Aegean Sea is located between the Balkan Peninsula, Asia Minor and the Crete Island (between Greece, Turkey and the island of Crete). In the northeast Aegean Sea is connected to the Sea of Marmara through the Dardanelles Strait (and then through the Bosporus Strait to the Black Sea). Aegean Sea has a large amount (about 2000) beautiful islands and bays. Sailing enthusiasts highly appreciate these places. Many of them believe that the Aegean coast is a “paradise for sailors”.
Turkey Aegean coast climate of is a typical Mediterranean climate. Year hottest months are July and August and the coldest months are January and February.
Aegean coast of Turkey is a little different from the Antalya region coast (Mediterranean). The climate here is a bit drier, and the entire infrastructure is more compact.
There are hotels and clubs for every taste on the Aegean coast. Warm sea and a favorable climate attract here tourists from many countries.
Resorts of Turkey Aegean coast
Izmir is the third largest city in Turkey. Ancient city Izmir (formerly Smyrna), was founded around 3000 BC. Izmir is a bustling port and commercial center now. The climate here is mild Mediterranean, with warm, dry summers and cool rainy winters. Total rainfall for the year is about 700-710 mm. Precipitation is mainly from November to March. Visitors can stroll along the beach, sightseeing and visit the market square and shopping mall.
Bodrum (ancient Halicarnassus) is one of the most popular resorts on the Aegean coast. It is located at a distance 250 km from Izmir. A permanent local population is about 30000. It is likely that in Bodrum live the most educated part of Turkey society. It attracts creative people. City attractions include the “Museum of Underwater Archaeology”, one of the ruins of the ancient wonders of the world “Mausoleum of Halicarnassus”. Bodrum in Turkey has gained a reputation as entertainment and recreation center.
Gyumyuldur is a small town located at a distance about 70 kilometers from Izmir and 50 kilometers from Izmir International Airport “Adnan Menderes”. Here is clean water in the sea and beautiful coastline. It is a good place for diving; exploring the rich marine flora and fauna. Tourist season lasts from May to October.
Kusadasi is located at distance about 90 km to south of Izmir. In the immediate vicinity there are many famous monuments of antiquity. It was a small fishing village and now one of the most popular holiday destinations in Turkey. In the summer tourists increase the population of this city several times. Tis town are the frequently visiting cruise ships, so tourists could visit the ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus. Tourists attract here sandy beaches, warm sea, wonderful recreational opportunities and a vibrant nightlife. The recommended option is to travel around the town and explore the area's attractions.
A small Gumbet town was specially designed to receive tourists. It is located near Bodrum. Resort will be interesting mainly for those interested in relaxing on the beach during the day and entertainment in numerous nightclubs in the evening. Sport lovers are offered a variety of water sports including water skiing, windsurfing. Those who wish to explore the sights may get minibus (dolmus) to Bodrum town.
Altınkum is a resort town on the southern Aegean coast of Turkey. Altinkum is located between the cities İzmir and the Bodrum. Altınkum has a special micro climate with low humidity. It is recommended with World Health Organization (WHO) for asthmatics. According to statistics, there are 340 days of sunshine a year. This resort is popular with tourists from Britain and Germany.
Vacationers have the opportunity to visit two major ancient sites: the Temple of Apollo in Didim and the ruins of the Roman period in Ephesus. There are three beaches within easy reach, and all have been awarded the Blue Flag Award. The region has developed from a string of small rural fishing villages into a tourist area. Altınkum and Didim were formerly two separate towns, but have grown together.