A truly paradise for tourists
on the shore of the Mediterranean in the midst of its own
pine forests. Belek's natural beauty was discovered in 1984
and the region was proclaimed the "Belek Tourism Center".
In later years, Belek became what it is today, a paradise
on earth, thanks to cooperation between the Belek Tourism
Investors Association and the Tourism Ministry.
The Belek region on the Mediterranean coast is located 30
kilometers on the east side of Antalya province. Recently
it was chosen by the Tourism Ministry to be a tourism model
not just for today's tourist, but also for the tourist of
the next thousand years. Belek!... What a tourism paradise!.
The region has 32 four or five-stars hotels and first-class
holiday villages and five golf courses. All of the facilities
that have been designated first-class provide an ideal atmosphere
for families and meticulously offer many opportunities and
services aimed at pleasing their guests. All the facilities
offer floodlit tennis courts, indoor and outdoor swimming
pools, completely equipped health and fitness centers, play
areas and many more possibilities. Belek hoteliers are proud
that Belek is the new face of Turkish tourism.
- 3 hours' flight from Europe
- Two and three quarters' flight from Moscow
- Approximately 3:50 hours from London
- From the Airport and Antalya to Belek is 30 minutes
- From Antalya
Istanbul by air; 55 minutes
Izmir by air; 1 hour
Cappadocia by land; 5 hours
Pamukkale by land; 3 hours
Ephesus from Izmir by land; 1 hour
*80-150 meters of sandy beach,
*300 days of sunshine,
*Average sea temperature : +22 Cº,
*Average humidity 55 %.
Drinking water source of the area is Boztepe Tigem farm.
445 lt/sec very good quality drinking water, from 5 wells
as 3 100 lt/sec, 1 80 lt/sec and 1 65 lt/sec, is pumped
to the 5 drinking water depots of 3000 ton capacity in the
The 1st purification plant in the region has 30.000 person-capacity
and the 2nd purification plant has 40.000 person-capacity.
Both municipalities in the region (Belek and Kadriye municipalities)
connect to these purification plants.
The roads are total 45,5 km long and are made as surface
coating by the 13th Area Directorate of Turkish Republic
Highways. After the negotiations made with Turkish Republic
Ministry of Tourism and Antalya governorship, the road from
Belek turnoff to the place where gendarme station is located
on the Antalya-Alanya road is being coated as hot asphalt.
1/3 of the energy investment of the region has been made
by Turkish Republic Ministry of Tourism, 1/3 of it by Kepez
A.Ş. and 1/3 of it by Kepez A.Ş. on condition to be paid
by Betuyab and energy requirement of the plants and road
illuminations have been provided. Established power is 55.000
Telephone exchange buildings and telecommunication investment
forming from fiber optic lines have been provided by the
Post Telegraph and Telephone Company, again on condition
that 1/3 to be met by the Post Telegraph and Telephone Company,
1/3 by Turkish Republic Ministry of Tourism and 1/3 by Betuyab.
25 lines have been given to each plant.
INTERVENTION TO FOREST FIRE - WIRELESS RADIO NETWORK:
Fire hydrants, which have been placed inside the forest
with the aim of intervention to the fire, have been made
by Kalkınma Holding A.Ş. and taken into circulation. Later,
power of the fire hydrants have been increased. In 1996,
a fire intervention vehicle has been purchased and put into
service. Again the same year, all plants have obtained the
opportunity of immediate intervention to fire by taking
an "Emergency Trunk System" radio wireless radio network
system in connection with Forest Area Directorate, Gendarme
and Betuyab. The forest has been surrounded with wire fences
of 35 km long. The forest is tried to be taken under control
by making entrance - exit doors.
Finally, fire-base of Fire Intervention Teams of Antalya
Province Directorate of Ministry of Forestry has been made
by Betuyab. The fire-base gives service to whole Antalya.
There is 1 Helicopter, social units (dining hall, dormitory,
etc.), settling units and settling units for pilots and
managers in the fire-base.
Twenty-nine of the 574 different plants in the region are
endemic and only live in this unequalled atmosphere. Belek
is also a bird paradise as well where the camouflaged owl
can be tracked 12 months of the year and is the symbol of
the Belek region and where 109 different bird species including
the Tyto Alba live.