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About Belek

Located just to the east of Antalya city and on the doorstep of ancient Perge and Aspendos, Belek is relatively new purpose-built resort, founded in the 1980s specifically to feed the golf and luxury market. The resort was initially made up of a string of extremely classy 4- and 5-star delux hotels but over the years Belek has developed a number of small private villa communities containing high quality homes.

Belek Beach

Belek has one of the finest beaches on the Turkish coast, 16km (10 miles) of pristine, fine white sand fringed by shady pines and gently sloping down to limpid turquoise waters. A perfect playground for children, it is also a popular nesting place for loggerhead and green turtles, so the area is carefully policed to ensure that the nesting sites are not damaged. The beach is public and offers a range of watersports from pedalos to dinghy sailing and parasailing for their guests. The sandy beach is ideal for children and there are gentle water sports on offer along with land-based activities such as riding, cycling and tennis.

The Troy Aqua Park & Dolphinarium provides the usual range of rides and slides and offers the opportunity to swim with its resident dolphins, although it does not come cheap, so take your children with sewn up pockets or be prepared for the requests.

There is a mini land train that runs back and forth from the town centre to the main beach park, about 1.5 kilometres, day and night, with all the beach bars and restaurants open late into the night

Beyond the beach

Belek is only 25 minutes drive from Antalya airport and was initially built on golf. So far it has 12 championship level golf courses. This brings in golf fanatics from across the world. The resort also has world-class football facilities that attract A-list European teams for training camps and a fine tennis school. Somewhat bizarrely, all this greenery has also made it a fabulous birding and wild flower centre.

The town of Belek is smart, with many elegant shops, bars and restaurants. The town has been made largely pedestrian only and incredibly the road surface is marble, typifying the standard set for this resort.

DISNEY STYLE THEME PARK

Attractions in Belek are the Troy Dolphinarium and adjoining Water Park but Belek is currently having constructed the largest Disney style theme park in the whole of Asia and the Middle East, comparable to Disneyland Paris and having seen the site personally it is huge!!! The first stage apparently opens in spring 2012.

Exploring further

Spend a day in Antalya exploring the beautiful old city, with its designer shops and mouthwatering restaurants, but be sure to include a visit to the world-class Antalya Museum where you will find many of the more precious relics from the magnificent Greco-Roman city of Perge and Aspendos, with its fabulously well-preserved Roman theatre, both of which are very close to Belek.

Heading east along the coast, Side is a magical place with the modern resort curling itself through the ancient ruins and the temple of Apollo perfectly framing the sunset over a golden beach. Inland, Koprulu Canyon National Park is an area of wild natural beauty where it is possible to go white-water rafting and you can hike along sections of the 500km (310 mile) route, from Perge, near Antalya, up to Yalvac on the Anatolian plateau, which partly follows the footsteps of St Paul's first missionary journey in Asia Minor.

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MEET AND GREET MANAGERS

All our homes are looked after by in resort managers who will meet and greet guests within a short time of arrival to answer questions and show how everything works. Guests receive full contact details of managers and airport transfer companies prior to the holiday.

Plus we are contactable, 24/7; before during and after your holiday.

For more information please contact us on +44(0)1246 410100 or