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Situated in the Antalya region of Turkey, the traditional village of Konakli sits on the Mediterranean coastline and benefits from stunning summer climes that appeal to holidaymakers from all over Europe and beyond. With a vast array of hotels and self-catering holidays to choose from, you will be able to base yourself in the atmosphere that you feel the most comfortable in, without compromising on the tradition and rusticity that the resort is blessed with. You will find that Konakli is surrounded by lush greenery and agricultural land that just adds to the peaceful, picturesque views for you to enjoy. A great selection of restaurants and bars are available in the resort so that you don't have to venture far if you want to dine out. Turkish meze, sweet baklava and traditional Turkish tea are highly recommended. If you do wish to up the tempo a little, lively Antalya is within easy access of Konakli, which will provide you with a more upbeat evening at the various pubs and clubs that Antalya's centre boasts. However, if all you're looking for this summer is somewhere to relax and unwind, while being surrounded by understated, undisturbed beauty, Konakli holidays are the answer.
Alanya is an ideal place to visit if you're hoping to enjoy some well-deserved shopping opportunities as part of your break in Konakli. With plenty of shopping to be enjoyed, plus a number of bars and restaurants to relax in, Alanya has something for every visitor. Its impressive castle that stands proudly overlooking the town is well worth checking out to get your fill of local heritage.
Located right in the heart of Alanya, Water Planet waterpark is home to an abundance of death-defying kamikaze slides, gentle flumes and lazy rivers for you and your family to enjoy. Alternatively, there's also an aquapark on its doorstep, where you can get up close with dolphins for a truly unforgettable experience!
From your Konakli holiday base, head off on a trip to the Dimcay River where you'll be able to paddle and swim in the cool waters ' a perfect way to cool down beneath the midday sun as well as explore the rural surroundings. During the peak season, the local restaurant gives you the chance to dine while dipping your feet in the fresh waters for an unusual holiday experience to remember.
Explore a 14th Century Citadel
Head into the Taurus Mountains and you can enjoy the glorious sights of this ancient citadel. With a Byzantine church and traditional houses to explore, plus the Red Tower to admire, a visit to this medieval town is a fabulous way of experiencing the history of the area. The caves and coves below are also worth moseying around, including the Cave of Dripping Stones - also known as the Damlatas.
Trek in the Mountains
Walking and hiking excursions are incredibly popular in and around Konakli, owing largely to the resort's close vicinity to the Taurus Mountains. Get your walking shoes on and head for the hills to enjoy exploring corners that are as unspoilt and untouched as they are beautiful and breathtaking.
Scale a Canyon
Explorers will love taking a trip to the Sapadere Canyon, where impressive waterfalls cascade down the rock face. The area is also home to the Cuceler Cave, which hasn't been open to the public for long but is well worth stopping by. These sights can be found on the other side of Alanya, approximately an hour away, but the journey is well worth it.
If you're looking for a holiday in a beautiful, picturesque spot without the hustle and bustle that can be a turn off, Konakli is the resort for you. With lush greenery and stunning landscapes all around, it's completely up to you whether you stay within the resort, exploring its market on a Saturday or relaxing on the beach.
Antalya is growing at an incredibly fast rate and is crammed with things to do, ranging from beachfront fun to exciting cultural excursions. Finding a resort that is far enough away from the crowds to enjoy the peace and quiet, but close enough to get involved when you want to can be incredibly difficult. This isn't the case with the great value Konakli package holidays from Direct Holidays though!