Holiday resorts in Turkey

Alanya

Situated on the Gulf of Antalya on Turkey's Mediterranean coast, Alanya has been a favoured seaside holiday resort for over 800 years. Today's European package tourist is drawn here for much the same ... more

Altinkum

Like Bodrum and Kusadasi, its neighbours on Turkey's south Aegean Coast, Altinkum is heavily frequented by British holiday package tourists. But unlike these other frenetic resorts, Altinkum is small ... more

Antalya

Antalya is the main city on the Mediterranean coast and one of the most popular holiday spots, with an attractive harbour setting and the picturesque old quarter of Kaleiçi enclosed within anci... more

Belek

Belek is a sprawling holiday resort town specifically developed for tourism, and over the last two decades has grown to encompass the neighbouring village of Kadriye. Boasting 300 days of sunshine and... more

Bodrum

The popular holiday resort of Bodrum, called Halicarnassus in ancient times, is the South Aegean's most attractive resort, described by Homer as the 'Land of Eternal Blue'. The hillside is covered in ... more

Calis

The holiday retreat of Calis (pronounced Chalish) in Turkey is renowned for its spectacular sunsets and its laidback atmosphere. Situated in the southwest of the country on the beautiful Mediterranean... more

Dalyan

Unlike neighbouring holiday resorts, Dalyan is a largely undeveloped and tranquil village offering a significant number of natural and historical attractions. Due to the fact that nearby Iztuzu beach ... more

Fethiye

The small port town and holiday retreat of Fethiye occupies the site of the ancient city Telmessos, with an impressive ancient theatre and numerous Lycian rock tombs. Situated at the head of a pretty ... more

Hisaronu

The charming hill town of Hisaronu, a short distance inland from Turkey's Mediterranean coast, has boomed into a popular holiday resort. Bristling with hotels, bars, restaurants, shops, and tour opera... more

Icmeler

Set on the southeast coast of Turkey where the Aegean Sea meets the Mediterranean, the purpose-built beach resort of Icmeler has a distinctly European flavour. Luxury yachts bob in the bay while a cos... more

Izmir

Turkey's third largest city, Izmir is a busy port, commercial centre, and gateway to the Aegean Coast. Despite its size and importance, it still retains enough holiday atmosphere to cause visitors to ... more

Kalkan

The charming Mediterranean holiday resort and fishing town of Kalkan is situated on Turkey's Turquoise Coast, and is sought after by a crowd more in search of atmosphere and charisma than mere fun and... more

Kas

Delightfully situated among towering vertical cliffs, Kas is the region's second major holiday resort. Although lacking in idyllic stretches of beach, the dramatic rocky coastline creates easy access ... more

Kusadasi

Kusadasi is one of the most swollen holiday resort towns on the southern Aegean Coast, overflowing with shiploads of tourists in summer who enlarge the year-round population several times over. Once a... more

Marmaris

One of the larger holiday resorts, Marmaris is probably the most European of the Turkish resort towns on the Mediterranean coast and is a bustling cosmopolitan tourist centre in the summer months. Mar... more

Oludeniz

Oludeniz is situated just a few minutes from Fethiye and has a crystal-clear lagoon and a beautiful beach that adorns almost every Turkish travel brochure. Despite being developed with many hotels and... more

Side

Situated on a peninsula and flanked by two stretches of golden beach, the pretty holiday resort town of Side is a jumble of old and new, with an extensive range of tourist accommodation, shops, late-n... more

Turunc

The little resort town of Turunc was once a sleepy fishing village, but has grown into a popular holiday resort over the years. The town is sheltered by forest-covered mountains, situated on a small, ... more