Places of interest
The Ancient Aspendos Amphitheatre holds 20,000 people is over 2000 years old and still hosts open- air classical, ballet and opera festivals today. The Roman ruins at Perge are some of the best preserved archaeological sites in Turkey.
The City Walls and the Hadrian Gate. While in Belek, you can also visit the City Walls and the Hadrian Gate, which are historical remnants of the rich Roman style.
The Antalya museum is a famous archeological museum, which should also be of interest to every visitor. Apart from this, there are the numerous mosques and minarets dotting Antalya, some belonging to the Byzantine era and others having been built by the Seljuks.
The white beaches. If you have a lazy relaxed vacation in mind then head for the seemingly endless white beaches in Belek. The numerous beach resorts with its view of the pine forests in the background, the river flowing into the fields from the Taurus Mountains is balm for the weary mind and body. The water is calm, so children can play safely while you spend the day sunbathing or swimming.
Perge. One main advantage of a visit to Belek is that it is ideally located to make short trips to other places of interest in Antalya while staying here. Perge is rated second after Ephesus, which is 18 kilometers from Antalya. St. Paul is said to have preached some of his first sermons here. Once again the architecture, gymnasium, the public baths form the main attraction. You may also sample some typical Turkish cuisine and enjoy an open-air disco in the evening.
The Koprulu National Park is a day`s trip from Belek. The breathtaking scenic beauty on the winding mountain route takes you surprisingly at every turn.
Some other worth visiting places are the Manavgat Falls, where milky white foaming water rushes over the rocks, and Burdur, the Roman city of Termossos that was founded by Alexander the Great high up in the mountains.
The Kurşunlu Waterfall is a place in Belek. There are over 100 bird species living by this natural wonder. The hidden cave at the back of the waterfall is a popular place for visiting.