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Best Beaches in Turkey. When you’re a country with coastlines along the Aegean and Mediterranean seas you’re bound to be spoilt for choice when it comes to decent beaches and that’s certainly the case with Turkey. Some, like those around Marmaris, are well-known to foreign visitors and come with all the amenities a holiday-maker could ask for. Less developed options also abound, like those on the Datça Peninsula, while some, like those on the islands of Bozcaada and Gökçeada, are hugely popular with Turks but only slowly gaining a reputation with visiting holiday-makers.

Travelers looking for a beach vacation may want to consider the Turkish Riviera. Guests are surrounded by luxury, not to mention a wide variety of water activities from waterslides to windsurfing to just lounging on the beach. Or they can relax with a spa treatment or traditional Turkish bath. In addition these resorts offer many international cuisines along with fitness centers to work off those calories. Most of the best beach resorts in Turkey can be found between Antalya and Alanya, with a few near Bodrum and Oludeniz.

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1- Kaputas Beach, Kas

Kaputas Beach Kas;The beach is situated at a distance of 20 km from Kaş and 7 from Kalkan, at a point where an extremely narrow valley towered by steep cliffs and forests joins the sea shore in the cove of the same name as the beach (Kaputaş). The beach is quite popular among visitors to the region due to its untouched natural beauty commanded by a view from the heights traversed by the State road D400 between Kaş and Kalkan.

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2- Iztuzu Beach (Dalyan)

Iztuzu Beach, Dalyan; Good beach, with or w/o logger-head turtles. The town, 8 km (5 miles) NW of Dalaman Airport, the river, cliff tombs and Caunos ruins are a nice bonus.

Iztuzu Beach is backed by the Dalyan Delta.
Iztuzu’s six kilometres of golden sands are just a fifteen-minute drive from Dalyan Town. Perhaps for this reason, the beach is rarely crowded.

The beach is a fine strip of white sand that juts into the water. Backed by Dalyan Delta, it is a stunning and natural place.

If you are seeking complete isolation, turn left on your way to Iztuzu and follow the off-road tracks into the mountains. You’ll travel through lush forests and isolated mountain villages, and eventually you’ll find a number of isolated, stunningly beautiful beaches.

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3- Kleopatra Beach, Alanya

Kleopatra Beach, Alanya; The town (115 km/72 miles east of Antalya) is busy and crowded, but the beaches are so long (22 km/14 miles to the east) that there’s plenty of sand for everyone. Great Seljuk castle, too

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4- Blue Lagoon (Oludeniz Beach), Fethiye

Blue Lagoon (Oludeniz Beach), Fethiye; Ölüdeniz (Fethiye) Very fine, with good hotels, restaurants and bars, but because it’s Turkey’s most famous, it can get crowded.

Oludeniz Blue Lagoon Turkey is a wondrous place famous for its beautiful beaches and historical sights. It should be mentioned that Oludeniz beach resort is a rather quiet and peaceful place, so you won’t find some noisy disco-bars and shows. In fact, tourists come here for other reasons.

So where is Oludeniz in Turkey located and how to get to Oludeniz beach? Oludeniz resort (Olu Deniz) is located near town of Fethiye in the province of Mugla in Turkey. You can easiliy get from Fethiye to Oludeniz by dolmus – mini bus. So how far is Fethiye from Oludeniz? The distance from from Oludeniz to Fethiye is 13 km and road goes through Ovacik and Hisaronu. Olludeniz dolmus timetable will not make you to wait for bus to go for more than 30 minutes or you always can take Oludeniz taxi. Sometimes holidaymakers from Marmaris, Bodrum, Antalya is comeing for a day to Oludeniz Blue Lagoon Turkey. Abswering the question how far is Oludeniz from Marmaris we must admit that Oludeniz to Marmaris is 137 km.Aas for the distances to other resorts: Antalya to Oludeniz is 201 km, Bodrum to Oludeniz – 244 km, Icmeler to Oludeniz – 145 km. The closest to Blue Lagoon Oludeniz airport is Dalaman which is located in 63 km from the resort.

