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Map showing the Turkish Riviera

The Turkish Riviera (also known as "The Turquoise Coast") is a popular term used to define an area of southwest Turkey encompassing Antalya, Muğla and to a lesser extent Aydın and İzmir provinces. The combination of a favorable climate, warm sea, and abundant natural and archeological points of interest makes this stretch of Turkey’s coastline a popular tourist destination. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 340 pixelsFull resolution (1354 × 576 pixel, file size: 16 KB, MIME type: image/png) Map showing the Turkish Riviera region and major resort towns. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 340 pixelsFull resolution (1354 × 576 pixel, file size: 16 KB, MIME type: image/png) Map showing the Turkish Riviera region and major resort towns. ... Antalya province is located on the Mediterranean coast of south-west Turkey, between the Taurus Mountains and the Mediterranean sea. ... Shows the Location of MuÄŸla province MuÄŸla province is in southwestern Turkey, along the Aegean Sea. ... shows the Location of the Province Aydın Aydın is a province of Turkey, and its located in the southwestern Anatolian district, or more specifically in the Aegan region, in Turkish called Ege bölgesi. ... Ä°zmir is a province of Turkey in western Anatolia on the Aegean coast. ...


The region is known for pleasant climate conditions, including more than a thousand kilometers of shoreline along the Mediterranean Sea, and a host of archeological and natural riches. The Turkish Riviera is strewn with ancient cities and harbors, memorial tombs and beaches and is laced with many small coves, lush forests and streams which make it frequent destination for Blue Voyages. Composite satellite image of the Mediterranean Sea. ... Blue Cruise (Mavi Yolculuk in Turkish) is the term used for recreational boating tours along Turkeys spectacular southwestern coasts. ...


Communities

Many villages and towns in the area are internationally known, such as Antalya, Alanya, Bodrum, Fethiye and Marmaris. This article is mostly about the Antalya City; for the province, see Antalya Province. ... Alanya is a seaside resort and district of Antalya Province in the Mediterranean region of Turkey, 120 km (74. ... Bodrum (Turkish: from Petronium; formerly Halicarnassus (Turkish: , Ancient Greek: Αλικαρνασσός)) is a Turkish port in Muğla Province. ... It has been suggested that Telmessos be merged into this article or section. ... Marmaris Marmaris Castle Marmaris is an important port city on the Mediterranean coast, located in southwest Turkey, in the Muğla Province. ...


Places on the Turkish Riviera include:

  • Adabükü
  • Adrasan
  • Akbük
  • Aksaz
  • Akyaka
  • Akyarlar
  • Alaçatı
  • Alanya
  • Antalya
  • Armutalan
  • Aslanbucak
  • Bağla
  • Beldibi
  • Belek
  • Beycik
  • Bitez
  • Bodrum
  • Gazipaşa
  • Göcek
  • Gökova
  • Gömbe
  • Göynük
  • Gümüşlük
  • Gündoğan
  • Güvercinlik
  • Güzelçamlı
  • Hisarönü
  • Ilıca
  • İçmeler
  • Kabak
  • Kalkan
  • Karadere
  • Kaş
  • Katrancı
View of Ölüdeniz near Fethiye
View of Ölüdeniz near Fethiye
Beaches and marina of Kemer near Antalya
Beaches and marina of Kemer near Antalya

