Many Swedes and other Europeans goes on turkey holidays. Especially to Alanya which is on the absolute top list. Lifecruiser will list what would be our 5 top choices to go to at the Turkish riviera.
The Turkish Riviera also is called the Turquoise Coast and is situated in an area of the southwest of Turkey. It has a lot of ancient, important history to offer the curious tourists beside the beach lovers.
Ölüdeniz beach resort is our number one choice, not only because the name start with Öl – which means beer in Swedish, but also because of the blue lagoon which is a national nature reserve. The beach is blue flagged.
The view from the Red Tower towards the Alanya dockyard and beach. Alanya was founded in the 13th century and the citadel with it’s kilometers of walls situated on a peninsula up to 250 meters above sea level, are among the most interesting tourist spots of Alanya.
Besides just taking a nice boat trip on the Dalyan river delta, there are the weathered facades of Lycian tombs cut from rock (400 BC) you can see in the cliffs and the ruins of the ancient trading city of Kaunos.
There is also the turtle beach to visit, where the turtles Caretta Caretta (Loggerhead Sea Turtles) which has existed for 95 million years lay their eggs.
Turkeys golf place number one, Belek is only about 30 minutes from Antalaya city center. They have 11 golf courses, 9 PGA, which offer golf year round. The golf courses usually are located amidst pine woods.
In Bodrum we want to eat meze and drink raki. And shopping bags. Not necessary in that order, because we could get too drunk after drinking raki – we have had that experience once before (lol).
There is a powerful crusader burg in the harbor, Efesos, to explore and some hours away there are Artemis temple.
The Turkish Riviera has everything to offer: beach life, shopping, Turkish baths, safari’s, old villages, architecture, boat trips, paddling the rapids or dripstone caves.
If that isn’t enough, we can take the Bodrum – Kos Express Lines over to Kos in Greece. It’s EU’s door to the middle East and nothing is left to be controlled when passing the border.
We just have to make sure to be back within a days margin, since it’s not unusual that some tours get cancelled…
Or maybe we should get stuck there…?
Lifecruiser ♥ Turkish Riviera