Discover Turkey, home of North Aegean coast
The North Aegean coast of Turkey is beautiful, historic and agriculturally rich. Also offers long stretches of lovely, sandy, child friendly beaches surrounded by pine and olive clad hills.
Izmir, the frontier city of Turkey. Possibly, it has the best climate and the most beautiful sky in the world.
Izmir is the third largest city of Turkey and the second largest port. It is good for shopping and there is plenty of cultural and historic interest. Izmir has no beach but it certainly merits a day trip from any of the resorts nearby.
Cesme is a charming, sleepy resort town, dominated by the 14th century castle and impressive beaches. It has two main streets, where shops, restaurants and a couple of bars are situated.
Kusadasi is one of Turkey's largest and most cosmopolitan resorts and a stopping off point for the big cruise liners. It is a good all round resort, offering great beaches, excellent shopping and some serious nightlife.
The resort of Foca is popular with Turkish holidaymakers living in nearby Izmir. Its historic sites include a Genoese castle and a small ancient theatre. The resort is split into two bays with beaches in each.
Ayvalik is an attractive port, surrounded by pine forests, with good sandy beaches, charming stone houses and cobbled streets. It is popular with local Turkish holidaymakers and a great place for those who want to escape the crowds.
Altinkum literally means Golden Sand an appropriate description of the beautiful beach in this relaxed resort. Popular with families it has a range of accommodation and plenty of restaurants and bars for entertainment.
The old town and ancient city occupy a rocky peak, with stunning views of the Aegean and Greece beyond, while its harbour is one of the most picturesque to be found anywhere on the Aegean coast.
Gelibolu forms the western border of the narrow straits known as the Dardanelles, was the scene of one of the bloodiest campaigns of the First World War.
Seytan Sofrasi, Ayvalik, Balikesir
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