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The Complete Guide to

Sports in Antalya

The Antalya province is a wonderful place to explore nature and participate in your favorite sports. The region offers a wide variety of sporty activities to try out during your stay.

From group activities like canyoning, hiking, and yoga to solo sports like golf, diving, skiing, and sailing, you will definitely find your heart's desire in Antalya.

To help you design the perfect stay full of the activities you like, we prepared this complete guide to sports in Antalya. On this page, you will find everything about things to do in the sea, in the mountains, and in the great natural world in Antalya. 

Even if you know Antalya well, prepare to be surprised by all the great things Antalya can provide and some things that you probably didn't even have in mind!

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Experience Nature

Rafting in Antalya: The Complete Guide to Whitewater Rafting and Tubing
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3 Best Spots for Tandem Paragliding in Antalya [with FAQ]
4 Best Spots for Canyoning in the Antalya Region [with FAQ]
Lycian Way: The Complete Hiking Guide
Diving in Antalya: The Complete Guide

Golf in Antalya

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Belek is located about 30 kilometers east of Antalya and is one of the largest golf destinations around. Over 320 days of sunshine a year create the best conditions for this sport, which has been gaining popularity over the years.

With more than 20 modern international standard facilities, Belek is the seaside resort town with the largest selection for golfers in the Mediterranean and is considered to be a golf paradise par excellence.

Many resorts have their own golf courses, where you can play even in the floodlights. All inclusive resorts offer variety for any non-golfers in the family, with gyms, spa and wellness centers, and their own private beaches by the sea. In all-inclusive golf packages...everything is included.

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The Sea, Rivers, and Beaches

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Guide to Olympos Beach in Antalya: Access, Attractions, and Tips
Guide to the Manavgat River: Boat Cruises, Waterfalls, and Rafting
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Rafting in Antalya: The Complete Guide to Whitewater Rafting and Tubing

Hiking Trails in Antalya

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Visit Yanartaş (Chimaera) in Olympos: Access, Tours, and History
Lycian Way: The Complete Hiking Guide
Guide to Tazı Kanyonu (Eagles Canyon) in Manavgat: Access & Tips

Sport Resorts

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Selected resorts in Turkey have fully adapted to sports vacationers. For example, the Gloria Sports Arena in Belek offers training facilities for professional athletes, as well as for beginners and vacationers. Here you will find facilities and professional equipment for more than 50 sports.

For golfers, Belek is an ideal destination. It has more than 20 modern international standard facilities. It's the seaside resort with the largest selection for golfers in the Mediterranean and is considered to be a golfers' paradise par excellence.

Hotels like, Alibey Sorgun, have more than 100 tennis courts with tennis schools and offer space for international tournaments and amateur teams.

Footballers are also very attracted to Belek. Numerous soccer teams train here due to the favorable climate and the high quality service in the hotels. The facilities are available for amateur clubs in the off-season. Belek has hosted, among others, Werder Bremen, Bayern Leverkusen, Borussia Dortmund, Spartak Moscow, 1860 Munich, and of course, the Turkish national team, Beşiktaş, Fenerbahçe, and Galatasary.

All large resorts have fitness rooms and wellness areas with saunas, spas, and hamams. Depending on the resort, various sports courses are offered, be it yoga, volleyball, basketball, diving, soccer, tennis, or something similar. 

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Antalya's Nature Attractions

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Retreats in Antalya

Yoga is a very popular sport in Turkey, as much as in the rest of the world. It's considered a healing process that gives benefits to body and mind in the long run. Turkish practitioners have impressive and quality programs and retreats to offer participants. 

If you are not so much into Yoga, but still want to get into a retreat program in Turkey, there are many options available. There are diet retreats, meditation retreats, massage retreats, chi gong retreats, silent retreats, healing retreats, and much more. Turkey is ahead compared to many European countries.

Turkey's healers have never disappeared and alternative treatments for body and mind are still very popular, even though the country has evolved with modern times.

To get more clarity about retreats in Turkey, please check out our articles about yoga retreats and also retreats in general. For further information, contact us and we will find you the perfect retreat to meet your needs!

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Sailing and Blue Cruises

A Blue Voyage along the Lycian Coast in Antalya in a gulet is a very special vacation. Gulets are a type of motor sailboats that were made in Bodrum and Marmaris in the old days. At that time they were used to transport trade goods. Today gulets can accommodate eight to sixteen guests.

Blue Voyages are offered with yoga courses on board, with diving opportunities, and with hiking and sightseeing. Boat&Bike tours are great if you want to combine sailing with mountain biking. During the day, the impressive landscape of the Lycian coast can be explored by bike, where you will find rock tombs, ruined cities, and lonely settlements.

It's usually worth chartering a private gulet for two families or more, rather than joining one of the tours. The price is about the same and there is the possibility to set an individual route. 

Unique Places

Guide to the Ancient City of Termessos in Antalya: History & Tips
Visit Lower Düden Waterfall in Antalya: Boat Tours and Access Tips
The Complete Guide to Pamukkale [2021]: Day Trips, Hotels, and Tips
Visit Altınbeşik Cave National Park in Antalya: Location, Entrance, and Tips
Guide to Patara Beach in Kaş: Access, Attractions, and Tips
Guide to the Ancient City of Simena (Kaleköy) in Antalya: History and Tips

Climbing in Antalya

Due to the Mediterranean climate, the best season for climbing in Antalya begins in early September and goes until the end of May. In the summer months it's just too hot and humid.

One of the largest sport climbing areas in Turkey is located 15 kilometers from Antalya. Geyikbayırı has over 1000 routes, all professionally bolted. The rural mountain area is surrounded by olive, pomegranate, and orange groves and offers routes for all levels of climbers.

Near Olympos, in Çıralı, is another climbing area. Here there are over 250 routes in limestone with all levels of difficulty.

Çitdibi is one of the newest climbing areas in Turkey. It's located at approximately 1,000 meters above sea level and is 40 kilometers southeast of Antalya. Directly below the climbing rock and at the southern foot of the 2,649 meter high Tunç Mountain is Masal Refuge, from where the climbing routes start. There are currently 56 developed routes of varying difficulty here.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What sports can I find in Antalya?

Antalya offers a wide platform for various sports. Especially popular are golf, soccer, tennis, climbing, diving, and rafting, to name a few.

Is it possible to play golf in Antalya?

Approximately 30 kilometers from Antalya, in Belek, is the largest golf resort in the Mediterranean. With more than 20 modern international standard facilities, Belek is considered a golf paradise par excellence.

Do beach resorts also offer sports facilities?

All major resorts have fitness rooms and wellness areas with saunas, spas, and hamams. Depending on the resort, various sports courses are offered, be it yoga, volleyball, basketball, diving, soccer, tennis, or something similar. 

Is it possible to go mountain climbing in Antalya?

15 kilometers from Antalya is one of the largest sport climbing areas in Turkey. Geyikbayırı offers over 1000 routes with all levels of difficulty.

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