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 a... 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 laid-back atmosphere. Situated in the southwest of the country on the beautiful Mediterranea... more

Dalyan

Unlike neighbouring holiday resorts, Dalyan is a largely undeveloped, tranquil village offering a significant number of natural and historical attractions, as well as classic Turkish friendliness and ... 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 operat... 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, with luxury yachts bobbing in the bay an... more

Izmir

Izmir is Turkey's third largest city, a busy port, commercial centre and gateway to the Aegean Coast, but despite its size (population around three million) and importance it still retains enough holi... 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, and although lacking in idyllic stretches of beach, the dramatic rocky coastline creates easy acc... 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 a bustling cosmopolitan tourist centre in the summer months. Marma... more

Oludeniz

Oludeniz is situated just a few minutes from Fethiye and has a crystal-clear lagoon and a beautiful, photogenic grey-white beach that adorns almost every Turkish travel brochure. Despite being develop... 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