It`s quite easy to combine a Turkish city and beach holiday, considering Turkey has 5,000 miles of coastline, spanning the Black Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, the Aegean Sea, and the Sea of Marmara. Spend some time in Turkey`s charming cities, such as Istanbul and Ankara, and then head to the coasts. The Mediterranean and Aegean coasts are most popular with tourists.
Istanbul - Canakkale: 4 hrs. 40 mins. approx.
Canakkale - Kusadasi : 5 hrs. 10 mins. approx.
Kusadasi - Izmir: 1 hr. 20 mins. approx.
Beautiful beaches offering island silhouettes on the horizon; transparent blue seas and friendly beach bars; atmospheric villages and monasteries; archaeological treasures; world-class museums and a laid-back vibe: the Greek Islands have it all! Even though they are popular with tourists, the gorgeous Greek islands have not lost their original character.
The coastlines of southern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa are shaped by the Mediterranean Sea. Not only does the Mediterranean have beautiful resorts and beaches on the mainland, there are literally thousands of islands to explore, each with their own beauty, over 2,500 miles from Spain east to Turkey.
One of the trendiest resort destinations in southeastern Europe, the Bulgarian coast was once the playground of Communist Party loyalists and their families. Today these resort towns rival the French and Italian Riviera. Many are `ancient cities,` over 5,000 years old. The Black Sea Coast is an off-the-beaten-path beach vacation that doesn`t skimp on quality.