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    Belek Travel Guide, Sights, Tips & Info

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    The Ultimate Travel Guide To Belek 2023 - Turkey Life

    Belek is a Turkish city in the Serik District, about 30 kilometers east of Antalya, belongs to the Turkish Riviera and is almost entirely dependent on tourism. Belek is one of the most exclusive seaside resorts Turkey with luxury hotels, beach resorts and golf courses. Many hotels, mostly all-inclusive, are located on pebbles and beaches about a kilometer away. The hotel chain stretches for around three kilometers along the coast. Many golf courses have been built between it and the city center.

    Belek is next Belts and Side one of the most visited places on the Turkish Riviera.

    Belek Travel Guide

    300 days of sunshine a year, beautiful beaches, blue sea, ancient ruins nearby and much more make Belek one of the most popular seaside resorts in Turkey. The most important thing about Belek is its ideal location for golfing in Turkey.

    Arrive & Depart Belek

    Antalya airport "AYT" is the third busiest airport in Turkey with a passenger volume of more than 20 million passengers. The airport is 33 kilometers from Belek.

    Almost all major German and Turkish airlines fly to Antalya. Direct flights to Antalya cost from 70 to 300 euros, depending on the season. Detailed airport information for Antalya Airport are available on our partner site


    airport transfer

    Shared Transfer: The shuttle bus will pick you up at the airport and take you and other passengers to your hotel. You pay one price per person on the bus and the journey takes longer because you have to wait for other passengers at the airport and stop at several hotels. If you have booked a package tour with Hotel Transfer, you will also wait for other passengers at the airport and drive to several hotels on the way to the hotel.

    Private Transfer: Your own driver will pick you up at the airport terminal exit and take you directly to the hotel. Because you pay one price per trip, a private transfer for three people in the car is only slightly more expensive than one collection bus.

    Taxi: If your Hotel in Belek is located, you can also take a taxi. Most prices are listed on a price board, so you don't have to worry about the fare.

    Public: The tram line runs directly from the two terminals of the airport to the center of Antalya. The journey takes 45 minutes and costs few Turkish lira. Buses to the city center and the surrounding seaside resorts depart from the “Otogar” bus stop in Antalya. To use trams and buses, you must register beforehand AntalyaCard obtain. These can be purchased from ticket machines and require a one-time payment for the card and need to be reloaded when needed.

    Intercity buses provide transportation to Belek. The distance between the Serik bus station and the Belek district used by Belek traffic is 7 kilometers.

    Car rental in Belek

    It is very convenient to rent a car from Antalya Airport to the surrounding seaside resorts. The airport lies directly on the D400 highway, which runs through all the seaside resorts on the Turkish Riviera and the Lycian coast.

    The prestigious major Internationals and Nationals Car rental companies have offices directly at the airport and their stands are located at the exit of the terminal.

    Just in Summer you should book a car as early as possible, as demand is always very high.

    Hotel in Belek

    The spacious ones Hotels in Belek feature endless private beaches with blue Flagge, water parks, golf courses and all the facilities that provide you with the desired comfort.

    Hotel recommendations for Belek:

    5 star

    1. Adam & Eve*: The Adam and Eve Hotel in Belek, Antalya is a +16 complex that welcomes its guests with its perfect service. In other words, children under the age of 16 are not allowed in the facility.
    2. Titanic Deluxe Golf Belek*: Titanic Luxury Golf Belek is a great way to enjoy a perfect vacation in Belek.
    3. Rixos Premium Belek*: If you want to spend a perfect vacation in Belek with the most beautiful beaches of Antalya, you can book your place at Rixos Premium Belek right away.
    4. Maxx Royal Belek Golf Resort*: Maxx Royal Belek Golf Resort is one of the best choices for those who want to spend a perfect vacation in Antalya, Belek.
    5. The Land of Legends Kingdom Hotel*: That Land of legends Kingdom Hotel, one of the most diverse hotels in Antalya including a theme park.
    The Ultimate Guide To Belek Adam And Eve 2023 - Turkey Life
    The Ultimate Guide To Belek Adam And Eve 2023 - Turkey Life

    Holiday home

    In Belek you will find many fully equipped apartments that can be booked through AirBnB.

