Beldibi is located about 25 kilometers to the west of the center of Antalya, the capital of the province. Beldibi is today included within the Olympos Beydaðlarý National Coastal Park and located on a thin, long plain covering an area of four thousand acres from Cape Reis to Akyarlar. To the east mountains plunge very steeply into the sea, forming cliffs. Beldibi is a seaside resort town in Lycia on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, west of the city of Antalya. It is located halfway between Antalya and Kemer.
Three families who came to the area, when it was completely covered by oak forests - about one hundred and fifty years ago, built up a settlement here and along with those coming from Anamur the population increased and it became a neighborhood under the Mukhtar.
Sprawling on an area of 30-40 acres located above the pool immediately beside Kocasu Spring are the remains of the Ancient City of Marma. The area in which the remains are located is densely covered with forests. Part of the remains of an ancient structure lie on a great rocky mass on the slope.
It is well worth the time to visit Beldibi Cave, where archeologists have discovered artifacts from the Paleolithic, Mesotholithic and Neolithic periods. Some 22 kilometers from Antalya, it is situated not far from the village. The cave, which is 300 meters above sea level, was discovered in 1959. There are an upper and lower caves where numerous prehistoric drawings of humans and animals can be seen on the rocks near the cave.
The only thing known is that they were punished, because of their plundering, by Alexander the Great, who spent the winter in Phaselis with his army in the 3rd century B.C. due to the wishes of the neighboring Phaselis locals.
The settlement, which became a Musketry (Village Elected Head’s Post) in 1973 and, later, a Municipality in 1994 has today become one of the areas foremost tourism centers thanks to its nature, citrus fruits, picnic areas, tourism facilities and neighboring shopping centers in Kemer.
The economy of Beldibi is centered around tourism with most of the town being laid out such that resorts are situated along the sea side of Atatürk Caddesi and the shops and cafes are located on the side nearer the Taurus Mountains. There are clothing stores, pharmacies, bakals, shops, and restaurants.
Beldibi is accessible from Antalya from the D400 highway running along the coast. There is a turn off for Beldibi which connects to the main street called Atatürk Caddesi. The drive takes roughly 25 to 35 minutes depending on traffic, which can be heavier closer to Antalya. Traffic police patrol the road more frequently than to the south of Kemer towards Camyuva, so avoid speeding.
Beldibi is not a very large village, so it only has one major street, making it possible to walk from one end of town to the other. Should most businesses located in Beldibi carry similar selections, Kemer is a short drive away. Public transportation is via bus No. 28 which runs between Kemer and Antalya. Sahil motorcoaches, taxis and dolmuş are also available.
Phaselis is an ancient city, now in ruins, located south of Beldibi, past Kemer. Take a Sahil motorcoach headed for Tekirova and ask the driver to stop at Phaselis. Göynük, which is several kilometers south of Beldibi, has additional amenities and also is the starting point for a hike into the Taurus Mountains along the Göynük Canyon. It is from there you can connect to the much longer and adventurous waymarked trail of the Lycian Way.