5 of the Best Attractions on the Turkish Aegean Coast

Our Turkish Aegean Coast Favourite Places

Turkish Aegean coast holidays have become more and more popular in recent years. With beautiful fishing towns and plenty to do, it’s a location where all the family can find something to get excited about, from taking part in water sports on the cool blue sea and exploring ancient monuments to dining at 5 star restaurants and dancing the night away in a vibrant nightclub.

We thought we’d put together a list of our favourites, so, here are our top five Turkish Aegean Coast places to visit:

  • The Old Village of Dogenbey
  • Cultural holidays in Turkey have always been popular. If you want to take a step into the past, then visit the Old Village at Dogenbey which offers a stunning collection of Greek and Turkish architecture. Off the normal tourist routes near Priene, the village has been described as being like an open air museum. There’s a chance to explore the past and learn about the local fauna and flora. And if you fancy something to eat then there are host of excellent fish restaurants in nearby Karine Bay.

  • Besparmak Mountain
  • Turkish Aegean coast holidays provide the chance to explore the wonderful countryside and if you like the outdoors life then Besparmak Mountain could be the place for you. Filled with mythical wonder and many sites of cultural interest, this ridge of mountains lies behind Bafa Lake and is one of the most beautiful spots on the planet. It’s popular with ardent hikers, nature lovers, and picnickers as well as amateur historians who want to explore sites like the lakeside ruins of Heraclea.

  • The Temple of Artemis
  • Akbuk holidays put you within a stone’s throw of one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The Temple of Artemis is one of the most visited ancient sites on the planet and is just a 30 minute walk from the town of Selcuk. Entrance to the site is free and the original temple was built around 600BC before being destroyed in AD400.

  • Sirince
  • Not far from the ruins of the temple is a small village called Sirince which is perched in the hills amongst some glorious vineyards. It is here you can sample the local wine and buy a few bottles to take home. There’s also a souvenir shop to browse, a host of restaurants and a lively market place.

  • The Aegean Sea
  • Of course you can’t think about Altinkum, Akbuk or other Turkish Aegean coast holidays without considering the sea. With warm temperatures all year round, there’s plenty to do, from scuba diving, fishing, boat trips or just a simple day by the beach, soaking up the atmosphere.

    There are plenty of scuba diving holidays on offer, even if you’ve never put on a wet suit before and, with those clear blue waters, it’s an experience you don’t want to miss. Or you can step aboard a luxury yacht and enjoy a night cruise and a meal as you sail across the majestic Aegean Sea.

With its great climate and wonderful amenities you can understand why so many people want to enjoy Aegean coast holidays. Whether you want the hustle and bustle of a busy seaside town or the solitude of a mountain path, the Turkish Aegean coast offers the best of all worlds.

Turkish Aegean Coast sirince