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Top 10 sites for camping in Turkey
Top 10 sites for camping in Turkey
From the Black Sea region to the serene beauty of the Aegean and the Mediterranean, Turkey offers picturesque camping sites for those seeking a budget-friendly holiday in the wilderness. Click through for our list, prepared by İnci Hazal Özcan, including the best ten camping sites in Turkey that you should know about:
Akyaka/Muğla: One of the most scenic camping sites in Turkey, Akyaka is a small secret heaven in the Aegean province of Muğla. Along the Gulf of Gökova, Akyaka’s camping site is one of the go-to spots for campers with its panoramic greenery and its seafront location. Its lengthy hiking trail offers an exhilarating trekking experience and plenty of fresh air.
Borçka Karagöl/Artvin: A wonder of nature in the eastern Black Sea region, the Borçka Karagöl Nature Park enchants its visitors with its quaint sights and natural heritage. Located in the Black Sea province of Artvin, the Borçka Karagöl camping site is a must-see attraction to have an unrivaled camping trip. You can also rent a small row boat for a tour in the luminous lake.
Kabak Cove/Muğla: Astonishing views and geological wonders have made Kabak Cove a perfect secret haven for campers seeking a serene setting. Located near the Aegean resort town of Fethiye, this pristine cove will leave visitors awestruck.
Cappadocia/Nevşehir: Mystical, intriguing and magical do not even begin to describe the other worldly Cappadocia. Located in the central Anatolian province of Nevşehir, Cappadocia with its conical “fairy chimney” rock formations, underground cities, stellar wines and unrivaled hot-air ballooning offers a camping experience as enchanting as it sounds.
Mount Ida/Balıkesir: If you are looking for a peaceful and quiet camping getaway, Mount Ida (Kaz Dağı in Turkish) is the best spot for you. Located in the northwestern province of Balıkesir, Mount Ida, with its generous fresh air, offers an extraordinary camping escape. Since the area reserved for camping is limited, it is best to book beforehand.
Butterfly Valley/Muğla: Fine silky sands, crystal clear water, thrilling precipices and gushing waterfalls of Butterfly Valley provides a full-on camping experience into the wilderness. Located in Fethiye, the valley, as its name gives away, hosts more than 80 species of butterflies. Its breezy weather in the midst of summer makes Butterfly Valley a breezy escapade for campers.
İğneada Longoz Forests/Kırklareli: A resplendent forestland where natural hues of blue and green merge, the İğneada Longoz Forests are the top floodplain forests in Turkey. Small ponds, chirping birds and lush greenery make these unrivaled forests a popular attraction for trekking.
Olympos/Antalya: Olympos, with its myths and magnificent sights, is one of the most famous camping spots in Turkey. Located in the southern province of Antalya, Olympos fascinates travelers with its picturesque wonders of nature and abundant cultural heritage.
Pamukkale/Denizli: Pamukkale, located in the Aegean province of Denizli, is a one-of-a-kind destination with its cultural and natural heritages. Inscribed onto the UNESCO World Heritage List, Pamukkale is mainly known for its unique travertines and ancient pools. Its thermal waters and archaic ruins also offer memorable camping trip to visitors.
Yedigöller/Bolu: Another destination of Turkey with plentiful fresh air, Yedigöller is at the heart of Turkey’s verdant countryside. The Yedigöller National Park, located in the northwestern province of Bolu, has breathtaking sights that are worth seeing. Its tall trees and green-hued lake will provide a serene camping getaway.
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