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The splendor of Turkish Riviera

The Turquoise Coast also known as the Turkish Riviera is used to designate a specific area in Turkey, on the southwest and includes Mugla, Antala, and a little of southern Izmir, Aydin, and western Mersin. Equipped with the sought-after climate, the vast shoreline on the Mediterranean and Aegean Sea, the warm temperature of the sea, and numerous archeological and natural sites of interests, the Turkish Riviera has made a place for itself in the list of "must-visit" tourist destinations.

Turkish Riviera deserves to be popular because it holds great treasures of the ancient times. In fact, two of the seven wonders of the ancient world are present in this very coastline. The Ephesian Temple of Artemis and the remnants of Maussollos in Halicarnassus are seen here.

There is abundant history in every sight, every structure, and every significant thing in the Turkish Riviera. Everything speaks volume about the type of community that had thrived during the ancient times. The old towns still carry the light of the ancient life which is reflected in their lifestyle.
For tourists who are hungry for great structures, rich architectures, and sites of ethereal beauty, the Turkish Riviera is an option they try not to miss. Although this wide stretch of shoreline has many places of interest, many tourists opt for Antalya where the mountains, beaches, historical structures and the Ottoman-style houses make their stay a wonderful experience.

What you can see on the Turkish Riviera

The Turkish Riviera will give you an experience of a lifetime when all you want to do is sightseeing. Your long and very lovely walks surrounded by the picturesque scenery will definitely make your stay worthwhile. You can marvel to your heart's desire at the mausolea, harbors, tombs, ancient cities, beaches, and coves.

If you have the streak of an explorer or an adventurer, you must visit the flourishing forests that will reveal a whole new world of species for you to gape at.

Volcanic mountains are another attraction of the Turkish Riviera. Folk tales and the legend say that Bellerophon murdered the fire-breathing monster, Chimera. The monster is actually a volcano and such tales only add a mystic sense to these places.

The popular destinations for you to visit while on Turkish Riviera include:

Antalya: Kaleici is the historic hub of the city and will take you through winding roads surrounded by wall that were built when the city was in its early years. Other places to visit are the Antalya Museum, Kaleici Museum, and the Ataturk Museum.

Istanbul: Go for sightseeing, swimming, and also visit the magnificent Blue Mosque, the Topkapi Palace, and the Basilica Cistern. The Church of Saint Savior displays great mosaics and frescoes. Museums include the Istanbul Archeology Museum, one of the biggest in the world.

Ephesus, Izmir: Ancient structures of theater, library, gates, fountains, and agora tell stories of the times gone by. It is a place that shouldn't be missed.

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