What sports can you do in Antalya?

What sports can you do in Antalya?

Antalya is a world famous tourism center. The warm Mediterranean Sea, sandy beaches, historical monuments, five-star hotels attract many tourists every year. But in addition to a beach holiday, Antalya offers many options for sports tourism.

In this article, we will tell you what kind of sport you can do on vacation in Antalya or when buying a property and moving to Antalya for permanent residence.

For information on the price and specifications of real estate for sale, you can refer to the page of Real estate in Antalya.


The hallmark of Belek in the province of Antalya are the world-famous golf courses. Belek is located 30 km from the center of Antalya and is the largest golf course in the entire Mediterranean. Belek has sixteen 18-hole golf courses and one 9-hole golf course. Most of the fields are located on the territory of five-star resort hotels. Hotels with their own golf courses

• Maxx Royal Belek Golf Resort

• Kaya Palazzo Golf Resort

• Regnum Carya Golf & Spa

• Gloria Serenity Resort, Gloria Verde, Gloria Golf Resort

• Cornelia De Luxe Resort, Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort & Spa

• Kempinski The Dome

• Robinson Club Nobilis

• Voyage Belek Golf & Spa

• Kaya Belek

• Sueno Hotels Golf Belek, Sueno Hotels Deluxe Belek

• Lykia World Antalya

• Cullinan Golf & Resort Belek

Golf is one of the popular sports in Black Antalya

Belek has ideal weather conditions for playing golf all year round, but the best time to play is during spring and autumn.

Many famous golfers such as Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood have played tournaments on Belek's golf courses. Belek hosts both amateur and professional international tournaments.


Many people know that the people of Turkey are very fond of football. Many football clubs train in Antalya. Thanks to the favorable climate and quality service, numerous football teams train here. Both amateur and professional teams train in Antalya. Belek hotels have hosted such famous football teams as the German football clubs Werder Bremen, Bayern leverkusen, München 1860 and Borussia Dortmund, the Russian football club Spartak Moscow, and, of course, the Turkish national team, " Beşiktaş", "Fenerbahçe" and "Galatasaray".

Antalya also has its own local football club Antalyaspor.

Football tourism is an important source of income, thanks to which Antalya remains popular in the winter season.

In addition to football fields at five-star hotels where football teams train, Antalya has a large stadium - Antalya Arena. This multifunctional stadium was built in 2015 and has a capacity of 32,539 spectators. A distinctive feature of this stadium is that Antalya Arena is the largest solar-powered stadium in the world.

Football in Antalya

Ski tourism

Snow lovers will also find entertainment to their liking. Just 45 kilometers from the center of Antalya is a small ski resort Saklıkent. The ski season at the resort starts from the end of November and lasts until mid-April, during which there are 70-80 clear days. Saklıkent offers skiers and snowboarders 4 pistes of varying difficulty: red pistes (4 km long), black pistes (1.5 km long), blue pistes (1.5 km long) and yellow pistes (300 meters long for beginners), and also a tubing track.

The resort hosts a snow festival and ski competitions. The resort has a developed infrastructure: catering places and hotels. You can also use the services of equipment rental and the services of an instructor.

Sports in Antalya

Canyoning and rafting

If you love adrenaline and water sports, Antalya can offer you canyoning and rafting.

In Antalya, rafting is carried out on the Duden River in the spring, on the Alara River in the spring (when it is still full-flowing).

Saklikent National Park offers many different sports activities, rafting and canyoning are also included in this number.

Köprülü Canyon is the largest rafting center in Turkey, and canyoning is also held there. Often companies that organize both rafting and canyoning combine these activities and you can experience them in one day.

Ahmetler Canyon, where canyoning is also carried out, is the third deepest canyon in Turkey. Its depth reaches 400 meters.


Climbers can easily go rock climbing in Antalya. The best time for mountain climbing in Antalya is from October to May. So Geyikbayırı, located just 30 km from the center of Antalya, is the largest climbing area in the world and the most famous in Turkey. The area is constantly developing, new routes are being punched here. Every year, A Rock Climbing Guidebook for Antalya is published, where you can get acquainted with all the slopes and plan a route for yourself. Also close to the slopes are campsites - from budget campsites with tents and shared facilities, to premium hotel bungalows with spas, Turkish baths and restaurants.

The Çitdibi mountaineering area is relatively new and is located 40 kilometers from the center of Antalya. He became world famous after the international festival Petzl Rock Trip in 2014. This climbing area is only for professionals - the slopes are difficult and long. You also need to consider that the area is located in a national park, where it is forbidden to put up tents and make fires.

Main sports in Antalya, Turkey


If you are interested in the aforementioned sports activities and at the same time plan to travel to Turkey in the spring, Antalya is considered the best option. In Antalya, you can engage in all kinds of sports you want and also take full advantage of all the leisure and welfare services such as hotels, restaurants, sports festivals and other such things.

You can also contact Antalya Estate Group for expert advice on buying property, apartments and villas in different cities and regions of Antalya.

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