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South Coast Turkey
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South Coast Turkey


The sea is saltier than in the Aegean Sea, and the people are different, too. Winters are mild and sunny which makes the area so attractive to retired expats from Europe. Stereotyped as German colony, this stretch is generally more avoided by local tourists. Nevertheless, the wide, sandy beaches make it the perfect place for a family vacation. But the region has also appeal to the more adventurous minded. Start in Antalya, the fasted growing Turkish city, with its vibrant cultural life. The annual Altin Portakal film festival draws movie stars as well as movie crowds. Take a bus east to Kemer and you will be rewarded with some of Turkey’s best beaches, emerald-colored waters as far as you can see. Stop over at Olympos, a small traveler commune with tree huts that attract backpackers from all around. Take a Blue Voyage tour and sail east along the rocky coastline with its steep mountains, be rewarded with lots of idyllic isolated bays inaccessible from the inner land. And check out the famous archeological sites dotted along the sea. Travelers, what could you ask for more?

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  • You wake up to the sun warming you on the top deck and you jump straight into the crystal clear turquoise water. Scrambled eggs and a full Turkish breakfast are waiting for you whenever you decide to come out. The morning is spent reading, sun bathing and dozing while the captain takes you to your next destination. Perhaps it's Cleopatra's Bath, where you swim amongst ancient ruins, or maybe Butterfly Valley, where the adventurous can walk up the rocky cliff to the primitive town of Faralya for spectacular views of the Mediterranean. After a luncheon feast, it is time for a well-earned snooze on a sun bed. Sleep comes easily when set to the sound of the gentle lapping of the sea. Maybe you are feeling energetic? Grab a mask and snorkel and explore. As the sun begins to set, you could wade onto shore for a stroll, or throw a line in the water to supplement the evening meal - the freshest fish, still-warm bread delivered by tiny traditional boats, a mountain of salad and fresh fruit, and of course - ice cold Efes beer. After dark, bring out the backgammon set and sample a Turkish specialty - apple flavoured waterpipe - before falling asleep under the stars on the front deck. Repeat for four days.
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