Gloria Sports Arena, Turkey

Picture of the athletics track at the Gloria Hotel

Gloria Sports Arena, Turkey

Gloria Sports Arena is located in Belek, just a 30-minute transfer from Antalya Airport and is the largest sports facility in Turkey. There are indoor and outdoor training facilities that include an aquatic centre with a 10-lane outdoor Olympic swimming pool, an Olympic diving pool, a 6-lane outdoor short course pool and a 5-lane indoor Olympic swimming pool. The indoor multi-purpose sports hall can be split to accommodate badminton, basketball, volleyball, fencing, handball, table tennis, indoor archery, indoor hockey and also houses multiple studios for weightlifting, boxing, spinning, dance, aerobics and martial arts. Outdoor sports include running, track and field, football, rugby, hockey and golf. This facility is perfect for group training camps for clubs and we can tailor a week’s training programme with professional coaches to suit your needs. There is even a Sports Medicine and Athletic Performance Centre should you need the full array of data analysis during your training camp.

The Gloria Sports Arena Hotel is on-site and provides the perfect base for you to get the rest and nutrition you need whilst training. The spacious rooms all look out over the football field and running track and come with a sofa, a minibar (no alcoholic beverages) and twin beds that can be extended from 6ft 6 to over 7ft long. Rooms are equipped with a flat screen TV, kettle, scales and an ensuite bathroom (no bathtub but a spacious monsoon shower stall).

The hotel has a main restaurant that caters to the needs of athletes on special training regimes as well as specific nutritional requirements if required so you can choose the level of carbs and proteins you need to refuel for the following day’s activity. The Vitamin Bar provides freshly squeezed fruit juices and herbal teas throughout the day.


Gloria Sports Arena has English speaking professional coaches for a variety of sports and fabulous facilities in which to train groups of athletes.


The on-site hotel has 100 very comfortable rooms and suites, 8 of which are Accessible Rooms. All rooms look out over the running track and football field and have ensuite facilities & flat screen TV.


Private airport transfers from and to Antalya Airport (subject to availability and payable at time of booking).

Important information

Marathon Tours & Travel

Marathon Tours & Travel is part of Destination Sport Experiences. Founded in 1979, Marathon Tours & Travel is a longstanding recognised leader and innovator in the destination travel industry for runners and their supporters. We offer travel packages and guaranteed entry to iconic marathons, half marathons and 10ks both in the UK and abroad. Alongside guaranteed entry, we also offer comprehensive travel and accommodation packages with ideally located hotels, transfers and guide support. The team behind the tours have run many of the events themselves and have years of experience in taking runners to once-in-a lifetime races. With offices in Boston, Manchester, and Adelaide, we truly are a global running travel company.


Destination Sport Experiences strongly recommends travellers to take out comprehensive travel insurance with sufficient healthcare cover, including cover for existing medical conditions and any activities you plan to do.

If you have a European Health Insurance Card it will be valid up to its expiry date. This will be replaced with a new UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC). You can find further details here.

Special Requests

If you have any special requests please let Gloria Sports Arena know. They will do their very best to make them happen for you but they can’t guarantee them.

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