Antalya Theme Events and Tours
Any incentive event would be complete without theme
events, activities or tours. With its
nature, beaches, historic sites and possibilities of sporting activities
like surfing, skiing, sailing and climbing, Antalya offers
unmatched options for events.
Golf in National Golf Club
In recent years, since the golf facilities with international
quality enter into service respectively, Turkey has become an elite
golf center where golf players all around the world meet in an
environment of delicacy, quality and prestige.
At the National, the 18 hole Championship Course is 6232 meters,
par 72 and designed by Ryder Cup Player David Feherty, has played
host to the PGA European Turkish Seniors Open in 1996 and 1997.
David Feherty has incorporated aspects of the best courses he has
competed on in the world, and has ensured that no two holes are
similar. Carved through a forest of eucalyptus and pine trees with
the back-drop of the snow capped Taurus mountains and an abundance
of natural lakes, the National will test players of all abilities.
A "1001 Nights" Theme Party
This party can be held in a hotel ballroom. It is a recreation of an authentic Turkish night,
the way it was performed in the Sultans' palaces. The function room
is decorated in a typical Turkish atmosphere. A small street market
is created with little stands like:
- Ottoman bijouterie (imitations silver bijouterie)
- Calligraphy (you may have your name written)
- Ottoman calligraphy (Hattat)
- Spice (different herbs)
- Porcelain (an artist is painting porcelain trays)
- Traditional Turkish Dolls
- Fes & Yemeni (Turkish Folklore)
Guests can buy these items from the stands.
In addition to the above, other street vendors (cucumber man,
shoe shine man, pickled man, chickpeas man, Turkish sweet man,
cookies man, house wine man) offer their goods walking around in
their traditional dresses in their traditional selling trays.
The whole function takes place during cocktails while a
traditional Turkish band entertains the guests.
After cocktails the guests are invited to the dining room. Then
the Sultan and his viziers enter the room and sit in the Sultan's
tent. The Sultan gives the order to start the entertainment and a
non-stop entertainment starts. A folk dance group performs dances of
different regions, including a special dance with candles. A
Janissary band in authentic costumes, harem girls and a belly dancer
At the end the favorite belly dancer of the Sultan performs her
dance and the Janissary's band enters once more the place, then the
sultan salutes and they all leave the room. At this moment the
orchestra starts to play international dancing music.
An experience in itself, the jeep ride can take you on different adventures:
On this rally, speed is not only unnecessary, it is impossible: the breathtaking sights will invite the participants to stop often to take pictures. But there is a certain itinerary to follow and here the tricks will determine the winner; from a branch brushing the windshield or under a stone next to a spring, secret messages will lead the way to the meeting point where the hidden treasure awaits them: the barbecue lunch and the kebab skewer which is the gift of the day to each participant.
Through The Countryside
Many villages are perched on the Taurus Mountain slopes and in the narrow valleys skirting between the hills. The villagers are busy with their local trade, but they are also the authentic representatives of the proverbial Turkish hospitality. A pastoral table set up awaits the guests; the traveler has the right to be served first, so the village women hasten to roll out the flat bread, to serve around the refreshments and the men are busy lighting the fire. All the while they are proudly displaying their handcrafts, and if you are lucky, you are also invited to the future bride's dowry room where the ornamental gifts and laces are laid around for your admiration.
An Aspendos Evening
The antique Aspendos theatre, 45 minutes drive from the center of
Antalya, can be reserved for large groups in the evening, for
cocktails, cold buffet dinner and folkloric dances show. Special
light effects and added decor bring us back to the ancient times.
The guests are led to the upper gallery illuminated by the fairy
lights from candles. Cocktails and canapés are served while classic
music plays. The dinner buffet is under the vaults. Then they are
invited to take their seats to watch the folk dances in colorful
costumes or a ballet performance by state artists.
Rafting in Koprucay River
Emerging from the Toros (Taurus) Mountains and running through a
number of amazing canyons, Koprucay flows into the Mediterranean Sea
to the south of Serik.
Koprulu Canyon National Park covers 36,000 hectares, including
part of Koprucay and the ancient city of Selge. As Turkey's largest
forest of Mediterranean Cypress, the National Park is rich in red
pine, black pine, cedar, fir, oak and wild olive trees. The wild
animals in the region include fallow deer, wild goat, wild boar,
bear, wolf, fox, rabbit and various bird species. There are red
speckled trout in the upper reaches and gray mullet in other parts
of the Koprucay.
Approximately 100 m before Oluk Bridge, the water is still and
the river forms a pool. This is a good spot to start your trip and
gives an inexperienced crew time to get used to the rowing
technique. The bridge is reached by paddling against the current.
Less experienced groups usually enter the canyon from the Oluk
Bridge, while professionals may do so either from the falls near the
start or from the Oluk Bridge, turning around further ahead to start
the trip. The course continues after passing the falls, and areas of
class 2-3 water.
The falls along the river add to the beauty of the landscape.
After each waterfall, the Koprucay slows down, giving time to enjoy
the majestic setting.
A concrete bridge is 10 km down the river and novices should
complete their journey immediately before this point. Experienced
rowers can continue into the first canyon after the bridge, but the
second canyon is strictly off limits, since the river runs under
rocks in paces. After disembarking at the end of the first canyon,
which is about 3 km long, the left bank leads to an asphalt road.