Aegean Sea, Turkey

Aegean Coast

The Aegean Coast has the highest concentration of ancient sites in Turkey – it’s hard to find a city younger than 3,000 years old along this beautiful coastline.

The Aegean Coast (or west coast) of Turkey stretches from the North near Istanbul, down the coastline to the boundaries of Marmaris. Dotted along the coastline are attractive fishing villages, now popular holiday resorts and inland is splendid scenery and beautiful ruins.


It’s all here. Things to see and do, places to explore and moments to discover.

Golturkbuku Bay, Bodrum, Turkey


Spend a few days relaxing in the port town of Bodrum, an elegant seaside getaway.

Ephesus, Turkey


Transport yourself back to Roman times as you stroll around the ancient city of Ephesus.

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Travertine Pools and Terraces, Pamukkale, Turkey


Head inland to bathe in the calcium-rich waters of Pumakkale.

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Asklepieion, Bergama, Turkey


Enjoy the views from one of the country’s finest ancient sites, Pergamum or Bergama’s acropolis is dramatically sited on a hill.

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Bodrum Castle, Turkey
Bodrum Castle, Turkey

Why we like the Aegean Coast

This stunning coastline is home to the pretty fishing village of Assos and the charming port of Bodrum, which, with its striking crusader castle, is a popular place to spend a few days. Travel inland to explore the much less known yet beautiful ruins and sculptures at Aphrodisias.

Slightly less visited but no less impressive are the ancient cities of Ionia: Priene, Miletus and Didyma.

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