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Marina, Turkey

Aegean Coast

Where east meets west, Turkey’s sparkling Aegean Coast boasts 4000 years of civilisation – and it’s got the ancient ruins to prove it. Yet its rich history blends seamlessly with a succession of modern cities to create a cosmopolitan holiday destination.

Kusadasi Harbour, Aegean, Turkey

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10 - 34ºC

Average Temperatures

Warm Summers and mild winters

Expect glorious sunshine in the summer months, and mild temperatures during the winter.

4.5 hrs

Average flight time

From the UK

Average flight time from the UK to Bodrum or Izmir airports is 4-5 hrs

For who?

Turkey is best for...


Holidays in Turkey are great for Sun worshippers, culture vultures and adventure seekers.

Ephesus, Turkey

Where Sunshine and Culture Collide

Don’t bury your head in the sand. The Aegean Coast is more than just miles of sandy beaches (widely regarded as being up there with the best) and inviting, translucent waters.  Turkey is a truly fascinating country, both culturally and historically. You’re to-do list will be plentiful; from outdoor activities, natural wonders, blue voyage tours, historical places and religious sites, shopping alternatives, entertainment and nightlife and world heritage sites. Phew!

Eating & Drinking in Turkey

Turkish food is wide in variation, going far beyond the familiar kebab, and is ranked among the best in the world thanks to Central Asian, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean influences. Meat is a large component of the Turkish diet, with lamb featuring heavily and dishes tend to be fragrantly spiced. Vegetarians will find they are easily catered for, as meze – a selection of sauces, dips and vegetables – can be found on almost every menu.

In Turkish restaurants, it’s not uncommon for visitors to enter the kitchen and choose from the pots if they don’t understand the names of the dishes. For a taste of home, a wide range of British dishes can be found along the coast.

Discover Turkey's Aegean Coast

Things to do

We Recommend:

  • The Marina at Kusadasi

  • Visit the ancient city of Ephesus

  • Bartering at a Turkish Bazaar

  • Playing golf in Turkey

  • Day trip to the ‘cotton castle’ of Pammukale

  • Take a lazy day boat trip

  • A day out at Dilek National Park

  • Ephesus
  • Pamukkale
  • Boat trip, Aegean Coast, Turkey
  • Savour the sights and sounds of a Turkish bazaar
  • Dilek National Park
  • The harbour, Turkey
Boat trip, Aegean Coast, Turkey

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The language spoken in Turkey is Turkish.


Turkish Lira (TL)

The currency used in Turkey is the Turkish Lira (TL).

Time Zone

GMT +2

Turkey is 2 hours ahead of UK time.

Fly to:

Bodrum or Izmir

Bodrum or Izmir are the main airports for the Aegean region.

Tourist info

Turkey info

Further Turkish tourist information can be found at www.goturkey.com

Visa & Health


Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/turkey for advice.