Turkey travel guide
The sun, sea and sand resorts of Turkey may be among the Mediterranean's finest, but then so are its hoard of archaeological sites, ancient ruins and historical monuments. So take home some priceless memories with your tan. Turkey with its charming luxury hotels, delicious food and fascinating tourist attractions is one of the best travel destinations in the world. Explore best of Turkey with our Turkey travel guide featuring information about Turkey tourism, places to visit, things to do, tours, culture, history, weather, and Turkey travel tips. You can also find information about popular travel destinations such as Cappadocia and Ephesus.
The Aegean Coast, Turkey
The Aegean Coast of Turkey can claim to be the most beautiful shoreline in Turkey, a land already overflowing with natural and historical wonders. Idyllic little coves and deep blue lagoons nestle among rocky cliffs, fringed by groves of olives and figs. Lively modern holiday resorts rub shoulders with charming old fishing harbours. Among the coast's many delightful beach resorts are Foca, Kusadasi, the lively Bodrum and the riverside village of Dalyan. Nearby classical sites include the ruins at ancient Ephesus and Pergamon, and the old city of Kaunos. This area plays a great role in Turkey tourism.
The Mediterranean Cost, Turkey
The southern coastline of Turkey is among the most naturally picturesque in the Mediterranean. Often called the Turquoise Coast, the sea is crystal clear and laps up gently against the rocks coastline of beaches and bays. Favorite destinations include charm of Kalkan and historical fishing village of Kas (Kaş), Side which is a fascinating ancient city and holiday resort, its near neighbour Sorgun hidden among the pine forests, the stunning purpose-built holiday centre of Kemer and Patara's 15km long beach. The ancient sites at Xanthos and the sunken city of Kekova are close enough not to miss.
Turkish Riviera is the area including Antalya, Aydin, Alanya, Mugla, part of Izmir and Mersin, and is a poular tourist destination in Turkey.
The Marmara region occupies the northwest corner of Turkey. Here you will find Istanbul, the only city in the world built on two continents - a fascinating, mysterious and spicy meeting point of the cultures of Europe and the Orient. Highlights of the region also include Kastamonu and the ski resort of Ilgaz Daği, the lake at Abant, the thermal baths at Bolu, Turkey's most popular ski resort of Uludağ and the small town of Yalova and the southern shore of the Sea of Marmara.