Turkey: Sun, Sea And Miles And Miles Of White Beaches

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Turkey: Sun, Sea And Miles And Miles Of White Beaches

Turkey, with its long coastlines, is taking place as one of the most ideal country destinations [in the world]. In the course of your travel through the most beautiful sand beaches of Mediterranean and Aegean’s Seas, you can experience the full sense of the sea and sun and have an unforgettable holiday. Facilities that address every budget can be found on the world’s famous Turkey’s sand beaches, which attract millions of foreign tourists every year and the number is increasing every day. If desired you can stay in a hotel, pension, in a bungalov nested by the nature or you can stay in your own tent, but by no means you should miss the opportunity to spend your holiday on these beaches. It is not possible to be sated with the unique pleasure of swiming in these unique crystal and warm sand sea. Every summer this will be the reason for you to want to spend your holidays here.



One of Turkey’s most famous beaches is located in the Aegean Region, within the province of Mugla called the Bodrum Peninsula. Besides the countless beaches along the peninsula, in the centre of Bodrum, there are a few very well-known beaches to visit such as the famous Turkbuku Cove, Gumbet, Akvaryum and the two bays of Gumusluk and Golkoy which have underwater historical relics. The Bodrum Peninsula is also a region which has some of Turkey’s best and most diverse hotel holiday resorts. Another place where excellent beaches can be found is by following the coast south of the Bodrum Peninsula to where the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas intersect at the Datca Peninsula. Marmaris is a very popular resort at the beginning of the Peninsula and the nearby Icmeler Beach and Cleopatra Beach are well-known, further down is Dalyan with its Caretta-Caretta turtles and all are popular beach destinations with tourists from across the world. The Datca Peninsula has many more beautiful beaches such as the Kargi Cove, Hayit Buku, Palamutbuku with its unique crystal clear sea and the famous Knidos with its antique amphitheatre. If you decide to visit Datça on your holiday, make sure to join a boat tour which stops at all the bays.

Located south east of Marmaris, Fethiye is one of the Turkish Mediterranean coast’s most heavenly holiday spots, especially its Dead Sea beach, which is extremely popular with tourists each year. Nearby is the Patara Beach, a natural wonder which was chosen as the world’s best beach by The Sunday Times in recent years. At 15 kilometers long, it is also the longest beach in the Mediterranean. If you love to swim in warm Mediterranean waters, then another place you should visit is Antalya. In addition to the ever-popular Konyaalti Beach, the city also has famous holiday areas such as Alanya, Kemer, and Olympos. If you do visit the gorgeous blue flag beaches of Alanya, the beautiful sun, sea and sands of Cleopatra Beach, Damlatas Beach, Keykubat Beach and Portakal Beach will take your breath away. If, instead, you prefer to go to the Kemer Beach in Antalya, near the city centre, you can find equal pleasure in the beautiful resorts of Olympus, Adrasan, Cirali, Tekirova, Ayisigi and Goynuk where activities such as parachuting, jet–skiing and diving are available.

If you want to enjoy a beach holiday yet at the same time wish to be close to a metropolis, then Turkey’s third biggest city, and the Aegean Sea’s most important port, Izmir is ideal. With fresh, natural beauty, Izmir has many resorts to visit, the most well-known being Kusadasi famous for its Caretta-Caretta turtles, the unique Kadinlar Beach, the Davutlar Beach, Guvercin Island and the must-see Lair’s Nose.

Also found in the Izmir province is Cesme, the most popular fun destination for holidaymakers. Its coastline has the beautiful beaches of Pirlanta, Altinkum, Cark and Buyuk and if you wish to wind-surf, Alacati is a place where the wind never stops blowing. For a more relaxed holiday, you can visit lesser-known places around Izmir, such as the Karaburun Peninsula and the Mordogan coast to enjoy the natural beauty of the unspoilt coves of Catalkaya, Ayibaligi and Ardic.