What to see in Aegean Coast

Aegean Coast Attractions

The Aegean is one of Turkey's most visited and most developed regions, for good reason: the area is home to some of Turkey's most captivating treasures, from gorgeous white-sand beaches to the ancient ruins of Ephesus. The Roman city of Ephesus is the big draw for sightseers, and rightfully so. Bodrum and its surrounding beach towns attract sun seekers from around the world.

Visitors are spoilt with choice when it comes to sightseeing and activities on the Aegean coast with sophisticated hotels, a buzzing nightlife scene, and remarkably unspoiled historic sites. Even Izmir, Turkey's third-largest city and no stranger to concrete sprawl, will surprise travellers with a nice collection of museums, bustling bazaars, and lively seaside promenades.

Then there are the many places in between these major stops: charming hill towns like Sirince; the otherworldly white cliffs and thermal springs at Pamukkale; the seaside charms of sleepy Gümüslük village, near snazzy Bodrum; the ancient cities of Priene, Miletus, Didyma, and Laodicea; and long, sandy beaches at Altinkum and elsewhere along the coast.

Ancient Troy

For about 3,000 years the fascinating story involving the destruction of the prosperous city of Troy in a long war fought…

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Ephesus is the biggest and best-preserved ancient city in the country and is one of the world's spectacular historical…

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Calcium-rich mineral springs surging over the edge of a mountain plateau for thousands of years has resulted in an intriguing…

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