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5- Patara Beach, Patara (Fethiye)

Patara Beach, Patara (Fethiye); 50 meters/yards wide and 20 km (12.5 miles) long, this beach 75 km (47 miles) south of Fethiye is Turkey’s finest. Accommodations—and shade—are limited, though.

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Patara was founded in the V century BC and soon became the largest port of Lycia.The Temple of Apollo with oracle, that was considered the second most important temple after the Temple of Apollo in Delphi, was attracting pilgrims from all the Greek cities of Asia Minor.

So where is Patara in Turkey located? The Patara ruins and Patara beach are located approximately in 10 kilometers west of the modern Turkish town of Kalkan in province of Antalya (actually Patara is much closer to Fethiye than Antalya – there are 225 km from Patara beach to Antalya). The distance from Fethiye to Patara Turkey is 75 km.

During the wars between the successors of Alexander the Great the Patara city was the major naval port and shipyard. In 42 BC Brutus gave an ultimatum to residents of Patara – he promised to spare all citizens of Patara and even release previously captured captives for the surrender of the city otherwise he would arrange a similar to Xanthos massacre. Patara chose to give up.

The Roman emperor Hadrian used to live in Patara for some time. The Apostle Paul and the Luke the Evangelist stayed here and on the way to Rome. In 138 BC the population of the Patara city was about 20,000 and Patara was the second most important city after Ephesus. Patara is also the birthplace of St. Nicholas (270 AD) – Archbishop of Myra and the prototype of Santa Claus.

Today Patara Turkey is mostly known for its beautiful white sand beach. Patara Beach Turkey is a strip of white sand of 500m width stretching along the Mediterranean coast for 20 km. There are sunbeds, changing rooms, several places to eat and have fun on the beach. It is a place where tourists can relax in a quiet secluded atmosphere amid the stunning seascapes. Beach and the sea is maintained in perfect cleanliness as Patara is the National Park and protected by the government. Patara Beach in Turkey was recognized as the best beach in Europe by British weekly journal The Sunday Times. You can get to Patara beach from Fethiye by car on D400 – coastal road to Antalya.

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6- Ilica Beach, Cesme

Ilica Beach, Cesme;

Ilıca is a large resort area near Çeşme in the extreme western tip of Turkey, in İzmir Province. A township apart in practically all its aspects, Ilıca administratively depends the municipality of the district center of Çeşme, at a distance of 5 km to the west.

Ilıca started out as a settlement towards the end of the 19th century, initially as a retreat for wealthy people, especially from İzmir, during summer holidays. Today, it is a popular destination for many. Its name makes reference to its famed thermal springs, some of which are in the sea. As the thermal waters come out of the sea bed and mix with the sea water adding minerals very close to the Ilica Beach, swimming at Ilica Beach is ideal for the skin. Ilica is also home to mud baths which is known to cure many illnesses such as rheumatism, metabolism illnesses and gynaecological diseases.

Mentioned by Pausanias and Charles Texier, Ilıca thermal springs are also notable in Turkey for having been the subject of the first scientifically based analysis in Turkish language of a thermal spring, published in 1909 by Yusuf Cemal. By his time the thermal springs were well-known both internationally, scientific and journalistic literature having been published in French and in Greek, and across Ottoman lands, since the construction here of a still-standing yalı associated with Muhammad Ali of Egypt’s son Tosun Pasha who had sought a cure in Ilıca before his premature death.

Ilıca also has a fine beach, about 1.5 km long, as well as favorable wind conditions which make Ilıca, together with the neighboring Alaçatı, an internationally prized location for windsurfing.

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7- Calis Beach, Fethiye

Calis Beach, Fethiye;

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8- Konyaaltı & Lara Beach (Antalya)

Konyaaltı & Lara Beach (Antalya); Big, l-o-n-g pebble/coarse sand beach using the Blue Flag System to certify cleanliness

