Getaway to Incekum
Holiday makers in search of a holiday with that perfect balance between entertainment and relaxation need look no further than Incekum. This tranquil village in the south western province of Antalya lies nestled between the cities of Antalya and Alanya, along a coastline of golden beaches and stunning blue seas popularly known as the Turquoise Coast.
Whether you are planning a family vacation, a romantic getaway or an adventure with friends, this little haven on the shores of the Mediterranean has something for everyone. Take advantage of the countless water sports and activities on offer, take a dip in the crystal clear Mediterranean or amble through the village and explore the surrounding countryside with its rolling hills and citrus farms. Incekum is sure to charm you with its history, culture and stunning coastal landscape.
Things to do in Incekum
There are endless possibilities if you want to explore. Rent a car or hop on a bus and visit the nearby city of Antalya, the capital of the province. Here you will find bustling bazaars, busy nightlife and a wealth of history and culture in the old town. If you are travelling in early October, head south towards Alanya and catch the annual Alanya Jazz days festival.
Venture a little further inland to see what nature has to offer and visit the magnificent Duden waterfalls, picnic in the Duden Waterfalls Park, or cool down on a hot day with a rafting trip along the Koprulu River.
If you don’t want to get your feet wet then test out the acoustics in the ancient Roman Amphitheatre at Aspendos, or enjoy unspoilt views of mountain villages touring the winding roads of the Taurus Mountains on a jeep safari. Many tours can arrange a pick up time from Incekum and will bring you back in time to watch the sun slip into the shimmering water from the shores of this hidden gem on the Mediterranean.
Sea, sand and sun
If you want to lounge around on the beach and dig your toes into the sand then you are in luck! Incekum boast some of the most beautiful beaches along the Mediterranean. A world away from the more crowded beaches at Alanya and nearby resorts, Incekum’s Blue Flag beaches offer plenty of space to unwind. The shores along the beach slope gently into the blue sea making this a perfect place to swim and for kids to safely splash around.
If you find yourself getting restless, take a wander through the village and have a peek around the souvenir shops for hidden treasures. Pamper yourself with a day at the Natural Spa and Wellness centre or a visit to a Turkish barbershop. If you like hiking, take a walk through the rolling hills and citrus farms surrounding Incekum and admire the traditional stone built houses against a backdrop of the snow-capped Taurus Mountains. Or bring a picnic down to the Picnic Bay and spend an afternoon in the shade beneath the pine trees.
A range of accommodation is available to suit all budgets and tastes. With plenty of family run hotels and 4 and 5 star resorts with all inclusive packages available around Incekum, you are sure to find a place which suits you. If you are travelling with kids this is the place to go for stress free days at the beach and family friendly service.
A gem on the Turquoise Coast
Incekum holidays are the ideal destination if you want to enjoy all the perks of a sun holiday in a friendly small town atmosphere. Discover charming local restaurants, bars and shops in this sleepy sun washed town. Delve beneath the surface of the turquoise waters and go snorkelling to explore the marine life up close, skim over the surface on a jet ski, or go parasailing and admire the coast from a height. Take a coastal tour between Incekum and Alanya and discover the legends Cleopatra’s cave and the pirate cave, or catch a glimpse of dolphins playing around your boat on a dolphin watching boat trip.
In the evenings unwind at the Rainbow bar with a glass of wine and enjoy the music and entertainment, or stroll along the beach and watch the spectacular sunset. Don’t miss the delicious traditional Turkish food on offer in Incekum. Try fresh seafood or a Mezza from a local restaurant or your hotel menu and sip a glass of Raki – a popular Turkish aperitif to compliment the rich flavours of Turkish cuisine, and if you like jam on your toast in the mornings you’ll be happy to hear that Antalya is renowned for its jam, so be sure to try some while you are here!
Please note that Irish Passport holders arriving in Turkey from 10 April 2014 need to obtain an e-visa online before travel. You can apply for your e-visa on www.evisa.gov.tr