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Mediterranean Turkey

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Mediterranean Turkey

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Mediterranean Turkey (Akdeniz Bölgesi) is a region in Turkey. It occupies entire southern coast of Turkey and some places more inland.

Regions

  • Antalya Province - the shining gem of the Turquoise Riviera with some of the clearest waters and most beautiful coast along the Mediterranean
  • Hatay Province - the southeastern part of the region which extends towards Syria
  • Mersin Province - with hundreds of kilometers of coastline lying in front of pine covered mountains dotted with ancient citadels, this province is a less-traveled alternative rich in history to Antalya Province.
  • Western Lycia (southern half of Muğla Province)

Cities

Other destinations

Understand

Talk

Get in

By plane — major airports in the region open for international flights are located in Antalya and Adana.

By boat — See Ferries in the Mediterranean.

Get around

See

Itineraries

Do

Eat

Drink

A great way to reduce your bottled water costs in this hot region is to use free cold water dispensers, locally called sebil (pronounced say-beel), which can usually be found on the sides of the streets and mosque courtyards in less-touristed towns and neighbourhoods in the region. They look like small, white refrigators and usually have two faucets: red one delivers warm (or mildly hot depending on the weather) water, while the blue one offers comfortably cold water. Though the water coming out of the faucets is not from a commercially-bottled jar, and likely from the city water network, it's harmless and causes no stomach upsets. A way to reduce the risk may be allowing yourself a week after arrival in the region to get accustomed to local microflora and -fauna that may be present in the water and then taking full advantage of sebils.

Stay safe

Get out

  • Aegean Region to the north/northwest has a lot in common with Mediterranean Turkey (especially the climate, landscape, and flora), but yet has unique aspects that make it a separate region.



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