Akyaka is a township with own municipality in Ula district of Muğla Province in southwestern Turkey. ... Alaçatı (also known as Agrilia or Alatsata) is a unique Mediterranean town on the western coast of Turkey, which has been famous for its architecture, vineyards and windmills for over 150 years has now made its name in the world of windsurfing and kitesurfing, with its crystal clear water... Alanya is a seaside resort and district of Antalya Province in the Mediterranean region of Turkey, 120 km (74. ... This article is mostly about the Antalya City; for the province, see Antalya Province. ... Belek is a township within Serik district in Turkeys Antalya Province, and it has its own municipality. ... To the south west of Antalya (about 70 km) you can find Beycik - an idyllic mountain village located on the Lycian coast - above the well-known tourism area Phaselis and Tekirova. ... Bodrum (Turkish: from Petronium; formerly Halicarnassus (Turkish: , Ancient Greek: Αλικαρνασσός)) is a Turkish port in Muğla Province. ... Bozburun is a small seaside town with own municipality in Marmaris district, in southwestern Turkey. ... Camyuva (pronounced Jumyoovah) is a small town in Turkey, to the south of Kemer. ... Çeşme is a small village on the west coast of Turkey. ... Çıralı is an agricultural village in southwest of Turkey in Antalya Province. ... Çiftlik is a district of Niğde Province of Turkey. ... Coast near Dalaman Dalaman is a district, as well as the central town of that district, situated on the southwestern coast of Turkey, in the Muğla Province. ... 1- The tiny town of Dalyan in the province of Mugla on the South-Western Mediterranean is set in the centre of a broad delta whose natural beauty is completely unspoilt. ... Datça is a district, as well as the center town of that district, in Muğla Province of Turkey. ... Kale is a district of Antalya Province of Turkey. ... Temple of Apollo in Didim Didim is a small town on the west coast of Turkey. ... It has been suggested that Telmessos be merged into this article or section. ... Finike is a district of Antalya Province of Turkey. ... Satellite photo showing location of the ancient cities of Phocaea, Cyme and Smyrna Phocaea (modern-day Foça in Turkey) was an ancient Ionian Greek city on the western coast of Anatolia. ... Gazipaşa is a town in southern Turkey on the coast of the Gulf of Antalya in Antalya Province. ... Göcek is a township with own municipality depending Fethiye district center in Turkeys Muğla Province. ... Göynük is a district of Bolu Province of Turkey. ... Gümüşlük, a seaside village and fishing port in Turkey, is situated on the remains of the ancient city of Myndos. ... General view of Güzelçamlı as seen from Halimin Hill (Tepesi) ([1]) Map of Güzelçamlı and extensions ([2]) Güzelçamlı is a sea-side town with own municipality in the district of Kuşadası in Turkeys Aydın Province, and a rising resort for tourists. ... Ilıca is a small village near Çeşme (pronounced Tcheshme), which is a district of İzmir Province in Çeşme Peninsula in the extreme western tip of Turkey. ... İçmeler is a holiday resort only 8 km. ... Tourists sit outside a bar in Chiang Mai, Thailand A bar is an establishment where alcoholic beverages are sold to be drunk on premises. ... Kalkan (Greek: Kalamaki) is a town on the Turkish Mediterranean coast, which averages of 300 days of sunshine a year. ... Kaş is a small fishing, yachting and tourist town, and a district of Antalya Province of Turkey, 168km west of the city of Antalya. ... The northeast part of Kekova seen from Kaleköy (ancient Simena). ... View of Kemer from the Mountains Kemer is a seaside resort in the province of Antalya, Turkey which lies along the Mediterranean sea on the skirts of western Taurus mountains. ... This article is considered orphaned, since there are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Kuşadası is a town on the Aegean coast of Turkey, near the ancient city of Ephesus, 90 km south of İzmir and a short distance across from the island of Samos. ... The Konyaaltı Beach Park Konyaaltı is a district of Antalya, Turkey. ... Köyceğiz is a district of Muğla Province of Turkey. ... Lara is a district of Antalya city, Turkey. ... Manavgat is a town and district of Antalya Province of Turkey, 110 km from the city of Antalya. ... Marmaris Marmaris Castle Marmaris is an important port city on the Mediterranean coast, located in southwest Turkey, in the Muğla Province. ... Mausolus of Milas Early 20th century Milas house 18th century Milas rug in the New York Metropolitan Museum Milas (ancient Mylasa) is a city in southwestern Turkey. ... Muğla Clock Tower built by the Greek craftsman Filivari Usta in 1895 Muğla (Greek: Μούγλα) is the seat of Muğla province which stretches along Turkey´s Aegean coast in the southwest of the country. ... The Roman bath in Olympos - Turkey Olympos is a valley at the south coast of Turkey, 90 km southwest of Antalya city near the Town of Kemer. ... Ortaca is a district of Muğla Province of Turkey. ... Ovacık may refer to: Ovacık, a small village of Fethiye District, Mugla Province of Turkey with little to offer but famous with its extended summer season alongside to its mountainous terrane which include the mountain Babadag (means Great Mountain in Turkish) the most favorite mountain in Turkey for... Oludeniz beach Oludeniz is a small resort village in the Muğla Province on the South West coast of Turkey on the Aegean Sea to the south and the high, steep sided Babadağ Mountain, 14 km south of Fethiye. ... Özdere is a Turkish town in Menderes districts of İzmir Province on the Aegean coast. ... Patara (Lycian: Pttara), later renamed Arsinoe (Greek: ), was a flourishing maritime and commercial city on the south-west coast of Lycia on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey near the modern small town of Gelemiş, in Antalya Province. ... Seki can refer to: The Japanese town Seki, Gifu. ... Selimiye is a village in Antalya Province (near Manavgat and Side, about 75 km from the city of Antalya), on the south coast of Anatolia. ... An ancient time This page is about the town Side on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. ... The village of Kaleköy seen from South. ... Söğüt was a Seljuk Turkish tribe in western Anatolia that later gave birth to the Ottoman Empire. ... Torba is a village near Bodrum in the Mugla Province, Turkey. ... Turgutreis is a town in Turkey. ... Türkbükü is a Turkish town on the Turkish Riviera in Muğla Province on the opposite side of the Bodrum peninsula from the town of Bodrum. ... Ulupınar is a village situated 30 kilometres from the district centre of Kemer, in Turkeys Antalya Province. ... Yalıkavak is a town of Bodrum in Muğla province, in the Aegean coast of Turkey. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Oludeniz beach Oludeniz is a small resort village in the Muğla Province on the South West coast of Turkey on the Aegean Sea to the south and the high, steep sided Babadağ Mountain, 14 km south of Fethiye. ... It has been suggested that Telmessos be merged into this article or section. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 3. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 3. ... View of Kemer from the Mountains Kemer is a seaside resort in the province of Antalya, Turkey which lies along the Mediterranean sea on the skirts of western Taurus mountains. ... This article is mostly about the Antalya City; for the province, see Antalya Province. ...

