Colakli is a small town on the coast of the Mediterranean. The town is located about twenty kilometers east of the famous cities of Side and Manavgat. The large Antalya is located about eighty kilometers from the city. By default, visitors to Çolakli land at Antalya Airport. As a city, Çolakli is not very much. There is a small center with a few restaurants, a museum and a few bars. There is also a shopping center. Furthermore, the city consists mainly of a series of hotels located on the long road Cumhuriyet.
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Colakli is located right on the Mediterranean Sea in the south of Turkey. The city is located about 80 kilometers east of Antalya and about seventy kilometers west of Alanya. Large cities such as Side and Manavgat are 20 kilometers away. Well-known attractions in the area are the waterfalls of Manavgat at ten kilometers. Another interesting attraction is the cave of Damlatas. In this cave you can see stalagmites and stalactites of about fifteen meters high.
The climate in Colakli is extremely mild. In the summer months the temperature is almost always well above thirty degrees and in the early and late season it is soon back into the twenty degrees. During this period, the sun shines an average of eleven hours a day. Precipitation hardly falls and in August the sea warms up to a pleasant temperature of 26-28 degrees.
In the winter months it is a lot colder in Colakli, but fortunately the sun shines on average at least five to six hours a day. Temperatures average between 7-15 degrees in January and 10 and 23 degrees in April. In April, however, the sun shines again for about eight hours a day. Due to the intensity of the spring sun, it is already regular bikini weather.
Colakli - like many Turkish cities - fell under Roman, Seljuk, Ottoman and Byzantine influence in the distant past. In this period Colakli was mostly populated by nomads and traders. Afterwards, more and more people settled in the region and they often started working in the agricultural sector. Tourism first emerged in 1973. During this period, villagers began to sell strips of land along the coast to hoteliers and tourism started in the town. Due to the rise of tourism in Turkey over the past twenty years, the number of hotels on Colakli beach in particular has increased sharply. Nowadays there are a few dozen hotels and expansion is still ongoing. The natural beauty in the area and historical attractions are the main attractions, in addition to the pleasant climate, the good hotels and beautiful sandy beaches. For a complete overview of the history of Turkey see the history page of Landenweb.
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A must see in the region are the Waterfalls of Manavgat. These wide waterfalls pump water over the large stones all year round with an emergency boat. The panorama spots in particular offer a great view. There are nice gardens with nice seating areas around the falls. In tourist guides these falls are referred to as 'spectacular'. The falls are only ten kilometers from Colakli.
The caves of Damlatas are truly spectacular, but are some eighty kilometers away. However, this trip can be combined with a visit to Alanya. In total, the cave is about thirty meters long and is completely full of stalagmites and stalactites. Some are up to 15 meters long. Scientists' estimates show that they are about 15,000 to 20,000 years old.
On August 30th there will be fireworks in the city for the 'Victory Day'. Let yourself be pampered in the Keyf Spa & Hammam wellness center. Enjoy the serenity of traditional bathing. When you are completely in a relaxed mood, a massage ensures that all stress disappears from your muscles.
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