Belek, located on the Mediterranean coast, 30 km. east of Antalya, is a prominent tourism center complying with the world standards. Belek, stretching over a 17 km. shoreline situated between the pine forests and, sandy and gravel beaches, is harboring a great number of luxury hotels. With its sea, sun and sand concept, in which it is Turkey’s leading region, it became an important part of the tourism industry. In neighboring regions there are the Roman city of Perge and Aspendos Amphitheatre. Nearby are the Manavgat Falls and the ancient city of Side.
It is an important part of the sea, sun and sand concept, which was drawn as a model by the Turkish tourism industry and adopted by the southern and western shores in the early 1990s. The region has 47 five-star hotels, first-class holiday villages and golf courses.
Belek and its mild climate on the coast gives golf players a chance to play golf throughout the whole year, with golf courses, luxury accommodation complexes and other facilities making it an ideal choice for golfers. Within recent years with increasing number of facilities Belek became identified by golf. There are 10 golf complexes and 14 golf courses in Belek. Belek became a favorite destination of numerous foreign tourists due to its golf courses of international standards, and is also considered one of the most significant sources of income for the country’s tourism sector.
Belek also serves professional and amateur sport teams with its 50 football grounds and more than 200 tennis courts. Belek hotels have a righteous reputation in congress tourism with a lot of halls hosting numerous international meetings.
Belek is not just a touristic holiday site. It is also an important area sheltering natural life characteristics of the Mediterranean Region. There is a great number of plant and animal species in Belek. Furthermore, Belek is also a nesting area of the Caretta Caretta sea turtles, which is a endangered species.