the 5 quietest beaches
magnificent beaches abound. The popular beaches in the big resorts can be jam-packed with sunseekers in the summer months. For those who want something a bit quieter there all still plenty of options to enjoy the turquoise waters and golden sands.
Here’s where you can find 5 of the quietest beaches in Türkiye….
Phaselis: Ancient Ports and Beaches set next to impressive ruins
The Ancient City of Phaselis is located near Kemer one of Antalya’s most popular holiday villages. It dates back to 3000 years and most of the ruins that have come down to us date from the Hellenistic and Roman periods. The beaches located next to this amazing historical site provide excellent secluded swimming. The site boasts clear waters and amazing nature surrounded by pine forests. As the swimming areas are part of the historical site (which you have to pay to enter) they are not very well known, most people are here on organised excursions to see the ruins (which are well worth the admission fee). So, if you bring your swimming gear you can have the excellent swimming and snorkelling mostly to yourself! If you want to enjoy the cool Mediterranean Sea and see ancient remains, this heavenly cove is waiting for you.
Ovabükü: A Peaceful Stop on the Datça Peninsula
Datça is located on a long thin peninsula beyond Marmaris in the southern Aegean. It’s fairly remote and is one of the quietest holiday villages in Türkiye. It boasts unique coves set in the Aegean Sea. The ancient Greeks believed Datça to have been created personally by Zeus, so gorgeous are its rocky outcrops and aquamarine waters. World-renowned ancient Greek geographer and philosopher Strabo said of this place: “God sent his beloved creatures to Datça for them to live longer”. It is a great place for anyone who wants a peaceful place for their holiday. There are numerous beaches in Datça that offer you all the tranquillity you could ask for. But the jewel in the crown of these beaches has to be Ovabükü. This superb location for a quiet beach break is well worth the trouble of seeking out!
Dolungaz: A Hidden Cove on a remote part of the Aegean Coast
Karaburun is a little-known gem 100 km from İzmir. It is one of the quietest destinations in İzmir peninsula and is a spectacular place for a vacation due to its splendid views, peacefulness and untouched nature far away from the city. The beach at Dolungaz, located on the coast of Karaburun looks north to the Greek Island of Lesbos. It is in a secluded cove that is relatively difficult to reach as it is set between rocks and forest. Dolungaz cove is also an ideal destination for campers with its clear turquoise waters, pebbly beach and quiet atmosphere.
Beylik Cove: The Quietest Spot on Bozcaada Island
The island of Bozcaada is near Çanakkale at the mouth of the Dardanelles (Gallipoli) Straits. You can catch a ferry from Geyilkli. The island is pretty and authentic and well worth a visit. It is famous for its untouched history, a warm atmosphere typical of the Aegean and spotless beaches. The most famous beach of the island is Ayazma Beach which is known for its snow-white sands and clear waters, but there is a less well-known beach well worth seeking out adjacent to this popular beach. Beylik Cove might just provide you with the peace and seclusion that you are looking for. One of the best things to do on this island is to enjoy swimming in the clear sea and Beylik Cove is one of the best places to do just that. Come here to cool off in the blue waters and relax.
Gideros Cove: An earthly paradise on the Western Black Sea Coast
Gideros Cove is located 150 km east of Zonguldak on the western Black Sea Coast. The Black Sea is less well known than the Mediterranean or Aegean as a holiday destination so tends to be less developed and less busy. For those who want to explore somewhere a bit different it is well worth visiting and is an ideal destination for those seeking peace and tranquillity. Beautiful coves are lined up one after the other especially on the road between Amasra and Samsun. Gideros Cove in Cide, Kastamonu is one of the best these coves. This hidden gem is surrounded by forests of pine, oak, beech and by box shrubs. It combines the breath-taking nature of the Black Sea with deep blue waters. It’s a great place to enjoy swimming in a picture postcard Black Sea setting and then to take a meal in one of the many seafood restaurants to be found here.