Turkey's Turquoise Coast

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10 - 13
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Let yourself be swept along by the beauty of Turkey's west coast, visiting towns with gorgeous beaches, absorbing history, and enjoying authentic local ambiance.

In this trip

  • Night LifeNight Life
  • CultureCulture
  • Great FoodGreat Food
  • Historic PlacesHistoric Places
  • BeachesBeaches

Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Istanbul, Turkey

  • 2

    Bursa, Turkey

  • 3

    Izmir, Turkey

  • 4

    Bodrum, Turkey

  • 5

    Fethiye, Turkey

  • 6

    Antalya, Turkey

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Things to do in and around Istanbul

  • Urban Density
  • Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) view
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Dolmabahce Palace @ Istanbul
  • Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Street, Prince Islands
  • Floodplain Forest
  • Topkapi Palace @ Istanbul
  • Istiklal caddesi
  • Inside the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
  • Istanbul Modern
  • Small town outside of Istanbul, Turkey
  • Lake Sapanca, Turkey
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  • Süleymaniye Camii Suleiman Mosque
  • Sunken Palace Cistern in Istanbul
  • Istanbul Archeological Museum
  • Bridges
  • Iznik
  • Tombeau d'Eyüp Sultan
  • ortakoy
  • Istanbul :: Yenicami
  • Morning in Sultanahmet, Istanbul
   
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Istanbul

Turkey, Marmara region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life3 nights

East meets West in a vibrant crescendo of history, culture, and cuisine, making Istanbul an unmissable destination.

Istanbul, once known as Constantinople and Byzantium before that, is the most populous city in Turkey, and the country's economic, cultural, and historical center. Istanbul is a transcontinental city in Eurasia, straddling the Bosphorus strait between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Istanbul is one of the world's most populous cities and ranks as world's 5th-largest city proper and the largest European city. It's main attractions include Aya Sofya Basilica, Blue Mosque, Dolmabahce Palace, Grand Bazaar, several museums, and more.
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Things to do in and around Bursa

  • Bursa Rainbow
  • Bursa Tramline (IB24)
  • Bursa - Mausolée Vert
  • Ulu Cami skylight
  • Muradiye Tombs in Bursa
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  • Traditional Ottoman village
  • who dropped the pepper?
  • 2007-03-11 03-17 Istanbul 041 Bedeckter Basar
  • Crescent and star on mosque minaret
  • Bursa, Turkey
  • Uçmaya Hazırlık (Preparing to fly)
  • Lake Sapanca, Turkey
  • Turkey Toss Day, Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle, WA, 11/22/2008
  • Bursa - Koza Hani, Cour intérieure
  • Constantinople city wall
  • 38, Yesil Camii-n Madraza, gaur egun -Museo de Arte Turco e Islamico-, Bursa
  • Eskisehir, Turkey 2009-09-27
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Bursa

Turkey, Marmara region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life2 nights

Now a bustling industrial metropolis, the Ottoman empire's first major capital is full of history, markets, parks and attractions.

Bursa is a large city in Turkey, located in northwestern Anatolia, within the Marmara Region. It is the fourth most populous city in Turkey and one of the most industrialized metropolitan centers in the country. It has become proliferated with parks and gardens located across its urban fabric, as well as to the vast and richly varied forests of the surrounding region. Bursa has rather orderly urban growth and borders a fertile plain. The mausoleums of the early Ottoman sultans are located in Bursa and the city's main landmarks include numerous edifices built throughout the Ottoman period. Bursa also has thermal baths and several museums, including a museum of archaeology.
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Things to do in and around Izmir

  • Asansor (Elevator) & Izmir, Turkey
  • Dia de la Madre en Kemeralti. Mother´s Day in Kemeralti. Izmir. Turkey.
  • Kibris Sehitleri
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  • Izmir bazaar and mosque
  • Celsus library
  • ZEUS CAVE
  • Borsa
  • A mosque in Izmir
  • Aslanlar (Lions)
  • Magnificient Arches Still Standing
  • Alacati
  • Backlight Forest
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  • asansor view konak
  • Funfair in Izmir, Turkey
  • View on the forum and the basilica B with Pangaion Hills in the background, Philippi
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  • Izmir, Konak Square
  • St Polycarp Church, Izmir
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  • Aqua Castle
   
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Izmir

Turkey, Aegean region

FoodNight lifeCultureHistoric3 nights

Surrounded by sea and mountains, the large port city of Izmir is becoming known for its lively, forward-thinking cultural scene.

