Konakli is a tranquil and traditional Turkish village in the Antalya region. Loved for its scenic location at the foot of the majestic Taurus Mountains, the resort is the perfect quiet spot that is still within easy reach of the region’s favourite attractions. Pick from days out at the golden Cleopatra Beach, rafting down the Dimcay River or taking the kids to Aqualand, returning to Konakli in the evenings for mezes on the waterfront.
Many visitors enjoy the more comfortable temperatures of spring.
Antalya International Airport (AYT).
Experience the delights of the Taurus Mountains, the renowned Cleopatra Beach and family days at Aqualand when you book a Thomas Cook holiday to Konakli.
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Konakli’s long, golden beach is the perfect place for a bucket and spade day with plenty of peace and quiet. Take a break from the sun and stroll along the waterfront to find some Turkish tea or fresh juice, and if that tickles your taste buds, explore the bazaar in the centre of town for local fruit and vegetables. Take the kids for a day out at the Aqualand water park, popular for its exciting water slides and pools. If you like a beach-centric holiday, it’s well worth the 20 minute bus ride to experience Alanya’s picture-perfect Cleopatra Beach, famous for its silky sand and stunningly clear water.
Konakli’s golden beach lies against the soaring green backdrop of the Taurus Mountains, with a beautiful blue shore sheltered by rocky headlines. A top family attraction in Konakli, the beach has sun beds and umbrellas, and the shallow shore is safe for kids to paddle in. For real beach lovers, jump on the bus and in 20 minutes you’re at Alanya’s famous Cleopatra Beach. As its name suggests, legend has it that Queen Cleopatra herself once swam in the crystal clear waters. The beach has fine, powdery-white sand and one of the prettiest waterfronts in the area, making it ideal for spending the day.
Konakli feels like a traditional Turkish town, with a relaxed atmosphere and a sociable centre. The town has bazaars three times a week selling fresh fruit and vegetables, plus handmade crafts and souvenirs. Despite its laid-back daytime vibe, Konakli is a lively and enjoyable place for dining and nightlife. There's a cosmopolitan mix of Mediterranean and Turkish cuisine, so you can nibble on a selection of mezes or fresh seafood. The waterfront is the perfect place in Konakli for lunch, with a number of beach cafes and places to sit and sip the refreshing local favourite, freshly-squeezed orange juice.
Situated at the foot of the Taurus Mountains, Konakli enjoys the picturesque backdrop of lush green hills, fragrant with pine groves and full of places to explore. The region is a favourite with hikers and even canyon climbers. The Dimcay River winds through neighbouring Alanya, a popular place to sail, raft and dine on the riverfront. If you’re on a family holiday, there are plenty of things for kids to do in Konakli’s popular water park, Aqualand. The park has dozens of exciting slides, river rafting and a wave pool. Visitors can also play a round of mini golf and hang out at the family-friendly restaurants and snack bars.
Beach lovers: Konakli has a long golden beach right on its doorstep, with the legendary Cleopatra Beach just along the coast.
Families: Quiet and compact, Konakli is ideal for young families with a lovely beach and fantastic local water park.
Couples: With a charming town full of lively restaurants and markets, plus a gorgeous beach, Konakli would make an idyllic romantic break.
Language: The language spoken in Konakli is Turkish.
Currency: The currency used in Konakli is the Turkish Lira.
Local time: Konakli is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time.
Fly to: Antalya Airport. The transfer to Konakli takes 2–3 hours.
Flight time from UK: The Konakli flight time is 4 hours.
Visa & health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/turkey for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Konakli. Apply for your Turkish visa online at https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/.
Temperature: Averaging 27°C in June.
Best time to visit: Many visitors enjoy the more comfortable temperatures of spring.
Konakli’s Mediterranean climate benefits from long hours of sunshine, with summer often lasting six months. The temperature reaches the mid 20s (°C) around April, regularly peaking in the low 30s in July.
By dolmus: Dolmuses are handy mini buses that operate throughout many Turkish resorts. They're a cheap and easy way to get between the town, beach or your hotel. You can flag down a dolmus whenever you see one and can get off wherever you like.
By bus: A larger bus service stops outside Konakli for transport into nearby towns. The buses are frequent in the high season and are ideal for taking a day trip to neighbouring resorts like Antalya.
On foot: Konakli is a small town that is easy to navigate on foot. There are no busy roads to cross between the hotel resorts and the beach.
For art lovers: The International Culture and Art Festival is held every May in the town of Alanya, just 20 minutes’ bus ride from Konakli. The festival includes several days of performances, concerts and exhibitions celebrating Turkish traditions and folklore customs.
Jazz festival: Also in Alanya is the International Jazz Festival, which comes to town in late September for a week of events. Jazz fans can enjoy live music in Alanya’s beautiful harbour and experience renowned musicians, bands and singers from all over Turkey to celebrate the end of summer.