Top 11 Resort Towns In Turkey - Updated 2024

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Turkey is a stunning country flanked by both the Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea. If you adore beachfront views, ancient ruins, and mouthwatering cuisine, then its coastal towns and cities, such as Antalya and Fethiye, might just be the holiday destinations you’re looking for. Apart from the peaceful atmosphere underpinned by its beaches, these cities offer a variety of things to do. Delve into Turkey’s cultural heritage by exploring Topkapi Palace Museum and Basilica Cistern. You can also enjoy its lively nightlife scene to get a taste of its present state. This list of recommended seaside towns will help you plan your next trip, as each area has something special and distinctive to offer. Keep scrolling to find the top recommended resort towns in Turkey.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on June 05, 2024.

1. Marmaris

Marmaris
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Mstyslav Chernov used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Marmaris is a port city with unrivaled beauty around 668 kilometers (415.1 miles) from the capital. It’s tucked between pine tree-filled mountains and the Turkish Riviera, making it a breathtaking destination for your getaway. Get to know the local culture and go sightseeing or make the most of one of Turkey’s busiest seaside resorts and cherish your time on the beach. Whether you love scuba diving, fishing, or just relaxing on the white sand, you’ll find something fun to do.

The top recommended hotels in Marmaris include Motto Premium Hotel&Spa and TUI BLUE Grand Azur. Do also be sure to look up sprawling villas in the city.

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TUI BLUE Grand Azur

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Cumhuriyet Blv No:17
214.66 km (133.4 mi) from Antalya Aquarium

Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna Fitness centre Garden


Motto Premium Hotel&Spa

Wifi Available

Address: Kemal Seyfettin Elgin Bulvari No:59
214.11 km (133.1 mi) from Antalya Aquarium

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre Garden

Marmaris, Mugla, Turkey
212.88 km (132.3 mi) from Antalya Aquarium
Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille
villa 13 Guests 6 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the villa as usual was clean and ready and once again we were greeted by ozge
the villa as usual was clean and ready and once again we were greeted by ozge
the villa as usual was clean and ready and once again we were greeted by ozge
Host:
the people are extremely friendly and the level of service you receive in restaurants etc
the people are extremely friendly and the level of service you receive in restaurants etc
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2. Fethiye

Fethiye
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Fethiye is home to one of Turkey’s most prominent cruise ports and is located about 630 kilometers (391.5 miles) from the capital, Ankara. The bustling city sits along the popular Turkish Riviera, which offers beautiful beaches, stunning seafront promenades, and lively bazaars.

A lot of history is tucked in the surrounding hills of Fethiye. Just 5.4 kilometers (3.4 miles) from the here are Amyntas Rock Tombs. You can also travel a little further to explore Tlos Ruins, which are about 35.5 kilometers (22.3 miles) away.

Because of the picturesque landscapes in the area, staying at accommodations with beachfront views is a must. Check out hotels such as Sundia Exclusive By Liberty Fethiye and Jiva Beach Resort - All Inclusive or look for villa rentals within walking distance of beaches.

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Jiva Beach Resort - Ultra All Inclusive

Wifi Available

Address: Karagedik Mah. 1112. Sok. No:14, Çalış, Fethiye
140.67 km (87.5 mi) from Antalya Aquarium

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre


Sundia Exclusive By Liberty Fethiye

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Foça mahallesi 1085 sok. Fethiye muğla
140.32 km (87.2 mi) from Antalya Aquarium

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre Garden

Calis, Mugla, Turkey
140.39 km (87.3 mi) from Antalya Aquarium
villa 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it had everything we needed and was very comfortable
it had everything we needed and was very comfortable
Cleanliness:
the villa was clean and tidy and in a good location
the villa was clean and tidy and in a good location
great location clean and spacious villa
Host:
management company and owner were very helpful
management company and owner were very helpful
Location:
it is better than a hotel we are sure location of the property
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3. Kuşadasi

Kuşadası
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Coderenius used under CC BY-SA 4.0

About 671 kilometers (416.9 miles) south of the capital Ankara is the popular beach town of Kuşadasi. It’s a loved tourist destination filled with holiday deals for great value, a plethora of resorts dotted along the coastline, and beachfront views like no other. Ephesus Ancient City is still preserved and can be reached in around 30 minutes by car from Kuşadasi.