Konyaalti Beach Park

Walk on the multicolored pebbles and feel the warm waves tickle your feet in this scenic beach park with views of distant mountains.
Konyaalti Beach Park is a vast stretch of pebbles with a stunning backdrop of mountains. Showers, restaurants and the sea offer sunbathers respite from the sweltering heat. Make this your favorite spot for watersports, swimming and relaxing by the Mediterranean Sea just outside the city center.
Sunbathe on deck chairs while the kids play on the beach. Rent umbrellas to shade you from the sun while you lounge on a beach chair. Dip your toes in the water or go for a swim in the Mediterranean Sea. Look for the blue flag indicating the water is clean and safe for swimmers.
The Beydaglari Mountains loom powerfully over the horizon as a reminder of the country’s scenic and varied landscape. Capture photos of the rocky giants hanging over the sea. Stay at one of the hotels with a view of the beach. Take part in watersports, such as Jet Skiing and parasailing, for a small price.
Choose snacks at the many vendors’ stands along the beach. Buy nuts, ice cream and sodas to share with family and friends. Sit at a restaurant for a meal accompanied by the soothing sound of crashing waves. Behind the beach you will find a park with paths, trees and vast grassy area where you can play games. The Antalya Aqualand Water Park next to the beach is packed with thrilling slides and waterfalls.
You do not have to pay to enter the beach and park, which is always open to the public. Remember to wear appropriate footwear, as the pebbles can get quite hot on summer afternoons.
Konyaalti Beach Park is about 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) west of the central area of Antalya. You can drive to the beach, which has a large parking lot for visitors, in less than 15 minutes. The beach is next to the Miniature Culture Park, Antalya Aquarium and Antalya Museum. Ride the tram to the stop next to the museum and walk for 2 minutes to reach the beach. Buses also take passengers to the popular beach.

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9- Olimpos (Antalya)

Olimpos (Antalya); The opposite of the others: small, secluded, atmospheric, backed by a forest filled with Roman ruins. 79 km (49 miles) southwest of Antalya

Laid on the Mediterranean coast in Antalya province, Olympus beach is famous as the place to see Chimera – natural flames issuing from the rocky mountains.

Getting there

To get to the beach from Antalya you can use a rented car. In this case, the trip is possible using a narrow road off the D400 highway.
Also, there is a public transport service, although not direct.

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Hotels and pensions are available in the villages of Cirali and Olympus, and getting to the beach from these villages is just a matter of a 15 min walk.

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10- Side (Antalya)

Side (Antalya); The once-idyllic village 65 km (40 miles) east of Antalya is now crowded and noisy, but the beaches are still fine and unspoiled. Roman ruins abound

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11- Bodrum Peninsula

Bodrum Peninsula; Beaches in the towns are not great, but good smaller ones abound: Ortakent Yalısı (coarse sand & pebble), Turgutreis (surfy), and gem-like Gümüşlük

ADA BOGAZI (AQUARIUM) On the Bodrum peninsula between Gumbet and Bitez is the Akvaryum Cove, stretching for three kilometres towards the south. In front of it is Gorecik Island, which is also called ic Island. Between the Bodrum Peninsula and the island there is an area forming a strait and the cove, It is called Aquarium because of its crystal clear waters.In the open waters the sea floor 30 m. below can be seen with the naked eye. Throughout the day it get hoards of Daily Boat Trips and at night boats that anchor there.
AKYARLAR COVE This cove with its wonderful beach and crystal clear waters is 13 km from Bodrum. It is one of the best places in the world to surf. Its ancient name is Arhialla.
ASPAT BEACH Rising out of the shores of the Aegean and mentioned often in Turkish folk music, the real name of Aspat is Aspartos. Evliya celebi writes of Aspat in his Chronicles. Built upon a barren rock, the perimeter of Aspat Castle measures 700 paces. Here one may see the remains of a civilizations dating back to the Classic Age and continuing up until the present day.
BAGLA BEACH With one of the best coves and beaches on the peninsula, it is an excellent place to camp and is 14 km from Bodrum.
BARDAKCI BEACH Bardakçi is 500 m. from Bodrum. One can reach to Bardakci most of the time by sea. Its crystal clear sea is well-known for its springs.
BITEZ BEACH One of the most beautiful coves on the peninsula, it is 10 km from Bodrum and has warm waters and sandy beaches. It is a beautiful quiet corner where blue and green reach out to touch each other in the tangerine orchards which stretch from the village to the sea.
GOLKOY Located 13 km north of Bodrum, this beautiful cove blends the green of olive, tangerine and pine trees with that of palms. Because it faces the north, it is always lush and the water in the cove is cooler than that in the other coves.
GUMBET BEACH About 3 km west of Bodrum, its waters are very shallow. It is an excellent place for beach surfing. Bardakci is a mere 1000 m. from Bodrum. Most people go there by Boat. It is known for its beach and the water, which is as clear as glass, as well as the fresh water spring there.
GUNDOGAN Located 18 km from Bodrum, Gundogan cove is one of the coves that has been least changed by man and which still preserves its beauty in the most natural way. Its tangerine orchards are famous.
GUMUSLUK It is one of the oldest settlements on the peninsula. It is still possible to see in places the underwater remains of the old harbor wall which connected Tavsan Island to the mainland. The sea and fish here are famous. Watching the sun set here amidst the lush green vegetation will be a life-long memory.
GUVERCINLIK BEACHA cove of unusual beauty with every conceivable tone green and blue, it is located 25 km from Bodrum. Salih Island, located right across the water, only serves to enhance the natural appeal of this beautiful cove.
KADIKALESI The sandy beaches of this crystal clear sea are surround with citrus orchards. Situated 23 km from Bodrum, it gets its name from the remains of a nearby castle belonging to the Hellenistic era.
KARAINCIR Situated 16 km out of Bodrum, its 500 m. beach is one of the best in the area.
ORTAKENT – YAHSI BEACH Located 14 km from Bodrum, its waters are warm and it has sandy beaches. Its tangerine orchards are quite famous. It is one of the best vantage points from which to view village life in Bodrum.

