The Aegean region is one of the most beautiful regions in Turkey. Long sandy
beaches, green olive trees, rocks and pine forests surround crystal waters.
The climate is mild and a fresh
sea breeze cools the hottest summer days.
The Aegean region
offers something for everybody: idyllic fishing harbours and beautiful nature,
sunny beaches and popular holiday villages, modern activities and historical
sights as well as good restaurants and oriental bazaars.
Izmir is the third biggest city in Turkey and has the second biggest
harbour. Izmir is an international city and a lively business centre. The city
was established around 2000 B.C. In the first millennium -then
called Smyrna- it was an
important Ionian city and it is believed that Homer lived there. In the 600s
B.C. Lydians destroyed the city and it was just a poor village until Alexander
the Great reconstructed it. The city rises upwards towards the hills
behind the palm boulevards. Alti Carsisi bazaar has a huge variety of goods to
Gökova and Bodrum
are attractive small towns
on glittering bays.
The great and modern
marinas offer modern services for yacht owners
and you can make profitable shopping and enjoy the colourful nightlife
Not by the seaside, but very
intersting too, are the province capital Mugla
and Milas, with has the most interesting
You can also visit the Greek
and Rhodes by boat from Bodrum or Marmaris. Beach Boulevards presents you with
today's Turkey. In the little
streets off the touristic parts you will still
find local people,
children playing football and old people drinking their
tea in front of the houses.
Historical sights like Efesus
and Virgin Mary's home,
Pamukkale, the good harbours and
sunny climate make the Aegean an excellent holiday