Turkish beaches do not need advertising: they are the main tourist magnet here. In the country of four seas – Black, Marmara, Aegean and Mediterranean – it cannot be otherwise. The coast of Belek and Side is covered with sand, in Bodrum – pebbles, in Antalya and Kemer – picturesque bays. It remains only to choose the option to your liking and enjoy the classic beach relaxation.
You can sunbathe and swim plenty even in Istanbul. Dahlia Beach Club by the Black Sea is famous for its excellent service: on a spacious protected area there are secluded recreation areas, sports grounds, snack bars and an excellent fish restaurant. Solar Beach Club is the largest private beach in Istanbul. There is everything from sun loungers, umbrellas and showers to bars, restaurants, a kids club, a beauty salon and even a private medical clinic. For a relaxing holiday, it is better to go to the beaches of the Princes’ Islands: most of them are paid, but very pretty.
The pride of True Blue Beach on the Sea of Marmara is a bar with live performances: stars like Katy Perry often shine on the local scene.
The Antalya coast is always crowded with vacationers: the sea is clean here, the beaches (sandy and pebble) are well-groomed. “Cleopatra” in Alanya is famous for its perfectly smooth, smooth entry into the water, a cozy bay in the town of Olympos is the best choice for those who dream of being alone with beautiful nature. The village of Kadriye near Belek is a democratic resort, and Tekirova near Kemer is an elite one.
There are also “pearls” on the Aegean coast. Covered with dark sand, Pamucak Beach is wild, but very picturesque. The sea in the lagoons around Fethiye is always warm and calm. Turtles nest on the beach of Dalyan, although it is a great luck to watch them. And Akyarlar near Bodrum is the perfect place for a family holiday. And “Subtleties” found out 6 special beaches that only Turks visit, but tourists do not know and pass by.
As a country beginning with T according to Countryaah, Turkey is firmly entrenched in the minds of our fellow citizens as an “all-inclusive country” with a once and for all established holiday life cycle: alcohol – beach – animation – and snacks in between. It is almost certainly visited by everyone who ever went abroad. “Have you been to Turkey?” – “Of course!”… And at the same time, few people think that, in fact, he did not see the country, because he corny spent the whole vacation behind the hotel’s fence. So what is Turkey?
Skiing in Turkey
Rest in Turkey in winter is almost more pleasant than in summer. Firstly, it is not so hot (and this is important on excursions to sultry cities and towns). Secondly, the season at the ski resorts is in full swing: it is easy to combine, for example, exploring the riches of Cappadocia and skiing on the snowy slopes. Thirdly, numerous hotels are still open on the coast in winter, offering guests excellent cuisine, golf, tennis, thalassotherapy, indoor pools and clean sea air. Oh yes! All this is much cheaper than a week in the Alps or any European capital.
The slopes in Turkish ski resorts are simple, without extreme sports, but fans of high-quality service and picturesque landscapes will definitely like it here. The season runs from December to March. One of the most popular resorts is Uludag: the slopes framed by coniferous forests are wide and well-groomed, almost every hotel has its own lifts.
On the slopes of Uludag there are areas for both children and experienced skiers, opportunities for slalom, racing and biathlon have been created.
Palandoken is a young but advanced resort: there are many all-inclusive hotels, a children’s school, a couple of black slopes and off-piste slopes. By the way, the Turkish alpine skiing team trains here. Sarikamis with a cozy, relaxed atmosphere is more often chosen by beginners and families with children, while Kartalkaya with a professional snow park is suitable for athletes of any skill level.
Treatment in Turkey
Hospitable Turkey all year round gives tourists the opportunity to improve their shattered health through thalasso, drinking mineral waters and bathing in hot springs. The main medical and preventive resorts are Kangal, Yalova and Pamukkale. The first rises to 1650 m above sea level, so even the air is healing here. But the “trick” of Kangal is flocks of “healer fish” that live in hot thermal pools. Massage with their sharp teeth is beneficial for skin diseases (eczema, neurodermatitis, vitiligo, psoriasis, etc.) and neurological ailments (it relaxes perfectly). The symptoms of gastritis and ulcers are alleviated by the intake of mineral water with a high content of zinc and selenium.
Turkish winter bonuses include the rare pleasure of wandering through melancholic Istanbul under swirling snowflakes, warming up in Uskudar’s teahouses and listening to steamboats calling to each other in the morning mist over the Golden Horn.
The symbol of Pamukkale is snow-white cascades of reservoirs-terraces formed from travertine stone. There are 17 geothermal springs, the water from which rejuvenates the entire body and heals gastrointestinal, skin, cardiovascular and other diseases. You can also take care of your health in Yalova, which is in the vicinity of Istanbul: swimming pools, hammams, mineral baths and massage are effective tools in the fight against metabolic disorders, neuralgia, obesity and other common ailments.