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.
With its warm summer months and mild winters, it’s a great place to visit any time of year. The warmest months are between May and September, when the mercury hovers around the late 20s, with highs of around 35°C. For more comfortable weather, book your holiday between October and April.
Flights from the UK land at Antalya Airport (AYT), which is around 44km west of the resort.
Explore Stone Age caves, golden sand beaches and lush green mountains dotted with orange groves. Book a holiday to the seaside resort of Beldibi today!
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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.
Beldibi beach is refreshingly unspoilt. You won’t find beachside bars or clubs spilling onto the sands here. Instead, there’s plenty of peace and quiet, with enough space for everyone. However, that doesn’t mean that beach holidays to Beldibi are boring! This is a Blue Flag beach so it’s clean, safe, and has good quality bathing water. The shore shelves gently into the sea, with plenty of shallow waters for younger visitors to splash about in. For the more adventurous, there are plenty of water sports on offer, such as water skiing and banana-boating.
Beldibi Cave is one of the area’s most popular attractions and something of an adventure in itself! Once home to Stone Age settlers, it’s still littered with remnants from Turkey’s prehistoric past, such as primitive tools and dynamic wall paintings. While it’s possible to get there and explore on foot, to see the caves at their best, take a boat trip and delve deep into the underground catacombs and see the incredible rock formations.
This region is still relatively untouched by tourism, so you can expect to enjoy plenty of authentic Turkish cuisine on your holiday. The harbour lands plenty of fresh fish, which is served up in local restaurants, simply grilled or fried, with subtle seasoning: the sea bream is something of a speciality and a delight for lovers of seafood. Alternatively, try a proper, herby kofta kebab, served with handmade flatbread. The restaurants on the main road of Atatürk Caddesi are where the locals go for a special night out. While they’re more expensive than the regular eateries, this is a chance to sample Turkish fine dining at its best. Don’t forget to try meze: a range of small dishes, allowing you to taste a bit of everything you want, and enjoy a glass or two of traditional Turkish wine.
Best for beach lovers: With sandy beaches making up most of the resort, you’ll find yourself spending your days having plenty fun in the sea.
Best for foodies: You’ll be spoilt for choice with the range of restaurants serving traditional Turkish dishes and local wine.
Best for history buffs: From ancient Roman relics to hidden caves and museums, you’ll love exploring the historic remains.
Language: The language spoken here is Turkish. While the locals speak a smattering of English, it might be worth packing a phrasebook or downloading an app.
Currency: You’ll need to convert your Sterling into Turkish Liras (TRY).
Local Time: Beldibi is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time.
Fly to: Antalya Airport. Transfers to Beldibi take about 1 hour.
Flight time from UK: The flight time to Beldibi is 4 hours.
Tourist Information: Click here for further tourist information for your holiday: http://www.visitkemer.org/About-Kemer/Beldibi/index.html
Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/turkey for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday. Apply for your Turkish visa online at https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/
Temperature: 15-35 (°C)
Take your holiday between May and September and you can expect more than 10 hours of glorious sunshine every day. Book your holiday during the spring when reasonable highs of 26°C offer the perfect conditions for some lazy sightseeing. While rainfall picks up in the autumn months, the weather remains warm enough to hit the beach, while the quieter winter season is the best time for exploring.
By foot: With just one road to navigate, it’s easy to explore this small resort on foot.
By bus: There are regular buses to the neighbouring resorts of Sahil, Kemer, and the city of Antalya, offering a cost-effective way to explore the area.
By taxi/dolmus: Taxis are better for short or local trips and come into their own, late at night, when the bus services stop running. Be sure that the meter’s running and, if you’re traveling a longer distance, agree on the price before you set off.
Carnival: July is when the carnival comes to town, in a riot of flamboyant floats, elaborate costumes, street-food, live music and all-night partying!
Culture Vultures: The ancient amphitheatre at Aspendos is the spectacular setting for the International Opera and Ballet Festival at the end August.
Film buffs: One of the oldest and most-prestigious film festivals in the world, the International Antalya Film Festival, held every October, gives you the opportunity to see debut films from independent film-makers, across the globe. The star-studded closing ceremony takes places at the Aspendos amphitheatre.