From the hustle and bustle of Kusadasi to the serenity of Bitez, the Aegean Coast of Turkey offers something for everyone. Resorts on the Aegean Coast are higly recommended as a base from which to explore the western region of Turkey, with the calcified waterfalls at Pamukkale and the ancient city of Ephesus two sights not to be missed during your stay.
Beaches and Sport
Most Turkish beaches are narrow and consist of dark, shingle type sand. The main beach of Kusadasi is called ‘Ladies Beach’although there are a number of other;smaller beaches in the area. Gumbet is famous for its beachlife, offering superb watersports and a beach which is a kilometre long, stretching around the resort’s bay. The resort of Bitez is set around a bay, with a windsurfing school, a long stretch of beach, and wooden piers from which you can plunge into the sea. All the larger beaches provide good watersports including waterskiing, windsurfing, para-gliding, pedaloes, jetskis and banana boats. Volleyball is often played on the beach and tenis available in most hotels or resorts.
The Aegean coast resorts offer some of the liveliest nightlife in Turkey. Kusadasi is a hive of activity, with plently of bars and discos to be found amongst the streets and bazaars. Bodrum is also a lively, cosmopolitan town with excellent nightlife. Visit the Halikarnas disco and dance until dawn. Gumbet an Bitez are slightly quieter, beach based resorts, but they also have their own selection of bars and restaurants and Bodrum is nearby for a big night out.
Koral Travel / TurkeyBeds.Com offers a selection of excursions, all purchased locally from your representative, which visit the most popular sights in Turkey. A guide to some of the excursions available and approximate prices are shown here. Please note that the excursions and prices detailed are from last summer and vary from resort to resort.
1) Ýstanbul 3 day tour £125.00
2) Turkish night £18.00
3) Pamukkale £23.00
4) Ephesus (half day) £13.00
From Bodrum, Gumbet and Bitez
1) Cruise the Aegean (including lunch) £13.00
2) Turkish bath (including dinner) £16.00
With its lovely palm-lined waterfront promenade, shops, bars, restaurants and fantastic nightlife, Kusadasi appeals to most holiday makers. It is the ideal place from which to visit the legendary ancient city of Ephesus and the dazzling wite calcified waterfalls of Pamukkale. There are several lovely beaches a short taxi or dolmus ride away. Please click www.transfersturkey.com for transfers from Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport to Kusadasi.
Built around two bays dominated by the imposing 15th century castle of St. Peter. Bodrum is a bustling a cosmopolitan resort, with countless bars and restaurants, shops and boutiques, Particulary renowded for its exuberant nightlife,Bodrum boasts one of the most spectacular ourdoor discos in the Mediterranean –the famous Halikarnas. Please click www.transfersturkey.com for transfer from Bodrum / Milas Airport to Bodrum and Bodrum Resorts.
With its gently shelving sandy beach and shallow waters, beach life remains the main attraction of Gumbet. There is plently with to liven up your evenings with a selection of shops, bars, restaurants and entertainment facilities, plus Bodrum’s nightlife nearby. Please click www.transfersturkey.com for transfer from Bodrum / Milas Airport to Gumbet.
Situated on the Bodrum peninsula, this peaceful resort is backed by tangerina groves. The long stretch of sand and shingle beach gently shelves into the clear, shallow sea and is ideal for children. Bitez is also popular with windsurfers of all abilities. As dusk falls, the beachfront bars and restaurants open their doors, and for livelier nightlife, the resort of Bodrum is a short taxi ride away. Please click www.transfersturkey.com for transfer from Bodrum / Milas Airport to Bitez.