Popular with nature lovers
Late deals to Manavgat are perfect for traditional beach holidays, nature attractions and excursions. Dating back to 600 BC, Manavgat is a tranquil town surrounded by the forests of the Taurus Mountains and split in two by the river that shares its name.
The resort is popular with couples, families, nature lovers, hikers and other holiday makers looking to explore the resorts natural beauty and history. it's location slightly away from the sea front makes it perfect for those looking to take advantage of cheap late deals to Turkey.
Manavgat is located inland, however the charming resort of Side is not far away and there are numerous beaches and coves which are well worth exploring.
Quick Manavgat Tips
The transfer time from Antalya airport is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 45 minutes
The flying time from the UK to Antalya is approximately 4 hours 20 minutes
The currency used in Turkey is the Turkish Lira, although the Euro is accepted in the markets
Discover the magical waterfalls
Holidays to Manavgat have another draw card – its famous local waterfalls. These low level, rushing falls span a river shadowed by trees, creating a magical natural spectacle. There is a great range of teahouses, snack bars and restaurants where you can sample Manavgat’s local specialty – grilled trout plucked fresh from the river. The resort itself can be lively and bustling, for those who want to make a night of it there are several nightclubs and late bars with live music.
So much to see and do
History buffs should tour Side’s outstanding amphitheatre, ancient slave trading grounds and glorious temples standing over the sea. Many sight seeing excursions take in the Seleukeia’s ruins, the Aspendos Amphitheatre and the ancient cities of Perge and Ephesus. With the opportunity to hike, mountain bike and even ski in some of the areas surrounding the Taurus Mountains there really is so much choice. Cheap last minute holidays to Manavgat are perfect for families looking for relaxing holidays where they can spend quality time together.
Children of all ages will enjoy the Antalya Aqua Park, with amazing water attractions for every member of the family. Adremalin junkies canfeed their need for speed, the younger ones can enjoy their own lagoon, and everyone can relax in the crazy river.
At Side, you can experience a traditional Gulet cruise and see the sights and coast line from a completely different perspective. Glide through the water at a leisurely pace and enjoy a spot of lunch onboard.
Manavgat's inland location makes it perfect for couples looking to explore this region of Turkey and benefit from cheap late deals to Manavgat. Book late deals to Manavgat at Latedeals.co.uk
Top Places to Visit
Even though the waterfall is a few meters high the riverbed is wide which makes the falls thundering and white all over. The water is refreshingly cold and in the viewing area it is possible to get your feet wet in a small pond on the edge of the fall. There are cafés and shops in the adjacent area where you can buy tourist souvenirs and decent meals
Side's Temples of Apollo
It is here where legend has it that Mark Antony proposed to Cleopatra. It is now over 2,000 years old and still standing, surrounded by lots of old stones, ruins and columns and still has that romantic air to it, the views over the sea are awe inspiring
Culture and history
Manavgat is believed to date back to 600BC, it was taken over by the Seljuk Turks in 1220 and came under Ottoman Rule in 1472. It wasn't until as recently as the early 1990's though that Manavgat brought itself up to date, when larger hotels were built along with new bars, music venues and night clubs. Manavgat is the ideal destination for couples wanting to explore this part of Turkey whilst taking advantage of cheap late deals to Manavgat.
Best restaurants in Manavgat
This family run business is rated as one of the best restaurants in Manavgat. The menu covers traditional Turkish dishes plus some European and English choices. Meals are always cooked to perfection and the staff go out of their way to help with anything you may need. They also run the small market next door so will advise on ingredients and menus to try yourself. Definitely one not to be missed whilst enjoying self catering holidays to Manavgat.
Authentic Turkish cuisine in a traditional Turkish atmosphere. The food here is exceptional and the staff end the evening with some wonderful Turkish dancing which the guests are encouraged to join in with. Saray's is the ideal choice if you want to experience a taste of the 'real' Turkey.
Best hotels in Manavgat
Ali Bey Club Manavgat
Where do you start? With the full size water park or the 62 tennis courts perhaps! This place has everything for the whole family to enjoy a relaxing yet entertaining holiday to Manavgat. Adrenalin seekers hunt out the Black Hole whilst the little ones have their own pirate ship and watery zoo! There are themed evenings and a revolving a la carte restaurant, and with all the sports facilities available, fitness features and day and night entertainment, you really do need to come for two weeks to fit it all in!
Flora Garden Hotel
An adult only property with stunning views out to sea, the Flora Garden Hotel is contemporary and stylish on the inside, yet quaint and traditional on the out. Choose from 6 different restaurants including 3 a la cartes, you can also opt to join the yoga, pilates, tai-chi and meditation groups. For couples seeking a relaxing, intimate holiday to Turkey, then the Flora Garden Hotel, Manavgat is just for you.