    Things to do in Belek

    • Aspendos: The best preserved theater of Roman times.
    • The Land of Legends: It is the most popular theme park in the whole Antalya region, attracting almost 2 million visitors every year. This family park is definitely a Got to in Belek.
    • Sillyon: The ruins of the Greco-Roman city.
    • Fire of Anatolia: Dance show at Aspendos Arena.
    • Garden of Tolerance: The Garden of Tolerance, home to different religions and cultures, is one of the attractions from Belek. A visit to the Garden of Tolerance brings you different experiences.

    Things to do in Belek

    • Water sports in Belek: There are many offers such as parasailing, diving, surfing, jet skiing, rafting and more.
    • Go-Kart: The track at Belek Beach Park and Kadriye Beach Park.
    • Golf: Belek is a golfer's paradise.
    • Jeep tour: Explore the Taurus Mountains by off-road jeep, visit hilltop villages and ancient ruins.
    • Rafting: Rafting in Koprulu Canyon is the perfect way to cool off with lots of action in summer.
    • bazaar: Visit the Bazaar in Antalya or Manavgat.
    • the Hammam: Enjoy an afternoon in the Turkish bath, massage and scrub.
    • Turkish night: Turkish Night offers a combination of folk dance, drama, music, belly dancing and food.
    • Mevlana dervishes: Admire the art of spinning dance.
    • Hiking: Travel to abandoned ruins, deserted glades and small villages in the Taurus Mountains.

    Excursions from Belek

    • Ancient city of Side: The ruins of an ancient city with a 3.500 year old History, a Roman theater and a beautiful old town with many shops and restaurants.
    • Myra: The Rock Tomb of Myra and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher of Nicholas in Myra, also known as St. Nicholas or Santa Claus.
    • Simena: It is an ancient city submerged in the sea off the island of Kekova.
    • Tahtali Mountain: Tahtalı Dağı is a mountain near Kemer that you can reach with the Olympos Teleferik can reach the cable car.
    • Manavgat Waterfall: Manavgat Waterfall is located in Manavgat District of Antalya. It is one of the most important waterfalls in Turkey. Far from the hustle and bustle of the city, the waterfall is a suitable route for a day trip.
    • Manavgat Bazaar: There are farmers markets twice a week. The big market is on Mondays and is mostly frequented by locals. The clothes market in the mosque is mainly for tourists. The Manavgat is the largest market on the Turkish Riviera
    • Pamukkale and hierapolis: Limestone terraces sculpted by hot water, the ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A little further away but very worth seeing.
    • Antalya: Day trip to the Lower Düden Waterfall or Upper Düden Waterfall, Kaleici old town and the beautiful Konyaalti Beach.
    • antique City Olympos: The ruins of the ancient port city and the sheltered Beach from Olympus. Olympos is located at the southern end of Kirali Bay. The best way to get there is from Ciralı beach.
    • Termessos: An ancient city in the mountains above Antalya. The ancient city of Termessos is about 35 kilometers northwest of Antalya, about 1.000 meters above sea level, in the midst of a beautiful mountain landscape.
    • Karain Cave: Also called Black Cave, it is located about 27 kilometers northwest of Antalya.
    • Chimaera or Chimaera: (Turkish Chimera, "burning stone") has been known since antiquity as a place where a rare, millennia-old natural phenomenon can still be observed today: flames erupt in several places from the rocky ground of a mountain slope - the "eternal fires of the chimera".
    • Alanya: Of the Castle hill of Alanya can be seen from afar. With steep cliffs, it juts out into the sea off the Turkish Riviera.
    • Ancient Ruins phaselis: The former port of the 2.500 year old city is one of the most beautiful beaches in Turkey.
    • Cappadocia: You can see the cave city of Cappadocia and with a Hot air balloon fly over the volcanic landscape. The tour lasts two to three days.