TORBA BEACHpeaceful little village just 5 km from Bodrum, it is a charming yet lively place where the shining sea melds with the green pines and olive trees. There are boats going to Didim, Milet and Priene from here.
TURGUTREIS BEACH Situated 20 km from Bodrum, the town is famous for its tangerine orchards. It is named for the famous Turkish admiral, Turgut Reis. In terms of population, it is the second most populous area after Bodrum. It is known for its unforgettable sunsets.
TURKBUKU BEACH Situated beside Golkoy, at a distance from Bodrum of 15 km, it resembles Golkoy in almost every way. It is one of the places preferred by people looking for peace and quiet.
YALIKAVAK BEACH Yalikavak impresses with its combination of alluring traditional charm and a sense of recognition of the importance of contemporary comforts desired by today’s discerning visitor. This is what makes Yalikavak attractive to those who care for both, the old and the new.

About Bodrum Peninsula

The ancient Bodrum peninsula is a beautiful port city on the Turkish Aegean Sea and is one of the most enchanting places in the region. It’s an attractive destination for wealthy Turkish families, jet-setters and European vacationers. The busy harbor is always littered with yachts and the area is bordered by white villas and palm trees

12- Kemer (Antalya)

Kemer (Antalya); Very mod-resorty, but near a lot of interesting day-trip possibilities

13- Pamucak (Ephesus)

Pamucak (Ephesus); Big, broad, dark sand, only 7 km (4 miles) west of Ephesus, relatively clean with a few cig butts and bottlecaps

14- Sarıgerme (Dalaman)

Sarıgerme (Dalaman); Very near busy Dalaman Airport, this well-kept beach is somewhat undiscovered, quieter, great for families and those interested mostly in beach time.

15- Kızkalesi (Silifke)

Kızkalesi (Silifke); Known only to Turks and savvy foreigners, this beach 25 km (16 miles) east of Silifke is sort of small but the castle out at sea makes up for it.

16 Sinop

Sinop; Sinop Nice beaches, never crowded, because the Black Sea water is usually pretty chilly.

17- Kuşadası (Ephesus)

Kuşadası (Ephesus); Nice enough Aegean beaches, but small and very crowded

18- Samandağ (Antakya)

Samandağ (Antakya); W-a-y down near Syria (26 km/16 miles) southwest of Antakya, but has a trash problem.

19- Anamur (Alanya)

Anamur (Alanya); Good beach that only Turks seem to know about, 127 km (79 miles) southeast of Alanya. Interesting Byzantine ghost town nearby.

