Turkish Riviera; A great Sailing Destination
The Turkish Riviera is an area of southwest Turkey, the most stunning part of Turkey's Mediterranean and Aegean coasts with its perfect sun, clean beaches, ultra-luxury resorts, charming nature, ancient history, good entertainment, and nightlife.
The Turkish Riviera; also known popularly as the Turquoise Coast, is an area of southwest Turkey encompassing the provinces of Antalya and Muğla, and to a lesser extent İzmir. The combination of a favorable climate, warm sea, mountainous scenery, fine beaches along more than a thousand kilometers of shoreline along the Aegean and Mediterranean waters, and abundant natural and archaeological points of interest make this stretch of Turkey's coastline a popular national and international tourist destination.
The Turkish Riviera is also the home of World famous Blue Voyage or Blue Cruise or just simply Turkey sailing, which allows participants to take a week-long trip aboard the local gulet schooners to ancient cities, harbors, tombs, mausolea, and beaches in the small coves, forests, and streams that are on the Turquoise Coast.
The coastline is regarded as a cultural trove that provides background on a fascinating mixture of factual and mythological individuals, conflicts and events, and has frequently been referred to in the folklore of various cultures throughout history. As such, it is regarded as the home of scholars, saints, warriors, kings, and heroes, as well as the site of numerous well-known myths. Mark Antony of the Roman Empire is said to have picked the Turkish Riviera as the most beautiful wedding gift for his beloved Cleopatra of Egypt. St. Nicholas, who later became the basis of the Santa Claus legend, was born in Patara, a small town close to present-day Demre. Herodotus, regarded as the "father of History", was born in Bodrum (ancient Halicarnassus) in 484 BC.