In March the temperatures begin to slowly warm up in Belek with an average daily temperature of 13°C. The average high for the month is 18°C and the average low 8°C. The highest temperature on record for March was 28°C and the lowest was 0°C. You will still need a few warm items of clothing and a jacket for going out in the evening.
The sea temperature in March warms up to an average of 17°C but that is still considered on the cool side for swimming and most people will not go to Belek for a beach holiday in March. You will need to wear a wetsuit or dry suit if you plan on taking part in swimming, scuba diving or surfing.
Belek receives an average of 101mm of rain spread over 9 days in March. You will need to bring a rain jacket but the likelihood of experiencing rain on your holiday gets less towards the end of March.
The relative humidity level for March is 63% which is a very comfortable humidity level for most people.
There is no chance of foggy conditions in March for Belek.
The average wind speed in March is 13km/h or 8mph. The highest recorded sustained wind speed was 74km/h or 46mph. The wind is now generally cool and not very cold as it was in the winter months.
There is no record of snow in Belek for March and the surrounding areas seldom receive snow at this time of the year.
March is a great time of the year to visit Belek as the days are getting warmer and drier but the lack of tourists means that you are still likely to get a good deal on your hotel and flights.
Limak Atlantis Deluxe Hotel and Resort is a highly themed resort with the central idea that it is the resurrected city of Atlantis. The hotel offers a selection of accommodation ranging from standard suites to large family rooms complete with Jacuzzis. The resort is located on the beach front and is surrounded by 100 year old palm trees. You will find a vast array of facailities including 5 outdoor pools, 1 indoor pool, relaxation pool, mini club pool, 4 water slides, a fitness centre and children's club. The hotel offers 4 different restaurants and 3 bars to ensure that you will find a place you like. There is a football field and a golf course available if you are feeling active.
Papillion Zeguma is a five star luxury hotel and resort situated on the beach front and surrounded by green tropical gardens. Accommodation choices range from a superior room to the presidential duplex suite. Activities such beach volleyball, airgun shooting and football are arranged throughout the day. In the evenings dancing, music and live shows are offered. The hotel has a 250 metre private beach, 6 pools and a small water park. Kids' clubs are offered catering for every age level from 4 onwards and the clubs are run at night if you want to go out after dinner. There is a spa that offers a variety of treatments from Turkish Hamam to massages and facials.
Basilica Restaurant serves French cuisine and is located in the Gloria Verde Resort. The restaurant offers lovely views across the resorts famed gardens from its outside terrace. You will find Gaelic fare such as Confit Duck or Steak with Garlic and Red wine Jus. The food is all excellent and is paired with a well chosen wine list. This restaurant offers fine dining only and has a smart casual dress code. Ileribasi Mevki Gloria Verde Resort
Mambo Lounge offers a dazzling variety of cuisines including American, Mexican, Turkish, Norwegian, Italian and Bistro style. The restaurant is located on the main square in Belek. You can eat inside and the double story dining room but most people prefer to sit outside and enjoy the views of the fountain while people watching. The Fajitas and tapas are excellent and the steak is a speciality. Prices are higher than in most restaurants in Belek and it tends to attract a moneyed, younger crowd.
Dim Cave is a day trip from Belek and is 232 meters above sea level. Until 1986 the cave was only known to locals and was used as a shelter by hunters and sheperds. The cave was investigated by MAGTUR S.A and opened to visitors in 1998. The cave was formed by snow waters and acid rain running through the faults in the limestone. Dim Cave is 360 metres long and is 15 metres high. There are a number of stalactites and stalagmites throughout the cave. The cave ends in a small underground lake. You will find stairs and pathways through the cave making it easily accessible to most people. There is a cafe and restaurant on site.
Mount Chimera is a longer day trip from Belek but is very worth the drive. This site was first described by Pliny the Elder in AD 50 as a place that burned with a flame that does not die by day or night. The fires are considered to be the source of the mythical monster called the Chimera. We now know that the fires are caused by methane and other gases emerging from the rock to feed the flame. We know that the fires have burnt solidly for at least 2000 years and probably longer. The site is most impressive at night but is still interesting to see during the day. This attraction is obviously not suitable for very young children.
Slege ruins are found a short drive from Belek along a winding mountain road with spectacular views towards the ocean and over the Toros Mountains National Park. The site is very well preserved and it is off the standard tourist track, at this time of the year you are likely to have the whole place to yourself. The main section of the ruin is the old amphitheatre which you can walk around and explore on your own.