Fully revised and updated for 2016. Now with new Discovery Tours chapter. Experience all the attractions of the Turkish Mediterranean Coast with this up-to date and authoritative guide, complete with Insider Tips. You'll discover hotels and restaurants, trendy places to go and the best local nightlife. There are also tips for shopping as well as ideas for what to do with kids, plus sports and many other activities. Further sections include: Festivals & Events, Travel Tips, Turkish phrasebook, Links, Blogs, Apps & more, and Index. Useful too is the 'Perfect Route' which outlines a journey along the coast, and the handy folding pull-out map supplied in addition to the Road Atlas inside. Beaches as far as the eye can see: whether you look right, left or over your shoulder there's no end in sight. Dunes reach a further 100m inland, and just beyond them you'll come across the last remnants of ancient civilisation. From the ruins of the ancient Lycian town of Patara you can look out over the sea or back towards the Taurus Mountains, which in clear conditions look close enough to touch.With MARCO POLO Turkey South Coast you will discover a holiday paradise that is full of variety, and despite mass tourism has plenty of scope for individual discoveries, from expansive beaches to secluded coves and quaint mountain villages.
The practical pocket-sized guide takes you right along the azure Mediterranean to luxury resorts and simple beach guesthouses where you can relax in a hammock beneath the fig tree trees. In the west the coast is wild and rocky with thousands of bays, in the east you can follow the trail of the early Christians. Antalya and Alanya have some great shopping and a pleasant climate even in winter. The Insider Tips reveal where you can find the home of the kebab and where, on a night hike, you can spot the eternal flame of Mount Olympus. Panels in each chapter suggest things to do if you're on a tight budget and where you might pick up some real bargains. The Best Of pages highlight what's currently in vogue along the Turkish coast, recommend things to do for free, and have tips for rainy days and where you can relax and unwind. The 'Where to Start' boxes highlight the best places to begin sightseeing, shopping and your evening out.Thanks to the Taurus Mountains there are many and varied recreational activities: the Sports & Activities chapter has details on where you can go canyoning, rafting and paragliding, in addition to all kinds of water sports.
The Trips & Tours section leads you along the coast, into the mountains and to the early Christian past, and hikers and nature lovers shouldn't miss the circuit to the north of Antakya. Last but not least the Dos and Don'ts explain why you should only buy alcohol at the supermarket, and why you shouldn't kiss in public. MARCO POLO Turkey South Coast provides comprehensive coverage of all parts of the region, including The Southwest Coast: Dalyan, Fethiye, Marmaris. Antalya - Lycian Coast: Antalya, Kalkan, Kas, Kemer. The Turkish Riviera: Alanya, Side. The South East: Adana, Anamur, Antakya, Silifke. To help you find your way around there's the detailed Road Atlas, useful maps of Antalya, Alanya, Fethiye, Marmaris and Side in the cover, plus the pull-out map.