The Turquoise Riviera (also known as the Turkish Riviera or the Turquoise Coast) is the name generally given to the stretch of beautiful waters encompassing the provinces of Antalya, Muğla and the southern Aegean of Izmir.
In short, it’s a region of breathtaking natural beauty, with a warm climate, warm sea, mountainous scenery, gorgeous beaches, thousands of kilometers of coves and shorelines to explore, and much more – not to mention the inland waterfalls and forests and hiking trails and more.
The white sand beaches and turquoise waters of Ölüdeniz make for one of the most breathtaking
natural spots to see – or swim in! – anywhere in the world.
Hundreds of species of butterfly make this cove their home. It’s only accessible by boat, and the beach and steep cliffs overlooking it are simply unbelievable.
Bozcaada and Gökçeada
These two islands across the water from Çanakkale are picturesque and feature local cuisines and an island atmosphere that truly lets you get away from the rush of big city life!
İztuzu is a hugely long beach, 4.5 km long, near Dalyan, which forms a natural barrier between the delta of the Dalyan river, forming a stunning boat ride looking out over the Mediterranean’s virgin beaches.
Patara is a massively long beach that leads up to the ancient city of Patara (itself a massive ancient Lycian city!) along the gorgeous Turkish Riviera.
Kaputaş is a little sliver of paradise right along the Mediterranean, a cove of stunning turquoise water and golden sand as giant cliffs looms past it.
This pretty little cove is situated right along a river valley, and as the name suggests is home to an ancient Lycian city.