Beaches in Turkey

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Turkey is such a large country that it has a range of beaches to suit every budget and taste. However, you should be aware of certain risks associated with Turkey Beaches such as dangerous riptides and undertows. There aren't usually many lifeguards around either which can cause problems.

Oludeniz - Turkey's Most Famous

Well-known around the world, yet crowded, Oludeniz offers some great restaurants and nightlife so is not the automatic option for those who want to chill out. The accommodation is first-rate but at busy periods can be competitive.

Olimpos - Time to Unwind

Charming and secluded, Olimpos Beach is atmospheric and quiet and behind it is an area full of stunning Roman ruins, giving this destination a fascinating historical and cultural dimension.

Side - Culture and Partying

Drive approximately 40 miles from Antalya and you will reach this once idyllic fishing village that has now become a little too hectic for some, although offering good clubs and bars for those who like to party. There are Roman ruins here also that are worth checking out.

Iztuzu - Turtle Spotting Fun

Iztuzu ranks among the finest Turkey Beaches for the reason that this is the place to spot logger-headed turtles and other exciting wildlife. Conveniently situated near Dalaman Airport (though not too near so you can hear the planes), Iztuzu also boasts some marvelous cliff tombs and the ancient Caunos ruins.

The Bodrum Peninsula - A Great Choice

If you want to experience a variety of different beaches in one place then go to the Bodrum Peninsula where you can enjoy the beauty and the coarse sand of Ortakent Yalisi, the great surf of Turgetreis and the gem-like Gemusluk. It's easy to travel between these destinations.

Calis and Oludeniz

The beach of Calis is so long that you're almost certain to find a secluded spot for your own use. Adjacent to it is Fethiye Bay which is spacious enough for yachting enthusiasts to do their thing. Just across the mountains is Oludeniz where large crowds of sunbathers and swimmers gather for most of the year round. There are great activities to participate in too, such as paragliding off the mountain tops. If you get the chance and you have the courage you should try tandem paragliding in which 2 people harness themselves to one another. It's also worth checking out the Lycian Way, an ancient footpath that leads from the beach to other places.

March 08, 2010 change by revjugular

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