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Aegean Coast - Rich culture and beautiful coastline

The Aegean Coast is where east meets west, and rich history blends seamlessly into this modern and cosmopolitan holiday destination. Whether you simply want to relax on the miles of beautiful sandy beaches and dip your toes in the inviting, translucent waters, or explore some of the absorbing historical sites just minutes away from the coast, the beautiful and sophisticated Aegean Coast is perfect for your Turkish villa holiday.

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Bitez lies on a bay, a few kilometres from Bodrum, attracting guests looking for a quieter resort. The gently-sloping coarse sand beach is lined with whitewashed restaurants, its sheltered cove and shallow water is perfect for families. Backed by lush tangerine orchards, Bitez is perfect for those who want to escape the crowds, whilst also having good access to Bodrum and surrounding resorts.

  • 45mins fromBodrum

Apollonium Spa & Beach Resort

Apollonium Spa and Beach Resort is located in an envious position, frontline to the wonderfully turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea. Offering everything you could wish for from a holiday, this modern resort is the ultimate choice for all the family. Play a leisurely game of tennis, sweat it out in the gym, or take part in one of the many activities that the on-site animation team organizes on a daily basis. The kids won’t have a chance to get bored here, with a fun-filled kids club & playground, kids pool flumes, and crazy golf. There are six swimming pools to splash around in, or retreat to the beach where you can also indulge in a relaxing spa treatment. And if you want to experience real Turkey, the local markets at Bozbuk and Akbuk provide an authentic taste of Turkish lifestyle, whilst the home of the ancient Temple of Apollo at Didim and the renowned ruins at Ephesus are also nearby. A wristband will be provided upon arrival to gain access to some of the great facilities the resort has to offer. (Part of the "CLC World Resort" brand).

  • 1hr 20mins fromBodrum

Kusadasi Golf & Spa Resort

Positioned in a secluded area and set within beautiful grounds, Kusadasi Golf & Spa Resort is the perfect choice for those seeking a Turkish getaway or golfers looking for paradise. Additional to their 18 hole, par 72 course why not try one of the many other facilities this resort has to offer. Choose from a game of tennis, try your hand at archery and there is also fully equipped state of the art gym. Or choose of the 11 swimming pools peppered around the resort, the slide pool in the centre of the resort has free-fall slides for children and adults alike. everyone here The kids will never get bored here, with a fun-filled kids animation club. for those looking to relax and be pampered, visit the spa or salon to enjoy the sauna or beauty treatments available. This resort has so much to offer, you will find an array of shops in the centre of the resorts Atrium including a pub, restaurant, pub, mini market and even an ice cream parlour, plus many more. A wide range of restaurants are also on offer, from Chinese, Italian to an authentic tasting Turkish dishes. Kusadasi beach is only 5 miles away so why not take advantage of the resorts free shuttle bus for a day on the beach.

  • 1hr 45mins fromBodrum


This pretty little village is gradually becoming one of the most sought after areas on the Bodrum peninsula. Backed by hillsides richly scented with wild growing herbs, both pebble and sandy beaches can be found here, offering a range of popular watersports. A ferry service also runs from Torba to Didyma where the famed Temple of Apollo can be found. Nestled on a hillside overlooking the village of Torba, a superbly preserved structure built by the Lelegians over 2500 years ago offers a reminder of the area´s past, while the ruins of a Byzantine monastery stand on the east side of the bay. A small selection of traditional shops, bars and restaurants can be found in the village including Turkish style open markets where hand made items, fresh food and souvenirs can be bought, whilst a wider selection can be found in nearby Bodrum.

  • 20mins fromBodrum


Yalikavak has transformed from a sleepy fishing village to one of Turkey’s most luxurious resorts. Picturesque Yalikavak is renowned for spectacular orange sunsets and its Blue Flag status sandy beaches. One of the most enticing charms is that while it’s undeniably luxurious, the resort retains its old world charm with winding cobbestone streets and a very relaxed atmosphere. Palmarina is conveniently located 5 minutes’ walk from the centre, this state-of-the-art marina is the largest in Turkey and where you can often spot celebrities and super yachts. Boasting the highest quality facilities and services from designer shops, stunning cocktail bars, world class restaurants, the latest upmarket Billionaire Club, a water park including a mini zoo, you will experience a glimpse into another world.

  • 50mins fromBodrum

Your Aegean Coast Villa holiday

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Retail therapy in Aegean Coast

For the best and most traditional shopping experience, head to the city of Bodrum, where the central square is usually packed with many intriguing little shops and bazaars. On sale here are all kinds of typical Turkish handcrafts as well as plenty of gold and jewellery. Buying is an experience in itself, as you can often haggle with the salesman if you want to reduce the price. This is usually a light-hearted process and is expected in many shops – it is very rare you will have to pay the full asking price for the product you are buying.

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Hints of history in Aegean Coast

Along Turkey’s Bodrum peninsula coastline is where the ancient Greeks founded civilization. Alexander the Great and his legions paused to plunder rich cities and Julius Caesar gathered his fleet. The Bodrum peninsula is home to a wealth of major archaeological sites and historical attractions. Among these is a medieval castle, the famous Myndus Gate and the Mausoleum. For fascinating geological history, visit Paumkkale, a huge bank of limestone terraces formed as thermal waters tumble down the cliff edge. Wherever you go on the Aegean Coast, a short drive inland will take you through Turkey’s traditional villages untroubled by the modern world.

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On the beach in Aegean Coast

Turkey is famed for its kilometres of magnificent coastline, golden shoreline and year-round sunshine, and the Aegean Coast is no exception. Here you will find vast stretches of some of Turkey’s most beautiful sandy beaches, lapped by the warm and translucent waters of the Aegean Sea. If you’re looking for plenty of activities and watersports, there are various beaches within the main resorts that will cater for you, or if you wish to simply relax and soak up the sun, you’ll find a great selection of quieter stretches of sand and stunning natural coves surrounded by pine trees.

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Local cuisine in Aegean Coast

From chic candlelit bistros to waterfront eateries with far-reaching sea views, dining out in Turkey is a great experience. The regional food on offer is very popular – offering a unique mixture of Mediterranean and Far Eastern influences. The cuisine varies from fresh seafood to meatballs and the well-loved kebab. You can feast on a delicious assortment of meze dishes native to Turkey, from grilled meats and fish to sticky sweet pastries – accompanied by traditional music and belly dancing. Alternatively, why not pick up the catch of the day to grill back at your villa?

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Not to be missed...

  • Ephesus, once the capital of Roman Asia, is now one of the best preserved ancient cities in the Mediterranean. Visit the ruins, from ancient temples to libraries and public baths - all brimming with atmosphere.
  • Take a boat trip. Choose from a lazy day of snorkelling and swimming, or a day trip to a neighbouring Greek island (just don't forget to bring your passport!)
  • Go shopping in a typical Turkish market or 'bazaar' - there are daily markets in and around Bodrum.
  • Indulge in the ultimate de-stress of a Hamam or genuine Turkish bath.
  • Marvel at one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World at Halicarnassus, the tomb (or mausoleum) of its ruler, Mausolus. You can also find parts of this exhibit nearer to home in the British museum.

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