Location of Belek within Turkey.
|Time zone||UTC+3 (TRT)|
|Area code(s)||(0090)+ 242|
The town and the surrounding area are famous for their spas and mineral waters received from seven springs.
Belek is a developing golf center. In 2012 it hosted the Turkish Airlines World Golf Final and in 2013 it hosted the Turkish Airlines Open. Belek also the location of Antalya Open, the only professional tennis tournament currently held in Turkey.
The Kurşunlu Waterfall is a place in Belek. There are over 100 bird species living by this natural wonder. The hidden cave at the back of the waterfall is a popular place for visiting. Near Belek there is the Hellenistic city of Perge, which is rated second after Ephesus and the great amphitheater of Aspendos that still today can hold over 15.000 spectators.
The ancient Aspendos amphitheatre holds 20,000 people, is over 2000 years old, and still hosts open-air classical ballet and opera festivals today. The Roman ruins at Perge are some of the best preserved archaeological sites in Turkey. Side is one of the best known classical sites in Turkey.
In the centre of town the mosque stands alongside statues and a waterfall leading to extensive shopping in the tree lined boulevards. This area is key to Turkey's overall tourism plans having already benefited from substantial investment by the Turkish Tourism Ministry. Turkey is beginning to rival the Algarve for the numbers of golfing tourists annually.
With extensive new blue flag beach park facilities "Belek Beach Park", standards of cleanliness are high with shower, toilet and changing facilities and car parking right on the beach. There are mineral-rich spring water (and sometimes sea water) used to give medicinal baths and the spa resorts offer various health treatments, which are also known as balneotherapy.
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- Belek travel guide from Wikivoyage