Turkey

  • Oludeniz beach, Blue Lagoon, Turkey Anastasia Tsarskaya / 123RF

    Oludeniz Beach // Turquoise Coast

    Ölüdeniz or Olu deniz is the Turkish for "Dead Sea" and this refers to thestill waters of the lagoon that lies behind the beach. A more fitting and commonly used translation is the Blue Lagoon.
    The lagoon has crystal clear waters and provides an ideal safe place for children to play. It is separated from the sea by a curving spit of sand which... read more »

  • Phaselis beach, Lycia, Turkey Tatiana Popova

    Phaselis // Turquoise Coast

    Set on the aptly named Turquoise Coast and backed by pine covered mountain slopes are the three little sheltered bays which make up Phaselis beach. This area between Kemer and Olimpos is part of a protected national park and the scenery is everything you would expect. The beaches at Phaselis are a welcome relief from the somewhat overdeveloped... read more »

  • Butterfly Valley beach, Turkey Anastasia Tsarskaya

    Butterfly Valley // Turquoise Coast

    Butterfly Valley (Kelebekler Vadisi) is within a stone's throw of the Blue Lagoon at Ölüdeniz and every bit as remarkable. In fact, the only practical way to reach the beach here is by taking a boat from Ölüdeniz. You may have guessed from the name that Butterfly Valley is set at the end of an impressive canyon and is home to a variety of species... read more »