Izmir is a metropolitan city in the western extremity of Anatolia and the third most populous city in Turkey. The ancient city was known as Smyrna and the city was generally referred to as Smyrna in English, until the Turkish Postal Service Law made "Izmir" the internationally recognized name. Izmir has almost 4,000 years of recorded urban history and possibly even longer as an advanced human settlement. Its main sights include Agora Open Air Museum, the St. Polycarp Church, the Kus Cenneti bird sanctuary, the Coskun Lunapark, the Hisar and Fatih Mosques, and much more.
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Things to do in and around Bodrum

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  • Bodrum
  • Lake Bafa in Turkey
  • Castle of St. Peter
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  • Labraunda
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  • 5,000 year old amphitheatre
  • Windmills Bodrum in Turkey
  • Bodrum
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  • Theater of Miletus
  • Bitez Bodrum
  • View on the forum and the basilica B with Pangaion Hills in the background, Philippi
  • TURGUTREIS/BODRUM/TURKEY
   
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Bodrum

Turkey, Aegean region

BeachesNight lifeNatureActiveHistoric2 nights

The sparkling waters, beaches and relaxing atmosphere of this Mediterranean coastal town make it a highly popular getaway spot.

Bodrum is a district and a port city in Mugla Province, in the southwestern Aegean Region of Turkey. It is located on the southern coast of Bodrum Peninsula, and is also the center of the eponymous district. The city was called Halicarnassus of Caria in ancient times and was famous for housing the Mausoleum of Mausolus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Bodrum Castle, built by the Knights Hospitaller in the 15th century, overlooks the harbor and the marina. The castle grounds include a Museum of Underwater Archaeology and hosts several cultural festivals throughout the year.
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Things to do in and around Fethiye

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  • King Amyntas's Tomb
  • Rock-carved tombs at Kaunos
  • Alpine
  • Fethiye museum coins Lycian classical period
  • hillside beach club
  • Oludeniz, Turkey
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  • Tlos - Lycian Rock Tombs
  • Köyceğiz Lake boat trip
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  • Oludeniz, Turkey
   
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Fethiye

Turkey, Mediterranean region

BeachesSmall townsNatureActiveHistoric3 nights

A slice of paradise, Fethiye has stunning blue waters, pine-covered hills, beautiful bays and a laid back feel.

Fethiye is a city and district of Mugla Province in the Aegean region of Turkey. It is one of Turkey's well-known tourist centers and is especially popular during the summer. In the last ten years Fethiye has become a magnet for British citizens. Apart from its climate and natural beauty, the Britons are attracted by its less expensive lifestyle and the hospitality of the local people. The Fethiye Museum, which is very rich in ancient and more recent artifacts, displays and testifies to the successive chain of civilizations that existed in the area, starting with the ancient Lycians. Fethiye is also home to the Tomb of Amyntas, a large and beautiful tomb built in 350 BC by the Lycians. What makes this tomb unique is its massive size and beautiful carvings.
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Things to do in and around Antalya

  • Antalya Old Town
  • 2009 Antalya
  • Duden Waterfall
  • İspanya İmparatorluğu
  • Kaputaş
  • Köprülü Kanyon'un Köprüsü
  • Kekova Kaleden
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  • Antalya Müzesi - Antalya Museum
  • The Ruins at Olympos
  • Amphitheatre, Termessos
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  • Road to Kekova
  • Model of Blue Mosque
  • Hidirlik Tower
  • Perga's agora
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Antalya

Turkey, Mediterranean region

BeachesNight lifeFoodHistoricCulture2 nights

Turkey's largest Mediterranean coastal city is home to some of the country's finest beaches, and is dotted with historic sites.

Antalya is the eighth most populous city in Turkey and the capital of its eponymous province. Located on Anatolia's flourishing southwest coast bordered by the Taurus Mountains, Antalya is the largest Turkish city on the Mediterranean coast. Roman rule saw Antalya thrive, including the construction of new monuments, such as Hadrian's Gate. Kaleici, with its narrow cobbled streets of historic Ottoman era houses, is the old center of Antalya. With its hotels, bars, clubs, restaurants, and shopping, it has been restored to retain much of its historical character. There are also archaeological sites with traces of Lycian, Pamphylian, Roman, and Byzantine architecture and cultures.
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