The Turkish Riviera (Türk Rivierası), also known popularly as the Turquoise Coast, is an area of southwest Turkey encompassing the provinces of Antalya and Muğla, and to a lesser extent Aydın, southern İzmir and western Mersin.
A favorable climate, warm sea, mountainous scenery, fine beaches along over 1,000 km (620 mi) of shoreline along the Aegean and Mediterranean seas, and numerous natural and archaeological attractions make this part of Turkey’s coast a popular national and international tourist destination.
The Turkish Riviera is also the home of the globally known Blue Voyage (also known as Carian Cruise), which allows participants to take a week-long trip aboard the local gulet ships to ancient cities, harbors, tombs, mausolea, and beaches in the tiny coves, forests, and rivers that are on the Turquoise Coast.
The coastline is considered essentially a cultural trove that provides an exciting mixture of factual and mythological individuals, conflicts, and events. It has often been referred to in the folklore of numerous cultures throughout history.
It is regarded as the home of scholars, saints, warriors, kings, heroes and the site of numerous well-known legends.
Mark Antony of the Roman Republic is said to have picked the Turkish Riviera as the most beautiful wedding gift for his beloved Cleopatra of Egypt.
Saint Nicholas, who later became the basis of the Santa Claus legend, was born in Patara, a small town near present-day Demre.
Herodotus, regarded as the “Father of History”, was born in Bodrum (ancient Halicarnassus) in c. 484 BC.
Near Dalyan, the volcanic hills to the west of Antalya have been the inspiration for the mythical Chimera — the fire-breathing monster that Bellerophon slew.
🏨 Hotels Near Turkish Riviera
|Side Premium||📍 Evren Mah., 27.Cad. 20.SoK. No:6, 07550 Evrenseki / Manavga/Manavgat/Antalya, Turkey||Evrenseki / Manavga/Manavgat||📞 +90 242 922 06 94||ozhotels.com.tr/side-premium/|
|Swandor Hotels & Resorts Topkapi Palace||📍 Kundu Mahallesi Yaşar Sobutay Bulvarı No:442, 07112 Aksu, Turkey||Aksu||📞 +90 242 431 26 00||swandorhotels.com/en/hotels/topkapi-palace/|
|Villa Side Hotel||📍 Ilıca Mah. Sahil Cad. No:28 Villa Side Hotel, Kumköy - Manavgat - ANTALYA / TÜRKİYE, 07330 Manavgat/Antalya, Turkey||Manavgat||📞 +90 242 537 60 60||villasidehotel.com/|
|Selge Beach Resort & Spa||📍 Kızılağaç, D:62, 07600 Manavgat/Antalya, Turkey||Manavgat||📞 +90 242 444 72 61||selgebeachhotel.com/|
|Incekum Su Hotel||📍 Avsallar Mah. İncekum Cad. No:18, 07410 Alanya/Antalya, Turkey||Alanya||📞 +90 242 524 55 98||incekumsuhotel.com/-|
|Can Garden Resort||📍 Çolaklı, Turizm Cd. No:11 D:Z01, 07600 Manavgat/Antalya, Turkey||Manavgat||📞 +90 242 763 86 76||cangardenresort.com/|
|Porto Bello Hotel Resort & Spa||📍 Liman, Akdeniz Blv., 07070 Konyaaltı/Antalya, Turkey||Konyaaltı||📞 +90 242 524 54 34||sealifehotels.com/|
|Titanic Mardan Palace||📍 Kundu Mah. Yaşar Sobutay Bul. No: 450, D:1, 07112 Aksu/Antalya, Turkey||Aksu||📞 +90 242 310 41 00||titanic.com.tr/titanic-mardan-palace|
|Barut Hemera||📍 Side, Süleyman Demirel Blv. No:1, 07330 Manavgat/Antalya, Turkey||Manavgat||📞 +90 4449600||baruthemera.com/en|
|The Land of Legends Kingdom Hotel||📍 Kadriye Mahallesi Atatürk Caddesi No:1, D:No 515, 07506 Serik/Antalya, Turkey||Serik||📞 +90 212 336 57 00||thelandoflegendsthemepark.com/|
🎉 Tourist attractions Near Turkish Riviera
|Aspendos Theater||📍 Sarıabalı, Aspendos Yolu, 07500 Serik/Antalya, Turkey||Serik||Historical landmark|
|Istanbul Aquarium||📍 Şenlikköy, Yeşilköy Halkalı Cd. No:93, 34153 Florya/İstanbul, Turkey||Florya||Aquarium|
|The ancient city of Syedra||📍 Seki, 07430 Alanya/Antalya, Turkey||Alanya||Historical place|
|Kecili Park||📍 Kılınçarslan, Civelek Sk. No:34, 07100 Muratpaşa/Antalya, Turkey||Muratpaşa||Park|
|Yavuz Ozcan Park||📍 Bahçelievler, Deniz, Konyaaltı Cd. No:1, 07050 Muratpaşa/Antalya, Turkey||Muratpaşa||Park|
|Mamure Castle||📍 İskele, 33650 Anamur/Mersin, Turkey||Anamur||Tourist attraction|
|Caddebostan Coast||📍 Caddebostan, Park İçi Yolu, 34728 Kadıköy/İstanbul, Turkey||Kadıköy||Tourist attraction|
|Apollon Temple||📍 Side, Cumhuriyet Blv. No:50, 07600 Manavgat/Antalya, Turkey||Manavgat||Historical landmark|
|Hidirlik Tower||📍 Kılınçarslan, Hıdırlık Sk. No:50, 07100 Muratpaşa/Antalya, Turkey||Muratpaşa||Historical landmark|
|Damlatas Caves||📍 Çarşı, Damlataş Cd. No:81, 07400 Alanya/Antalya, Turkey||Alanya||Tourist attraction|