The best beach resorts in Turkey revealed
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The best beach resorts in Turkey revealed


The only worry about taking holidays to Turkey is that its sheer popularity can mean that, despite all the time you’ve spent meticulously planning the perfect getaway, you may find the beautiful beaches there are crammed with other holidaymakers.

There are of course ways around this potential dilemma. This article has been written in order to alert you to the best spots in Turkey, and where you can avoid the hordes of tourists.

Ortakent

Ortakent Turkey

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The beach at Ortakent is a luscious paradise. Located near a very quiet village and market gardens on in the Bodrum peninsula, the Greek poet Homer once described the area as ‘the land of eternal blue’.

The beaches of Ortakent are particularly great if you’re into watersports. Wake-boarding and sailing are just two of the options available on the beach, providing ample fun for the entire family.

Cirali

Cirali beach

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Near the ancient ruins of Olympos, Cirali is a well-hidden stretch of beach, tucked away alongside a stunning rural village. Because of this, it has managed to shield itself against any development that would impinge on its gorgeous natural surroundings.
The beach is protected because of its use as a breeding site by loggerhead turtles. You’re guaranteed to avoid the crowds here, as the massive hotels are far away and most of the crowds choose to visit Olympos beach instead.

Kabak

Kabak beach

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The beach at Kabak is perfect for those looking for a really peaceful beach experience. Surrounded by pine forests, this gorgeous stretch of beach is often completely deserted, with just a handful of tiny campsites nearby.

It’s particularly great because it’s only a fifteen-minute drive away from OluDeniz – the nearest major beach resort, meaning even if this is where you are staying, you won’t have far to travel to find a slice of tranquillity.

Gemiler Island

Gemiler Island

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The island of Gemiler is also quite close to OluDeniz. Reachable by boat, it offers respite from the crowds of the nearby larger resort. Apart from the quiet restaurants, there are also Byzantine ruins to be seen, along with Christian tombs and ecclesiastical buildings.

Hisaronu Bay

Hisaronu Bay

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A trip to Hisaronu Bay is ideal if you’re looking to escape the popular tourist resort of Marmaris. The boats that can take you to the bay have sunbeds on them, so you can sunbathe while you’re being transported away from the hustle and bustle.
There’ll be swimming stops along the way, along with some snorkelling and other water activities before and after you get to the bay.

Date posted: 17th August, 2016

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