Turkey, Turkey Beaches in Turkey Mini Guide by Fatima Yilmaz

Turkey’s favourite beach holiday destinations, including some secluded coves and turtle paradises.

Ölüdeniz is a small village and beach resort in the Fethiye district of Muğla Province, on the Turquoise Coast of southwestern Turkey, where the Aegean and Mediterranean seas meet.



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Situated in the beautiful Kabak Bay, Avalon Bungalows offers spectacular views of the Aegean Sea. Kabak Canyon is a coastal canyon similar to Butterfly Valley, but remoter, although accessible overland.

Kabak Bay


Olympos is a backpacker destination full of wooden tree-houses and rich nightlife. With ancient Lycian ruins, it is now known for their isolated Mediterranean beach.



İztuzu Beach is a 4.5 km long beach near Dalyan, in the Ortaca district of the Province of Muğla in southwestern Turkey. The beach is a narrow spit of land, which forms a natural barrier between the fresh water delta of the Dalyan river and the Mediterranean. It is one of the main breeding grounds for loggerhead sea turtles in the Mediterranean and is therefore often referred to as "Turtle Beach".

İztuzu Beach

Kaleiçi is the historic city center of Antalya, a city on the Mediterranean coast of southwestern Turkey . It is Turkey's biggest international sea resort, with the beautiful Mermerli Beach.

Mermerli Beach, Kaleiçi


An unspoiled resort town with traditional architecture in the southwest of the region. The town of Kaş is on a hill running down to the sea. The district has a typical Mediterranean climate of hot, dry summers and warm, wet winters, which allows the growth of oranges, lemons and bananas.



A quiet coastal town with nearby caves that are habitat of Mediterranean monk seals and Mediterranean sea turtles. This 38km long remote coastline is mostly unspoilt and includes some sandy beaches. The town of Aydıncık is spread along the coast near a small point, Sancak Burnu.


A town on Turkey's westernmost tip with an impressive citadel. Cesme is known as the windsurfing and kite-surfing capital of Turkey, and the third best surfing resort in the world. Especially Alacati beach offers the ideal location for surfing, and this is where all the surfing schools are located.


Alanya is a coastal resort city. Because of its natural strategic position on a small peninsula into the Mediterranean Sea below the Taurus Mountains, Alanya has been a local stronghold for many Mediterranean-based empires.