Antalya, the fifth biggest city in Turkey attracts almost as many tourists as Istanbul, the majority of who are from Europe, Russia and the old Soviet States. More recently there has been an influx of visitors from China and India.
Situated on the Mediterranean the region enjoys a 12 month season with a broad spectrum of visitors looking for culture, sport, health, skiing, congresses, caves, training camps, museums, blue flag beaches and the sea.
In the centre of Antalya there is a harbour which can be reached through Kaleiçi (the old city) which has many boutique Hotels, restaurants, bars, discotheques, churches, historical mosques all sited within the antique city walls.
Antalya provides many different sports facilities and possibilities including football, golf and tennis and every year thousands of sportsmen and women come to Antalya for their winter training where the climate ranges from between 10 and 20 degrees Celsius during the day, and usually under the sun.
The Region is also very popular for hosting major international Conferences and Congresses the most famous of which was the G20 in 2015and Expo 2016
Belek is tourist town of Antalya and is half an hour drive from Antalya city centre.
There are more than 50 five-star hotels in Belek all of which are All-Inclusive. Most of the hotels are resort hotels and in the summer attract families enjoying themselves on the blue flag beaches. In the winter many of these hotels are used for congresses and sports training facilities and with the opening of the world class, state of the art training and rehabilitation centre in the area, Belek has attracted many international sports professionals and Olympians, from almost every sport.
Belek is the home of golf in Turkey and every year 000’s of thousands of golfers play on the 16 courses in and around the town. For 7 years Belek also hosted one of the final tournaments for the European Tour’s Race to Dubai.
Many international football teams have been coming to Belek for almost 20 years including the Turkish national team, which uses it as their training base for home games.
Within a short drive of between 20 and 40 minutes there are ancient historical places to visit which date back to the time of the Roman Empire. These include the ancient city of Perge which is still being slowly unearthed, the amphitheatres of Side and Aspendos, with a capacity of 20,000 and is still being used for concerts in the summer.