Top 10 Beaches To Visit In Turkey
Very few people know about the jewel that Turkey is sitting on. Most of the people that visit Turkey focus on visiting to Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus or Pammukale. But they miss out on an opportunity of visiting the Turquoise coasts. Turkey is homeland of Turquoise beaches sharing the same pristine waters with its neighbouring country Greece. We have bought an ultimate guide to top 10 beaches that one needs to visit this summer.
Top 10 Beaches in Turkey
The word Turqoise which originates from French word means Turkish. Apart from being a gem stone it is also a name given to the coastline in the world to coast stretching from Aegan Sea to Meditererranen Sea. Hopefully our top 10 beaches summer bucket list will surely help you to enjoy the summer in its full form.
1. Kabak Koyu
This magnificent place is considered to be the one of the best beaches in Turkey and is perfect get away destination for tourists. It gives you an oppportunity to have secluded relaxation at this secret paradise.
You can easily reach there by flying to Dalaman airport from Istanbul from where you can take shuttle bus to Fethiye. From Fethiye you can take minibus to Kabak.
This place is famous for it clear waters and beautiful shades of blue. It is located near small town and had popularity in Ancient Greek times. This is the meeting point of Aegean and Mediterranen Sea. You can also visit ancient ruins of Knidos which is near this place.
You can locate this beautiful area between Bodrum and Maramis. The easiest way to reach it by bus from Maramaris Otogar or by ferry from Bodrum.
3. Cleopatra Island
Cleopatra chose Turkey and this area as private and secret meet up place for spending her time with her lover Marc Anthony. According to the legend, Cleopatara did not like the sand on the sea and special sand were brought for her from Egypt. We dont have facts or proof for this particular folklore. This is considered by Cleopatra private island.
You can read here by taking boat from Maramaris, Camli Port and Akyaka.
This was an important city in 2nd BC. This place is now filled with treehouses and is considered to be an ideal place for backpackers. It is between two huge mountains and gives a mesmerizing outlook to the whole area.
This city is also famous for the preserves on ancient Greek ruins. Dont miss going to Eternal Flames of the Chimera which according to folklore was charged by Olympic athletes.
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5. Kaputaş plaji
This beach is perfect stop and relaxation zone between Kalkan and Kas. It is located on narrow road and surrounded by steep cliffs. This beach is considered to be one of the best beaches of Turkey. It is protected beach, hence you wont find any facilities or aminities here.
You can access the beach from Kas through dolmus and getting off at Kaputas plaji.
Bodrum means ‘basement’ in Turkish language and is one of the top summer destination for the Turkish upper class. This elegant town of Bodrum is completely white. This city also add beautiful pink and turquoise colour from bougaivillea flower and the fantastic sea. You will find plenty of boutique hotels, trendy restaurants and nightclubs.
You can easily get to Bodrum by flying from Istanbul and then you can easily reach city center by taking Havas bus.
This is an ideal beach to explore is this beach which is located in the town of Kas. The beach Kaputas can easily be accessed through water taxi which will take you directly to Liman Ağzı which is around 3 km away from Kas.
You can also take a boat trip to Kekova (an ancient sunken city) and Kalekoy (the ancient village of Simena).
You can travel to this city from Fethiye and Antalya on bus as it is two and half hour and three and a half hour away.
8. Ölüdeniz – Blue Lagoon beach
This amazing Blue Lagoon Beach is a stunning place without any doubt and is considered to be the best beach in Turkey. This place is overcrowded in summers and that is the downside of the place. You can also try paragliding as it is the best spot for it.
You can fly to Dalaman from Istanbul. From there you can take shuttle service to Fethiye and another bus to Ölüdeniz.
Antalya is the largest city which is located on westren Mediterranean coast and is considered to be a gateway to the Turkish Riviera. It is the most visited site by the tourist. It has some of the best beaches in Turkey like Konyaalti and Lara beach.
You can easily access this place by directly flying from Istanbul to Antalya or taking bus.
10. Aydıncık, Mersin
This beach has warm waters. You will find Flamingoes and other birds bathing in the salt water. You can also find black mud which is considered to be good for healing skin.
It can easily access this place by flying to Mersin from Istanbul.
Our list of top 10 beaches in Turkey will surely help you in selecting the perfect spots for you summer vaccations. This is just selected list of beaches, major part of Turkey is still unexplored.
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