The town of Manavgat may be a popular holiday destination within the Antalya region of Turkey. Situated on the Manavgat river this is often an authentic Turkish town with a scenic riverside setting but still within easy reach of some beautiful Mediterranean beaches. The realm surrounding Manavgat remains used as agricultural land and is dotted with waterfalls, crystal clear pools, caves and stunning rivers. The town contains a vast choice of restaurants, perfect for a romantic riverside meal within the evening.

You may find many nightlife within the town at the discos and bars otherwise you take a visit to the coastal villages of Kumkoy and Llika which both have lively evening entertainment. Manavgat holds a weekly market which attracts visitors from surrounding holiday area. Here at the market you may find plenty of bargains like jewellery, rugs, leather goods, copperware and spices. Do not forget to select up your souvenirs and gifts after you visit the market. Except for the market Manavgat has some great shops selling local tradition goods and also some more upmarket shops.

Beaches nearby from Manavgat

Although Manavgat is found inland there are still many beaches nearby for you to enjoy. Side is incredibly close and there are many beaches and coves within the area just waiting to be explored. The beach resorts of Alanya and Antalya are well worth a visit and therefore the whole family, especially the youngsters, will love the Antalya Aquapark. Most beaches offer a spread of water sports.

Using Manavgat as a base there's most to determine and neutralise the encircling area. For a cool contrast to the beach there are the cool Manavgat Waterfalls. With beautiful lush green surroundings and shaded restaurants, the waterfalls provide an excellent outing for a few rest and relaxation. If you're feeling a small amount more energetic then walking within the foothills of the Taurus Mountains is a superb choice for nature lovers. The most effective time for walking and hiking is within the spring and early autumn when the temperature is best suited to walkers, the town is way quieter than the height season and there are many minute holidays on offer. If you're searching for sightseeing excursions then you ought to take a visit to the traditional ruins at Side, the traditional cities of Ephesus and Perge, the Aspendos Amphitheatre and therefore the amazing lunar landscape of Cappadoccia where you'll find cities built into rock and caves to explore.

Manavgat activity holidays

Manavgat is great for activity holidays with golf, river rafting and canyoning, paragliding, mountain biking and jeep safaris. There are lots of golf courses in Manavgat and nearby Belek which is home to 6 world class courses. With perfect climatic conditions and amazing backdrops this is often the place to enjoy a golfing holiday.

Not to be missed when in Manavgat could be a boat trip. Because the Manavgat river flows through the town to the ocean at Side visitors can take both river and boat trips. A boat trip will absorb the gorgeous scenery of the town and surrounding area. From Side you'll take a practice gulet cruise along the coast, stopping off at the secluded coves for a few swimming and diving.

Whether you're searching for a romantic holiday by the river, a family holiday on the beach, an adventure holiday or a cultural holiday there are always many package holidays available throughout the net.