Surrounded by a stunning archipelago and beautiful mountains, the Gulf of Göcek is said to be one of the finest sailing spots in the Mediterranean for a good reason. Its calm, sparkling waters and climate make it a haven for those looking to explore remote and secluded islands. The main town itself, previously a quiet, small, fishing village which is rumoured to be the site where Icarus fell after his ill-fated flight, is known for its vibrant marinas and town. The height of the buildings in the town is restricted to maintain its beautiful panorama views.
This destination is perfect for swimming, diving and snorkelling. Offering many beautiful coral reefs and secluded bays, take time to explore the rich marine life. The winds are also extremely favourable here, making it the optimal spot for anyone wanting to learn how to sail, windsurf or kitesurf. Visit the unspoiled Temple of Apollo, located in the heart of Didim and take in its labyrinth of columns, ruins and intricate carvings.
Steeped in Eastern and Western influences, let Istanbul’s rich culture and history sweep over you. It’s spectacular Old City reflects influences of the countless empires that once ruled. See the relics of the Ottoman Empires, the well-preserved Byzantine churches and humming markets filled with spices, fabrics and more. Blending traditional and modern ways of life, its architecture ranges from the breathtaking Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia to luxury villas.
Famed for its rich nightlife, Bodrum has been compared to the French Riviera with an alluring twist. One of Turkey’s meccas for party-goers and food lovers, explore its many whitewashed cubic houses before sampling some of the delicious traditional Turkish food offered in Yalikavak Marina against the stunning backdrop of the blue Aegean sea.
Known for its captivating and mountainous terrain, this gulf is the perfect spot to explore for anyone looking to soak up some local flavour and culture. The distant village of Selimiye is home to a vast number of natural splendours, charming restaurants and ancient castle ruins. Famed for its traditional desserts, be sure to take a dip in the clear, warm waters, ideal for swimming and snorkelling beforehand.