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Aegean Coast Holidays

With its picturesque coastline, charming small towns, traditional villages and some of the finest classical sites of the Mediterranean, Turkey’s Aegean region is rich in history, culture and tradition. The famed setting of Homer’s Trojan War and home to an assortment of some of the finest Greco-Roman remains of the wider region, Turkey’s Aegean coastline has played host to some of the most important historical events, and associated personalities, of recorded history. It was here, in ancient times, that Greek colonists settled and Croesus ruled his mighty Lydian empire, Roman trading cities flourished and invaders came and conquered. Driving south from Istanbul, visit pretty Assos – one of Turkey’s hidden gems – and base from which to see the complex archaeological remains of Homer’s Troy. Following the coast, it is possible to head inland to Sardis, capital of Lydia, or keep to the Aegean to explore Roman Pergamon and its spectacular theatre. No trip to the region is complete though without a visit to Ephesus. This perfectly preserved Greco-Roman city is a delight and can be combined with the charming hill village of Sirince. With our knowledge and experience we can help to create a unique Aegean coast holiday in Turkey that is tailored exactly to your requirements.

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When to visit Aegean-Coast

Best Times
Good Times

The Aegean coast can be visited the year-round but it is generally considered that either the spring, particularly the months of April and May, or the autumn from September to the middle of November are the best times to travel to the region. During these periods temperatures are mild, ranging between 10°C and 30°C, days are clear and weather predictably dry. There are also fewer tourists so sites, on the whole, are less busy than the summer months. Summer heralds the arrival of high season in the region – this is the busiest travel period so, if travelling at this time, you should expect certain key sites to occasionally be crowded. Summer is hot, prepare for midday temperatures to reach 40°C, and it can also be humid although there is little to no risk of rain. January and February are the coldest times of year. Temperatures are never freezing but can dip to 10°C. The winter months between November and March are also the region’s rainy season.

What is a Tailor-Made Holiday?

We create a holiday tailored to your specific requirements, including:

  • When you go
  • Duration
  • Time spent in each place
  • How much you want to spend

We offer our experience and knowledge to help create your perfect, tailor-made itinerary

What to do in Aegean Coast

This beautiful region has plenty to offer. With pretty Ottoman-era towns and traditional villages, charming fishing communities and a pristine coastline, grandiose ancient remains and imposing ruins, the Aegean coast is a harmonious alliance of both the ancient and the present day. Highlights here include delightful Assos, the inviting hill town of Şirince with its fine collection of white-washed Ottoman homes, beguiling Adatepe and, inland, Pamukkale with its spectacular travertine terraces and hot thermal springs. Classical enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice with it possible to visit the intricate ancient ruins of Troy, Ephesus which is undoubtedly one of Turkey’s most important Greco-Roman sites as well as the contemporaneous remains of Pergamon, Didyma, Miletus and Priene with their theatres, temples, sanctuaries, bath complexes and palaces. Further afield, other places of interest include the elegant archaeological remains of Aphrodisias and the nearby ruins of Hierapolis.

Places in Aegean Coast

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