If you are tired of crowded cities, traffic intensity and rushing around, and you would like to find peace, you should definitely have a look at Turkey’s most beautiful islands. Islands in gorgeous resort areas such as the Aegean and Mediterranean offer relaxing holiday opportunities and an abundance of natural beauty.
Bozcaada is one of the most economic and beautiful islands where you can have holiday in Turkey. One of the important resorts that still maintain the nature of Çanakkale, Bozcaada is a special place that includes many boutique hotels and stopover destinations at which you may arrive by ferry services. Aya Yorgi Bay, Cape Polente, Greek and Turkish neighborhoods, vineyards, and unspoiled sandy beaches provide wonderful summer holidays.
Gökçeada, which is the biggest island of Turkey, is a green piece of land where you can arrive by ferries from Çanakkale. Gökçeada is one of the rare islands of the world where you can find drinking water, cultivation of oil, and organic farming in one place.
It is our recommendation for you to go to Izmir Kalem Island if you dream of an authentic holiday and are for an economical price. Located in İzmir/Dikili, Kalem Island is likened to the Maldives. It manages to attract many local and foreign tourists, especially with its underwater richness and diving trails.
Among the Prince Islands of Istanbul, Büyükada is the largest one, as its name denotes (“Büyük”). Büyükada hosts many people permanently living in Istanbul in summer and winter. The island, with its flowered gardens, old mansions, abundance of trees, and immaculate atmosphere, is not far from Istanbul. You can discover the island by walking or bicycle, as motor vehicles are not allowed.
Cunda Island, in the city of Ayvalık, is one of the most favorite resorts in Balıkesir for holiday makers, particularly for those who want to have a quiet, restful vacation. Cunda Island of the city of Ayvalık can take you to the medieval Ottoman times with its narrow stone streets and old stone houses. Wine houses and fish restaurants offer cuisine with Greek and Mediterranean influences. Cunda Island is one of the places you should see, with its blue and white chairs and tea-houses decorated with flowers.
If you enjoy the authentic atmosphere of the East, Akdamar Island is a destination you should definitely visit. Located in Lake Van, Akdamar is accompanied by an influx of photographers, particularly in April and May. Many snapshots are taken of the church inherited from Armenians. Also, the image of Artos Mountain on the lake is often captured and adored.
Burgazada should be in your holiday plans due to the close proximity to Istanbul, making it a great weekend getaway. You can take some spectacular photographs of the island from the sea, especially during the ferry or boat tours around Burgazada.
Located in the district of Ula, Sedir Island is one of the routes you must visit if you are making your summer holiday in Muğla. The island, which has remained from ancient times, is also known as Cleopatra Island. You will be interested in the geological formations that you will encounter along the magnificent coasts and the beaches with special white sands brought to Cleopatra from Egypt by her lover Marcus Antonius.
Kekova, which you can reach via boat tours from Antalya during the summer, is especially famous for its underwater remains. The result of an earthquake in ancient times, many historical artifacts under the water attract visitors today with diving tours.