A Splendid Holiday Experience: Welcome to the Turkish Riviera!
The charmingly beautiful and delicately elegant Turkish Mediterranean offers an unforgettable experience made of comfort and joy.
A 1000-kilometre-long coast, protected by the Taurus Mountains in the North, with a year-round mild Mediterranean climate and 300 days of sunshine… With lush green forests of pine and cedar, fine sandy beaches, and the crystal-clear turquoise sea, the picturesque Turkish Mediterranean is the perfect address to have a marvellous holiday experience where the sun-kissed views enhance visitors.
The Turkish Riviera is famous for beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see, its pristine bays and natural pools where natural spring waters join the sea, and, last but not least, its stunning resorts enclaved in nature balanced with modernity.
Accommodation at its best
Imagine an accommodation experience with a little more than everything you could wish for! Book a secluded resort at the heart of nature where the forest embraces the sea, a room that provides ultimate comfort and commands views over the Turkish Mediterranean. Here, the utmost attention of the concierge will help you plan your journey. You can ask for anything: A guided tour to historical wonders, a boat excursion with stops at the most beautiful, secluded coves, a personal shopping advisor who knows where to find all you need and want from Türkiye, a private fishing tour crowned with a perfect dinner at sunset where you can enjoy the catch of the day with a delicious glass of local wine.
The gastronomic adventure in the Turkish Mediterranean does not end here. In the region, the generous Mother Earth provides fresh fruits and vegetables, as the climate and soil are suitable for growing a wide range of produce. The Mediterranean cuisine highlights simple, healthy, plant and vegetable-based dishes prepared mainly with extra virgin olive oil. The local organic farms grow mouth-watering produce that is natural immune boosters and feature all local dishes. Traditional restaurants offer delicious mezes such as aubergine purée, salted bonito, and shell beans cooked in olive oil accompanying fresh fish.
The Turkish Riviera is home to year-round festivals and cultural events that gather the international arts and culture aficionados to Antalya and Mersin. Both cities offer numerous live music performances throughout the year. The Golden Orange Film Festival held every year in Antalya is the country’s biggest film festival hosting both cinema lovers and film professionals. In Mersin, the International Music Festival welcomes world-famous musicians and juice up the city’s cultural landscape, whilst the highly-acclaimed jazz festival in Kaş offers a perfect opportunity for those who would like to abandon themselves to jazzy tunes during the night and dive to discover the underwater riches of the region in the morning – as the small town of Kaş and the nearby Kekova Island are also very famous as stunning diving spots.
However, the most exquisite experience awaits you at Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival, held in the two-thousand-year-old wondrous Aspendos Theatre – our ancestors used to appreciate art just like we do. Now, park yourself in one of the thousands-year-old seats and enjoy the modern adaptations of opera and ballet shows.
Heir to many civilizations, the region has a very rich archaeological and cultural heritage – and some of these sites are easily and delightfully accessible via sea excursions. Take a boat from Antalya’s old Roman harbour to discover the crystal-clear turquoise waters of the region and admire some of the most beautiful examples of ancient cities such as Side, Patara, Olympos, and Phaselis.
Tailormade boat experiences range from week-long excursions to island-hopping picnics and romantic sunset cruises – aboard motor yachts for those who are in a hurry and sailing boats for those who love to take their time downwind. Fully enjoy your holiday at beautiful shores combining shades of blue and green – as the turquoise Mediterranean Sea laps fine sand or pebble beaches, and ancient pine forests scent the air. If you are into sports, in addition to the sea experience, you can test the world-famous golf courses, scenic hiking trails, and biking routes.
A lovely shopping adventure
From immense shopping malls and outlet centres to tiny craft stores on side streets, the Turkish Riviera offers many shopping alternatives to visitors. You may hire a private shopping assistant or explore the shops on your own – whether you are looking for high-quality leather signed by craftsmen masters of their domain, handmade jewellery, and objects inspired by historical heritage or designer clothing that blends the traditional with the modern.
Soothing of senses
After an active day, surrender yourself to soothing hands at the hotel, to have the most impressive and intimate spa and thalassotherapy packages. You may also opt for mindfulness programs or personal training and group activities to relax and rebalance your mind, body, and spirit. Keep your body and soul active in a setting with a wondrous sea view and state-of-the-art exercise equipment.
When you spend a tiring day exploring all that the Mediterranean offers, you may end your day with a long, mindful nature walk on the sandy beach or in the lush green forest. Tune up with a sensory walking session for some stress-busting and mood-boosting. First, walk while keeping your eyes still and watching the view change as shapes shift in and out of your line of vision. Then, focus just on the soles of your feet, aware of different sensations there as the surface changes. And now, listen to the sounds of your steps, the waves, or the leaves – the world moves around you as you move. Lastly, focus on the smells and tastes in the air. Carpe diem to rejuvenate in the Turkish Riviera.