20- Çalış (Fethiye)

Çalış (Fethiye); Long beach near the city cradling yacht-happy Fethiye Bay, good but somehow un-charming, and famous Ölüdeniz is just 10 km (6 miles) away over the hills.

21- Blue Flag Beaches

Blue Flag Beaches; The Blue Flag beach hygeine system has been adopted by some Turkish beaches. You should know about it to protect your health.

22- Icmeler Beach, Marmaris

Icmeler Beach, Marmaris;

23- Cirali Beach, Cirali

Cirali Beach, Cirali;

Antalya, Turkish Riviera

The Turkish Riviera is the most stunning part of Turkey’s Mediterranean coast with its perfect sun, clean beaches, ultra luxury resorts, nature and history. Antalya is the largest city on the Mediterranean with its charming harbour. It is typical of Turkey, a thriving modern city, with a historic heart in the centre of Kaleici, within the old city walls. This area has seen something of a renaissance in recent years, with many of the wooden Ottoman mansions being restored and turned into boutique hotels. The symbol of Antalya is the Yivli Minare built by the Seljuk Sultan Alaeddin Keykubat in the 13th century. Culture lovers will find plenty of interest in the Archaeological Museum which has artefacts fro m the Paleolithic Age right through to Ottoman times.

Antalya has a backdrop of stunning mountain scenery, and the city is set high on cliffs, with many of its grandest hotels overlooking the sea on the outskirts of the town. The beach area of Lara, approximately 12 km to the east is home to the best beach in the area, known for its golden sand, which is rapidly becoming a resort in its own right. To the west, the long pebble beach of Konyaalti is also popular. Heading up into the mountains, you can make the most of the beautiful scenery by visiting the spectacular Duden or Kursunlu Waterfalls to see a completely different side to the Turkish landscape. Antalya has a large number of five star hotels, many of which have meetings facilities, and this, together with the Pyramid Congress Centre which can hold up to 3000 delegates make it a popular venue for conferences.

Another must see for any summer traveler to Turkey is Patara Beach. Located in Antalya, the Patara is one of the Mediterranean’s longest beaches at 18km in length, and under protection by the Turkish government for nesting sea turtles. Curvy, sweeping sand dunes, surrounded by ancient ruins along with stiff coastal breezes for excellent wind surfing takes Patara Beach to the top of lists of World’s Best Beaches for both natural beauty and great value.

Belek is Turkey’s premier golf resort with its spectacular long, golden sandy beaches, and a backdrop of mountains. Belek has won awards for environmentally friendly development and there are many rare species of plant and wildlife indigenous to the area. Accommodation is mostly of the five star variety with all facilities laid on including sporting and other activities, spa treatments and entertainment. Many of the hotels are also set up to cater for children with kids clubs and other facilities.

Kemer is one of Turkey’s first multipurpose resorts, carefully planned to blend in with the surrounding scenery. At its heart is the attractive marina, a stopping off point for gulets on the blue cruise. Around it are sophisticated shops, bars and restaurants catering for the resort’s well-heeled clientele. Kemer has a clean pebble beach, but the main resort areas are on the beaches located a little further out, namely Kiziltepe, Goynuk, Beldibi, Camyuva and Tekirova. Surrounded by pine forests, they offer a range of accommodation including five star hotels, all designed to blend in to the natural environment.

Alanya is a modern resort, famed for its beautiful sandy beaches. Its harbour is dominated by the Red Tower, which protected the dockyards in Seljuk times, the remains of which can still be seen in the waters. High on a promontory is the old fortress with its well preserved walls, towers and Byzantine church. It takes about an hour to walk up but it is well worth it for the views alone. Alanya itself has lots of blue flag beaches and has a full range of accommodation with plenty of good shops and restaurants, together with lively nightlife.

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The old town of Side is set on a peninsula with sandy beaches to either side, surrounded still by the ancient city walls. It boasts an impressive ancient Hellenistic theatre, the largest in the area, with seating for 17.000, overlooking the sea; a charming museum and the stunning Temple of Apollo, a romantic spot at sunset. Side has something for everyone: great beaches, history, an abundance of shops, lively nightlife and a good choice of restaurants.

