Aegean Region Attractions
Most local and foreign travelers visit Turkey for a wonderful summer holiday trip along the Aegean Sea coasts and for unique cultural attractions and places to visit. As it is known, the coasts of the Aegean Sea have hosted many civilizations throughout history. There are some iconic attractions to visit along the clear sea, sunny beaches, and the beautiful nature of the Aegean Sea. These ancient cities, museums, resorts, beaches, monuments, lakes, thermal waters, nature parks, there are many more places to visit - Let's try to experience these attractions and try to reflect on the culture and history of Anatolia and Europe.
Where to start? While preparing the list of places to visit in the Aegean region, let's start with Çanakkale (Gelibolu), the closest place to Istanbul. To make your Aegean trip with a chauffeured car allocated to you from Cab Istanbul, please contact us by clicking the WhatsApp icon. You can only make an online reservation by clicking the button below for airport transfer reservations
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Where To Visit On Aegean Coast
Even if you're a local traveler, get ready to discover the best Aegean attractions, landmarks, and sightseeing spots you'd love to see with us. Is the plan of places to visit in the Aegean, sunny beaches and a calm nature accompanying it, or a beach but also a lively party atmosphere? Or are you wondering about the cultural heritage and architecture left by people who have lived in Anatolia for thousands of years? Some of us may be dreaming of tables with delicious local food.
Main cities of Aegean region: Kütahya, Afyonkarahisar, Usak, Denizli, Muğla, Aydın, Izmir, Manisa, Çanakkale.
Aegean region must-visit places; Gallipoli, Kazdağları, Assos and Behram castle, Ayvalık, Bergama, Foça, Çeşme, Alaçatı, Temple of Artemis and Sardis (Sart), Selçuk and Ephesus Ancient City, Kuşadası, Priene Ancient City, Didim, Milet Ancient City and Bafa Lake, Euromos Ancient City City, Bodrum, Marmaris, Datça Peninsula, Fethiye
Troy Ancient City
As Homer says in the Iliad, it is the place where the great war took place. The Ancient City of Troy was included in the UNESCO protection list in 1998. Çanakkale is the most famous archaeological site in the world with its history dating back to 3000 BC.
According to the legend, the sea nymph Thetis and the sea god Okeanos' daughter Elektra were the parents of Dardanos, who would later become the wife of Zeus. Tros, son of Zeus and Dardanos, founded the city of Triad, and his grandchildren, Ilus, founded the city of Troy.
As it is known, Troy was established on the skirts of the Kaz Mountains. The reason for the war we know from the movie Troy is the beauty contestants Hera, Aphrodite, and Athena. Taking on the task of the jury in the beauty contest, Paris makes an agreement with Aphrodite, who promised him Helena, the wife of the king of Sparta, and ensures that she will be the first. Paris' kidnapping of Helena is also the leading cause that started the war
Troy Ancient City / Turkey
Places to Visit in Aydın: Temple of Apollo, House of Virgin Mary
Virgin Mary House
The House of Virgin Mary, which is frequently visited by Kuşadası visitors, is located on Bulbul Mountain, 9 kilometers from Selcuk. It is known, that after the death of Jesus, St. John brought Mary to Ephesus. 19th century Upon the dream of the German nun Katherina, it was revealed that the house where the Virgin Mary spent her last days was this place. The discovery, which had great repercussions in the Christian world, has never been on the agenda again. The Virgin Mary house, which has a cross plan and a dome, was later restored. There is information about Mary from Magdalene, Icons, and different contents of the religion of Christianity.
Temple of Apollo / Didim
Didyma (Didim) is not actually an ancient city, but a holy temple. The Temple of Apollo, which is on the way to the ancient city of Miletos, is also a center of prophecy. The first written source about Didim is Herodotus. BC. 6th century Egyptian King II. It is stated that Nekho and Lydian King Kroisos made vows to the temple of Apollo in Didyma. Temple of Apollo BC It started in the 4th century. The Temple of Apollo, which was very famous in the Archaic period, was built by the Persians in BC. It was burned at the beginning of the 5th century.
The Hellenistic Naiskos, located in the courtyard, was dismantled in the 6th century AD and its basilica was built in its place, and it was destroyed after an earthquake just like the temple.
Aphrodisias Ancient City-Aydin
Mugla Places To Visit: Marmaris, Lake Bafa, Fethiye-Oludeniz
Turgut Waterfall: Flowing from a height of 4 meters, Turgut Waterfall is cool even in summer. There is not only one but many different waterfalls in the region.
Günnücek/Marmaris National Park; The region, which is famous for its unique forest community, has plenty of frankincense trees, and the oil of the sweetgum tree that grows there is used in the pharmaceutical and perfumery industry.
Marmaris Castle & Museum: BC. There is information that in 1044 the Ionians were later renewed by Great Alexander. Magnificent Suleiman was renovated and expanded in 1522.
Icmeler Beach: The closest beach to the center of Marmaris, it offers good pleasure with its blue clear and calm water.
Turunc Beach: Turunc tour is one of the most wonderful places where you can feel the perfect harmony of Blue and Green. Turunc Beach is the most preferred natural wonder place for diving.
Ölüdeniz is located in Fethiye district of Muğla. The white beach gradually gives way to Blue and Turquoise tones towards the sea. It gives great pleasure to swim in the still waters, and it is quite interesting that not even a seaweed grows on the shore.
Fethiye/Oludeniz has hosted many civilizations in the past, from the Romans to the Lycians. You can expand your list of places to visit in Ölüdeniz by joining boat tours.
Lake Bafa can be defined as one of the natural beauties of Milas. It was home to the Ancient City of Herakleia and the Ancient City of Latmos. If you want to visit Bafa Lake, you can take small boats. We recommend you to visit the Islands and the Ancient City of Heraklion. Yediler Monastery on the islands in Lake Bafa is quite old and interesting. The lake is surrounded by olive trees.
Bodrum Underwater Archeology Museum, Zeki Müren Art Museum, Bars Street, Bitez Beach, Sunset Beach, Kumbahçe Beach, beautiful private beach clubs, Usuluk Bay Nature Park, Bodrum Tuzla Bird Sanctuary, Cennet Bay, Torba Bay, Aspat Bay, Bodrum Aquarium Cove, Kissebükü Bay, Rabbit Island, Karaada, Aquaparks each more beautiful than the other, Göltürkbükü, Yalıkavak, Gümbet, Torba and dozens of places can be visited.