Belek was formed by being filled with alluvium brought by streams in typhoon-like rain period that occurred following the post-ice age tectonic activities. From this period, hillocks named Conglomerate, consisting of deposited gravels and sand up to 100 m. height and covered by pinewoods and heathlands today, remained in the rear. Rivers have moved away from the shore by remaining between these sand hills due to progression towards the sea in time, as they continued to carry alluvium. In the last period of filling process, long shoulders and cordons, which consist of sand and gravels, occur along the shore due to great amounts of alluvium carried by streams. Therefore, streams which are prevented and cannot find a passage, forms an arch towards east before reaching the sea, and disembogue to sea by moving around these shoulders.
Zeytin Taşı Cave, which is famous for its fantastic beauties such as stalactites and stalagmite, is located near Akbaş Village of Serik District where Uçansu Waterfalls are located near Gebiz settlement in the north of the region. Kadriye settlement is located behind the coastal cordon in Belek region, with its touristic facilities, malls and all kinds of touristic activities. Dense pine trees located behind the coastline have a unique beauty. Today, the most modern touristic accommodation facilities are located on the shores of Kemerağzı, Belek and Serik. Furthermore, there are 12 golf clubs in international standards are available in the region.
Antalya is the Tourism Capital of Turkey. Located in Mediterranean Region, Antalya is the neighbour of Mersin and Karaman in the east, Konya, Isparta and Burdur in the north, Muğla in the west, and Mediterranean Sea is located in its south. Winters are mild and rainy, while summertime is hot and dry in Antalya where Mediterranean climate is dominant. Transportation is carried out via highways, airway and seaway. Antalya Airport is open to international air traffic, therefore it does not face any difficulties in terms of transportation.
Many tourism centres in Antalya provide service to local and foreign toruists. Among these, Kemer, Belek, Alanya, Kaş, Side and Kundu Regions can be shown initially. Being the most significant tourism centre of Turkey in terms of beds and facilities, Antalya provides millions of tourists with vacation opportunity. It's possible to find an activity suitable for every taste in Antalya, each square centimetre of which reflects tourism. It offers a fascinating atmosphere to its visitors by its unique sea and unique nature. Once people visit Antalya, pleasing its guests with its history and culture along with its nature, it attracts them over and over again. Having exceeded the borders particularly in terms of transportation, Antalya continues to grow year by year by increasing its quality.
Turkish soil is an intercontinental country where the West and East come together, the roads of world countries intersect, located on the soils of two continents. Surrounded by Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Aegean Sea, Turkey appears to be a paradise peninsula. It's neighbours of Georgia, Armenia, Nakhcevan and Iran in the east, and of Bulgaria and Greece in the west, and of Iraq and Syria in the south. Turkey has been a centre for great trade and immigration paths due to its quality of international bridge, its significant strategic location and long sea borders making the country a neighbour of the whole world. Marmara and the Straits are quite significant seaways opening the Black Sea to the world. Marmara Sea, which is totally located within the national borders, opens up to the Black Sea through Istanbul Strait and to Aegean Sean and Mediterranean Sea by Çanakkale Strait.
Turkey is located in a zone where mild climates are effective. It's possible for you to feel four seasons. As of the end of the year 2000, Turkey has 690 cultural or natural assets registered to World Heritages List around the world. 530 of them are cultural/archaeological sites, and 137 are natural sites. 23 of them, however, are mixed (cultural/natural) sites. This number increases through World Heritage Committee meetings carried out every year. As a result of the studies carried out under the responsibility of General Directorate of Protection Cultural and Natural Assets, our country enabled 9 of our assets to be included into World Heritage List so far. Out of these assets, Istanbul, Safranbolu, Boğazköy, Mount Nemrut, Xanthos - Letoon, Divriği Grand Mosque and Hospital, Troy Archaeological City have been included into the list as cultural assets, while Pamukkale and Göreme-Kapadokya have been listed as both cultural and natural assets.