There are many resorts to choose from if you’re planning a getaway to the region. Among the most highly recommended are Ramada Resort Kusadasi & Golf and DoubleTree by Hilton Kusadasi. If you want secluded accommodations with a private pool, check out the area’s vacation rentals too.

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Ramada Resort Kusadasi & Golf

Wifi Available

Address: Ramada Resort Kusadasi & Golf, Akyarlar Mevkii / Aydin
319.73 km (198.7 mi) from Antalya Aquarium

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna


DoubleTree by Hilton Kusadasi

Wifi Available

Address: Ataturk Bulvarı, Yat Limanı Karsısı
319.64 km (198.7 mi) from Antalya Aquarium

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

Kusadasi, Aydin, Turkey
319.87 km (198.8 mi) from Antalya Aquarium
villa 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

4. Antalya

Antalya
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Antalya is a one-hour flight from Turkey’s capital, Ankara, which is about 476 kilometers (295.8 miles) away. It’s a vibrant city packed with rich history, Roman architecture, and azure waters. Wander through the winding streets of Antalya’s historic city center, Kaleiçi, which retains buildings dating back to the Roman and Byzantine empires.

The old town’s harbor and sea are sceneries that will definitely give you a sense of tranquility. So, when it comes to accommodations, consider staying at Sealife Family Resort Hotel or rentals close to the coast. If you’re planning to explore the city day in and day out, then Doubletree By Hilton Antalya City Centre may be the perfect option for you.

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Sealife Family Resort Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Konyaalti Sahil Seridi
2.88 km (1.8 mi) from Antalya Aquarium

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre


Doubletree By Hilton Antalya City Centre

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille Visual Aid: Tactile

Address: Etiler Mahallesi, Adnan Menderes Bulvari No 61 Etiler
4.82 km (3.0 mi) from Antalya Aquarium

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

Antalya, Antalya, Turkey
4.26 km (2.7 mi) from Antalya Aquarium
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Turkey Tour Guide

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5. Alanya

Alanya
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Alanya is a resort town that sits along the Turkish Riviera. This perfect summer destination is about 537 kilometers (333.7 miles) from Ankara. One of its most famous landmarks is Alanya Castle, said to have housed the Hellenistic, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.

Remnants of history are also found in Shipyard Alanya, which serves as the heart of the city’s nightlife. A plethora of bars and restaurants can be found in the harbor area where you’ll also be able to enjoy beautiful views of the sea.

The comfortable accommodations you can check out include Labranda Alantur and Kleopatra Arsi Hotel, both of which are situated close to the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. You can also opt for vacation rentals with private pools overlooking the water.

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Labranda Alantur

Wifi Available

Address: Merkez Mah. Sahil Cad. No:2, 07400 Alanya
130.87 km (81.4 mi) from Antalya Aquarium

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna Fitness centre


Kleopatra Arsi Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Kizlarpinari Mh. Otogar Mevkii
123.04 km (76.5 mi) from Antalya Aquarium

Restaurant Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Family rooms

Kizilcasehir Koyu, Alanya, Turkey
124.63 km (77.5 mi) from Antalya Aquarium
villa 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the pool is absolutely wonderful and was kept very clean by glen
the pool is absolutely wonderful and was kept very clean by glen
the villa was spotlessly clean and had all the home comforts you would expect
the villa was spotlessly clean and had all the home comforts you would expect
the villa is bright clean and very well maintained highly recommend for a quite relaxing holiday
Host:
the owners are lovely and helpful and the local man musa is very nice and most helpful
Location:
all in all a wonderful holiday in a wonder location
all in all a wonderful holiday in a wonder location
i highly recommend this place and hope to go there again
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6. Bodrum

Bodrum
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Tanya Dedyukhina used under CC BY 3.0

Sitting along the Bodrum Peninsula is a resort town that stretches into the Aegean Sea. Bodrum is approximately 729 kilometers (453.0 miles) or about a 1-hour and 20-minute flight from Ankara. This city hosts a UNESCO-recognized site, Bodrum Castle (Castle of St. Peter), built in the 15th century. It also has a number of museums, including Bodrum Museum Of Underwater Archaeology, to showcase its preserved history.

Other than being known for its lively night scene, Bodrum has a famous bazaar for those eager to shop. Brush up your haggling skills and find some unique handicrafts or beachwear as a token of your trip to the area. Some accommodations you can check out during your visit are Labranda TMT Bodrum and Su Hotel - Bodrum.

