Belek is a township with own municipality in Serik district in Turkey’s Antalya Province.
Belek is one of the most prominent centres of Turkey’s tourism industry and is as such home to more than thirty four-star and five-star hotels and many other accommodation, services and entertainment facilities.
Belek is a developing Golf Centre of Turkey. In planning the golf fields, the architects took into special account the preferences and expectations of European golf players. In Belek, the perfect sight of the golf fields present the wonderful panorama and landscape of the neighbourhood while providing the golf players with excellent golf pleasure and competition.
The Kurşunlu Waterfall is worth a visit in Belek. There are over 100 bird species living in this natural wonder. The hidden cave at the back of the waterfall is a popular place to visit. Near Belek there is the Hellenistic city of Perge, which is rated second after Ephesus and the great amphitheater of Aspendos that still today can hold over 15.000 spectators.
Belek has a modern and purpose built beach and golf resort just 20 minutes away from the airport and within easy reach of all the areas tourist attractions. Turkey’s desire to join the EU will ensure that the Belek will continue to be thoughtfully developed to protect the beaches and amazing golf courses which are nestled in the beautiful lush pine and Euculyptus forests.
The area is full of amazing historical sights. The ancient Aspendos amphitheatre which holds 20,000 people is over 2000 years old and still hosts open- air classical, ballet and opera festivals today. The Roman ruins at Perge are some of the best preserved archaeological sites in Turkey. Side is one of the best known classical sites in Turkey.
The modern purpose built beach resort is already well established as a favourite destination of Turkey’s jet set who flock to over 50 impressive 5 star hotels, spas and numerous world class championship golf courses. In the centre of town the impressive mosque stands alongside statues and a waterfall leading to extensive shopping in the tree lined boulevards. A short drive from the resort spectacular waterfalls and riverside restaurants are a pleasurable shady retreat from the hot dry summers. This area is key to Turkey’s overall tourism plans having already benefited from substantial investment by the Turkish Tourism Ministry. Turkey is beginning to rival the Algarve for the numbers of golfing tourists annually. This golfers’ paradise is attracting a lot of attention creating a first class holiday destination with high standards to rival other Mediterranean EU countries.
The extensive new blue flag beach park facilities have been cleverly designed and combines fun at the beach, exquisite white sandy beaches, all the usual water sports with shady parks and children’s play areas for a great day out. Beach side restaurants and bars offer a stylish and relaxing atmosphere with sumptuous sofas or hammocks so you can enjoy the sea breeze while soaking up the Mediterranean sunshine. Standards of cleanliness are high with plenty of brand new shower, toilet and changing facilities and car parking right on the beach.