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The Turkish Riviera is an area of southwest Turkey, the most stunning part of Turkey's Mediterranean and Aegean coasts with its perfect sun, clean beaches, ultra luxury resorts, charming nature, ancient history, good entertainment and nightlife.
Antalya, the main city of this region is the largest city on the Mediterranean coast with its charming harbour. Antalya has a backdrop of stunning mountain scenery, and the city is set high on cliffs, with many of its grandest hotels overlooking the sea on the outskirts of the town.
Belek is Turkey's premier golf resort with its spectacular long, golden sandy beaches, and a backdrop of mountains.
Patara is one of the Mediterranean's longest beaches at 18km in length, and under protection by the Turkish government for nesting sea turtles.
Side has something for everyone; great beaches, history, an abundance of shops, lively nightlife and a good choice of restaurants.
Alanya is a modern resort, famed for its beautiful sandy beaches. Its harbour is dominated by the Red Tower, which protected the dockyards in Seljuk times, the remains of which can still be seen in the waters. Alanya has lots of blue flag beaches, accommodations, good shops, restaurants and lively nightlife.
Kemer is one of Turkey's first multipurpose resorts, carefully planned to blend in with the surrounding scenery. At its heart is the attractive marina, a stopping off point for gulets on the blue cruise. Surrounded by pine forests, Kemer offers a full range of accommodation including five star hotels, all designed to blend into the natural environment.
Olympos is in a charming spot set on a 5 km long beach amidst unspoilt nature, and the Olympos ancient ruins include baths, a temple, Roman theatre and necropolis.
To the north of Olympos, past the attractive beachfront hamlet of Cirali, high on the hillside is the legendary burning flame of Yanartas, literally burning stone.
Blue Voyage, Turkish Riviera
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