The warm sea, sandy beaches and air filled with volatile phytoncides is Belek, a young respectable resort 30 km east of Antalya. Until 1984, it was a completely wild coast of the Mediterranean, and today is a continuous series of four- and five-star hotels operating on an all-inclusive basis. The reputation of the most expensive Turkish resort is confirmed by the presence of extra-class golf courses designed by leading world designers.
Belek’s peculiarity is pine and eucalyptus forests planted 200 years ago, where many turtles live. Another of their species – the giant sea “carriages”, chose the local beaches as the place for laying eggs. And although the resort itself is indecently young, only 15-20 km from it are the ruins of the ancient cities of ancient Pamphylia – Perge, Sillion and Aspendos. Continue reading