Holiday Routes That Will Make You Say, "My Heart Stays in the Aegean!"

Is there anything better than having a summer holiday that is surrounded by nature in the peaceful atmosphere of the Aegean? The Aegean Region fascinates its visitors with its deep blue waters, warm climate, historical beauties and scrumptious food. Every corner of the Aegean, which inspires many songs, poems and movies with the emotions it evokes, is like a piece of heaven. You may be undecided about where to have a vacation in such a unique region. We have compiled the most beautiful holiday routes of the Aegean just for you, which will make you say, "My heart stays in the Aegean!".


An Undiscovered Beauty: Mordoğan, İzmir

Mordoğan, located in the Karaburun district of Izmir, is a small and quiet town that has survived without being concreted and its nature intact, compared to other holiday destinations in the city. The biggest reason why it has not become as popular as its neighboring town, Çeşme, is the winding roads that must be passed to reach the town. However, when you pass these roads and arrive in Mordoğan, you will feel that the difficult journey was worth it. It is impossible not to be fascinated by the beauty of the town with its fresh air, cold waters, dreamy view and delicious fish. The town is also very famous for its magnificent bays and beaches. You can enjoy the sea, sand and sun at Kocakum Beach, Ardıç Beach, Manal Bay and Ayıbalığı Bay, located between Mordoğan and Balıklıova, which is located around the pier in the center of Mordoğan.


For Those Who Would Like to Be Around Peace and Quiet: Akyaka, Muğla

Akyaka, which has become one of the most popular holiday destinations in the Aegean in recent years, is located in the Ula district of Muğla. The town, right in the heart of nature, was awarded the title of Cittaslow (slow city) with its quiet atmosphere.

This small and charming town offers many alternatives for having fun as well as relaxing and feeling peaceful. You can take a boat tour of Azmak Creek, the most famous point of Akyaka. You can stay in hotels that are located by the river or have a delicious dinner at the restaurants there.

If you would like to have an adventurous holiday, you can kitesurf in the cold waters of Akyaka. If you say, "The definition of a summer vacation is going to the sea and swimming a lot!", you can choose Akyaka Beach and Albay Bay. Especially the sea of ​​Akyaka Beach is extremely shallow. In this respect, it might be especially suitable for families with children. The beach also has the Blue Flag Award.


A Pleasant Holiday on the Island Beaches: Cunda Island, Balıkesir

Cunda Island, located in the Ayvalık district of Balıkesir and accessible via Ayvalık, is one of the first holiday destinations that come to mind when the Aegean is mentioned. The island, also known as Alibey Island, resembles a nostalgic movie scene with its narrow streets and stone houses. If you would like to stay on Cunda Island, there are also many boutique hotels that are converted from stone houses.

Although the things that you can do on the island are limited, the historical atmosphere of the island, which has a strong scent of the Aegean, is certainly worth many things. You can have almond pudding and curd cookies in the famous patisserie that is located in the back streets of Cunda. After visiting Çamlı Monastery, Ay Işık Monastery and Taksiyarhis Church, you can take a break at Taş Kahve and taste Turkish mastic coffee.

You can choose Ortunç Bay, Patriça Bay and Çataltepe Beach to swim in the sea. You can take a boat tour to explore the different islands around the island and see the fascinating shades of blue up close. In the evening, you can taste scrumptious Cretan appetizers in the Greek taverns of Cunda and have fun while singing along to Greek and Turkish songs.


For Those Who Love Blue: Dikili, Izmir

Dikili is a quiet, peaceful holiday destination that is located in the north of Izmir and whose popularity increases with each passing summer. Dikili, also known for its location adjacent to Midilli Island, is for those who would like to swim in deep blue waters and have a peaceful holiday.

The district has clean bays such as Bademli Bay, Killik Bay, Zindancık Bay, Pisa Bay and Hayıtlı Bay. If you wish, you can also visit Bademli Village, which is located within the borders of Dikili. You can enjoy the unmatched scenery of Kalem and Garip islands, known as the Maldives of the Aegean with the boats departing from here. If you are looking for a different atmosphere other than the sea and nature, you can also visit the Ancient City of Aternaus and Pitane. If you go to Çandarlı, which is only 19 km away from Dikili, we recommend that you do not return without seeing Çandarlı Castle and tasting their ice cream in the cute bazaar in the town.


A Corner of Heaven: Marmaris, Muğla

It would not be an exaggeration to say that Marmaris, one of the most popular districts of Muğla, is a corner of heaven. You can have a full holiday thanks to the natural beauties, deep blue beaches, historical buildings and entertaining nightlife of the holiday region that is located at the junction of the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean.

One of the first things that come to mind when Marmaris is mentioned is blue flag beaches. Cleopatra Beach, İnce Kum Beach, Turunç Beach and İçmeler Beach on Sedir Island are the most famous of these. After swimming and sunbathing on these beaches, you can take a walk in nature in Marmaris National Park. If you would like to explore the historical corners of Marmaris, you can visit Marmaris Castle and Knidos Ancient City. Marmaris is also very famous for its nightlife. Entertainment always continues, especially in the many bars and nightclubs on Bar Street.


Sea, Sand and Sun: Kuşadası, Aydın

There are many natural beauties to be discovered in Kuşadası, one of the oldest tourism centers in Turkey. The most famous of these is Güvercinada, which has become the symbol of the island. Since there is a land connection from the island to the district, it is possible to reach here easily. Here you can immerse yourself in the cold waters of the Aegean, join a boat tour and explore Güvercinada to your heart's content.

It is not possible to come to Kuşadası and not enjoy the sea, sand and sun to the fullest. You can visit Ladies Beach, one of the famous beaches of Kuşadası. We also recommend that you do not leave the beach, which has a shallow sea, without watching the magnificent sunset view. Another option for swimming is Dilek Peninsula National Park. There are 4 bays in this park: İçmeler, Aydınlık, Kavaklıburun and Karasu Bay. If you like exploring ancient cities, you can also visit the Ancient City of Ephesus and the House of the Virgin Mary, which are adjacent to Kuşadası.

Elite World Hotels & Resorts offers its guests an unforgettable holiday experience in the Aegean Region, as well as in many different parts of Turkey. You can have a comfortable and enjoyable holiday in the middle of the fascinating beauty of the Aegean at Elite World Marmaris and Elite World Kuşadası. To learn more about hotels, you can contact Elite World Hotels & Resorts.