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11 October 2023 / Travel


All About The Konyaalti

The Konyaalti beach district in Antalya is nothing short of spectacular. With the entire coastline, budget, and luxurious high-end hotels, and vibrant atmospheres, this area is popular with foreign tourists and locals and a supreme destination for house hunters alike. Sitting on Turkey’s southwestern coast, Antalya earns fame for its beautiful beaches. Four of them often rank in the top ten best beaches in Turkey. But the Konyaalti area, situated just west of the city centre and adjacent to the coastal road, is unique. To relax under the sun, indulge in water sports, or explore nearby attractions, the Konyaalti beach area has something for everyone. This article delves into highlights of this stunning beach area, including the bustling promenade and nearby attractions, to find out what makes this area stand out for excellence.

                                     About the Konyaalti Beach District in Antalya

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The Konyaalti district in Antalya covers 546 km2 and includes 39 interesting neighbourhoods around the winding roads, that are home to roughly 205,000 people; foreigners and Turks. "Konyaalti" means "bay under the cliffs" in Turkish, a term aptly describing the location beneath Antalya's cliffs that extend westwards towards the mountains.  The area began developing in the 80s and eventually fell under the overseership of the main city centre, which was also growing over time. Over the last 20 years, more and more tourists have flocked to find out exactly why Konyaalti earns worldwide fame.

Blue Flag Status, Water Sports and Water Quality

These days, with crystal-clear turquoise waters, pristine sandy shores, and various activities to indulge in, the endless coastline of the Konyaalti area also entices some to seek property there. Stretching over seven kilometres, Konyaalti Beach (Konyaalti plaji in Turkish) perfectly blends natural beauty and modern amenities. The beach offers panoramic Taurus Mountain views, creating picturesque backdrops for holiday beachgoers, who can access multiple showers, changing facilities, and rental services for sunbeds, umbrellas, and water sports equipment.

For those seeking adventure, Konyaalti Beach offers exciting water sports activities. Beginners and experienced enthusiasts can enjoy jet skiing, parasailing, banana boats, and more, thanks to the clear and calm Mediterranean waters. The blue flag status ranks the water quality as excellent, and the water in Konyaalti is slightly more cooler than other beaches in Antalya due to underground creeks flowing into the sea.

Promenades Lifestyle - The Perfect Spot from Day to Night

To stay dry but enjoy the beauty of the Konyaalti beach area, take leisurely strolls along the promenade, and beach park. Lined with numerous cafes, restaurants, bars, and Turkish pines in some areas, the promenade and beach park offer vibrant atmospheres to savour delicious local cuisine or relax with refreshing cold drinks.

There are also children's playgrounds, a basketball court, shops, and electric bikes to rent. As the sun sets, the centre at night comes alive with live music performances and cultural events, adding to the vibrant ambience. Konyaalti is popular at night, especially for al fresco-style dining and sit-down entertainment bars to drink with pleasure. Daytime beach clubs also come alive.

Attractions in the Konyaalti Area

Aktur Park: For family-friendly fun, Aktur Park hosts over 40 rides and earns fame for Turkey's giant Ferris wheel, with 46 cabins, of which 4 are reserved for VIP status. This park is popular with rides for kids and adults, especially in summer.

Waterhill Aqua Park: At Waterhill, adrenaline-filled slides like Freefall, Giant Slide, Tsunami and Twister alongside outdoor swimming pools like Cave Pool, Wave Pool, Black Hole and Aqua Tower await. At the same time, enjoy fun activities for children like Kids Slides, Jacuzzi and Kamikaze, and food and beverage venues like Hill Restaurant, Mid Bar, Cave Bar and Waterhill Stadium Bar.

Antalya Aquarium: The Antalya Aquarium is Turkey's largest aquarium complex. It is designed as a modern and educational facility that offers visitors opportunities to explore marine life from various countries. The complex also includes a 5D cinema, a snow world attraction, a shopping area, and different dining options, making this a comprehensive entertainment destination for visitors of all ages.

TunekTepe Cable Car: TunekTepe cable car offers scenic rides from the base station near the coast to the summit of Tunektepe Mountain. Enjoy stunning coastline, city, and Taurus Mountains views as you ascend. Tunektepe Cable Car is particularly popular for sunset views, and many visitors flock in the late afternoon or early evening to witness the sun setting over the Mediterranean. Near TunekTepe cable car is Sarisu Beach for female tourists only.

Migros Shopping Center: Having been open for 22 years, Migros Shopping Center is the one-stop place for shopping, food and entertainment. If any in your party don't like the beachside lifestyle, they will enjoy being here.

Antalya Archaeological Museum: A short walk away, is the best museum in Mediterranean Turkey. This museum showcases artefacts and relics from various civilizations that have occupied this area. Custom tours take you to Konyaalti and all the above attractions if your time is limited. Custom-designed tours will also take you to other hotspot attractions like Aspendos.

Transport to and From Konyaalti

The convenient location of Konyaalti sits around 30 minutes away from the old town quarter of Antalya. From here, get the tram to Antalya Archaeological Museum and walk for about 10 minutes. Konyaalti Beach is near the Migros shopping centre.  There are also ample parking spaces for those who arrive by car.

Which is Better – Konyaalti or Lara Beach?

Lara Beach is another famous tourist district offering luxurious resorts and vibrant nightlife. Often called the Las Vegas of Turkey, Lara Beach sits on the other side of Antalya city centre because of all-inclusive themed hotels. Visitors here enjoy luxurious accommodations, spa facilities, gourmet dining, and several recreational activities within these resorts.  Otherwise, Lara Beach offers much the same as Konyaalti, i.e the beachside lifestyle, water sports, and lively nightlife scenes. It is a personal choice as to which one is better. Still, Konyaalti has advanced for visitor satisfaction thanks to mass investment by the local council.

From Konyaalti to Antalya City Centre

One charming aspect about Konyaalti is that the district sits just 30 minutes away from Antalya city centre, the hub of Mediterranean shopping, leisure and pleasure. Here, you can have the best of both worlds, from the harbour district in the old town quarter of Kaleici to shopping and nightlife scenes. (More about Antalya city centre here.)

Are you looking to buy a house in the beautiful Konyaalti area of Antalya?

Konyaalti is an excellent choice of where to buy property in Antalya. Our wide selection of properties in Konyaalti, range from cosy family homes to luxurious beachfront villas. With stunning natural beauty, vibrant cultural scenes, and world-class amenities, Konyaalti is the perfect place to call home. Imagine waking up to breathtaking Mediterranean views, enjoying the warm sun on your private terrace, and having everything just a short walk away. Buying a property in Konyaalti is a dream come true for house buyers. Start your search for property in Konyaalti today! Click here to browse our listings and find your dream home in this idyllic location.

Also, About Antalya in Turkey

Districts of Antalya: As a group, the communities of Antalya form a large area on Turkey's Mediterranean coast. The province is not to be underestimated because it is Turkey's second most popular holiday destination, expat retreat, and a central Turkish Riviera sailing hub. Other claims to fame include being the citrus capital of Turkey and a respected film and cinema hub. It also proves its countrywide reputation as an expert in hospitality in extensive, all-inclusive, five-star plus hotels scattered all over the Antalya region of Turkey.

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