Olympos – Cirali (Çıralı)
Olympos is in a charming spot set on a 5 km long beach amidst unspoilt nature, and the ruins include baths, a temple, Roman theatre and necropolis. To the north of Olympos, past the attractive beach front hamlet of Cirali, high on the hillside is the legendary burning flame of Chimera, literally burning stone.

Olympos Bey MountainsCoast National Park
Koprulu Canyon National Park

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Is Antalya or Ölüdeniz better? ›

Oludeniz is without doubt the winner. Antalya/Belek is mostly all inclusive and probably only a handful of restaurants around. Oludeniz has the lot.

Which part of Turkey has beaches? ›

The touristic part of the south coast of Turkey stretches from just above Izmir in the west, right over to Antalya. That's a lot of coastline and many, many beaches. Of course, there are beaches in Istanbul and the Black Sea Coast too, but the south is certainly where it's at during summer.

Is Turkey good for beaches? ›

With a long western coastline that laps both the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas, Turkey has long been a top beach destination. European tourists arrive in their droves during summer to soak up a few weeks of sun, sand, and sea.

What is better Antalya or Bodrum? ›

Winner: both Antalya and Bodrum have equally nice beaches, but Antalya has more beaches in the region. It also has a beach in the city of Antalya, which makes it slightly better than Bodrum for beaches.

Is it better to stay in Oludeniz or Fethiye? ›

Staying in Oludeniz appeals to those who want a traditional, relaxing beach holiday, with a typical tourist feel. For those that prefer a less-touristic, more traditional place to stay, we recommend Fethiye Old Town.

Is Marmaris or Antalya better? ›

If you're traveling as a family, you'll find Marmaris beaches are better. Winner: Antalya has more beaches to choose from and the public transport to them is better connected. When it comes to Antalya vs Marmaris for beaches, Antalya is better. However, if you are traveling as a family, Marmaris is better.

Which is nicer Alanya or Antalya? ›

Smaller in size than Antalya, Alanya is just perfect for families and for people seeking to relax. The smaller size doesn't mean that the city lucks in activities. In Alanya, you can always enjoy some extra touches of adventure by joining thrilling tours and excursions in the countryside.

Which beach in Turkey has white sand? ›

Near the town of Gelemiş, the beautiful 11-mile-long Patara Beach on the Mediterranean is one of Turkey's finest, with white sand and soft dunes. (Sea turtles like it too: when they're nesting here, parts of the beach are off limits.)

Are beaches free in Turkey? ›

Everyone has the right to freely use the beach in Turkey. According to Coastal Law No. 3621, coasts are open to equal and free use by all.

Which is the best area to stay in Turkey? ›

The best places to stay in Turkey:
  • Alanya. Every year, thousands of tourists visit Alanya, one of the most popular seaside resorts in Turkey. ...
  • Side. Halfway between Alanya and Antalya lies the charming resort town of Side, another extremely popular place to stay in Turkey. ...
  • Antalya. ...
  • Kemer. ...
  • Cappadocia. ...
  • Marmaris. ...
  • Bodrum. ...
  • Istanbul.
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Where is the clearest sea in Turkey? ›

Butterfly Valley Beach, Fethiye

Turkey is a treasure trove of beautiful beaches, but few are as stunning as this postcard-perfect white-sand cove in the majestic Butterfly Valley. Kissed by clear sapphire seas and framed by steep rocks, it truly is a sight to behold.

Can you wear a bathing suit in Turkey? ›

Although Turkey is quite conservative compared to Britain and other Western European countries, it is secular and you can wear a swimming costume or bikini on the beach.

Can you swim in Turkey Beach? ›

Moreover, Turkish coast is adorned with some surreal beaches, which make the vacation all the more fun and enticing. Ideal for relaxing, swimming, surfing and water sports; these beaches in Turkey are ideal for a fun day out with friends and families.

Which is better Oludeniz or Bodrum? ›

Beaches - Olu Deniz has a better beach than Bodrum (although there are other resorts on the Bodrum peninsula with good beaches). Tradition - Bodrum is a traditional Turkish town as well as being a resort whereas Olu Deniz is more of a purpose built resort.

