Belek is a large resort town that has been developed specifically for tourism and has spread to encompass the neighbouring village of Kadriye. Having over three hundred days of sunshine annually, warm clear waters, several fine golf courses, as well as a range of other sports both in and out of the water, Belek attracts many thousands of visitors every year.
Why Go To Belek
Belek is a well planned, attractive resort with high class accommodation and excellent facilities. Many visitors to Belek are known to enjoy their hotels, the pools and the beach so much that they do little else and return home refreshed and invigorated.
Who Is Belek Popular With
Belek is popular with a wide range of holidaymaker but it particularly attracts families and golfers. Families with small children and those who just want to relax in the sun will find the beaches have safe shallow waters. Many of the hotels have their own private strip of beach. There is a wealth of sporting activities to satisfy the most energetic of holiday makers. There are also many places of historic interest in the area.
When To Go To Belek
The holiday season lasts from early spring until late autumn when the temperature range is from the twenties to the high thirties. Although the summer period is the most popular, spring and autumn are good times to visit historical sites when the days are cooler.
Belek - The Place
Belek is a very popular resort with its large number of four and five star hotels. Its long beach attracts sun worshippers from all over Europe as well as from Turkey itself. The town is fairly compact with a small shopping centre, bars and cafes.
The beach is long and sandy and offers a wide range of water sports including wind surfing, waterskiing, sailing and scuba diving.
Belek is noted for its championship golf courses and many people come just for the long season of golf. The courses cater for all levels of players.
There are many interesting sights in the area including Side with its second century Roman theatre and bath house, and the Aspendos amphitheatre in the ruins of Perge that still hosts occasional concerts.
The Kursunlu Waterfall with its hidden cave is a popular attraction. There are over one hundred species of bird in the area.
Nightlife in Belek is mainly limited to the larger hotels which have their own bars and discos and provide their own live entertainment.
Most of the large hotels have shops selling the usual range of holiday gifts and souvenirs. The town has street markets and every Saturday there is a bazaar with hundreds of stalls where you can indulge in the art of bartering. For more serious shopping nearby Antalya will suffice.
The choice of restaurants in Belek is fairly limited with the majority of holidaymakers eating their hotels. There are however some good restaurants in Belek including Coco Bar which serves excellent lamb kebabs. The village of Kadriye also has a range of restaurants and it is only two miles away. Traditional Turkish food is very tasty and includes stuffed peppers and vine leaves, kebabs and of course feta cheese, olive and tomato salads. Rice dishes are also popular.