Gallery

Panoramic view of Bodrum, ancient Halicarnassus, the city of Herodotus and the home of the Mausoleum of Maussollos, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
Panoramic view of Alanya, inhabited since the Hittites and the medieval homeport of the Seljuk naval forces, famous today for its natural beauty and historic monuments

Download high resolution version (1771x387, 152 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Bodrum (Turkish: from Petronium; formerly Halicarnassus (Turkish: , Ancient Greek: Αλικαρνασσός)) is a Turkish port in Muğla Province. ... Map of the Aegean Sea, showing the location of Halicarnassus (modern Bodrum, Turkey) Halicarnassus (; modern Bodrum; see also List of traditional Greek place names), an ancient Greek city on the southwest coast of Caria, Asia Minor, on a picturesque and advantageous site on the Ceramic Gulf (Gulf of Cos, Gulf... Herodotus of Halicarnassus (Greek: Hērodotos Halikarnāsseus) was a Greek historian from Ionia who lived in the 5th century BC (ca. ... A fanciful interpretation of the Mausoleum of Maussollos, from a 1572 engraving by Marten Heemskerk (1498–1574), who based his reconstruction on descriptions The Tomb of Maussollos, Mausoleum of Maussollos or Mausoleum of Halicarnassus (in Greek, ), was a tomb built between 353 and 350 BC at Halicarnassus (present Bodrum, Turkey... This article is about the Seven Ancient Wonders. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 163 pixelsFull resolution (3616 × 737 pixel, file size: 2. ... Alanya is a seaside resort and district of Antalya Province in the Mediterranean region of Turkey, 120 km (74. ... Relief of Suppiluliuma II, last known king of the Hittite Empire The Hittites were an ancient people from Kaneš who spoke an Indo-European language, and established a kingdom centered at Hattusa (Hittite URU) in north-central Anatolia from the 18th century BC. In the 14th century BC, the Hittite... ...

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