The coastline along the Mediterranean Sea is an alluring destination, renowned for its magnificent scenery with picturesque coves and rocky headlands, turquoise waters, golden beaches, and pine forests. The beautiful landscape, where the Aegean meets the Mediterranean is the beginning of the Turquoise Coast, dominated by the mountains of the Taurus range whose cliffs plunge into the sea of intense blue.
Further along the Mediterranean one reaches the region of Antalya, which is also known as the Turkish Riviera. Simple villages share the water's edge with sophisticated resorts, while fishing vessels and pleasure yachts mingle together in the sheltered harbours. Seemingly endless days of sunshine make it a paradise for boat cruises, sunbathing, swimming, and water sports; not to mention the variety restaurants and bars to round off a day on the water.
The coast also has a rich cultural legacy from early civilisations and is imbued with history and legend, such as the fires of Chimaera at Olympos, and numerous ruins dotted about the countryside.
Both the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts have a typical Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers, with temperature often rising above 86ºF (30ºC) in July and August. Showers are unlikely in the summer months, but the rainfall is quite high in winter.
The best way to travel in and around the Turkish coastal resorts is in dolmuses, the local minibus services which can be hailed from the roadside. There are good bus services between the major towns and organised tours to many attractions, though more independent travellers often prefer to rent a car.
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