With its natural beauty, historic landmarks and stunning white sandy beaches, Belek offers the chance to combine a relaxing beach holiday with a variety of cultural pursuits. Whether you're looking for a romantic break, a family holiday or an action-packed break with friends, Belek has something for everyone. Belek holidays are calling your name in 2017, so pack your bags and get ready for a holiday of a lifetime.
A Belek break is for anyone looking for sun and fun. Whether you are a family who wants a summer beach holiday or a couple who want a sizzling Mediterranean getaway, this Turkish resort is calling your name.
For a true luxury stay, the Titanic Deluxe Belek offers a luxurious 5-star holiday in the heart of a beautiful natural pine forest. For equally stunning surroundings, the Gloria Golf Resort overlooks azure waters and offers the perfect relaxing holiday. Meanwhile, culture lovers will find plenty of ancient sites to explore during a holiday in Belek.
Most popular hotels in Belek
Voyage Belek Golf & Spa
Crystal Waterworld Resort and Spa - Belek
Gloria Golf Resort
Riu Kaya Palazzo Golf Resort
Sueno Hotels Deluxe Belek
Cornelia de Luxe Resort
Maxx Royal Belek Golf & Spa
At a glance
- Language: Turkish
- Time Zone: GMT +3
- Average flight time: 4h 40m
When to go
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Located in central Turkey, Belek is a hub of Blue Flag beaches and gorgeous natural scenery. Enjoying a stunning location at the foot of the Taurus Mountains, Belek is a fascinating combination of old and new.
Travellers can visit the ancient ruins of the Aspendos Theatre and see the Roman walls that surround the old city. Guests can enjoy the modern facilities at one of Belek's six world-class golf courses where they can play 18 holes of golf every day of their stay.
During the day, you can take in museums and stunning architecture in nearby Antalya. Visitors can take a day trip to the scenic Koprulu National Park or just relax and enjoy the picturesque surroundings of Belek.
If you want to explore an extremely unique natural setting, Cappadocia is the place to go on a holiday in Belek. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is filled with cone-shaped rock formations known as "fairy chimneys". Cappadocia offers you the chance to see a once-in-a-lifetime landscape.
Wine and Dine
Visitors excited to try the amazing Turkish cuisine of Belek will have ample opportunity to do so. Restaurants that serve the traditional foods of the country are known as lokanta. A lunch or dinner at a lokanta will give you the chance to eat and drink like a local.
Traditional meals usually start with small snacks. Known as mezeler, these appetisers will get travellers ready for their main course. Favourites include fried liver and chicken pate, and these are enjoyed with a cool drink.
After appetisers, tuck into tasty Turkish lentil soups or traditionally made kebabs. Lamb, beef and chicken are menu regulars, and guests can enjoy amazing local recipes that will send their tastebuds racing.
Belek meals wouldn't be complete without trying a bit of raki. The grape vodka is a popular alcoholic drink in Turkey and finishing off a meal with it will make you feel like a local. If raki isn't your cup of tea, Turkish coffee might be. The traditional coffee of the country is rich, aromatic and very strong. It isn't like your regular cup of Starbucks coffee, so be ready for a real caffeine hit.
Belek Beach is ideal for families with children who want to spend most of their holiday splashing in the Mediterranean Sea. The variety of watersports allows families to sample a number of great options. Families can take a kayak or pedalo out into the sea and explore the caves and coves that make up the shoreline.
The resort's hotels in Belek provide families with a wealth of onsite activities, and children can join in with the Kids’ Clubs for daily activities. If you can pry your children away from the beach, the Troy Aquapark offers thrills for the entire family. Ride the slides and lounge in the lazy pool for a full day of excitement in the sun.
Families interested in taking a day trip can journey up the Turkish coast to the Duden Waterfalls. The gorgeous waterfalls are located among lush greenery and are the perfect destination on a hot Turkish day. Bring your hiking shoes and explore the rocks and trails when visiting the Duden Waterfalls on your Belek holidays.
