Outdoor Activities in Turkey

| November 3, 2013 | 16 Comments

Turkey is an increasingly popular tourist destination, promising sun-drenched shores set against a backdrop of spectacular scenery. Sites of archaeological importance abound and at every turn, the country’s rich history and heritage astounds.

A magical mix of Mediterranean culture and Middle Eastern custom incites curiosity and inspires discovery. Not only does Turkey tempt both culture vultures and sun-seekers alike but it’s also an ideal destination to satisfy a spirit of activity and adventure.

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Outdoor Activities in Turkey

Flanked by four different seas, Turkey boasts vast stretches of unspoilt and stunning coastal scenery. From crystal clear seas and still turquoise waters to hidden coves and windswept craggy cliffs, Turkey’s beautiful bays and beaches offer a wealth of water sporting activities.

From snorkelling and scuba-diving to canoeing and kite-surfing, Turkey’s coastal resorts offer an array of activities in stunning surroundings.

Busabout Sail Turkey Photo Essay

Diving is particularly appealing along the Mediterranean and Aegean coastlines and conditions are perfect for both beginners and experienced individuals. With local authority permission, it’s also possible to dive at Gallipoli to view the watery graves of World War 1 wrecks.

The buffeted beaches of the windy Aegean coastline are popular with kite-surfers and windsurfers from around the world. Pegasus flights to Bodrum will get enthusiasts within easy reach of renowned local resorts such as Bitez. Similarly, experienced and adventurous sailors can charter and pilot yachts from Bodrum’s marina and aspiring seafarers are also able to try their hand under the watchful eye of an experienced skipper. Sailing offers an exciting means of coastal exploration, revealing Turkey’s hidden coves and breathtaking beaches.

Busabout Sail Turkey Photo Essay

Turkey’s stunning scenery also presents an array of climbing and trekking opportunities to suit varying degrees of difficulty. From coastal pathways and short trails in the Cappadocia region to serious trekking in the Kackar Mountains in the North East of the country, breathtaking views and vistas are guaranteed.

Turkey also tempts climbers with its many mountain ranges, including the country’s highest Peak at Mount Ararat.

Winter sports, such as skiing and snowboarding are also popular pursuits and Turkey’s most established ski resort is conveniently close to Istanbul. In certain seasons, it’s even possible to swim and ski in the same day!

Have you travelled to Turkey? What are your favourite outdoor activities in Turkey?

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  1. Jeff says:

    So beautiful. Turkey has a lot to offer.
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  2. Abby says:

    Lovely pictures you got here! I would also love to visit Turkey soon together with my family. I heard that Turkey is such a nice place.

  3. I hope I can visit the country again and I will stay there for a bit longer because of fantastic people and amazing tourist spots.

  4. Arti says:

    I have heard so much about Turkey recently, it certainly sounds like a very good place to spend a few days. Thanks for sharing this article :)
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  5. Turkey looks so amazing. Definitely time for a trip there. How did you find a boat to sail on?
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  6. Brian W says:

    There are also so many historical sites to visit – from Istanbul, the old Byzantium, to Schielmann’s Troja. Splendid shores!
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  7. Stunning pictures! Wish I could be on that boat watching that beautiful sunset.. :) I’m looking for my honeymoon’s destination as I’m getting married next year. After seeing your blog, I’m seriously considering Turkey.
    Thank you

  8. Raj kumar says:

    I heard a lot about Turkey, but did not get an opportunity to visit there. It was nice to know about it through your post.

  9. NaneDirk says:

    Turkey is simply gorgeous…We come here every year for sailing
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  10. Anna says:

    I’ve been diving along the Mediterranean and it was amazing. I’m very much a beginner but I felt safe after a bit of training and the instructors were lovely. Would definitely recommend! One of my favourite holiday destinations :)

  11. I never intended to visit Turkey but somehow ended up spending 3 weeks there recently and LOVED it. As a travel tip – either avoid Istanbul or get out of it as soon as you can. It’s an ugly touristy city that doesn’t reflect Turkish culture as much as the other parts of the country. We loved Ankara and Adana. Off the wall spots like Sumela and Dogubayazit are also worth a look and it’s important to note that November – January time tend to be cheaper as well, as it’s off season. Safe travels. Jonny
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  12. krisha says:

    great place. i heard lot about turkey and i wish that i will go to turkey in the upcoming year 2014. thanks for sharing this one.

  13. Timothy W Pawiro says:

    w00t … Hope to visit Turkey soon! It’s so pretty <3<3<3

  14. Larry says:

    I haven’t been to Turkey, but from the pictures I’ve seen of beaches like Oludeniz, I can’t wait to visit!
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  15. How did I miss this article? Personally, I recommend the Kackar mountains
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