Luxury all inclusive hotels are in abundance
This part of the Mediterranean coast is known as the Turkish Riviera. Here you will find stunning mountain scenery, beautiful beaches, secluded coves, and vast pine forests. There are also numerous historical sites to visit in the region.
This is one of our most popular holiday destinations as it combines beautiful scenery, friendly people, sandy beaches and luxury resorts, many of which are all inclusive.
The three main resorts in the area include Antalya, one of the largest cities in Turkey, Lara Beach boasting beautiful golden sandy beaches and Belek, a purpose built spa and golf resort.
Time Difference: GMT +3 hours
Currency: Turkish Lira
The Antalya coast experiences hot and dry summers and milder winters. The hottest month is July with average temperatures of 28 degrees Celsius, and the coolest is January with an average of 10 degrees. From June to September there’s hardly any rain to speak of, but in December and January it can be very wet with an average of 210 mm per month.
Antalya offers tourists a fantastic beach destination. There are several to choose from in the area including Olympos Beach, Alanya Beach and Patara Beach with its 18 Km of coastline. Alanya Beach is a lovely sandy beach and is particularly good for families with children and offers a safe place for them to play. It has been awarded with a blue flag.
The Old Harbour
Situated in a small bay and surrounded by cliffs, the Old Harbour is a beautiful spot. Its main purpose today is a marina for yachts, small craft and leisure boats. Boat tours are available and can be organised locally. Nearby there are bars, cafes and restaurants as well as a number of shops.
There are many golf courses in Antalya and each offer a very high standard. The playing surfaces are second to none, and each course provides a challenge to golfers of all standards. Some of the more popular courses are The PGA Sultan Course, The Pasha Golf Course and The Gloria Golf Resort.
Turkey here we come …..
by Kay Frankland