Cultural holidays to Antalya and Belek offer an insight into the rich history of this authentic corner of Turkey, with one of the main highlights being Hadrian’s Gate, dating back to 200 AD. Antalya’s Old Town is also an atmospheric delight, where walking the cobbled streets and plazas brimming with cafés and shops will make for an enchanting day trip in itself. To round off a cultural tour of Antalya there’s a Roman fortress, Aspendos Amphitheatre, archaeological ruins of Perge and of course, Antalya Old Harbour, where merchants and sailors have convened around the original city walls for nearly 2,000 years.
Then, having seen the main attractions and sites of Antalya, simply sitting in one of its many friendly restaurants, enjoying the laidback pace of life and views is often the best way to spend an afternoon. For nature lovers, visit the picturesque Duden Waterfalls, Karain Caves, Güllük Dagi National Park or Mount Tahtali for captivating aerial views. Otherwise, simply unwind on the beach or try your hand at golf or watersports at one of the five-star resorts in Belek; perfectly suited to families and couples alike. So, if seeking a little bit of hidden culture, plenty of day trips, outdoor activities, idyllic beaches and no shortage of fine hotels, the lesser-visited gems of Antalya and Belek in Turkey might just be your answer.