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Konyaalti beach area

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Konyaalti beach area

Hi. Can anyone recommend this area for holiday? Have briefly touched on Antalya and Kemer on day trip from Side but wondered if this area would be good base to explore round here. Thanks in advance

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1. Re: Konyaalti beach area

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Konyaalti beach is a pebbly beach and can get quite crowded. Depends whereabouts you are looking at staying. It's very easy to get around by public transport from there. Buses run frequently into Antalya centrum and Kaleici (The old town) plus there's a good service across the city to Lara Beach.

The small buses that run to Kemer, Beldibi, Cirali, Olympos etc can be caught without going to the bus station.

Plus there are agents selling the daily excursions.

Hiring a car for a few days would mean you could explore the coast really well. The road is pretty good and well sign posted.

Have you narrowed down your choice of hotel yet?

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The traffic is terrible and so is the noice. We stayed at a Konyaalti beach hotel and couldn't use the balcony due to dust, dirt and noice from the road.

Will absolutely prefer Lara or the city.

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Thinking of going self catering independently. Thanks for the info. Would you recommend it as a holiday destination?

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4. Re: Konyaalti beach area

Like everywhere it has pros and cons! A busy road does run along the beach. The Beach Park end is better. It's a good location to explore from.

For a sandy beach Lara would be a better choice and of the 2 would be my first choice.

There are other resorts a little further out such as Tekirova, Goynuk, Cirali, Olympos. These are a further transfer from the airport but generally quieter locations.

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5. Re: Konyaalti beach area

We went to this beach whilst staying in Kaleici. Its a huge pebble beach with very clear water for swimming.

Beach clubs all along the beach as far as we could see. Sunbeds in rows, drinks and food service. All very nice apart from the music which you can't get away from, and is terrible. Cover versions of Western hits, so if you want peace this is not the place.

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I live on the Konyaalti side and near the beach and it will depend on the time of year that you are planning to visit..if over the summer months ..yes it will be busy and louder however if on the quieter months like april-early june and mid-sept to april it will be quiet..when are you thinking of travelling ??

if you prefer a quietish resort then have a look at Cirali..however you will not find any package holidays...transfer time 1.5 hrs from the Antalya airport...

Cirali ( Çıralı ) is a very lovely and unspoilt area...with Olimpos Roman ruins scattered in a pine forest, a secluded 4km non-touristy beach, fertile fields, and the Chimaera, the world's oldest and best-known natural "eternal flame". Also a natural nesting-ground for carretta carretta (loggerhead turtles).

This is the Chimaera or Yanartaş as it is know in Turkish .....Yanartaş - The mystical flames at the Chimaera. The Chimaera, a series of flames issuing out of cracks in the bare hillside, is one of the most unusual sites in the whole of Lycia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yanarta%c5%9f

check out these photos here; http://tinyurl.com/mo7fr6r

But Cirali may not be for everyone as it does not have the waterparks, horseback riding, parasailing etc etc but it is closeto the town of Kemer that has many of these types of activities. You can rent a jeep, quad bikes, bikes etc to explore the nature and there are even some organized tours available as well but not to the grand scale that they are in other places.

plenty of great beaches on the med.

www.turkeytravelplanner.com/special/beach/

bestbeachesinturkey.com/best-beaches-in-anta…

telegraph.co.uk/travel/bestbeaches/7634792/B…

a few places come to mind...perhaps Dalyan, Cirali, Patara and Side just to mention a few.

many beaches in Turkey are shingle beaches with mixes of sand and pebbles. There are only a few real sandy beaches..like Patara, Lara beach, Belek and Side..but for beautiful scenery and clear beaches many shingle beaches are better in my opinion.

some of the best beaches are from Antalya - Fethiye

worldreviewer.com/info/best-beach-turkey.html

tripguideturkey.com/the-5-best-beaches-in-tu…

many factors will determine which resort you wish to visit first being which airport to fly into. Dalaman, Antalya, or Bodrum

If you are looking for a small resort you could look at Cirali as a quiet alternative....stunning beach, lush forests..an idyllic, concrete-free paradise, and sparkling clear seas. The Cirali Beach is also a rare opportunity to visit one of the Med’s few remaining nesting sites for loggerhead turtles.

roughguides.com/destinations/…

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7. Re: Konyaalti beach area

Thanks for that. Would visit end sept/start October time. Would want some life and cafes etc that are open, Have heard cirali is good

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8. Re: Konyaalti beach area

hi again Brummiebabe,

Cirali and Antalya are like 2 different worlds so if you are looking for a quiet area then Cirali would be the best spot for this..or if you are looking for lively then antalya would be better..late Sept and october everything in Cirali is still open so there are plenty of options for cafes, restaurants and places to have a quiet drink on the beach..you could always stay in Cirali and visit Antalya on a day trip.

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9. Re: Konyaalti beach area

Just a quick update. All the beach bars along Konyaalti beach are in the process of being demolished. They were owned by one company and their leases/licences have expired. No news on what, if anything,going to replace them. Doesn't seem to have affected Beach Park yet.

May be worth looking at Kaleici. Although in the centre of Antalya there are lots of smaller bars, restaurants etc. Easy enough to get to either Konyaalti or Lara beaches from there. Or even split your holiday between Cirali and Kaleici getting a different but equally great experience in both places.

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