Colakli Holidays - A small, laid back resort close to Side

Colakli is a small, laid-back resort on the southern coast of Turkey in the Antalya region. Don’t come here expecting frenetic clubbing or bustling crowds; this resort is all about peace, quiet and relaxation. Huge beaches of soft white sand shelve gently into the warm aquamarine Mediterranean waters, providing an excellent place to top up your tan. The seafront has an attractive promenade packed with beach front bars and restaurants; a great place to watch the sunset with a refreshing cocktail.

If you fancy a change from the chilled-out pace of Colakli, the historic old town of Side is just 4 miles further up the coast. Here you’ll find a vibrant nightlife scene, and attractive harbour, two long sandy beaches and numerous cultural attractions including the crumbling Roman Temple of Apollo and huge 15,000 seat Amphitheatre.

Windsurfing and canoeing are popular activities to try, or you could hire a traditional Turkish sail boat (gulet) and explore the sandy coves along the coast. This is a great option for older couples or families with small children who are looking for a quiet, peaceful location, but with easy access to the larger, busier resorts in the region. Younger couples and families with older children may find the Colakli a little too quiet for their tastes.