Is Antalya hotter than Bodrum? ›

Antalya is much hotter in summer than Bodrum and has a longer warm season. Antalya will be a good choice if you're planning your holiday in autumn.

Is Antalya or Bodrum hotter? ›

Antalya is much hotter than Bodrum, with longer summers too.

Is Antalya better than Istanbul? ›

Both Antalya and Istanbul have a number of activities to choose from. With generally more activities and things to do, visitors tend to spend more time in Istanbul than Antalya. The ideal length of time for a trip to Antalya is 2-5 days, and the ideal length of time for a trip to Istanbul is 3-7 days.

Which type of Turkey is best? ›

Which Turkey to Buy
  • DO: Look for a Natural or Organic frozen turkey, ideally one that was "pastured"—allowed to roam outside. ...
  • DON'T: Buy a "basted," "self-basted" or "injected" turkey because those birds are usually factory-farmed and injected with additives to make them bigger.
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Is Antalya or Fethiye better? ›

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Fethiye and Antalya, we can see that Antalya is more expensive. And not only is Fethiye much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Fethiye would let you spend less money overall.

Can you swim in the Blue Lagoon Oludeniz? ›

Separated from the main beach by a sand bar and narrow channel, the lagoon beckons you into its shallow waters. You can immerse yourself, paddle barefoot along the shoreline or swim across to the tiny island at the mouth of the lagoon.

How much is taxi from Fethiye to Oludeniz? ›

The fastest way to get from Fethiye to Ölüdeniz is to taxi which takes 12 min and costs 70 ₺ - 85 ₺.

Which one is better Bodrum or Marmaris? ›

Bodrum and Marmaris are very different from each other in the landscape. Bodrum is dry but Marmaris is green and lush. The climate in Bodrum, due to its location and winds, is drier and milder. Marmaris has more humidity and is a hotter resort than Bodrum.

Which is better Dalaman or Antalya? ›

Dalaman isn't a a place to spend a holiday; it has an airport which feeds nearby resorts such as, for example, Marmaris or Fethiye. By contrast, Antalya is the heart - no comparison - of Turkey's sun&sea tourism, and one of the most visited places in the world.

Which resort is best in Turkey? ›

Best resorts in Turkey
  • BEST RESORT FOR FAMILIES – ANTALYA. Turkey's mega-resorts are made for family holidays. ...
  • BEST RESORT FOR COUPLES – ICMELER. If you're looking for a resort made for spending quality time with your other half, head to Icmeler. ...
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Is Antalya better than Cappadocia? ›

People go to Antalya to swim and visit Roman sites, Cappadocia for its rock formations, undergound cities and ballooning. It is impossible to say which one you might prefer. (Many more people go to Antalya.) However, Cappadocia is OK to visit year-round, while Antalya is best April through October.

Which is better Antalya or Antalya? ›

Both Alanya and Antalya offer something different, so it's not as easy as one is better than the other. If you prefer a quiet vacation in an all-inclusive resort by the beach, Alanya. If you prefer history and culture, then Antalya.

Is Istanbul cheaper than Antalya? ›

Cost of living in Antalya (Turkey) is 18% cheaper than in Istanbul (Turkey)

Where in Turkey has a sandy beach? ›

Kaputaş beach, Ölüdeniz beach, Kleopatra beach, Butterfly valley beach, the most beautiful beaches in Turkey have names that make you dream. Sun, sand and turquoise waters await you.

Is Antalya beach sand? ›

But does Antalya have sandy beaches? The answer is yes, visitors are able to find a plethora of sandy beaches and here are some of the most famous among the many.

Are beaches in Antalya free? ›

Antalya's public beaches are absolutely free to visit and any local person or tourist can go there at any time they please. You are also welcome to use the changing rooms and showers.

Can you swim in Istanbul beaches? ›

Istanbul has 85 accessible beaches or bathing spots, many of them no more than 30 or 40 minutes on the metro from the city centre. Due to the city's unique location, you've also got the choice of swimming the Black Sea in the north, the Sea of Marmara in the south or the Bosphorus Strait in between.

Are beaches in Turks public? ›

All beaches in the Turks and Caicos are public and free-to-access up to the high tide point (generally where the vegetation begins).

