Goynuk holidays

The compact, coastal town of Goynuk is famous for its natural beauty and fabulous golden sand beaches. From great canyons where you’ll find thundering waterfalls and fascinating wildlife to the vibrant Kemer Market - no two days are the same. It’s also home to a good collection of restaurants, shops and bars, giving you plenty of reasons to venture out and explore.

Things to do

There are plenty of things to see and do during your holiday to Goynuk, whether you’re after idle days on the beach or exhilarating adventures. See all that’s in store at the Kemer Market. The vibrant market invites you to taste some authentic local food. If you’re looking to treat yourself or pick up a gift for someone special, there’s a great selection of clothes, shoes and handicrafts. Every Thursday, a charming café is set up with lots of local food to sample, including fruit, cheese and other tasty products.

Those seeking some excitement, head for the soaring Taurus Mountains. Experience the incredible scenery in one day from the seat of a jeep safari. On your tour you’ll pass clear waterfalls, friendly animals and lots of unique plant life. You’ll also get a chance to swim in the azure pools that are dotted around the mountain.

But there’s one natural wonder worth shouting about -  and that’s Goynuk Canyon. This picturesque ravine has been given National Park status to protect its unique beauty. Not only will you encounter various animals and plants here, but there’s also plenty of cool mountain springs where you can take a refreshing dip. Feeling brave? See the canyon from a different perspective with a zip lining or canoeing experience.

4°C - 30°C

Goynuk has a Mediterranean climate so you can enjoy dry, hot summers. The best time to visit is between the months of June and September when rainfall is unlikely and temperatures are perfect for long sunbathing stints.

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The closest international airport to Goynuk is Antalya Airport (AYT). From here, you can reach the resort centre in around 50 minutes by taxi or bus.

Goynuk is best for...

Families: Goynuk is a great choice for families thanks to its Blue Flag awarded beach which comes with paddle-friendly waters and Dinopark, where activities include fossil digging and trampolining.

History buffs: Dotted with Ottoman style houses dating back to the 20th century, step back in time as you wander the narrow streets admiring the village’s many relics. Or you can head for Phaselis Archaeological Site, a must-see settlement which can be reached in around 20 minutes.

Thrill-seekers: Days at Goynuk Canyon are filled with adrenaline-pumping activities whether you choose to ascend the steep slopes by foot, whiz through the air by zip line or raft across its icy waters by kayak.

Fast facts for Goynuk

Language: The official language in Goynuk is Turkish.

Currency: The Turkish Lira is the official currency.

Local time: Goynuk is 3 hours ahead of the UK (GMT+3)

Fly to: The main airport is Antalya Airport (AYT), which sits just northeast of the city centre.

Flight time from UK: 4 hours

Tourist Information: Further tourist information can be found at Turkey’s tourism website.

Visas and health: If you’re a British Citizen and you’re travelling to Goynuk for a holiday, you will not need a visa unless you are planning on staying for more than 90 days in a 180-day period. If you need any more advice on Turkey visas, or entry requirements - please visit FCDO website for the latest guidance. 

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Goynuk weather

Goynuk enjoys warm weather throughout the year. From April onwards, you can expect temperatures to reach the high 30s with a very small chance of rain. Sunshine is guaranteed in the summer, with up to 15 hours per day. The average temperature for June is around 27°C and increases to 30°C in August. Humidity levels are moderate to high at around 70%. If you’re feeling hot, you can cool down in the Mediterranean Sea which is around 28°C with a refreshing sea breeze travelling at an average speed of 6mph.

The weather in Goynuk cools in autumn, reaching 20°C in November with lows of 9°C on a particularly cold day. The sun sets at 6pm, giving you an average of six hours of sunshine per day. There’s also an average rainfall of 115mm in November that decreases to just 39mm by January.

Goynuk temperatures drop significantly in winter to a daily average of just 4°C. Cold winds contribute to the cooler climate, so make sure to pack warm layers for your visit. By the time spring arrives, temperatures in Goynuk have increased to 23°C and you can expect up to 14 hours of sunshine in May.
 

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