Halfway between the lively city of Antalya and the bustling holiday hotspot of Kemer lies the tranquil resort of Beldibi. A perfect spot for quiet beach breaks, you’ll find golden sands lapped by cool, clear waters, and year-round sunshine. If you can bear to tear yourself from the beach, you’ll discover lush, green forests with some unexpected historical treats; Stone Age caves and ancient cave-paintings! Those who like to get out and about can spend their Beldibi holidays hiking through the mountains, or plunge into the Mediterranean for a spot of scuba diving or snorkelling. If you’re after a memento of your holidays to Beldibi, there are plenty of markets where you can flex your bargain-hunting muscles, or relax in one of the many restaurants and bars. For a taste of Turkey’s rich past, head to the neighbouring towns, which are full of ancient monuments and museums.
Things to do
Although most people take their holidays to Beldibi for the glorious, golden beaches, there’s plenty to see and do, even if you’ve got little ones with you. In nearby Antalya, you’ll find the Aqua Park, full of watery rides, slides, thrills and spills. If it’s history you’re after, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice! The town’s Stone Age history is evident in in its ancient caves and the ruins of the city of Phaselis. After a long day in the sun, take a stroll along the mall on the side of Taurus Mountains where you’ll find a selection of boutiques and restaurants, and the opportunity to enjoy the stunning views offered by Goynuk Canyon. Feeling active? Then lace up your boots and hike up the green mountains, scented by orange and lemon groves.
Visit Antalya City
Just a short distance away from Beldibi you’ll come across the vibrant city of old district of Kaleiçi. This rustic area is a traffic free zone with narrow streets filled with souvenir shops; the perfect place to pick up presents for friends and family back home.
Explore the ancient city of Phaselis
Learn about the history of the area at this Göynük canyon is a beautiful natural attraction and is perfect for a bit of time out. Along with relaxing fresh water pools and majestic waterfalls you’ll be able to whizz around on zip wires and do a spot of rock climbing too.