The Turquoise Coast: a journey in the crystal clear and incredibly turquoise sea

Sostravel.com‘s journey to discover the most beautiful and trendy destinations for our travels continues along the Turquoise coast where you can take a dip in the warm Mediterranean waters from a gület, a typical Turkish boat and discover wonderful beaches and coves.

Gület, typical Turkish boat

The Turquoise coast is very famous for being a destination characterized by crystal clear turquoise water and locations where you can spend your holidays doing water sports and exploring characteristic villages, trekking and, in the blink of an eye, go from the sea to the mountains. The coast expands to the south-west part of Turkey and is an excellent destination for all those who wish to fully discover the culture of the country; the itinerary for a tourist that loves the sea can start from Antalya, the capital of the Turkish Riviera that overlooks incredibly crystalline and turquoise waters that seem almost unreal.

Antalya is a lively town that lies at the foot of the Taurus mountain range and extends to the sea creating fantastic coves to dive into. Despite being famous for its crystal clear sea that has won it the title of “Pearl of the Mediterranean”, Antalya is a town with much history behind it, offering long tree-lined avenues, monuments dating back to the Byzantine era and charming locations typically influenced by Mediterranean characteristics but with a heart linked to the Turkish tradition. A small tourist center that conquers with its charm the heart of all the tourists who decide to visit it.

Beach of Patara

There are many beaches where you can spend your days in total relax, in addition to the most famous and crowded beaches of Lara and Konyaalti, another inevitable seaside resort in the itinerary of this wonderful coast is the beach of Patara known for the presence of Caretta turtles. This beach offers a unique atmosphere thanks to the presence of a large archaeological site that embellishes its natural landscape.

But the sea in Turkey is not only Antalya; for this reason sostravel.com recommends a place on this beautiful coast that is often not taken into consideration by tourists who decide to opt for the most famous and popular places, we are talking about the ancient city of Antiphellos. In this town it is possible to combine limpid water, quiet beaches and even some archaeological excursions. As a matter of fact, in the ancient part of the city a Hellenistic theater is naturally installed among the rocks, turned towards the sea that acts as a scene for the whole theater. Antiphellos offers seaside resorts suitable for lovers of rocky panoramas to the point where to be able to enjoy the sea surrounding the city it is necessary to rent boats or use the artificial platforms created by the hotel structures. After a beautiful swim in its crystal clear waters, you can visit the city center made of small artisan shops and small restaurants that offer excellent fish.

Theatre of Antyphellos

The Turquoise coast is therefore an excellent destination easily accessible and suitable for sea lovers but also for those who want to combine culture and relax. A land that offers history, sea and relax for a perfect holiday.