About AVSALLAR Стандартный автомобиль 1-3 чел, €52



With one of the prettiest beaches on the Turkey’s Mediterranean coastline, and a backdrop of tree-covered mountains, Avsallar is fast becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. It’s close enough to major tourist resorts like Antalya and Alanya but benefits from a quieter location, meaning holidays to Avsallar are affordable as well as right for the whole family.

Avsallar benefits from being a relatively quiet location with fantastic resorts and a good number of hotels, but it does have a lively centre with plenty of nightlife and restaurants to enjoy. It’s close enough to the larger and more cosmopolitan coastal towns of Alanya and Antalya for day trips, giving you more choice for attractions, shopping and eating out. It’s an up and coming location that’s increasingly popular with tourists every year, and with clean parks and a great beach, holidays to Avsallar are a firm family favourite.

Avsallar was once a fishing town that was first settled by Turkish raiders from the sea several centuries ago. These days the sea attracts more tourists than fishermen, and its sandy beach which is 1km long is the focal point. It’s not all about the beach though, and there are many other things to enjoy in the region:

Explore the surrounding mountainous region on foot or by mountain bike which can be hired from local resorts or the town centre. There are several rivers around Avsallar with winding paths to follow.

The nearby town of Alanya boasts one of the region’s best water parks, with great flume rides and splash pools that are ideal for all age ranges.

The Mediterranean Sea is filled with reefs around this area making it a great place to try scuba diving. Outfits from Alanya run pickups from most main hotels and resorts in Avsallar.

Incekum Beach is the most popular place to visit, and at around 1km long there’s plenty of space to enjoy water sports as well as sunbathing. It’s a certified Blue Flag beach, which offers great peace of mind for parents, and there are usually lifeguards on duty during the day. The crystal clear water is relatively gentle here, and because the fine sandy beach slopes gently away, it’s a good place for kids to experience their first swim in the sea.

Turkey’s south coastline was once heavily fortified and many of the old citadels and fortresses are open to the public to visit.

Alanya Citadel is 25km south of Avsallar and easy to reach by public transport or hire car. It’s a unique fortress located on a cliff, with steep drops to the sea below. It was once used for the incarceration of prisoners as well as a coastal defence.

The Kale is another fortress at the edge of Alanya, and inside it houses the remains of a Byzantine church. It’s a popular attraction for the views from the top, and the winding road that reaches it is littered with little tourist shops and local cafes.

With great local attractions, interesting scenery and popular nightlife that doesn’t intrude on quieter resorts, holidays in Avsallar are a great choice in Turkey for families and couples.