Beach, Alanya, Turkey

Mediterranean Coast

Why you should visit The Mediterranean Coast

  • Explore the Datça peninsula with its pretty harbour town and ancient ruins at Knidos
  • Access remote coves and bays, unreachable by the masses, onboard a traditional gulet
  • Wander the winding cobbled streets and soak up the local atmosphere in the harbour town of Kas 
  • Hire a car for real freedom to explore the dramatic mountains, stunning beaches, cosmopolitan ports & rustic villages
  • Explore the Dalyan Delta by river boat

Our specialists 'Must Do'

Exploring this coastline by gulet has to be hard to beat but another hidden gem should you prefer to be land based is the peninsula of Bozburun which remains un-crowded and peaceful with a feel of what a holiday to Turkey must have been like some 50 years ago.

A little bit more about The Mediterranean Coast

This turquoise coast is littered with picture perfect fishing villages, idyllic islands, pebble coves and spectacular ruins - the perfect mix of relaxation and history.

The Taurus (Toros) Mountains form a dramatic backdrop along much of the coast often dropping steeply right into the Sea, these mountains offer a little visited wilderness making for some wonderful trekking.

One of the most relaxing and dramatic ways to experience this coastline is a sailing holiday to Turkey, onboard a Gulet - a traditional wooden yacht, where you can anchor in secluded bays surrounded by the smell of thyme and pine. Historical sites on this coastline include the amazingly preserved Roman theatre of Aspendos, the underwater rooms at Kekova and the impressive cliff side Lycian tombs of ancient Kaunos at Dalyan.

When to go to Turkey's Mediterranean Coast

Overall the best time to visit is spring, April to May and Autumn, September to October when the climate is great for sightseeing. If you are looking for a beach holiday to Turkey, May to September is perfect.

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