Hidden Gems of Antalya

We will tell you about the peaceful retreat spots in Antalya, one of the most popular vacation resorts, if summer vacation means peace, calmness, serenity and a period of time away from the crowds for you. Here are a few options for those who dream of a quiet vacation surrounded by nature…





Bilgelik Valley

Bilgelik Valley, also known as Tazi Canyon, is located in Koprulu Canyon National Park in Manavgat. Bilgelik Valley, which is a real hidden paradise, is a fascinating destination with its 200-meter high cliffs. If what you are looking for is calmness and peace, rather than crowded vacation resorts frequented by many, then you must visit Bilgelik Valley. With a breathtaking view, Bilgelik Valley also offers rich materials for those who love to take photos. Here, you can watch the sunset, do rafting, rock climbing and trekking, camp and experience a great vacation.



Kekova is an island affiliated to the district of Demre in Antalya and is among the top 5 hidden paradises in Antalya. With an area of 4.5 square kilometers, Kekova is like an untouched and calm paradise. Attracting a great deal of attention also with its historical ruins and sunken city, Kekova was declared a protected area in the early 1990s. You can swim and dive at certain points of the island. You can refresh in the sheltered and fascinating ambiance of Kekova during summer. Kekova is also famous for its chapel, church and ancient harbor belonging to the Hellenistic Period.


Ciglikara Forest

Ciglikara, a forestry area located on Elmali-Finike border in the west of Bey Mountains, is like a forest straight out of fairy tales with its trees more than 2.000 years old. Leaving an indelible impression with the richness of its flora, Ciglikara hosts the most beautiful cedar trees of the country. The appearance and fragrance of the Lebanese cedar is unique. If you want to enjoy a quiet vacation you can include Ciglikara in your vacation routes.


Sazak Bay

If you are looking for a retreat spot which does not host any facilities then Sazak Bay in Kumluca is the place you are looking for. In fact, you will need to take most of the things such as food, drink and torch and equipment with you. Located next to Bey Mountains Coastal National Park, Sazak Bay is also neighboring Musa Mountain. You can both swim and camp in the bay, the sandy beach of which sets into the depths of the forest. You can get to Sazak Bay, where you can enjoy relaxing in a peaceful environment, by boat tour from Adrasan or via highway through the forest line.


Oymapinar Lake

Being affiliated to Manavgat, Oymapinar is a calm and still lake behind the dam. Situated behind the dam, which is one of the two dams on Manavgat Stream and located in the northern direction, Oymapinar Lake has a unique beauty with its turquoise water and unique flora. The name of the region behind Oymapinar Lake, where boat tours operate, is called Yesil Canyon. Here you can do trekking, visit Altinbesik Cave and take nature walks.


Phaselis Bay

We think that whole world has heard of Phaselis. But if you haven't visited yet, we can say that it is one of the must-visit places. Phaselis Bay is a hidden paradise, which is only 15 minutes away from the district of Kemer in Antalya and one of the priority choices for those who want to enjoy an isolated vacation away from the crowds. You can also visit the ancient city of Phaselis located in this region and enjoy both history and nature.

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