also a popular golf destination and the lovers of golf may enjoy playing a round of golf at one of the superb courses at nearby Belek. Every year Antalya is increasing the number of its blue flag beaches. Today, there are 200 blue flag award beaches, such as Alanya, Kas, Kemer, Side, Manavgat, Serik, Lara and Konyaalti. Some of the top towns you can spend your holiday are: Lara, Kemer, Belek, Alanya and Side. Belek is located 30 kilometers on the east side of Antalya province. The resort is popular with its first-class holiday hotels and luxury accommodation set in pine forests, sandy large beaches, clean seawater and superb golf courses. Belek is a developing golf center. In 2012 it hosted the Turkish Airlines World Golf Final and in 2013 it hosted the Turkish Airlines Open The town and the surrounding area are also famous for their spas and mineral waters received from seven springs. The spa resorts offer various health treatments, which are also known as balneotherapy. The Belek Beach is quite long and large and a big part of it is a mixture of sand and small pebbles. Along the seashore are located numerous 5-star luxury hotels and each of them has its own private beach area and pier with private pavilions and special beds. The seawater is clean and pleasant for swimming. Some of the most popular luxury 5-star hotels located along Belek beach are:
Sueno Hotel Deluxe Belek
Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort
Kempinski Hotel The Dome
Crystal Tat Beach
Sirene Belek Golf & Welness
Park Kadriye Beach
Adam & Eve
Top golf courses to play at:
Antalya GC - PGA Sultan & Pasha
Titanic and more.
Photos of Belek, Antalya