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Labranda TMT Bodrum

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Ataturk Cad. No:180 Bodrum
286.33 km (178.0 mi) from Antalya Aquarium

Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna


Su Hotel - Bodrum

9.0 User Rating Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 1201 Sokak, Tepecik Mah. Turgutreis Caddesi
287.78 km (178.9 mi) from Antalya Aquarium

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km) Garden

Bodrum, Muğla, Turkey
287.4 km (178.6 mi) from Antalya Aquarium
85 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi was strong and the ac kept things very comfortable
the courtyard garden is a nice relaxing space with good quality comfortable garden furniture
we are a family of 6 and our stay was almost as comfortable as home
kitchen is well equipped the beds were very comfortable
an exceptional apartment with ample space comfortable accommodation and an unbeatable location
Cleanliness:
the house was very clean and well designed
ali’s flat is absolutely perfect when we arrived we smelled the cleanliness everything was spotless
ali's home is sparkling clean and well equiped
the house was very clean and we loved to spend time in the garden
amenities and flat was sparkling clean and very cozy
Host:
ali was a great host
ali was a great host who was always available
ali was an excellent host
he was quite helpful kind and responsive
ali was a great host helped us from the beginning of the reservation
Location:
the house is located in an excellent location
great place in prime location
the general location is excellent
fabulous apartment location is great for bodrum marina
i really liked ali's place the location is great
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7. Belek

Belek
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Eugene Yakovenko used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Belek is a resort town that lies near the Turkish Riviera and is 483 kilometers (300.1 miles) from Turkey’s capital city. The town itself boasts white-sand beaches and relaxing thermal spas, but there are also numerous historical landmarks you can visit from there. For example, Aspendos Theater is just a 20-minute drive away, while Perge Ancient City is a half-hour drive away.

If you’re intrigued by the charms of this town, take a look at Rixos Premium Belek - The Land of Legends Access and Bellis Deluxe Hotel - All Inclusive as suitable lodgings for your trip. Of course, the area also boasts gorgeous rentals should you want more privacy.

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Rixos Premium Belek - The Land of Legends Access

Wifi Available

Address: Belek Mahallesi Kongre Caddesi No:18/A Belek-Serik / ANTALYA
39.02 km (24.3 mi) from Antalya Aquarium

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna


Bellis Deluxe Hotel

Address: Taşlıburun Mevkii
32.31 km (20.1 mi) from Antalya Aquarium

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna

Belek, Belek, Turkey
35.43 km (22.1 mi) from Antalya Aquarium
villa 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
a fantastic family villa with everything you need home from home pool is a godsend with the heat and spotless
a fantastic family villa with everything you need home from home pool is a godsend with the heat and spotless
Host:
thanks for gary the owner and paul and kath for their help too
thanks for gary the owner and paul and kath for their help too
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8. Side

Side
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Robert Helvie used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Side is a fine destination for travelers keen on relaxation and exploration. The city resides along the Mediterranean coast about 477 kilometers (296.4 miles) from the capital. The Apollon Temple was erected around 150 AD and sits on the tip of Side’s peninsula. This harbor area also hosts ancient ruins that are waiting to be explored. While watching the heart-stopping sunsets here, enjoy the local cuisine at the surrounding cafés.

When choosing your accommodations, opt for ones close to the shoreline to be within walking distance of Side’s beaches. Check out Melas Holiday Village and Side Royal Style Hotel.

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Melas Holiday Village

Wifi Available

Address: Side Mah. Süleyman Demirel Bulv. No:5 Manavgat, Antalya
64.85 km (40.3 mi) from Antalya Aquarium

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna Fitness centre


Side Royal Style Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Evren Mahallesi 28 Sokak No 3
61.73 km (38.4 mi) from Antalya Aquarium

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna Fitness centre

Manavgat, Antalya, Turkey
66.43 km (41.3 mi) from Antalya Aquarium
38 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a splendid apartment aesthetically very nice and complete with everything you need
Cleanliness:
nice apartment clean and cosy
the apartment is nicely furnished clean and almost new
Host:
very good place and really kind hosts
Location:
convenient location well equipped and comfortable apartment and friendly host
beautiful apartment in a beautiful location with an amazing view
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9. Göreme

Göreme
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Onur Burak Bozkurt used under CC BY-SA 4.0

In the Cappadocia region of central Turkey is the famous village of Göreme. It is about 299 kilometers (185.8 miles) from Ankara, which is a little over a three-hour drive away. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia, can be found here, and it features underground towns and ancient villages. You can also take your explorations to the sky on a hot air balloon ride tour of the surrounding valley.

