Scenic Places to Go Camping in Türkiye
Türkiye’s campgrounds are too numerous to be counted as the country accommodates many natural landscapes, the longest, cotton-white beaches as well as an unmatched collection of historical and cultural heritages. We’ll try to list for you some of these natural wonders.
Türkiye is divided into seven regions, each of which has a certain geographical or climatic feature making it incomparable to any other place in the world. The country’s rich history also added to its beauty with many historical and cultural assets. With everything it has to offer, Türkiye remains an inviting option for campers all around the world, and it’s ever ready to offer you the warmest welcome. We suggest you ring ahead to book a flight already and start to enjoy Türkiye’s oases with plenty of unspoilt nature.
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Eastern Türkiye is shaped and speckled with hills and mountains and revitalized by its many streams. Having been over the centuries a cultural and religious center to many civilizations and being thus adorned in varieties of fashions, this region of Türkiye is as appealing to the eye as it would be relaxing and recharging to the body. The campground we have chosen from this region is Mount Nemrut.
Described by UNESCO as “one of the most ambitious constructions of the Hellenistic period,” the mausoleum of Antiochus I (69-34 BCE) crowns Mount Nemrut, which is located in the Adıyaman province of Eastern Türkiye. The mountain, offering an unmatched camping experience with its sublime ambiance as well as the giant heads posing above it, is just picture-perfect, and it’s recently made itself a name as a very calm and comfortable camping site of Türkiye.
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If you are more into a seaside campground, there’s no end to the list of coastal towns where you could just set up your tent and relax. Let us start with the Turkish Mediterranean. Ancient cities that bear witness to the region’s unmatched history; huge mountains that never fail to impress with their altitude and sublimity; colorful locales that welcome their visitors with open arms; icy waters that carry all shades of blue turquoise; hidden bays and terrific cliffs… Mediterranean Türkiye has got you covered if you dream of a campsite that has plenty of unspoiled nature combined with a touch of history.
You could set up your tent in Olympos, and venture further into Kaş with your backpack on your shoulders, waiting for new adventures. Every corner of this region has plenty in stock for local and international campers alike.
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Our primary suggestion, however, is that you go and see Köprülü Canyon National Park or Köprülü Kanyon Milli Parkı. The campground is surrounded by facilities that are ever ready to boost your adrenaline, including but not limited to rafting and canyoning activities. The canyon is also one of the cleanest and less crowded places to go in and enjoy the icy water.
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The coastal towns of the Aegean never fail to fascinate. The region has a holiday destination to suit every dream and choice, not falling short of campsites, either. From Kozluyalı to Cunda Island and the town of Ayvalık; from Çeşme, Urla, and Seferihisar in İzmir to Kuşadası in Aydın; from İnbükü, Akyaka, Kelebekler Vadisi (Butterfly Valley) to Bördübet and Kabak Bays in Muğla, Aegean Türkiye is a camper’s paradise. A camper can easily discover a new campground in the Aegean and just set up his or her tent there. However, since we are choosing our bests here, we’ll go on and choose Butterfly Valley and Kabak Bay as our favorites.
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Kabak Koyu or Kabak Bay is a small village located west of Türkiye's Mediterranean coast, in Muğla. A windswept village that is officially connected to Ölüdeniz (Fethiye), Kabak offers calm turquoise waters and fascinating natural views. If you're a sea, sand and sun addict, this is one of the spots that will seal your camping experience with the most enchanting land and seascapes.
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A brilliant holiday destination located only a boat-trip away from Fethiye, Kelebekler Vadisi or Butterfly Valley also deserves to be on your camping bucket list. Upon this valley, you could listen to the murmur of the waterfalls after a splendid adventure of walking on the 350-meter-tall cliffs of Ölüdeniz. If you would like to spice up your camping experience a little bit, keep in mind that this place is also the most renowned neighborhood in Türkiye to go paragliding. Could any other place get more awe-inspiring than this? We don’t think so.
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A piece of writing about camping in Türkiye would do no good if we failed to cover the plateaus of Bolu, Trabzon, Rize and Artvin – at least one or two of them. Borçka-Karagöl Nature Park in Artvin is a recent favorite and its woody sceneries are like nothing else.
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Abant, Bolu, on the other hand, has high mountains that cover almost the whole area, leaving behind only the basin of the lake and a small area that surrounds it. It’s the perfect place to combine camping and skiing – and we’re saying it.
Kartalkaya is a ski resort that is also located in the wintery paradise of Bolu. It has suitable conditions for alpine skiing, ski touring, and cross-country skiing, and the skiing season lasts approximately 120 days a year, from December 20 to March 20. So, you might want to pay a visit there if you come in winter.
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If you’ve paid your visit to İstanbul, the heartland of Türkiye, and you want to venture further and go camping, try Çilingoz, Şile, and Kilyos. The neighboring cities like Kocaeli, Tekirdağ and Kırklareli also have options.
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