The 10 most peaceful places in Turkey
ISTANBULAnatolia is full of protected paradises. You should take a look at our list if you want to rid yourself of the negative developments in recent days and accumulated stress of the year, as well as if you want to clear your mind of the city. You’re your arms to spring weather, beautiful nature, the seaside and rest…
1. Macahel - Artvin
Karcal Mountain promises a holiday far away from the crowds. It is a hidden paradise with its green nature. There are actually 18 villages in the nearby valley but only six of them are in the territory of Turkey. The rest are in Georgia’s territory.
2. Bördübet - Muğla
Away from their places of residence, in the forest, the sound of birds and the deep blue sea are heard... The most important feature is the sea among the dense pine trees through a 200-meter-wide by 600-meter-long channel. Bordubet will offer you the peace you are looking for with the harmony of birds singing and dancing.
3. Gökçeada - Çanakkale
Streets where you can feel the Turkish and Greek culture, azure beaches and spectacular sunsets at Yıldız Bay along with mortar coffee are waiting for you on the largest Turkish island.
4. Gökova - Muğla
It charms people with its mountains on one side and the Azmak River reaching to the sea on the other, as well as its wonderful bays.
5. Karagöl - Artvin
It embodies the eternal serenity of being surrounded by pine and spruce trees. The lake, which will make you forget the stress of the whole year, is located in the Sahara National Park in Şavşat. You cannot find the joy of camping in the jungle with the reflected image of the forest in the water, reading and hiking elsewhere.
6. Datça - Muğla
If you find peace in the sea, this is the right address for you. Datça, with the Aegean in the north and the Mediterranean in the south, has 235 kilometers of coastline and countless quiet azure bays. Do not leave Datça without visiting the ancient city of Knidos and eating a delicious fish at the beach.
7. Kabak Koyu - Muğla
This is the perfect place for those who want to get away from madding crowds. The bay, about an hour from Fethiye, is even wonderful for its road view while passing the Faralya Village. Swimming in the turquoise sea is fascinating. One can stay in bungalows or camping areas.
8. Ihlara Vadisi - Nevşehir
This natural wonder formed by volcanic eruptions from Mount Hasan is a true land for trekking. You should also see numerous houses, churches and graves made by Christians carving rocks while fleeing from the Roman persecution. It has a unique view of the sunset, especially if you are on a horse safari in the evening.
9. Yenice Forests - Kastamonu
It has a unique ecosystem hosting diverse plants and wildlife away from the bustle of the city. You can explore its hiking trails either by bicycle or on foot. The north-facing slope is full of sandalwoods and pines, whereas the south side is filled with fragrant yellow and white linden trees.
10. Kekova - Antalya
Silence, peace, history and blueness exist all together on the island, which can be accessed by boat from Ucagiz Bay. Ruins, lying under waters since antiquity, attract diving enthusiasts.