Stunning Konakli holidays 2017 / 2018
Set on Turkey’s south coast, close to both Alanya and Antalya, holidays to Konakli are ideal for those wanting a relaxing break in the sun. Surrounded by stunning mountains coated in beautiful pine trees, flora and fauna this is a natural paradise just waiting to be explored. If all that sounds a bit too much there are plenty of opportunities to simply sit on the beach and soak up the warm rays of the sun, taking a dip in the cool, clear waters of the sea when the heat gets too much.
At a glance
- Language: Turkish
- Time Zone: GMT +3
- Average flight time: 4h 20m
When to go
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The main attraction of a holiday to Konakli is its wonderful sandy beach. The long stretch of golden sands is ideal for those wanting to rent loungers or try some of the water sports on offer in the sea. If you prefer to rent a boat and sail or motor around the coastline there are plenty of options for that here, or you could enjoy a cool drink near the harbour as you watch the luxury yachts and smaller boats sail in for the evening. Those wanting to explore the local area will find Alanya just a 20-minute drive away, while the bustling city of Antalya is a couple of hours in the other direction.
Wine and Dine
Holidays to Konakli are ideal for those wanting to immerse themselves in local culture and try out some of the delicious Turkish food on offer. The Turkish people are well known for their hospitality and you’ll soon see why! The friendly waiters and restauranteurs will be only too happy to offer you their favourites, or you could enjoy a long meal spent trying a little bit of everything. Traditional Turkish food consists of delicious freshly caught seafood with salads, freshly grilled meats and of course the famous kebabs. Wash down every meal with a strong Turkish coffee, a taste of the local wine or a Turkish delight. And if you prefer to try a different restaurant every night you’ll be spoilt for choice in nearby Alanya, which is just a 20-minute drive away.
Families will love the laid-back atmosphere of a holiday to Konakli, where you can watch the little ones paddle in the crystal clear waters of the sea, or watch older children try out some of the water sports and activities on offer. Try your hand at sailing and windsurfing, or explore the coastline by kayak. If boat trips are more your thing there are plenty leaving the harbour every day, or you could give the kids a wild day out at the Alanya Fun Sea Park. Watch them complete the assault course and jump from ropes, slides and swings without falling in the water before diving into the ocean at the end.
Action and Adventure
Little ones will love a trip to Konakli’s Fun Sea Park for some activity and adventure on their holidays, or you could try your hand at some water sports. Explore the underwater world with scuba diving and snorkelling trips, or learn to sail and get to know the coastline from a different angle. If you prefer to stick to dry land there are plenty of opportunities to hike and mountain bike in the beautiful Taurus Mountains which surround the coastline, or you could take a trip into nearby Alanya. Here you’ll find a wider range of activities for visitors of all ages, including an aqua park with daring slides, hot air balloon rides, caving and loads more.
Life's a Beach
Holidays to Konakli are well known for their relaxed feel and tranquil atmosphere. The town is home to a beautiful harbour which resides on the horseshoe-shaped beach, making this the ideal place for those wanting to try water sports or rent a boat. From here you can explore the many pretty towns of the coastline, stopping-off for lunch or a swim in one of the pretty secluded coves or beaches as you go. Alternatively, try your hand at sailing, windsurfing or kayaking, or head underwater for snorkelling or scuba diving.
Konakli is a small town with a few bars and restaurants where you can enjoy an evening drink as you watch the sun go down and listen to the waves lapping the shore. There are a few places which play music into the night, or you could head to the noisier neighbour, Alanya, for its lively atmosphere and clubs where you can dance the night away. Here you’ll find plenty of bars serving up delicious exotic cocktails, local wines and beers, as well as international favourites. If you prefer to party on the beach Turkish style there are plenty of beach bars and clubs, or you could simply enjoy some of the local culture and listen to live music as you enjoy a shisha.
Couples holidays to Konakli are idyllic for their relaxed atmosphere, delicious food and opportunities to immerse yourself in the local Turkish culture. From here you can simply wander through the streets of the town, stopping off in local tavernas or indulging in some retail therapy. If you prefer to really pamper yourself a trip to the town’s Hammam Spa Centre is a must. Stick to your favourite treatments with massages and facials or immerse yourself in local culture with a traditional Turkish hammam. Find yourself scrubbed from head to toe, before being rubbed with black soap to leave your skin clear, polished and as clean as it can get!
A holiday to Konakli is the perfect time to explore the tranquil side of this area of Turkey, with its pretty whitewashed streets and stunning backdrop of mountain ranges just waiting to be discovered. If you prefer to head further afield Alanya is just 20 minutes away and provides plenty of cultural and historical sights. Head to the Red Tower and marvel at its height and design, or the shipyard to learn about the nautical history of the area. If you prefer an in-depth look at times gone by there’s also an archaeological museum, as well as caves to be explored and the ruins of an ancient castle. Whatever you choose to do you’re sure to discover the fascinating history of the area on your Konakli holidays.