If you are looking for a fun activity in Antalya, check out Hip-Notics, a cable waterski-wakeboard park. They have 3 man made lakes where you can learn to waterski or wakeboard- in any kind of weather- with no boat involved. Really good waterskiiers concentrated on the slalom course. The staff is friendly (in several languages) and professional. We spent the whole day there: skiing, eating yummy home-cooked food, swimming, jumping on the trampoline, boarding some more and gawking at the professional wakeboarders who go to train there. It's a beautiful setting and what a sunset! Lots of fun for kids and adults of all ages. The music was great and you can even ski at night!
They also have airconditioned rooms for rent. We didn't stay there the last time we went, but the people who were staying there looked like they were having so much fun, we will definitely stay there next time.
Equipment: All you need is a bathing suit, towel and some sunscreen. All the equipment you need (life jacket, skis, board, etc.) is included in the admission price. Instruction is also included.
Antalya offers limitless opportunites for those who are not satisfied with merely suntanning on the beach and to participate in different activities.In this city which is a wonder of the nature you can make scuba diving,rafting,trekking,climbing,paragliding,horse riding,jeep safari,and snow ski at the same time.The only thing you need to do for being to participate in these activities..
RAFTING:There is nothing like surrendering yourself to the ice-cold waters of a river.The most appropriate places to sail in the wildly running waters and to enjoy the team spirit are the Koprulu Kanyon National Park,Beskonak,and Alara Cayi.
Paragliding:In order to perform this sport by doing which you'll have to opportunity to view the splendid Antalya from top,you first need to get trained.The Appropriate places to paraglide:Babadag,Kas,Antalya,Alanya.
JEEP SAFARI:When you want to merge with the nature in the steep roads of TOROS mountains,and to get away from the urban crowd and the noise,then you should come to jeep safari.There are many places to discover,the first of which are Belek,Side,Manavgat,Kemer,Olympos,and Kas.
Paintball Team Games:Paintball,being the most popular of strategy and war games,you have an excellent opportunity to play paintball with your friends and to merge with nature meanwhile.There are places to set to play the game in Alanya,Belek,Kemer and Kas.
SCUBA:This sport,through the making of which you can observe the undersea marvels and historical sunks of Antalya,can be performed at various points in Antalya including Alanya,Kemer,Tekirova,Demre,Kas,and Fethiye.
Antalya is known for its mild winters and bathing is possible most of the year.However at Saklikent a distance of only 45 km and at a height of nearly 3000m.You can enjoy the exhilaration of skiing in this virtuously uncrowded and unpolluted area.If you want you can rejoin your party at the beach in the afternoon or visit some of the splendid sights.
With 477 detached houses, Saklikent has the appearance of a real urban complex and also offers pension and restaurant services. Saklikent, only half an hour away from the shores of Antalya, generously offers a geographical environment providing its guests with opportunites of enjoying to the full both winter sports.
Belek resort is the heart of our golfing region.
You can find some of the most well designed and tended golf courses in Turkey.
For your convienience four golf clubs are surrounded by international 4-5 star hotels.Belek is only 35 km away from Antalya
Second International Oger Antalya marathon 18th March 2007
All races start from the Republic square in front of the town hall.
Hand biker 07.45
Fun run Antalya museum 08.30
Marathon and team event Cumhuriyet square 08.00
Half marathon Cumhuriyet square 09.30
Marathon participants must be born before 1989 and the half marathon before 1991.
Registration at the Cam Piramit (glass pyramid) between 16/17th March 11.00-20.00
Going rafting is a fun thing to do. From Antalya many tour companies have daily rafting tours. The rafting is done in the national park Köprülü Canyon and it starts by an old Ottoman bridge. You will not be alone as many tours are also organised from Side and Alanya.
I went with Mevlana tours in Antalya (run by a very nice couple). In the morning everyone was picked up at their hotel and then the minibus left for Köprülü Canyon. After arriving we had to wait but finally got helmets and lifejackets. Before going down the river in the boats everyone got the opportunity to throw oneself from a rope into the freezing water. And cold it was! It took some hours to reach the final destination and we made some stops along the way, one for lunch. At some points we jumped from the boats, but did not stay long in the water because it was so cold.
The price for the day can differ depending on company, how many you are etc.
Bring a waterproof camera if you want to take photos along the boat ride.
Golfing has become a very popular sport all around the world and also developing rapidly in Turkey..
Currently the two main locations for golfers are Istanbul and Antalya, however the Ministry of Toruism has planned 11 areas to be established as golf courses..
Antalya has become a popular destination for golfing and summer vacation.. The clubs Gloria golf Club, National golf Club, Tat Golf Club and Antalya golf clubs are located in Belek region of Antalya and are serving for golfers all around the world..
While you are playing golf your companions can enjoy the sea or can travel to the wonderful historical sites.. :)
I have spent my latest vacation at Tat Golf Hotel at belek and they also have a golf club.. Daily shuttle service to the golf club and beverage is also available...
As I entered Lara Beach i forgot everything else and started playing volleyball with the guys playing over there. It was a fantastic experience. I loved it. I would love to do it again ! My performance was 'Just O.K' :> because i was playing it after a long time. The last time i played simple volleyball was in the school :>
Equipment: A Volleyball - No shoes required :-)