Action and Adventure
Visitors to Belek who are looking for a challenge will want to tackle the Lycian Way. The 320-mile-long walk offers striking views of the Turkish landscape. Don’t worry, you don’t have to hike the whole thing! Guests who don't fancy walking the route can jump on a mountain bike and cycle the Lycian Way to experience the same beautiful trail.
Mount Tahtali is another of the region's great landmarks. Visitors can take a cable car to the top of the mountain to look down on the world below. The Taurus Mountains are on one side of Mount Tahtali and the coastline is on the other. If you want to get extreme, you can paraglide from the top of the mountain back to the ground below. For travellers wanting a less adrenaline-spiking adventure, they can simply take the cable car down Mount Tahtali.
For those looking for more extreme sports, white water rafting is one of the ultimate adventures when visiting Belek. The adrenaline will be pumping as you and your group paddle down the roaring rapids of Koprulu Canyon.
Life's a Beach
Belek Beach is 16 kilometres of warm sands and cooling blue waters. The white sands are dotted with shady palm trees that allow beachgoers a shady retreat from the sun.
Belek Beach is perfect for families with young children looking for a splash in the Mediterranean Sea. The beach offers a wealth of wonderful watersports. Pedalo, kayak, windsurf or jet ski in the gorgeous blue waters.
Once you have tired yourselves out, why not enjoy a cold drink or Turkish meal at one of the restaurants or cafes located near the shore? Belek Beach is a gorgeous public spot that will make visitors feel like they have their very own private paradise shore to spend their holiday upon.
Belek holidays are well known for their high-quality restaurants, bars and nightclubs. The venues attract guests from all over the resort and some from outside it. This makes the bars and nightclubs of Belek pulsate with life each night. The strong drinks are always accompanied by strong music to get visitors dancing. But if you want something quieter, there is always the chance to escape the crowds and find a quaint bar with a lively atmosphere close by.
Guests wanting to sample nightlife in Antalya can do so easily. Just 42km away, Antalya offers visitors an alternative to the nightclubs in Belek. Enjoy something new, different and completely mind-blowing in the Turkish city.
For couples, Belek holidays offer plenty of great options. Several hotels in the resort are adult-only, giving guests the chance to relax poolside without children running around. The Maxx Royal is one of the resort's most loved adult-only hotels, providing visitors with the laid back beach holiday they have dreamed of.
Couples who love to hit the fairways and greens can enjoy the six golf courses located in Belek. Spend the day playing golf before returning to your hotel for cocktails by the pool. From there, the brilliant traditional restaurants will provide delicious food before a night out in one of the resort's fantastic nightclubs. Dance until dawn or return early for another morning on the golf course.
Couples who want to explore the Belek area can enjoy the region's gorgeous natural beauty. The Duden Waterfalls, Mount Tahtali and the Lycian Way are all fantastic options for couples to explore. Belek holidays offer once-in-a-lifetime memories for couples to enjoy forever.
The Turkish coast is ripe with history and visitors to Belek can explore beautiful ancient ruins like Aspendos. The ruins once made up one of the finest Roman theatres and, amazingly, visitors can still witness concerts performed there today. Termessos is located in the Gulluk National Park. Its old theatre and agora are beautiful reminders of a world long ago.
Alanya Castle is a well-preserved Ottoman structure built in the 13th century. A day trip to the castle will give visitors the chance to view the region's gorgeous architecture first-hand. The historical ruins of Olympos are just a stone's throw from Belek. The ruins are scattered along the Mediterranean shoreline and visitors can combine a small walk with their viewing of the ruins.
Cappadocia is a unique site for visitors to see and the UNESCO World Heritage Site is a fantastic day trip. Visitors flock to the area to see the chimney-shaped rock formations. The best way to see these cultural icons is to take to the skies in a hot air balloon.
From beaches to culture, holidays in Belek offer visitors a wealth of amazing adventures. Pack your bags for unforgettable Belek holidays in 2017.