In addition to its archaeological and cultural riches, Turkey also has many tourism opportunities with its natural beauties. The unique characteristics of our country, natural flora and natural resources attract attention in terms of Tourism.The rivers and waterfalls such as Duden, Manavgat and Kursunlu are ideal for rafting.
Summer (Sea) Tourism in Turkey
Summer (sea) tourism is the most important factor of Turkey tourism. The fine sandy beaches in the bays and bays of our country, which are surrounded by seas, have ensured that the sea water temperature is suitable and that sea tourism is developed especially on the Mediterranean and Aegean coasts with its favorable climate.Antalya, Fethiye, Kas, Alanya, Side, Kemer, Finike, Mugla, Bodrum, Marmaris, Gokova, Aydin, Didim, Kusadasi, Izmir, Cesme, Foca, Alacati, Balikesir, Ayvalik, Burhaniye, Erdek are important tourism regions.
Health – Thermal Tourismin Turkey
Turkey is one of the 7 most important countries in the world in terms of geothermal resource wealth and potential and is the first in Europe. Our country’s thermal waters, both flow rates and temperatures, as well as various physical and chemical properties, have superior properties than the thermal waters in Europe. Our thermal waters are rich in sulphur, radon and salt.There are 190 spa facilities in 46 cities in Turkey.
River-Rafting Tourismin Turkey
Most of the rivers in our country are very suitable for rafting, canoeing and river skiing known as “river tourism”. River tourism, which does not require large investments, constitutes a whole with the historical, archaeological, cultural and authentic values of the environment and other types of tourism. Coruh River, Bridge River, Manavgat River, Dim River, Goksu River, part of the Euphrates river are suitable for rafting tourism in Turkey.
Winter Tourismin Turkey
Turkey is an important winter tourism center, famous for its snowy mountains during summer and winter and ski facilities established in these mountains.Some of our winter sports centers are as below:
– Erciyes Tourism Center – KAYSERI
– Palandoken Tourism Center – ERZURUM
– Sarikamis Tourism Center – KARS
– Uludag Tourism Center – BURSA
– Ilgaz Tourism Center – KASTAMONU / CANKIRI
Plateau Tourismin Turkey
The plateaus offer unspoiled air of nature, cold waters such as crystal and refreshing coolness in the hottest days of summer, magnificent views, natural fruits and vegetables, and foods obtained from animals grown in natural environments.In our country, starting from 1990, the development of Highland tourism has accelerated to meet the research planning and infrastructure needs. The aim is to evaluate our plateau tourism in Turkeypurposes in the conservation-utilization balance.
Yacht Tourismin Turkey
Turkey’s most well-equipped marinas are in Izmir, Kusadasi, Bodrum, Datca, Bozburun, Marmaris, Gocek, Fethiye, Kalkan, Kas, Finike, Kemer and Antalya on the southern Aegean and Mediterranean coasts.In these ports, yachtsmen can find all the services and materials they need. There are fast connections to all Turkish marinas at Antalya, Dalaman, Izmir and Istanbul airports.
Cave Tourism in Turkey
In terms of diversity of tourism, caves in Turkey have an important potential. According to other countries in the world ‘cave Paradise Country’ status in Turkey, there are about 40,000 caves. A significant portion of the caves are located in the Western and Central Taurus Mountains (Mugla, Antalya, Isparta, Burdur, Konya, Karaman, Içel and Adana), which are karstic areas. Turkey’s longest cave, which is more than 15 km Pınargözü Cave and Cave is the deepest cave in Isparta, Mersin with Peynirlikönü -1429.
Golf Tourism in Turkey
In recent years, golf facilities with international standards have become a new tourism option in Turkey.Golf facilities in Turkey are mostly close to the beach, with high capacity accommodation facilities offering social activities, shopping and entertainment opportunities. These facilities offer a variety of opportunities for visitors who love nature holidays. Planning of international standards golf facilities in Antalya, Istanbul, Ankara and Mugla is the potential of golf tourism in Turkey in the future.
Mountaineering Tourism in Turkey
It is the type of tourism they make for mountain trips to take advantage of the clean and beautiful air of the mountains.Difficult life in cities provides the development of mountain tourism which brings human and nature closer.There are around 100,000 people who are interested in mountaineering Tourism in Turkey. Turkey offers different possibilities for both winter tourism and mountain trekking and mountain climbing with its rich hunting and wildlife mountains with different heights of flora and fauna.Many tourists from around the world visit Turkey every year for mountain climbing and trekking.
Underwater Diving Tourism in Turkey
In Turkey, underwater diving sports for tourism purposes are only permitted in non-prohibited areas and with appropriate equipment.Foreign divers may dive with a certified Turkish guide if they have official documents about their special conditions.With appropriate equipment, the diving limit is 30 meters. For educational purposes this limit has been increased to 42 meters. Dives exceeding 30 meters should be made with appropriate diving and medical equipment.In order to protect Turkish archaeological and cultural values, it is strictly forbidden to carry Turkish antiquities and natural specimens out of the border. Antalya, Balıkesir, Mugla, Canakkale, Mersin and Kocaeli are suitable places for underwater diving tourism in Turkey.
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