Finding accommodation strategically situated within the village is key, so be sure to try Carus Cappadocia and Sultan Cave Suites. Or, you can experience a more authentic side of Göreme by choosing an Airbnb rental in a cave house in the heart of the city.

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Carus Cappadocia

Wifi Available

Address: Gaferli Mahallesi Manav çikmazi sok.
415.62 km (258.3 mi) from Antalya Aquarium

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Garden


Sultan Cave Suites

9.2 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Aydinli Mah. Aydinli Sok. No:40
415.24 km (258.1 mi) from Antalya Aquarium

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Garden Terrace

Göreme, Nevşehir, Turkey
415.66 km (258.3 mi) from Antalya Aquarium
104 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi was very reliable and strong
nice kitchen and all amenities
wifi is strong location is perfect great atmosphere and view
there is another room that has a couch/beds which we liked to hang out in
a large bathroom with a jacuzzi tab and many beautiful historic architectural details
Cleanliness:
a place confortable clean and fantastic
a nice clean house with nice touches that looks better in person than in the pictures
clean comfortable good location
great place to stay the house is clean and has everything you need
sparkling clean and appointed with all modern amenities
Host:
hasan was a great host
hassan is a very kind host
hasan is a great host
hasan went out of his way to help us and was always friendly and kind
my experience in cappadocia was great thanks to his kind help
Location:
perfect location at hassan's place
super close location to the center too
perfect location and a memorable spacious place
this is in a great location and close to everything in town
this place is in a great location quiet place though
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10. Çeşme

Çeşme
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Justinianus used under CC BY-SA 4.0

In Turkey’s western region of Izmir is the picturesque resort town of Çeşme. It takes a little more than an hour by plane from Ankara to travel the distance of 687 kilometers (426.9 miles).

Çeşme is known for its white-sand beaches and hot springs, which have various health benefits. Moreover, Teatro di Erythrae, a historical landmark, is only about 30.1 kilometers (18.7 miles) or a half-hour drive from the city center and still contains remnants of Greco-Roman civilizations.

You can enjoy Çeşme’s many charms and consider accommodations that will ensure a satisfying getaway. Check out Ilica Hotel Spa & Wellness Resort and Boyalik Beach Hotel & Spa Cesme.

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Ilica Hotel Spa & Wellness Resort

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Boyalık Mevkii 3447 Sok No:31 Ilica
412.1 km (256.1 mi) from Antalya Aquarium

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre


Boyalik Beach Hotel & Spa Cesme

Wifi Available

Address: 3200 Sok. No:1 Boyalik Mevkii
414.39 km (257.5 mi) from Antalya Aquarium

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

Çeşme, İzmir, Turkey
416.04 km (258.6 mi) from Antalya Aquarium
69 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we appreciated having air conditioning in the bedroom
about room all is perfect be quiet and comfortable
Cleanliness:
the house is quite big and clean
amazing location super kind and helpful host very clean and well equipped
Host:
very friendly and communicative host
Location:
the location was quiet and it was easy to get everywhere by foot
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11. Pamukkale

Contributed by Tour Guide, Rose TheGuide

When visiting Turkiye, Pamukkale is a must! The city can be seen from the closest town, Denizli, located around 20 km (12 mi) away. The name “Pamukkale” translates to ‘cotton castle’ in Turkish. The Turkish call it the cotton castle as its white terraces resemble the cotton plantations that are common in central Turkey. The city gets over 2 million visitors per year and it’s also one of Turkey’s most-visited attractions. In 1988, Pamukkale, together with Hierapolis, was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

There are 17 hot water springs in the area, with the waters at a temperature between 35°C (95°F) and 100°C (212°F). It is said that Cleopatra once swum in Pamukkale’s Sacred Pool, giving it the name Cleopatra’s Pool.

An unforgettable getaway awaits in Turkey

Every resort town in Turkey has something unique to bring to the table, which might make it a tough choice when planning your getaway. No matter, each town is guaranteed to give you an unforgettable experience, whether you decide to bask under the blazing sun or explore ancient ruins.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!

In light of the February 2023 earthquake that devastated Turkey and Syria, Trip101 urges you to be apprised of the latest news if you have any plans to travel to Eastern Turkey. Other parts of the country remain open to travelers.

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