In summer, many prefer to spend their time in coastal areas to enjoy the warm face of the sun. But for some, a summer holiday is quite different than that! Those looking for a place to hide from the sweaty sun are in search of the coolest places to go. We compiled a list of places for those desiring for some cool in summer. Here are a few resorts to give you what you want!
1. Zigana, Gümüşhane
Combining Trabzon, Giresun and Gümüşhane, Zigana is ideal for skiing in winter and grass skiing, hiking or having a picnic in summer time. Torul Waterfalls, Lake Limni and Sumela Monastery are the must-see places in Zigana which stands out for its cool climate and spotlessly clean nature.
2. Ilgaz, Kastamonu
Kastamonu is another place to vacation that will make you happy with its refreshing air in summer. The city’s Ilgaz district is just the place for skiing in winter and hiding from the sun in summer. Put Kastamonu in your summer holiday list to enjoy a relief of cool air under pine trees, walking while listening to birds peacefully singing, or taking a bike or a safari tour.
3. Ayder, Rize
Ayder is one of the most popular summer holiday spots in the Black Sea region. Surrounded by spruce trees and beech trees, Ayder is like an oasis to save you from hot, sultry weather. There are many stay options in Ayder as it’s a busy tourist destination. Give Ayder a try for a great summer holiday along the creeks famous for their cold water.
4. Mount Ida, Çanakkale
Mount Ida is another great destination to take shelter in to hide from hot summer. A wonder of nature, Mount Ida is perfect for camping with its waterfalls and cool ponds. But if you are not a camper, you can always opt for the boutique hotels in the region.
5. Bördübet, Muğla
Bördübet is a bay in Datça, Marmaris. Its surrounding of pine trees makes this place pretty refreshing. If you want to enjoy some refreshing time in summer in touch with nature then Bördübet is right up your alley. Plus, if you take a canoe from Bördübet and paddle for only 500 meters you can get to the sea!
6. Kartalkaya, Bolu
Kartalkaya, one of the most popular ski resorts in Turkey, also attracts people in summer for grass skiing and hiking. Although pretty expensive in winter time, Kartalkaya offers affordable stay options in summer. Make a difference and visit this winter favorite spot in summer for a cooling holiday away from heat.
7. Uludağ, Bursa
Uludağ is also popular both in winter and summer. No matter how hot summer months can be, Uludağ always maintains its refreshing atmosphere. Plus, just like in Kartalkaya, hotels in Uludağ also offer budget-friendly prices in summer.
8. Palandöken, Erzurum
Also famous for winter tourism, Palandöken welcomes its guests with its lush green plateaus rising to the surface as the snow melts. You can rent a room at an affordable hotel in the region or even camp on a plateau enjoying the cool and tranquil atmosphere and the Tortum Waterfalls.
9. Saklıkent, Antalya
Despite Antalya suffering from high temperatures during summer, Saklıkent, on the contrary, is pretty cool. A canyon with a flow of ice-cold water, this place is just the perfect spot to freshen up in summer time. You can stay in a mountain house in your visit to this famous canyon.
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