Places to Visit in Turkey

Icmeler (Turkey)

According to Polyhobbies, Icmeler is a resort located 8 km from Marmaris. Icmeler is calmer and cleaner than Marmaris, it is located in a picturesque bay at the foot of the forested slopes of the mountains.

The resort is more family friendly. The waters here are calm, the beaches are sandy and pebbly. A pedestrian zone runs along the coastline, which leads to Marmaris, the main restaurants and cafes are concentrated here. Hotels stand a little further from the beaches, they are separated from them by gardens. In the center of the city there is a market square, where every Thursday the local bazaar starts its work.

The coastal waters of Icmeler and the nearby small islands are considered one of the best diving spots in Turkey , visibility here reaches 40 m, and there are either no currents at all, or they are quite weak. During the dives, you can see eels, octopuses, lobsters, tuna, barracudas, sea turtles and dolphins, as well as red Mediterranean corals and sponges. The most popular dive site is the Kadirga seamount with many tunnels and caves, as well as fragments of amphora at the bottom and anchors. In Icmeler there is a school for beginner divers.

Having reached Marmaris, you can go on excursions to the Greek island of Rhodes, to Pamukkale and to the ancient city of Ephesus.

Kemer (Turkey)

Kemer is one of the resorts on the southern Mediterranean coast of Turkey. It is located 45 km west of Antalya. This resort is different in that almost all of its territory is covered with vegetation. Framing the bay, the Taurus Mountains are overgrown with conifers and eucalyptus trees that descend directly to the sea. The swimming season here lasts from May to October.

The beaches in Kemer are pebbly. Although all hotels cover the beaches with sand, at the very edge of the water, the sea washes away the sand and you need to enter the water on pebbles. Kemer itself has a lot of shops, cafes and bars. Kemer has its own parking for small boats. To the port of Kemer most of the pleasure yachts are assigned, which will take you for little money to different places on the coast near Kemer. Here, in Kemer, yachts come from Bodrum.

Of the main attractions, Mount Olympus can be distinguished. At its foot are the ruins of the ancient city of Olympus, which was built here in the 3rd century BC in honor of the god Hephaestus. Now an eternal flame burns in this place. Nearby you can see the ruins of the younger part of Kemer, which was once a local port in the past.

Konakli (Turkey)

Konakli is located 12 km west of Alanya. It is a small town with several beaches. Basically, they are composed of sand, and the seabed here is pebbly. There are also concrete beaches with special descents into the water. Konakli offers tourists a wide range of restaurants and cafes, as well as nightlife.

Kumkoy (Turkey)

The small resort of Kumkoy is located west of Side. The local sandy beaches and shallow sea are suitable for families with children. On the seashore there are luxurious villas and upscale hotels.

Kusadasi (Turkey)

The resort of Kusadasi is located on the coast of the Aegean Sea in the west of the country, 90 km south of Izmir. Translated from Turkish, the name of the city means “bird island”, as the island, located not far from the coast and connected with the city by a causeway, used to be called. When they decided to call the city by the same name, the island was renamed “Pigeon”.

Of the main attractions of Kusadasi, the ancient Genoese fortress of the 15th century stands out. It stands on Pigeon Island, in ancient times the fortress served as a refuge for pirates, later it became a seaport, and even today cruise liners moor here. Now there is a restaurant in the fortress and a flower greenhouse surrounds it.

In the city itself, you should definitely visit the local bazaar.

The beaches in Kusadasi are sandy and the coastal waters are great for diving. At Pigeon Island, visibility is at least 15 m; when diving, you can see octopuses, barracudas, starfish and parrot fish.

30 km south of the city is the Dilek National Park, home to many birds and a great place to relax from the bustling resort. Some of the most famous ancient cities of Turkey

are located not far from Kusadasi. – Ephesus, Priene, Miletus and Didyma. Ephesus is interesting in that one of the seven Wonders of the World is located here – the Temple of Artemis, here in the 5th century BC. the philosopher Heraclitus lived, and the Holy Apostle Paul also preached here. Didyma is famous for the temple of Apollo, and fame for Miletus was brought by the philosopher Thales and the architect Isidore.

Kusadasi (Turkey)