Land of Legends Theme Park in Belek, Turkey

Things to do in  Belek

Boutiques on the beach

Part of Turkey’s Mediterranean coastline, Belek is a popular resort escap overflowing with culture, cuisine, and history—expect traditional mosques, trendy restaurants, and boutique stores down almost every street. There are even beaches, luxury resorts, and golf courses along the coast, making Belek a complete seaside oasis. Things to do include visiting nearby archaeological sites such as the Roman amphitheater at Aspendos and wandering the ancient Greek city of Perge’s colonnaded streets.

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Fire of Anatolia

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The Fire of Anatolia show is a dramatic tribute to Anatolia’s rich history. Watch as 120 dancers take to the stage, performing a mix of traditional and modern Turkish dance to live music complete with dazzling lights and costumes. See the show at the purpose-built, open-air Gloria Aspendos Arena.More

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When to visit

If you’re looking to soak up the sun, the summer months (June-August) are perfect. Temperatures hover around 95°F (30°C) during the day, bringing everyone to the beaches around town. But if you want to avoid the crowds and enjoy a cooler climate, fall is also a nice time to explore the area—especially September and October when temperatures are still warm and rainfall is minimal.

Getting around

Belek town center is very walkable, as the compact streets are brimming with restaurants and shops. However, you can also opt for a private taxi to get you around town, especially from the golf course to the beach and back. Another alternative is hopping on a bus or shared dolmus (minivan) which run from Belek to nearby towns and Antalya. It’s a quick and cost-effective way to explore the coast.

Traveler tips

Don’t miss the Saturday market in Belek, when the streets turn into a Turkish bazaar selling souvenirs and street food. It’s held at the intersection of Atatürk Caddesi and Mehmet Akif Ersoy Caddesi, close to the central mosque. You can also find cuisine for every budget in Belek. Local kebab and doner restaurants are extremely popular, and there are more upscale beachfront restaurants and bars to enjoy at sundown.

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What is Belek, Turkey known for?

Known for its pristine beaches and golf courses, Belek is the kind of place where you can indulge in the finer things in life. But you can also explore nearby Roman ruins, feast on authentic Turkish cuisine, and enjoy shopping at the local weekend market.

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Is Belek nicer than Side?

Both destinations boast stunning coastlines and a rich cultural heritage. However, it’s safe to say that the tranquil atmosphere of Belek is unrivaled—it’s also ideal for luxury travelers. For a more vibrant vacation however, Side might be your spot.

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Does Belek have an old town?

While it may not be as well-known as other Turkish old towns, Belek’s historic district still has plenty to offer. Wander the winding streets and you’ll find some remnants of the past, including the Belek Clock Tower and traditional mosque architecture.

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Does Belek have sandy beaches?

Yes, Belek boasts some lovely sandy beaches. Stretching in front of the golf courses and many piers, Belek Beach is a long sandy beach perfect for soaking up the sun or swimming in the often-calm waters.

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Is the sea warm in Belek?

Yes, the Mediterranean remains warm for most of the year. With inviting, crystal-clear water, it’s a great place to swim. Whether you’re looking to take a plunge or soak up some sun, you’ll be able to enjoy warm water temperatures throughout spring, summer and into fall.

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How much time is best to spend in Belek?

A short weekend getaway might suffice if you’re seeking a quick recharge, but to fully immerse yourself in Belek’s diverse sights and sounds, aim for at least a few days. Whether you go for a round of golf, explore the ancient ruins, or savor local cuisine, you’ll find plenty to fill your time.

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