Turkey: Our Favorite Beaches

Summer is filled with cool nights, fruity cocktails, refreshing dips in the water, and sand in your toes. Whether you choose to swim in the sea, have massages under the palm trees, or indulge in a long Phaeton ride, we have you covered. The coast of turkey offers a wide range of experiences. Here is a list of some of our favorites.

Summer is filled with cool nights, fruity cocktails, refreshing dips in the water, and sand in your toes. Whether you choose to swim in the sea, have massages under the palm trees, or indulge in a long Phaeton ride, we have you covered. The coast of turkey offers a wide range of experiences. Here is a list of some of our favorites.

 
ALACATI

The cobbled streets of Ala?at? are lined with restaurants, hotels, and shops bursting with tourists and locals. While Fun Beach Club is best for lazy afternoons lying in a private gazebo on the beach, After Sunset is the place for party-lovers prepared to dance the afternoon away. Fun Beach Club: ?iftlik Mah. Kum Kilise Mevki, ?ht. Mehmet Yolu, ?e?me Merkez/?zmir, Turkey, +90 232 722 1095.

EAT: Asma Yapra?? is the perfect place for a taste of homemade Turkish cuisine. The friendly staff will help you select from the large menu, or you can just take a look inside the homey kitchen yourself. If simple fish and rak? is your preference, Dalyan, located in the marina, serves fresh fish and traditional Turkish mezes. Asma Yapra??: ?e?me, 1005 Sk No:50, Izmir, Turkey, +90 232 716 0178. Dalyan: Dalyan Mh., 35930 ?e?me/?zmir, Turkey, +90 232 724 7045.

STAY: For those who want to disappear in a romantic garden, try the Vintage Boutique Hotel. For a more luxurious weekend of five-star pampering, Alavya is the place. Vintage Boutique Hotel: Yenimecidiye mah. 3046 Sok. No:2/1,Alacati, 35937 ???????, Turkey, +90 232 716 0716. Alavya: Yeni Mecidiye Mh., 3005. Sk, 35937 ?zmir, Turkey, +90 232 716 6632

 

 

BODRUM

Bodrum is perhaps the best known spot on the Turkish coast. Here you can visit historical sites like the Bodrum Castle, or the famous G?lt?rkb?k? cove with its stunning beaches. Do nothing or do everything -- including luxe retail therapy at the Palmira Bodrum

Ma?ak?z? has been around for so many seasons with good reason: its perfect location provides peace and quiet during the day, the 74  rooms have incredible views, and there is also a luxurious spa and a high-end restaurant on the property.

Ma?ak?z?: Kesire Mevkii, Narcicegi sok. Golturkbuku, 48400 T?rkb?k?, Turkey, +90 252 377 6272. 

Palmira Bodrum: Kele?harim Cad. No:22 Golturkbuku, 48483 Bodrum - Mu?la, Turkey, +90 252 377 5601

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BOZCAADA

Bozcaada is best known for its wine tasting, unassuming fish restaurants, quiet beaches, and incredible sunsets. Located close to ?anakkale, this island is a tranquil gem. 

EAT
Lodos Bozcaada shares the easy-going vibe of this island. Enjoy tasty mezes in an antique stone house.
 
Lodos Bozcaada: Cinar Carsi Cad. Postahane arkasi Bozcaada / Canakkale, Bozcaada, Turkey, +90 286 697 05 45.
 
STAY
The island isn?t that big, however we suggest staying in the central area and exploring from there. 9 Oda is a small boutique hotel where you will wake up to a large breakfast that you'll never forget. 
 
9 Oda: Cumhuriyet Mah.20 eylul Cad.No:43, Bozcaada, Bozcaada, Turkey, 532 427 06 48.
 
 
 
GOCEK
If you prefer a day at sea to one on the shore, G?cek is your spot. Here you can rent a variety of boats from the marina and let the captain take you to his favorite spots to spend the day. The best meals on shore can be found at the Bozburun Yacht Club.
 
Bozburun Yacht Club: Adatepe Mahallesi. Yesilova Caddesi 155/1 48710 Bozburun Turkey
 
 
 
CUNDA
As soon as you step onto Cunda Island, you will feel like you have been transported onto a film set. Here you will find a glistening blue sea surrounded by picture perfect cobble-stoned streets and stone houses. Cunda is the largest of the Ayval?k Islands, so there are many restaurants and hotels by the water.
 
EAT
To get a taste of local fish dishes and a mouth-watering breakfast, head over to Ayna.
Ayna: Carsi Cad. Sahil Yolu No:22, Alibeyadasi, Ayvalik, Turkey, 3272725.
 
STAY
Otel Sobe offers a more private experience on its own beach and it's located only a few minutes' walk to the center of town.
Otel Sobe: NamIk kemal Mah. Hayat Cad. No:5 | Alibeyadas?, Ayvalik, Turkey.