The town of Belek is a popular holiday destination for visitors to Turkey. Situated along the country’s Mediterranean coast, in the Antalya province, those looking to enjoy their holidays in Belek will be able to enjoy days of almost guaranteed summer sunshine, as well as mild winter temperatures when compared to those back in the UK. To cater for the steady influx of visitors, Belek boasts a wealth of self catering accommodation, including spacious villas and holiday apartments, many of which enjoy views of the popular beach area.
Perhaps the biggest attraction for those wishing to spend their holidays in Belek is the beautiful beach, which has been awarded Blue Flag status for its levels of cleanliness and safety. As well as being able to enjoy the wide choice of watersports you would expect to find around the beach area of this popular resort, those looking to enjoy spending their holidays in Belek will be able to marvel at the natural wonder of the Kursunlu Waterfall, which attracts over a hundred species of birds. For a spot of retail therapy, Belek boasts a number of tree-lined boulevards, housing a vast array of specialist shops and department stores, all nestled within the mosque and many historic statues and buildings. Golf enthusiasts can work on their handicap on one of the many nearby courses.
No holidays in Belek would be complete without a visit to the historic Aspendos amphitheatre, which still plays host to the town’s festivals and classical performances. The nearby cities of Perge and Side are amongst the most well preserved and interesting historical sites in the region and are a popular draw for both national and international visitors to the region.
Should you be considering booking a fantastic Belek rental villa or apartment, you will be relieved to discover that the region basks in regular summer daytime temperatures of up to 34 degrees Celsius, especially between June and September. The more milder winter months may still enjoy daytime temperatures of up to 16 degrees Celsius, dropping to 8 degrees Celsius at the coldest. The annual rainfall figures stand at around 20 inches, with January and February being the wettest months.
Travellers looking to enjoy a holiday in Belek will first fly to Antalya International Airport (AYT). From the airport there will then be a 25 minute drive to the resort. Air operators who offer a cheap and regular service to Antalya Airport include Thomson Airways, Airtours and Thomas Cook Airlines. Passengers may depart from a number of UK airports including Bristol (BRS), Bournemouth Herne (BOH), London Gatwick (LGW) and Belfast International Airport (BFS).