    Beaches in Belek

    • Belek beach: Belek has about 16 kilometers of coastline. But since the famous luxury hotels are located on the coast, most of the beaches in Belek are private beaches attached to the hotel. The public beach of Serik Municipality serves people who do not plan to stay in a hotel or enter a private beach.
    • Kadriye Beach Park: Kadriye Beach Park is a public beach with parks, cafes and restaurants.
    • Belek Beach Park: Belek Beach Park is a public beach with parks, sports fields, cafes and restaurants.

    Golfing in Belek

    One of the sports that makes Antalya and Belek known as a major sports tourism destination is undoubtedly golf. The golf courses in the area offer an abundance of dining, shopping and entertainment options, as well as quality accommodation and contact with nature, offering a vacation of sports and fun for golf lovers who come to Antalya.

    Belek was awarded Europe's Best Golf Region of the Year by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) in 2008 and hosted more than 50 national and international events throughout the year.

    There are 11 golf courses in the province, 10 of which are in Belek tourist center and 1 in Manavgat. These facilities are certified by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. There are 16 golf courses, 15 of which are in Belek, most of which are 18 and 27 holes. The floodlights in the highest quality golf clubs enable play even after dark.

    Recommended golf clubs:

    Bars, Pubs and Clubs in Belek

    All hotels in Belek have their own bars, lounges and nightclubs. Those who want to relieve stress through dancing and entertainment can choose Soho Belek Night Club. Those looking for a quiet and peaceful place can choose Gardners English Bar, The Brezza Bar, Dali & Cafe Bar and other places.

    Eat in Belek

    Since Belek's hotels are all-inclusive, there are few restaurants in the area. But if you want to eat out, go to Antalya Old Town.

    Shopping in Belek

    Shopping centers in Belek:

    • Forsamall: A modern shopping center in Belek-Kadriye with international and Turkish brands.
    • The Land of Legends Theme Park: A shopping street lined with international brand stores.

    The provincial capital of Antalya has six modern shopping centers.

    Shopping centers:


    Kadriye-Belek: Twice a week in summer there are souvenirs, souvenirs, fruit and vegetables. Please check with the hotel for market dates.

    Manavgat Bazaar: Local travel agencies or tour operators offer trips to the largest bazaar on the Turkish Riviera.

    In general, it is common to bargain at bazaars that cater to travelers. Discounts of discount from 20 to 30% are possible. On the other hand, there is no longer trading in normal shops.

    How much does a vacation in Belek cost

    Since the costs vary greatly depending on the season and your own preferences, only the average costs are considered here.

    Package tour with all inclusive 1 week

    • from €300 in the off-season
    • from €750 in high season
    • from €800 in high season in a 4-star hotel
    • more than 100 € in the high season in a 5 star hotel

    Hotel/Accommodation only:

    • Budget hotel or guesthouse with Breakfast: €45 to €65 per day
    • Mid-range hotel with all inclusive: €70 to €120 per day
    • 5 star high-end hotel with all inclusive: more than 120 € per day


    • Return flight from Germany to Antalya: €70 to €500, depending on the season and airline
    • Single journey by bus: up to €1
    • Airport transfer in a collective bus: €10 to €20
    • Taxi to the airport: €30 to €40
    • Day trip, for example Pamukkale: 50 € to 70 € incl. entrance fee and food

    Eat, Drinks and other:

    • Restaurant in tourist area, main course: €7 to €25
    • Local restaurant, main course: €3 to €10
    • Street food: Simit 50 cents, Rotary €1,50, corn on the cob 50 cents, Dürüm €1,50
    • Glass wine in the restaurant: €3
    • Glass of beer: €2,50
    • Cocktails: from €8
    • Bottle of water in store: 50 cents
    • Groceries in stores: around 20% cheaper than in Germany
    • Food at the bazaar: fruit and vegetables are 40% cheaper than in Germany

    Total budget:

    • Budget: €40 to €70 per day
    • Mid-range: €60 to €100 per day
    • High end: from €150 per day

    Climate table, weather and the ideal travel time for Belek

    Belek has a Mediterranean Climate & Environment with hot and dry summers and mild winters.

