Mediterranean Coast Travel Guide
Oludeniz beach © Ross Hawkes
The coastline along the Mediterranean Sea is an alluring destination, renowned for its magnificent scenery with picturesque coves and rocky headlands, turquoise waters, golden beaches, and pine forests. The beautiful landscape, where the Aegean meets the Mediterranean is the beginning of the Turquoise Coast, dominated by the mountains of the Taurus range whose cliffs plunge into the sea of intense blue.
Further along the Mediterranean one reaches the region of Antalya, which is also known as the Turkish Riviera. Simple villages share the water's edge with sophisticated resorts, while fishing vessels and pleasure yachts mingle together in the sheltered harbours. Seemingly endless days of sunshine make it a paradise for boat cruises, sunbathing, swimming, and water sports; not to mention the variety restaurants and bars to round off a day on the water.
The coast also has a rich cultural legacy from early civilisations and is imbued with history and legend, such as the fires of Chimaera at Olympos, and numerous ruins dotted about the countryside.