What is Belek in Turkey like?

Belek is located 30km on the east side of Antalya on the Turkish Riviera. Belek is a luxury resort surrounded by white sandy beaches and pine forests. It is really famous for is golf. During the last five years, Belek has been firmly put on the golfing map and stars such as Tiger Woods have added to the thousands of golfers who visit every year. With its rapid growth the resort of Belek is beginning to rival Portugal's Algarve for the numbers of its golfing tourists.

Belek was named 'Europe's Best Golf Destination ‘and it continues to be more popular each year. There are some fantastic golf courses to enjoy. It is less expensive to play here than in Spain or Portugal plus the warmer winters make Belek a year-round golf destination. The courses boast clubhouses, experienced pros and top-class amenities, including club hire.

The Cornelia Gold Club

The Corneila Golf Club was created by Nick Faldo, it was opened back in 2006 and is said to be the toughest golf course in Turkey. The 27 hole golf course is situated on the eastern side of Belek in a stunning forest location. The club features a David Leadbetter Academy with a driving range, three putting greens, two chipping and pitching greens and separate practice areas.  

The Montgomerie Maxx Royal Golf Course

There is also the Montgomerie Maxx Royal Golf Course, which of course was designed by world famous golfer Colin Montgomerie back in 2008. This course is one of the largest facilities in Belek and has been described as the most exciting and one of the finest golf courses in the world. The 18 hole course is set within 104 acres of pine forest and lakes. The club house is one of the best in Belek featuring a large terrace overlooking the golf course and surrounding scenery and offers an amazing selection of cuisine.

Sightseeing in Belek

If you are not a fan of golf and history is more your thing then why not plan a day trip to visit the nearby archaeological sites such as the Roman Amphitheatre at Aspendos and the ancient Greek city of Perge's colonnaded streets.

What are the beaches like in Belek?

The beaches of Belek are a great way to spend the day relaxing in the sunshine, plus they offer all types of water sport and beach activities such as water-skiing, windsurfing and sailing. You can also enjoy the Belek Beach Park which is a new waterside facility. A small fee will be charged giving you access to the sunbeds, changing facilities, great restaurants, water sports and boat trips.

Another great day out is to the Dolphin Aquarium, where you will be able to see sea lions and get the chance to swim with dolphins. For fun with the family check out some of Belek's excellent water parks such as the Troy Aqua Park at the Rixos Premium Hotel, the biggest water park in the Mediterranean.

Belek town centre

Belek has a delightful town centre where the mosque stands alongside statues and a waterfall leading to extensive shopping in the tree lined boulevards. There is a variety of shops, supermarkets, restaurants and bars. Belek has a market held every Saturday.

Hotels in Belek

There are many five-star hotels in Belek and they offer great dining. The restaurant at the National Golf Club has a very good reputation and offers International and Turkish cuisine. In comparison to much of Europe, dining is very good value for money so visiting fine dining establishments is more affordable.

Voyage Belek Golf & Spa hotel features a 5,000 square metre Spa and Wellness Centre offering a range of therapies and beauty treatments. The Rixos Pemium Belek Royal SPA has a range of treatments including hydro massage for a deep relaxation treatment.

KADRIYE - is a small town and is neighbors to Belek. Kadriye does not have a big town centre, but there are a few good restaurants, some shops and a market is held every Tuesday.  

Belek is surrounded with historical attractions, add to this the Saklikent Ski Resort, the PGA approved golf courses, blue flag beaches and a large selection of five star hotels, this area is up and coming!

We have a range of property in Belek which offers a large selection of shops, restaurants, night life close by and classes itself as an all year round resort. Definitely one for the Golfers!

It's a great place to buy a Property in Turkey!!

What's on in Belek throughout 2022?

Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival - date to be confirmed - Enjoy live, beautiful performances in the open-air Theatre of Aspendos. The world's most prestigious ballet companies and world class opera singers have been playing at this event for the past eighteen years in the 2,000 year old Roman Amphitheatre. You can reach the Amphitheatre from Belek within a 20 minute drive.

Belek Markets

SATURDAY: Selling a good mix of clothes, household goods and fruit and vegetables.

Things to do in Belek

Belek Boat trips

Antalya tours

Blue Flag Beach in Belek

One of Belek’s highlights is its beautiful Blue Flag Beach. This glorious sandy beach is 16 km in length and comes with all sorts of extras too, like showers and changing rooms. This is a very popular spot for all to enjoy.

Golf Courses in Belek

Belek is known for its fantastic golf courses. They spread out from the resort and out into the Antalya region. Keen golfers can enjoy the sun while they tee off and enjoy the many courses that have been designed by the likes of Nick Faldo. After a long game there are plenty of clubhouses where you can sit back and relax.

Troy Aqua and Dolphinarium Water Park

This fantastic water park is a great day out for all the family to enjoy. There are many pools, including a wave pool, plenty of slides, an adventure river and an aquarium containing sharks, dogtooth groupers, thornback rays, octopuses, Mediterranean morays and tropical fish. Part of Troy Aqua is Dolphinarium where you sit and enjoy shows featuring whales, dolphins and walruses. You can also have the opportunity to swim with the dolphins. It really is the perfect fun filled day out.

Roman Ruins at Perge

Situated twenty minutes away from Belek are is this incredible and very well preserved Roman ruins. You can explore the once was the amphitheater, the Roman temple and the public baths. In the road, grooves from the chariot wheels can be still be seen. You can really get a sense of what life what’s like back then.

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