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    Aegean Türkiye

    Alaçatı in İzmir

    One of the quaintest towns in Türkiye, Alaçatı is one of the most popular holiday destinations on the Aegean coastline with its renovated stone houses, charming boutique hotels, dining and entertainment venues that overspill into the streets, and coves and beaches each more beautiful than the other... Known as the pearl of Türkiye, Alaçatı is also renowned for its local dishes and a vast variety of mezes which showcase the flavorsome Aegean herbs.

    Some of the windmills, which are the town’s symbol, have been turned into cafés and restaurants. If you’re looking for peace and serenity, Alaçatı is the perfect choice with its stone houses adorned in bougainvilleas, its cobblestoned streets, beautiful nature, rich history, and warm and gracious locals.

    Pamukkale Travertines in Denizli

    Pamukkale's thermal waters have offered healing to many people throughout history. Those who heard the reputation of this unique beauty and the healing it offers, came to Hierapolis from different cities of Anatolia for treatment and stayed here temporarily or permanently. It is understood from the grave finds in the surrounding area that the patients who were fascinated by this unique healing source completed their lives here.

    Touching the snow-white travertines created by the thermal waters that gave life to the Hierapolis Ancient City is a completely different experience. Pamukkale Travertines, which have a fairy-tale appearance resembling a cloud field from afar, are one of the rare beauties where history and nature meet. The area has an indescribable sense of texture with its calcareous texture, snow-white color, and the warmth of the thermal water. Most of this unique natural beauty is under protection so that it does not lose its authenticity. However, you can imagine yourself like the people of Antiquity by swimming in the healing waters in the open areas where you can experience the special texture of the travertines or by swimming in the ancient pool, also known as the Cleopatra Pool.

    Turquoise Sea and Golden Sands of Marmaris in Muğla

    Take a dip in the turquoise sea, feel the golden sands under your feet in secluded bays and beaches of Marmaris in Muğla.

    • Cleopatra Island

    Marmaris is an earthly paradise that was even irresistible to the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra. Legend has it that Cleopatra, the last Hellenistic queen of ancient Egypt, swam on Sedir Island, 10 kilometres north of Marmaris Town Centre. For this reason, this island is also known as Cleopatra Island today.

    • Turunç Bay

    As one of the best-known bays of Marmaris, Turunç has pure turquoise waters that will remind you of an aquarium. Close to the sea, you’ll find modern and traditional restaurants, walking areas, and both luxury and boutique hotels. It’s possible to reach Turunç by driving or by boat.

    • Yalancıboğaz (The Lying Strait)

    This natural phenomenon resembles a strait setting out from Marmaris and is popularly described as the Lying Strait. It connects the Nimara Peninsula (Paradise Island) to the mainland. Yalancıboğaz was a marina in the past. It still has a marina and the boat yards of Marmaris are located here. Paradise Island (Nimara Peninsula) stretches out from Marmaris. The peninsula is on the itinerary of many of the daily tour boats. Alternatively, you can drive or take the public minibus service to reach the strait, just 8 km from the city centre. Once there you can walk to Paradise Island and Nimara Cave.

    • Kumlubük Bay

    An unspoilt bay to get away from it all! Located to the south of Marmaris, Kumlubük Bay has pristine clear turquoise water set in the middle of lush greenery. The beaches are rarely crowded and it’s a great place to enjoy tranquillity and seclusion on golden sands.

    • Bördübet Bay

    Another bay which is enclosed by forests of pine trees. The name “Bördübet”, is a reference to the diversity of bird species here as first noticed by English-speaking visitors They called it “bird’s bed” and the Turkish name is a corruption of that phrase. If you’re looking for a delightful beach in order to relax then you need go no further!

    • Amos Bay

    Located between Turunç and Kumlubük, Amos Bay is famous for its crystal clean water. There is no public transport to this secluded area, you can get there by using your own car or by boat. Don’t forget to bring your snorkel and mask as the snorkelling here is great and you won’t want to miss seeing the ruins of the Ancient City of Amos!

    • Boncuk Bay

    Located to the north of the Marmaris district, Boncuk Bay boasts a navy-blue sea along with golden sands! Boncuk Bay is a breeding ground for sharks and therefore a protected bay. It is forbidden to swim in certain areas, but swimming in other areas is not dangerous. The sea is so clear that you can see the golden sands even at a depth of 20 metres.

    • Orhaniye Kızkumu Beach

    This bay is so shallow that it is possible to walk across it from one shoreline to the other. Another excellent place for a secluded swim.

    Kuşadası in Aydın

    The district, which takes its name from the Güvercin (Pigeon) Island at the entrance of the port, is one of the important holiday centers of Türkiye. The town, which is 71 km away from Aydın city center, is centrelocated in many important historical and natural assets, including Ephesus, the House of Virgin Mary, Milet, Didim, Pamukkale, Marmaris and Bodrum. It offers a colorful and lively holiday experience with its marina, numerous beaches, camping areas surrounded by nature, and entertainment venues.

    With its Çıban (Yavansu), Venus, Güzelçamlı and Davutlar Thermal Springs; Aslanlı and Zeus Caves, Dilek Peninsula National Park and its coves and spas within the park, Kuşadası welcomes many visitors in spring, summer, and autumn every year.

    Kuşadası consists of settlements that vary according to ages. At the foothill of the Dilek Hill in the northeast of the national park, the walls of Panionion, known as the meeting place of the twelve Ionian cities, and the remains of the parliament building survived until today. Here, you can visit the Venetian Castle and the city of Anaia.

