Enjoying the Beauty of Turkey
If you are looking for a great vacation, Turkey should be high on your list of countries to visit. The sun is always shining and the beaches are great. In the evening you can eat wonderful Turkey food and then dive into the wild nightlife.
If you just want to relax, you can spend the whole day on the beach. If you want some action, try one of the many available water sports: jet skiing, para-sailing, banana boat or simply play a fun game of beach volleyball.
Looking for something more adventurous,? Then trek into the mountains or try mountain or ravine climbing. If water is more your element, Turkey also has a lot of places for diving, sea kayaking and rafting.
The most popular Turkish destination without a doubt is Alanya. About 10 % of all tourists in Turkey are on vacation in Alanya. The reason is the combination of two wonderful beaches and the many interesting sights.
The best site many be castle hill, which divides two beaches. From the top of the hill, about 820 feet (250 meters) above the sea, there is a great view of Alanya and the surrounding country.
The Water Planet Aquapark is one of Turkey’s largest water parks and is an excellent place for children. Here they can try everything from water slides and rafting to bungee jumping and crazy golf.
Antalya is a little different than the other Turkey destinations. The city is not the typical fishing village that grew into a tourist village. The city has about 500,000 residents, so here you see more locals than tourists.
As a large city, Alanya has many shopping centers, bazaars and shopping streets. In addition, there are also many interesting sights from the Roman Empire in the city. Many are located in the old part of the city called Kaleici.
The number one golf destination in Turkey is without doubt – Belek. Eight golf courses can be found in the area. Due to its popularity, you must book several months ahead if you are going in the high season.
Belek is more than just for playing golf. Belek is also a paradise for bird lovers. The city does of course also have fine shopping and several water parks.
Kemer is a nice, little village that is surrounded by the Taurus Mountains and the Mediterranean. The city has a unique mix of the original Turkey and a modern tourist destination. Here are lively pedestrian streets, an elegant marina and beautiful beach promenades.
Close to the city is the ruins of Phaselis, where Alexander the Great spent his winters. In the middle of Kemer is the Moonlight Park. It’s a large park area with playground and dolphinarium. You can also find many restaurants, bars and discos.
Kusadasi offers an international feeling because of the many arriving cruise ships. Most passengers come to see the famous sight Efesos (also called Efesus) near Kusadasi. If you enjoy smart cafes and international clothing brands, Kusadasi is the city for you.
If you are looking for a romantic vacation destination, the city of Side might be the answer. In the old town you can view many Roman buildings. Stroll among the well-preserved wood and stone houses in quiet streets. Finish the day in the city theater, where concerts and theater have replaced long ago gladiator fights.
Author: Morten Elm