You want to be in the magnificent bays, beautiful sea and sparkling beach of Antalya. We know.
You want to immerse yourself sometimes in the sand, sometimes in warm waters, and sometimes in the rhythm of the music, and enjoy yourself. Yes, we know.
You want to be in a camping site that you discover, not in a hotel or hostel. You want to spend time with many campers, laugh together, have fun and spend emotional time by the fire. We know that too.
While camping, you don’t want to return home without seeing the must-see places in Antalya. We know this too. Moreover, our local trip designers also prepare trip plans with various activities for campers.
One of the most beautiful aspects of camping is not spending days full of rules and evenings full of dress codes inside reinforced concrete buildings. You are free! However, in order to be able to do this, we would like to remind you that you need to take with you the important items necessary for camping:
- When you go to the area where you will camp, you should choose the right place where you will set up your tent, it must be a flat ground.
- You can buy a tent for a medium budget, it is enough to buy a tent that is sunproof and has good air flow. (be careful not to have a festival tent).
- It is very important that your mats are thick so that your back does not hurt.
- If you are going to camp in the summer, a 10-degree sleeping bag will be sufficient.
- Make sure you have a few large garbage bags with you, both for your own garbage and for the garbage of people who came there before and did not take their garbage. Protecting nature is our biggest duty.
- If you are new to camping, you can use small stoves to cook your food instead of lighting a fire. It is both practical and environmentally friendly.
- Do not forget to buy comfortable shoes and separately thought-out clothes day and night. Because Antalya weather is changeable. After sunset, air temperatures can drop suddenly.
The average annual temperature is 22 ℃ in Antalya. The hottest month of the year is July with an average temperature: 32 ℃. Generally, January Antalya is the coldest month with an average temperature of 11 ℃. The difference between the hottest month: July and the coldest month: January is: 21 ℃. The difference between the highest precipitation (December) and low precipitation (August) is 181mm.
Where will you camp?
Antalya camping sites are ideal places for you to swim in the most beautiful bays and to go on fascinating trips. If you want to spend a quiet, calm holiday, you need to go somewhere else, for a holiday full of crowds and people and a little more fun. There are also places that are both peaceful and calm and fun and cheerful. Is camping allowed in national parks? The camping areas of Antalya are usually in national parks, in areas reserved for camping. For this reason, you cannot camp in the entire national park, but you can do it in designated areas. If you ask what is the best beach in Antalya, we can tell you many places. Here are a few of them:
Sundance, located in the Tekirova region of Antalya’s Kemer district, is indeed a place where you can see the sun dance on the sea. The distance between Sundance Camping Antalya is about 70 km. It is possible to camp in a special area reserved for campers and caravan camp lovers. If you want, there are also bungalows and treehouses in Sundance. The area is 300 meters from the sea. Do the green and blue colors mix so beautifully? Yes, that’s how it goes every day at Sundance.
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Located very close to the center, the Antalya Kas camping area promises peace of mind, kilometers away from the chaos of the city. What do you want to do? Playing backgammon and sipping something in the shade, looking at the sea, and diving into a book in a calm and peaceful way? Whatever you want is here. The seascape, which smiles and says “good morning” when you wake up, chases your dreams like a prankster who had danced with the shooting stars in the sky the night before. You can enjoy living here at any time.
Cirali is located in the Kemer district of Antalya. Antalya Cirali camping area within Olympos Beydagları National Park. The 3 km long coast of Çıralı is the breeding ground for Caretta Caretta sea turtles under protection. The beach is a bay bounded by cliffs on both sides. Its sand is fine-grained. There is a stream flowing from the north in the winter months. His name is Ulupınar. It passes through Olympos to the village and reaches the sea at the south end. This stream divides the beach into Olympos and Çıralı. Çıralı is a great place to camp in pine and orange trees with nature. The fact that it is located in the national park also ensures that it is sheltered. When you come to Çıralı, you can also see the falcon. You can also visit the ancient Olympos, learn what happened in that period and greet all “gods”!
