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With rock bottom vacation costs compared to the more popular summer destinations and stretching all the way from Europe to Middle East, Turkey is no doubt a paradise of sorts. A summer holiday in turkey make you cringe at the thought of crowded beaches (because turkey has some of the most beautiful resorts in the world and the hospitality there cannot be rivaled) but it’s often not the case, certainly not in comparison to its neighbour, Greece. Turkey is famous for its beaches and here are 5 of the best beaches in turkey:

Oludeniz

It has been voted as one of the best beaches not only in turkey but also in Europe. This favorite also known as the Dead Sea is surrounded by a number of vacation resort towns such as ovacik and hisaronu. Widely available activities here include water skiing and surfing as is paragliding off of babadag to glide over the sea. Scuba diving is also very popular here, backpackers can choose between star resorts and camping options. Although it is sometimes shunned due to overcrowding, it remains one of the most popular beaches in turkey.

Butterfly valley

If you need a peaceful and humble vacation, this is the ideal location. This beach which is spectacularly located between two towering cliffs can only accesses from the sea mainly by boat from Oludeniz or Fethiye. For those who seek adventure there is a rocky path that leads down from the road and trekking will take about 40 minutes. Although there are no roads, buildings or electricity around the beach, camping is allowed.

Icmeler

Found in the famous icmeler district, the beach is a favorite for its vacation options and the wide range of facilities available. It can be reachable by a ten-minute mini bus drive from marmaris and is calmer and more quiet compared to the nearby marmaris beaches. Here you will enjoy water sport activities such as water skiing and diving but you should not expect a booming nightclub scene.

Cleopatra beach

Situated in the western part of the alanya peninsula, Cleopatra beach is a preferred destination due to its beautiful and wide sandy beach. This beach is stated as to having given the famous Cleopatra her beauty. It is not uncommon to hear a variety of languages spoken here in the summer months just as much as you hear Turkish.

Gemiler beaches

This beach which can be accessed by boat or bus from Hisaronu lies just a little distance from the heavily populated olu deniz beach and it is rarely crowded. Surrounded by olive and pine trees, the beach looks across to St. Nicholas island and you won’t miss a couple of nice places to quench your thirst for cold efes beer. Also available is fresh meze.

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