Kurşunlu Waterfall is the centrepiece of a 587-hectare national park in Antalya, which features picnic areas and beautiful scenery along an Aksu River tributary. This natural wonder is great for escaping the heat (and summer beach crowds) of Belek, just 30 minutes away by car.
The waterfall is surrounded by a dense pine forest, which is home to wild rabbits, squirrels, woodpeckers, and tortoises. It takes around 30 minutes to reach the falls on foot. Viewing platforms, picnic areas, playgrounds, and parking spaces are available in the national park.
Aspendos Ancient City
Aspendos Ancient City is one of Antalya’s most magnificent archaeological sites. You can find it in the ancient region of Pamphylia, about a 20-minute drive from Belek. This ancient Greco-Roman city consists of a nymphaeum, basilica, and Aspendos Antik Tiyatrosu (Aspendos Theatre), as well as the 13th-century Eurymedon Bridge, which straddles Köprüçay River.
The well-preserved ancient theatre is still in use and remains one of the region’s best places to catch opera and ballet performances. Experiencing the annual Aspendos Opera and Ballet Festival is one of the best things to do in summer in Belek.
Belek golf clubs
Belek has a compact collection of luxurious golf courses, many of which are among the best in Turkey. Their manicured greens parallel the town’s 5-star resorts and sandy coast, offering a scenic backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea and the Taurus Mountains.
The par-72 Montgomerie Golf Complex has 8 lakes and a parkland forest within its 104-hectare property. Carya Golf Club is a great choice for night-time golfing thanks to its fully lit course, while Sueno Golf Club has dune and pine courses with varying lengths of play and challenges. As golfing is one of the most popular activities in Belek, it’s a good idea to book your tee-off times in advance.