Where should I stay in Turkey for first time? ›

With some of the most famous and impressive landmarks, Istanbul is undoubtedly the best city to stay in when visiting Turkey for the first time. From the city, first-time travelers can have access to some of the most popular attractions in the country.

What month is best in Turkey? ›

April, May, September and October are pleasantly warm, with temperatures of 20°C to 30°C, so are typically the best times to visit Turkey's grand array of ancient sites. The summer months (June through to September) are very hot, with temperatures reaching the mid-thirties on the south coast.

Where is the safest place in Turkey? ›

Which areas in Turkey are safest for families? Families hoping for a classic poolside holiday with a killer beach view visit areas in the provinces of Dalaman, Antalya, Feyithe and Bodrum - all generally considered to be safe.

Is Antalya worth visiting? ›

If you ask yourself, is Antalya worth visiting, our answer is yes. The name Antalya refers to the city centre and larger region covering eastern Mediterranean Turkey. We adore all of Antalya, from the bustling old town and modern city centre to outskirt towns like Kalkan and Alanya. So do not just take our word for it.

Is Bodrum beach sandy? ›

First-time Bodrum visitors should note that Bodrum's beaches do not have soft white sand. As with many other beach destinations along the Aegean and Mediterranean, the shores here are mostly shingle or compacted yellow sand.

Is Bodrum worth visiting? ›

Absolutely, it is! This wonderful destination offers lots of variety and a relatively relaxed atmosphere, mainly because it's so small. Here are some reasons why you should visit Bodrum over Antalya. Thanks to its small size, the town of Bodrum is a destination that's very easy to explore.

What is not allowed in Turkey? ›

Smoking is banned in all indoor areas including cafes, restaurants, hotels (it may be allowed in the hotel room), bars and on public transport as well as in the gardens of mosques and hospitals. It is sometimes banned at certain outdoor public events, for example artistic, cultural or sports events.

How do females dress in Turkey? ›

The general Istanbul dress code for tourists and especially women is to cover your legs at least past to your knees, cover your chest and cover any cleavage and cover your stomach.

Can you put toilet paper in the toilet in Turkey? ›

A waste bin is placed near the toilet and users are asked to put used toilet paper into the bin instead. This is fine if the paper is used only for drying, but highly unsanitary if the paper is used for wiping.

Do you wear a swimsuit to Turkish baths? ›

Swimwear is required on mixed sessions and is optional for ladies only and gentlemen only sessions. We provide a towel for all guests at the Turkish Baths. If you are also having treatments, we will provide you with a robe and slippers on request. All you need to bring with you are your personal toiletries.

What should I wear to the beach in Turkey? ›

At the beach, anything goes. At Turkish beaches, some foreign female visitors remove their bikini tops while lying in the sun, but put them on again to walk around or enter the water. Shorts, T-shirts and flip-flops or bare feet are normal wear for both Turks and foreigners.

Where is the warmest sea in Turkey? ›

Conditions of sea water on beaches in Turkey

Today the warmest water in Turkey is recorded in Arsuz. Its value in this location is 74°F. And the coldest one is in Ordukoy, its value 58°F.

Which is better Antalya or Alanya? ›

Smaller in size than Antalya, Alanya is just perfect for families and for people seeking to relax. The smaller size doesn't mean that the city lucks in activities. In Alanya, you can always enjoy some extra touches of adventure by joining thrilling tours and excursions in the countryside.

Where is the cleanest sea in Turkey? ›

The Altinkum Beach in Turkey is a tranquil and one of the most beautiful beautiful beaches in Turkey. It is one of the cleanest beaches in Turkey with some kick-ass water sports and food options nearby. Other than swimming and surfing, one can also enjoy boating and kayaking here.

Can you swim at Turkey Beach? ›

Turkey Beach also has a small tidal swimming enclosure near the boat ramp and an extensive network of sandy beaches outside Rodds Harbour offers beachgoers plenty of choices.

Are all beaches in Turkey public? ›

Everyone has the right to freely use the beach in Turkey. According to Coastal Law No. 3621, coasts are open to equal and free use by all. No one can prevent others from entering the beach.


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