    Pygale Ancient settlement, or known as Güvercin Island today, which is home to a Byzantine castle built on the rocks, and the Küçük Ada Castle, which is a 19th century building and an important naval defense center used against the Ottoman Empire, are among the places that should be seen. The walls surrounding Kuşadası were also built during the Ottoman Empire period.

    Kuşadası Marina is an ideal accommodation and shopping area for yachts and cruise ships, thanks to its marina and beautiful harbour. Welcoming tourism with its yacht harbour and two piers where cruise ships dock, Kuşadası is Türkiye's second important sea gate. There are ferries serving continuously at the port. In addition, yachts and boats offering Blue Cruise await you in the port to take you to deep blue and cool waters.

    Spil Mountain National Park (Spil Dağı Milli Parkı) in Manisa

    Spil Mountain was named after the ancient mother goddess Kybele (Spilene) of Anatolia and Sibel, the daughter of the Phrygian King Menos. It has an east-west orientation as a separate mass at the northwest end of Boz Mountains on Gediz Basin. It is a limestone mass with a height of 1513 meters. Background to mythological stories, the mountain is an important cultural component. It is also a natural richness with its geological and geomorphological characteristics, limestone rocks, canyon valleys, doline lakes, lapias, caves and diverse vegetation and wildlife.

    Extremely rich flora of the national park includes red pine, larch, and iron oak trees. Among the shrubs of the lower flora stand out juperus sabina, rockrose, heather, laurel, and myrtle. Spil Mountain has a unique value with its more than 120 endemic plant species.

    In the park, in addition to the Niobe natural rock formation, Manisa Castle and Taş Suret (Cybele Relief), overlooking the city of Manisa, the ancient Lydian city of Magnesia ad Sipylum; you will find the hiking and biking paths, paragliding centers and off-road tracks.

    The Manisa tulips (magnesian tulip or tulipa orphanidea) growing on Spil Mountain and blooming from April to May, are taken under preservation.

    Ulubey Canyon in Uşak

    Ulubey Canyon, with a length of 77 kilometers, is the second-longest canyon in the world after the Grand Canyon in the United States.

    The canyon was formed about 500 years after the breakdown of the graben of the Büyük Menderes River. The canyon extends up to 140-170 meters high with a width varying between 100 and 500 meters. It consists of a main canyon and dozens of side canyons. The rocks formed by wind and water erosion, the funnel-shaped karstic hills, and the terrace-shaped canyon walls are breathtaking.

    Ulubey Canyon can be reached by dirt road or by foot. Depending on the season, you can enjoy water sports on Banaz Creek and rock climb. If you plan on an extended exploration, you can stay at a bungalow or boutique hotel in the city center of Uşak or close to the canyon. You can also set up a tent on the hills overlooking the canyon.

    There is a glass terrace that provides unique views of the canyon’s natural beauty. Apart from the magnificence of nature, you also can observe ancient water channels, rock-cut tombs, and caves.

    Afyonkarahisar Thermal Springs in Afyonkarahisar

    Afyonkarahisar is known as the thermal capital of Türkiye. As such, the city is most famous for its thermal facilities, physical therapy, medical spa facilities, and natural therapies and. Afyonkarahisar, which has all the resources required for health tourism with its thermal springs, springs, mud baths and mineral waters, offers great opportunities to local and foreign visitors.

    The city where people find healing since thousands of years, the “City of Healing Afyonkarahisar” is also known under the name “Healing Phrygia.” Afyonkarahisar is one of the richest basins in the world with its mineral-rich thermal sources. It is open to anyone who wants to get rid of the fatigue of daily life and the year, and who seek healing. It has all the possibilities of thermal and health tourism. In Afyonkarahisar services are provided by specialist doctors and physiotherapists in thermal tourism centres, each operating in different specialities.

    Also, the "Afyonkarahisar University of Health Sciences", which is one of three Health Universities in Türkiye, is an important center of attraction for health and thermal tourism.

    The thermal hotels in the city, have thermal pools, indoor and outdoor pools, children's pools, family pools, jacuzzis, mud baths, sauna, steam room, massage room, aromatherapy room, skin care room, salt room, straw room, sand room in the most thermal hotels operating in the city , There is also provided ozone sauna, foot detox and doctor fish. Some thermal facilities also provide physical therapy units.

    Famous for its İhsaniye Gazlıgöl Thermal Spring, Bolvadin Heybeli Thermal, Ömer Thermal, Gecek Thermal, and mud baths, Sandıklı Hüdai Thermal Springs are known as important thermal centers and healing points in Afyonkarahisar.

    The Healing Thermal Waters in Kütahya

    Kütahya is very rich in terms of natural thermal waters, just like Afyonkarahisar.

    Located in the north of Kütahya, Ilıca Hot Springs are among pine forests. Its temperature is around 25 -43 C°. It is used as a complementary treatment for rheumatic diseases, chronic back pain, joint diseases, soft tissue diseases, orthopedic diseases, post-brain and nerve surgeries, general stress disorders and sports injuries. Since water contains calcium and fluoride ions, it is used as a supplementary treatment for bone resorption in elder people when used as controlled drinking cures, and it is also known to be good for gynecological diseases, liver failures, kidney and gall bladder inflammations.

    Simav Eynal Thermal Center is 4 km to Simav district, in the southwest of Kütahya. Hot springs is 163 C°, and hot spring water is between 70-80 C°. Based on water analysis, it has been approved by the General Directorate of Primary Health Services that mineral water has therapeutic properties. It can be used as a complementary treatment for rheumatic diseases, chronic back pain, joint diseases, soft tissue diseases, orthopedic diseases, post-brain and nerve surgeries, general stress disorders and sports injuries. In addition, it is known to be good for neuralgia, skin diseases, passing kidney stones, sciatica, calcification, gynecological diseases, and psoriasis.