Turkey has a coastline about 8000 kilometers long. Turkey is bordered by four seas: the Mediterranean Sea, the Sea of Marmara, the Aegean and a Black Seas. Most resorts in Turkey are located on the shores of the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas. Residents of European countries (especially tourists from Germany and the UK), willingly spend their holidays here.
Mediterranean coast of Turkey
The Mediterranean coast of Turkey is considered as the main resort coast of the country. You can also find the names “Antalya coast”, “Turkish Riviera”. Tourists are attracted here by the warm sea and mild climate of the local resorts. In winter the temperature here rarely fall below 5-10°C and the water temperature rarely is less than 18. The water temperature in the summer is kept around 28-30°C. The sun shines about 300 days a year. The swimming season in these region begins in April and ends in November only. The capital of the Turkish Riviera is Antalya city. The main resorts of Antalya coast are Antalya, Kemer, Belek, Side, Alanya. More information about Mediterranean sea coast.
Aegean Coast in Turkey
The Aegean Sea is located between the Balkan Peninsula, Asia Minor and the island of Crete (between Greece, Turkey and the Crete Island). In the north-east Aegean Sea is connected to the Marmara Sea through the Dardanelles Strait (then, through the Bosporus Strait, to the Black Sea.) In the Aegean Sea are a lot (about 2000) beautiful islands and bays. These places appreciate lovers of sailing. Many of them believe that the Aegean coast is “a paradise for yachtsmen”.
The climate of the Aegean coast of Turkey is a typical Mediterranean. The average temperature of the hottest months (July, August) reaches 28°C, and the coldest months (January, February) - 10°C. Aegean Coast of Turkey is somewhat different from Antalya region (Mediterranean). The climate here is a bit drier, and the entire resort infrastructure is more compact. On the coast of the Aegean Sea, as well as in Antalya, are many hotels for tourists. Warm sea and favorable climate attract a large number of tourists from many European countries here. Get more information about the resorts of the Aegean coast of Turkey.
The city of Marmaris is located on the border of the Mediterranean and Aegean seas.
Coast of the Marmara Sea
Sea of Marmara is one of the smallest seas in the world. Its length t is 280 kilometers, maximum width - 80 km. The water temperature at the surface of the Sea of Marmara is about 9 °C in winter and up to 29°C in summer. This region is densely populated since ancient times. The largest city on the coast of the Sea is Istanbul. If shopping is favorite type of holiday for your then tour to Istanbul is a good choice for you. On the shores of the Marmara Sea are not so many resorts and they are popular as a place for holiday largely with the local population.
Black Sea coast
In contrast to the shores of the Mediterranean and Aegean seas Black Sea coast of Turkey mastered few tourists. Visited here travelers noted the beauty of these places. There are many historical monuments. The most well-known places of the coast are the ancient town Trabzon (Trabzon), Kars, Ordu and some others. The length of the Black Sea coastline in Turkey exceeds the length of both the Aegean and Mediterranean coastlines.
Smaller number of tourists is due to features of climate. Summer is not as hot as the Mediterranean region here. And, most importantly, here receive higher rainfalls - up to 2200 mm (for example in Sochi - 1600).
Even though the Black Sea coast of Turkey is one of the least visited tourist region in the country, while at the same time, at the same time has the number of historical monuments, it has excellent prospects for the sightseeing area. Turkey authorities intend to develop this region and invest, no doubt, will bring the expected result.
You can see resorts location on the Turkey map.
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