Watch the dance spectacle that is the Fire of Antolia in one of the most idyllic settings. Travel into the village to the Aspendos Arena situated just a stone’s throw from Aspendos itself to enjoy a night of traditional dance and storytelling.
Fire of Anatolia is a national dance group that was formed by Mustafa Erdogan in 1999. The dance group fast became one of the most popular dance groups in Turkey and have even entered the Guiness Book of World Records as the dance group with the most visitors as well as the fastest dance steps per minute.
The dance group have performed all across Europe and famously were featured in the Eurovision Song Contest. Here at the Aspendos Arena they will stand before you 120 members strong ready to perform one of the two available performances. The group are trained dancers that combine ballet with modern and traditional dance. They provide a real flavour of the east meeting the west and they will tell you the story of the country through dance.
In 2023, price of Fire of Anatolia Show From Belek is 60 € for adults, 30 € for children between age 7 and 12, free for children under 6 years old.
Your transfer vehicle will be waiting in front of your hotel in the early evening (pick up times will be confirmed by the reservation team according to your location). You will then travel along the dual carriageway until you make the turning to Aspendos. Upon arrival at the venue, you will be shown to your seats ready for the start of the show.
The show lasts for approximately two hours with an interval half way through. During the interval you are welcome to purchase drinks or snacks in the restaurant at the arena. After the show has concluded you will head back through the village on to the main road to make your way back to your accommodation. Arrival back at the hotel will be at around 23:00.
This show is a feast for the eyes as you drink in the vibrant colours of the costumes. Dancers will perform traditional movements dated back to the Ottoman Empire with examples of dance from Azerbaijan, Georgia and of course Turkish coastal regions. This is the perfect show to help you understand some of the traditions and customs of the country through the medium of dance.
During this performance you will watch the events of Homers Iliad unfold. Dancers will perform in a way that depicts the fall of Troy to the Greeks thanks to their Trojan Horse. This is a spectacle of lights, costumes and dance that will have the viewers enthralled. From the flamboyant costumes to the breathtaking dances, you will be left mesmerised by this show.
Performance take place on selected evenings throughout the summer season from April through to November. The Aspendos Arena is a purpose built arena that seats up to 5,000 people in an open air arrangement leaving you seated comfortably in the cooler evening air ready to enjoy the performance of a lifetime.
Cost of Fire of Anatolia Show From Belek is 60 € for adults, 30 € for children between age 7 and 12, free for children under 6 years old in 2023.
Whilst every effort is made to make your seat as comfortable as possible you should be aware that as this is an outside arena the seats are weather proofed. As such it is recommended that you bring a towel or cushion to sit on to make your viewing more comfortable.
Just bring yourselves and a little spending money for drinks and/or snacks. It is advisable to use mosquito protection during the summer months and of course a cushion is optional.
This is a show that will capture the imagination of the younger members of your group as well as the more mature. As the show is two hours long it may be worth keeping this in mind if travelling with very young children.
The arena has a capacity of 5,000 with adequate toilet facilities.