A natural beauty
Holidays on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast take you to a paradise of pine clad hills, sweeping bays and azure waters also known as the Turkish Riviera. It’s the ideal place to get away from it all and immerse yourself in Turkey’s exciting local culture.
Families and couples will be spoilt for choice with vibrant seaside resorts, home to family friendly waterfront eateries and fine shingle beaches edged with warm, azure waters perfect for swimming and snorkelling. Adventurers will enjoy hiking in the mountains, discovering tucked away hamlets, or sampling the array of leisure pursuits in this south west corner of Turkey; from kayaking and paragliding, to diving and loggerhead sea turtle spotting.Inland, away from the exciting, bustling bazaars and pavement cafés serving sweet apple tea, holidaymakers will experience a more authentic slice of the Turquoise Coast within tranquil, traditional hamlets. This area is also famous for Gulet cruising, with trips allowing you to appreciate the Turquoise Coast from the water.
Holidays on the Turquoise Coast in Turkey carefully combine natural beauty with authentic Turkish charm. Olu Deniz is a must-see location and allows you to relax by day and sample exciting nightlife in the evening. It’s also home to the stunning Blue Lagoon National Park where you’ll find glistening clear water, creamy pebbles and an impressive mountain backdrop. The exquisite bay of Kumlubuk is also worth a visit. Here, you will be met by golden sands and azure waters overlooked by the ancient ruins of Amos.
Choose Sovereign for your luxury holiday on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast and we’ll help you find the right property for your holiday. The Dionysos Hotel is a superb choice of accommodation in Kumlubuk, where a luxury village style sanctuary awaits. Guests can indulge in putting, canoeing and yachting or relaxing on waterside loungers from a privileged cliffside location overlooking the Aegean Sea.
Flight time from the UK to Turkey is approximately 4 hours.
There are no two ways about it – Turkey is hot. Summers top 30°C, with an average of 12 hours of sunshine a day and virtually no rain. The coast is cooled by sea breezes, which are particularly welcome in the mid-summer months. Spring and autumn are good times to go, averaging a thoroughly beach-ready mid-20s with plenty of sunshine and blue skies.
A visa is required to enter Turkey and must be purchased prior to travel through www.evisa.gov.tr/en/. The E-visa can be applied for up to 3 months in advance of your travel date. Please ensure this is applied for prior to travel, as it is no longer possible to apply for a visa on arrival at any Turkish Airport. For more information please visit www.gov.ul/foreign-travel-advice/turkey/entry-requirements.
In restaurants in Turkey it’s common to leave 10-15% as a tip, unless service charge is included – make sure you check your bill carefully. Round up the fare when paying your taxi driver, although it’s not necessary to tip a dolmus driver. In the very popular Turkish baths, you should tip the masseuse between 10-20%.
The official language of Turkey is Turkish. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.