Turkey has unparalleled biodiversity. There are thousands of types of plants and animals across the country. Each destination, each city and town means a new experience. Turkey is a legendary option for nature lovers who want peace and quiet. Here are some domestic destinations for a holiday in the bosom of nature...
Located in Fethiye, Kelebekler Vadisi was purchased from Faralya locals in 1987. In 1995, it was demarcated as a 1st degree archeological site. 40 minutes away from Ölüdeniz, it is a hidden paradise. You can go for camping in Kelebekler Vadisi which has a clear and cold sea. If you wish to start your day in the heart of lush green nature close to the sea, then Kelebekler Vadisi is the perfect choice for you!
Located in Marmaris, Bozburun is one of the hidden treasures of the Aegean. This charming holiday destination is a popular place among nature lovers with its pristine nature, clean air and spotless bays. If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, visit the unique bays of Serçe Limanı, Bozukkale, Üç Taş, Akvaryum and Dirsekbükü in Bozburun and get your fill of the magnificent fusion of the blue and green.
Adrasan, another hidden paradise, is located in Antalya. You should definitely go there if you wish to take your mind off things for a while, read your favorite book on the beach and swim in a clean sea! Adrasan is a great natural landmark in the bosom of nature that has a spectacular view. Here you can enjoy your time on beautiful pubs and cafés along the beach and in the pergolas on the river. Even if you stay here for three days, you will return home with a wonderful smile on your face and a peace of mind.
Abant is located in the Mudurnu district of Bolu. The large area around the lake was placed under protection in 1988 because of the lush vegetation. Here you will find strawberries, nettles, meadow grass, rosehip, hazelnuts, tamarisk, willows, ash trees, oak trees, medlar trees etc. During your stay in Abant you can visit the Yedigöller National Park, Yıldırım Bayezıd Hammam, Tomb of Akşemseddin, the Saraçhane Mosque, Süleyman Pasha Mosque and Bayezıd Mosque.
The backyard of Istanbulites, Sapanca is located in Sakarya. This place is visited by thousands of local and foreign tourists every year. Sapanca wows everyone with its lush nature! It is a great choice for those seeking comfort and the calming presence of nature. When you get there, don’t forget to cycle around Lake Sapanca, tour the Kırkpınar neighborhood and Bağdat Street, sit down at a cozy café for breakfast, enjoy the marvelous fish, go on a tour with a quad bike, make a boat trip, and play paintball!
Bördübet is located 30 km from the center of Marmaris in the midst of hills covered with pine forests. It is such a pristine bay that you can make out the chirping of each bird individually. In fact, the name Bördübet derives from the British ships that took refuge here in the WWI who called it “Bird’s Bed”. Here is a 600 meter long stream flowing inwards from the sea. It makes one feel like being in the Amazon jungles.
In Hamsilos in Sinop you can enjoy both the nature and the sea. And at affordable prices. If you want to listen to the sound of the waves in the bosom of nature and far away from people, without turning your eyes away from the green, you should definitely stop by Hamsilos.
Keep reading this article if you like camping and want to spend the weekend doing something new. The Yenice forests, 5.5 hours from Istanbul, are located in Karabük. There are many campsites here. Here you can go for long hikes, see many different plant and animal species, and take beautiful pictures.
Yes! You can actually rest in Bodrum. Contrary to popular belief, not everywhere in Bodrum is on the go as it is also home to peaceful and quiet bays that sit in the bosom of nature. One of these places is the Mazı Bay. Untainted by pompousness, the madding crowds and a noisy night life, Mazı Bay is a place of extraordinary natural beauty with its big trees and olives. Here you can stay in small hostels and enjoy seafood in the evening.
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