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.
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 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
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.