If you're in Turkey to seek out your next rock climbing challenge, then consider Geyikbayiri to be it. A tiny village 25 km directly west of Antalya, there are somewhere around a thousand bolted routes in the north and south-facing limestone crags nearby that provide difficulty grades that range from 4 to 10+. If you're used to scrambling up gym walls, then the natural splendor of these formations will bring quite the wow factor, especially when considering the cauliflower-like tufa deposits that have formed on many of the rock faces.
Hailed as the largest sports climbing area in Turkey, Geyikbayiri has developed the amenities to take care of the rock climbing community it has attracted. There are two climber-centric hostels/guesthouses very close to the action (check our links), both of which will have everything you need even if you come with nothing but the shirt on your back and a wad of bills in your pocket. You'll also be around very few “tourists”, being that the in-season for climbing starts in September when the beach-loving pension-funders will be long gone. Even if you aren't confident in your climbing skills, it's a fun area to hang out, enjoy the great vibes, and watch people who know what they're doing.