Olympos, which is approximately 85 km from the center of Antalya, is one of the oldest cities in the Lycian Region. For this reason, you walk through the ruins of the ancient city even when you go to the beach just to swim. Olympus is the mountain that is home to gods in Greek mythology. Since the coast is the place where Caretta Carettas spawn, the region is completely under protection. Olympus and Çıralı share the same beach. The sea of both is magnificent. The clarity of its water allows you to see every shade of blue. It is like an aquarium. You swim with the fish, enjoy the sea, the air, and the magnificent ancient city. Do not leave here before climbing the walls of the ancient city of Olympus, photographing the bay, tasting various dishes and fruits special to this place, and watching the sea bottom by skin diving.
Adrasan Bay is a wonderful place for a quiet, peaceful holiday in touch with nature. It is a region whose sea is very clean and its bays almost make you feel like they are special to you. Adrasan, which is located close to Taşlık Cape, namely Gelidonya Lighthouse, which is the westernmost end of the Gulf of Antalya, is one of the most beautiful bays of the Gulf of Antalya with a length of 450 km. It is located in Beydağları National Park. The town has a history of 4 thousand years. Adrasan means “mother goddess country”. Adrasan beach is 2 km long. The southern part of the beach is shallower, the northern part is more stony and deepening more quickly. There is a shallow sea in the middle of the bay and there is a remarkable beach. In Adrasan, the sea is generally calm as the wind blows from the land towards the sea. You can enjoy swimming with fish in its crystal clear sea.
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Lara Beach, which is among the Blue Flag beaches in Antalya, is among the places preferred by those who want to have a picnic. What is there to do at Lara beach? After enjoying among the trees, you can immerse yourself in the clear waters of the Mediterranean. The most important advantage of Lara Beach is that it has a wide beach. Lara Beach is located 30 minutes away from the center. You can come via your rented vehicle or you can easily reach it by bus.
Where Can You Travel?
Campers who vacation in Antalya talk about many places they will visit. When we think about what is Antalya known for, many things come to mind: magnificent bays, clear sea, walks in touch with nature, various activities, and much more. Seeing the bays with boat tours, crossing the Lycian road with hiking trails, visiting ancient cities and swimming with fish by entering that magnificent sea… Which one would you choose? There are several options here:
Yanartaş, also known as Kimera, is 230 meters above Çıralı and Olympos. It has a natural source of fire known as eternal fire. It is a must see for anyone camping in Çıralı or Olympos. According to Homer’s texts, Chimera consists of a lion, goat, and snake. The lion’s head and the goat’s head are on the front, and the snakehead is on the back as the tail.
This three-headed monster comes out of the fire with each breath. The Lycian King of the period sends the young Bellerophontes, who was exiled from his own lands and was not accepted by other kingdoms, to kill the monster. Actually, he gives him this task because he thinks that he cannot kill that monster, that he will be prey to the monster. Bellerophontes sets out with his winged horse, Pegasos. When he comes to Chimera, he begins to fight him. Pegasos takes off when Kimera moves to attack. While descending, Bellerophontes thrusts his spear into Chimera and buries the monster seven floors below the ground. Here Chimera still continues to fire seven floors below the ground.
2. Gelidonya Lighthouse
Gelidonya Lighthouse, the tallest lighthouse in Turkey, is 227 meters high. The view from the lighthouse is magnificent. Gelidonya, which means “swallow” in the Lycian language, was named after the swallows that nest in this region every year. The nose where the lantern is located is called “Kırlangıç Cape”. Sailors call Gelidonya Lighthouse “five islands”. Located between Adrasan and Kumluca, the lighthouse is 8 km from the center of Adrasan. Gelidonya Lighthouse is located in the Karaöz Village – Çıralı trail, which is one of the most beautiful but challenging tracks of the Lycian Way. If you are walking on this track, don’t go without seeing Korsan Cove.
You should definitely see Suluada, known as the Maldives of the Mediterranean. You can go here with a boat tour from Adrasan. This island is completely untouched. The island, which is a natural reef area, has two beaches. The beach in the north is 50 meters long, the waves are fewer here, so this place is more preferred. The beach in the west is 120 m long and is an ideal place for those who like a more wavy sea. Dolphins and seals are the most frequent visitors of the island, which is rich in fish. Have your snorkel with you, because there are many caves both under and above the sea in Suluada. Especially Love Cave attracts the attention of romantics. There is a freshwater spring in the northeast of the island and it extends to the beach. You can drink water from here.
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