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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.


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

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

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


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

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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.


Where to Stay

Every captivating tailor-made itinerary needs a perfect base. Our team has handpicked this collection of properties to give you luxury options in styles to suit any adventure.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Kate Hitchen

My travels were first inspired by my love of the UK, which I take as much pleasure in exploring as countries far and wide. For me, travel is all about the adventure, the people I meet and the food I sample along the way.

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Katie Benden

The excitement of travelling the world has always hugely appealed. Largely cemented from my first solo trip to Egypt and the Middle East. The crazy hustle and bustle of Cairo was a huge assault on the senses, scrambling through the claustrophobic tunnels of the Great pyramid took me out of my comfort zone and I was left humbled by the warm hospitality of the Nubian people in Aswan as we shared dinner together.

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