Belek Area Guide
Belek was purpose built in the 1980s as a golf resort, situated to the east of Antalya City and the airport which is approximately a 30-35 minute drive along the coast, developed as a year round alternative to some of the European Golfing areas such as the Algarve in Portugal, as it offers a wonderful warm climate guaranteed for most of the year.
Property in Belek is most often set back by around 2km for the stunning sandy beaches, as the shoreline was reserved for a range of 5* luxury hotels backed by no fewer than 16 professional golf courses, and the hotels are where Belek’s more vibrant nightlife is found, with many of the hotels allowing, for a small fee, the use of the hotel facilities by none guests.
When looking to buy property in Belek, there are two main areas to consider, the main resort centre or the twinned residential village of Kadriye, both of which area offered ample local amenities, shops, supermarkets, bars and restaurants etc, though a larger selection in the resort centre.
Things to do in Belek
For the golfers amongst you, the 16 courses offer club houses, club hire, golf tutorial and lessons, named in 2013 as Europe’s Best Golf Destination by the Golf Magazine and of you visit in November you must visit the Montgomerie Maxx Royal course as it hosts the Turkish Airlines Open every year with the likes of Lowry, Harding, Oosthuizen etc all taking their place on the competion board.
Belek real estate offers more than golf, the area offer a stunning sandy stretch of beach with various water sports, beach activities and daily boat trips to relax under the sun on the crystal clear Mediterranean Sea.
History lovers will not be disappointed either, although Belek itself has no real historical value, there are organised tours to the nearby sites of the Aspendos Theatre and the ancient city of Perge with its narrow marble streets, Roman Baths and a Roman stadium.
If you are in search of nature when looking to buy Antalya property, again you will not be disappointed as the area is surrounded by vast open green plain and is backed and sheltered by the colossal Taurus mountains.
For golfing families Belek property is perfect for the children too with several children’s parks, aqua parks and the brilliant Land of Legends Theme Par, and for those that seek to Belek real estate for relocation there are ample schools in the area and medical facilities, all just 35-40 minutes away from the huge city centre.