Discover Antalya and crystal clear beaches
Antalya, the southern province of Turkey, has Turkey's record number of blue flag beaches with its 206 crystal clear beaches in total that qualified for the blue flag certificate. The city is also has the most of the blue flags in the world.
Antalya, known as the Turkish Riviera is the most stunning part of Turkey's Mediterranean coast with its perfect sun, endless clean beaches, ultra luxury resorts, nature and history.
One of Turkey's most popular holiday destinations, Antalya is also among important tourism destinations of the world. White sandy beaches stretch along the the coastline of Antalya on Turkey's Mediterranean coast are some of the world's best. The city is increasing the number of its clean and safe beaches every year. Antalya, in which 206 beaches and 5 marinas received the blue flag in 2020, has become the leading city of Turkey and the world.
Except sea water cleanness, total 32 criteria, including having licensed lifeguards on beaches, first aid facilities, special arrangements for disabled citizens, security barriers for swimming areas if water sports are done, environmental cleaning, and cabin cleaning, must be met.
The southern province of Antalya holds the world record for having the highest number of blue flag certified beaches. With 206 blue flag beaches, turquoise coves, ancient ruins and untouched countryside, Antalya is like heaven on earth.
Antalya has lots of beaches and resort towns with blue flag award such as Alanya, Aksu, Demre, Finike, Kas, Kemer, Side, Manavgat, Serik, Aksu, Gazipasa, Kumluca, Muratpasa, Lara and Konyaalti. These resort towns and beaches are easy to reach by bus or private car from Antalya.
Antalya has 5 marinas in total that awarded with the blue flag;