Where is the best vacation in Turkey: Antalya, Kemer, Belek, Side or Alanya?
In this article we will not describe in detail how well in beach Turkey and why millions of our compatriots return here annually. In short – they go overseas, the sun, rags and their favorite all-inclusive food system. Yes, and a visa is not needed. Why aren’t you a vacation paradise?
Most Russian tourists choose to relax on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. It is here that the country’s largest tourist centers are located – Antalya, Kemer, Belek, Side and Alanya, with hundreds of diverse resort complexes and the corresponding tourist infrastructure.
In general, in this article we will try to figure out what is still better – Antalya, Kemer, Belek, Side or Alanya?
Antalya or Antalya is a large and rapidly developing city, with a developed network of modern hotels, many restaurants and coffee houses, various entertainment centers and night clubs, with water parks and countless shops.
But this is still more a city resort than a beach resort, since most of the hotels here are urban-type. Therefore, the beautiful nature in Antalya is not particularly found, yet it is an urban area.
Antalya is divided into several tourist areas. Guests of hotels located in the Konyaalti area use municipal pebble beaches.
Tourists staying in hotels located in the central rocky part of the city use platform beaches. And guests of high-grade resort complexes in the new areas of Lara and Kundu have their own sandy beaches.
Kemer is a large resort area located about 40 kilometers south of Antalya. There is a rich nightlife and very beautiful nature – dense vegetation and coniferous forests are adjacent to the picturesque mountains, and the rocky coast with numerous pebble beaches, along which a large number of various hotels are built (from modest and inexpensive to fashionable).
One of Kemer’s advantages is pebble beaches and a clear, transparent sea. And for those who are sensitive to stones and pebbles, almost all hotels have their own piers where you can dive. Some hotels also have their own loose sand beaches, but the entrance to the sea is still pebble.
Kemer resort area consists of the city of Kemer and several surrounding areas – Beldibi, Goynuk, Kirish, Camyuva and Tekirova.
Belek is a prestigious resort area located about 37 kilometers east of Antalya. There is almost no nightlife here, and if there is, then, as a rule, only on the territory of resort complexes.
Hotel prices here are slightly higher than in Antalya, since their level is also higher (mostly some good and chic “fives”).
It is also worth noting that Belek is one of the most famous golf centers in Turkey. There are many golf courses and hotels specializing in such tourists.
There is no picturesque nature and mountains, the vegetation is mostly “hotel”, but to pay tribute to some resort complexes, the territories resemble parks, in general it is beautiful. The beaches in Belek are sandy, which is why turbid water in the afternoon is not uncommon.
Most often, holidays in Belek are chosen by connoisseurs of good service, families with children and couples.
Side is a small resort town on the Mediterranean coast, located 75 km east of Antalya. It’s also an “open-air museum”, the main archaeological area of the region.
There are hotels in Side for every taste and budget: from multi-story five-star resort complexes to modest aparthotels, but all of them are basically “simpler” than in Belek.
In addition to the center of Side, several adjacent areas belong to its resort area, and in recent years they have become increasingly popular among tourists – Colakli, Kumkoy, Sorgun, Titreyengol, Kyzylagach and Kizilot.
The beaches in Side are sandy, which is why muddy water in the afternoon is not uncommon. It is difficult to call the local nature particularly picturesque, dense vegetation is found mainly only in hotel territories.
Alanya or Alanya
Alanya or Alanya – is located almost 140 kilometers east of Antalya and is the most isolated resort area from it.
The coastal strip of the resort is very open and, with the exception of vegetation with palm trees in the territories of hotels, there is little greenery in Alanya.
The resort area of Alanya includes the areas of Incekum, Konakli, Avsallar, Okurcalar and Mahmutlar, and is generally designed for poor tourists. There are a lot of young people and a rich nightlife.
The territories of most hotels in Alanya are small, many of them are across the road from the beach. The beaches are mostly sandy, flat, narrow, with yellow sand, and are very convenient for families with children.