    Month Temperature: More Hours of sunshine Rainydays
    January5 - 15 ° C17 ° C412
    February7 - 15 ° C18 ° C511
    March8 - 18 ° C19 ° C710
    April10 - 22 ° C20 ° C79
    Mai15 - 27 ° C22 ° C107
    June20 -32 ° C23 ° C123
    July23 - 35 ° C25 ° C121
    August24 - 35 ° C28 ° C101
    September20 - 32 ° C26 ° C92
    October16 - 28 ° C22 ° C87
    November15 - 22 ° C20 ° C79
    December7 - 16 ° C17 ° C513
    Average climate in Belek

    High season, June to September:

    In summer, Belek has a constant 30° during the day, the sun is shining and there is sometimes a light breeze. In the summer months it rains maybe a maximum of one day a month. September is the ideal Weather for a beach vacation.

    Low season, April and May:

    April starts Belek with 20° warm weather. The sea is still 20° and towards May it warms up quite quickly. Bring a sweater or light jacket on April nights as it can be windy and chilly at times.

    Off-season, October:

    Even in October, the thermometer in Belek still reaches 30° for many days and it rarely rains.

    Winter, long-term leave and Moving abroad

    Along with the surrounding seaside resorts, Belek is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Turkey for long-term winter vacations. In addition, tens of thousands of German immigrants have now settled in the province of Antalya. Antalya has a very mild winter climate. The temperature is rarely below 10°. Even in January it can sometimes get over 20° warm and sunny.

    Belek in the past and today

    Belek's history can be traced back thousands of years, with various buildings bearing traces of the past. Among the most important historical sites in Belek are works such as Aspendos Theater and Belek Clock Tower.

    The town itself is surrounded by pine forests that have been cleared for the construction of new hotels and golf courses. Many hotels, mostly all-inclusive, are located on pebbles and beaches about a kilometer away. The hotel chain stretches for about three kilometers along the coast. Many golf courses have been built between it and the city center.

    Bogazkent is known for its resort hotels, beaches and piers and is a popular destination for luxury lovers.

    Kadriye: Boutique hotels can be found in Kadriye, a popular holiday destination for honeymooners and families.

    Ileribasi: The area is famous for its beachfront hotels, water parks, world-class beaches and amenities; it is the favorite of every traveler who seeks luxury and loves comfort.

    Isker District: The Isker District attracts tourists with its green spaces, clean beaches, golf courses and ultra all-inclusive facilities that welcome thousands of tourists, especially in the summer.

    Questions and answers about Belek

    1. Where is Belek and how to get there?

      Belek is a Turkish city in the Serik district, about 30 kilometers east of Antalya. Intercity buses provide transportation to Belek. The distance between the Serik bus station and the Belek district used by Belek traffic is 7 kilometers.

    2. Why is Belek so popular?

      Belek is one of the most popular summer destinations for local and foreign tourists. With Belek's beaches and attractions, a holiday in Belek can become your summer must-have. The most important thing about Belek is its ideal location for golfing in Turkey.

    3. For what is Belek known?

      Due to its strategic location and fertile Mediterranean soil, Serik Belek district has several ancient cities to visit where settlements have been actively established since ancient times. Ancient cities that can be visited in Belek include Ancient City perge, the ancient city of Sillyon and the ancient city of Termesos.

    4. What's in Belek?

      Belek has a lush natural landscape due to its climate and also offers natural wonders, one more beautiful than the other because it is located where green and blue meet.

    5. Can you in Belek good shopping?

      In Belek there are limited shopping. But Antalya has many shopping possibilities. From shopping malls to bazaars, everything is there.

    6. What can you in Do Belek in the evening?

      Belek is characterized by its diverse nightlife that appeals to everyone.

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