Uncle Spikes Turquoise Turkey

Guest Post by: Uncle Spike’s Adventures

As a keen follower of Ms Jessica on her adventures of all things Turquoise, I thought it high time to show off a few of our beaches and coastline to add to the many beautiful scenes we are seeing on her blog – so here is my brief tour of Turquoise Turkey…

These are all simple shots I have taken personally over the years, and all of these I have selected are from the western coasts of Turkey; so that means either the Aegean Sea or the Mediterranean Sea. So I think we’ll just head down from north to south…

First up are a couple of shots from the province of Balıkesir, which is near the top left hand corner of the Asian part of Turkey, next to Çanakkale in fact (you may well have heard of that one).

Erdek Bandırma, Balıkesir


Karabiğa, BalıkesirNext we head on down the Aegean coastline to Kuşadası, just between Izmir and Bodrum, and close to the famous historical ruins of Selçuk and Efes (Ephesus as you may know it).

Kuşadası, AydınSouth of Aydın, is the coastal province of Muğla, and home to many beaches and the beautiful Datça peninsula. But first we have Gökova, a small resort with no large hotels, but a few gems of beaches around that area.

Gökova, MuğlaAnd from there we head out on to the Datça peninsula. You have to pass through the mass tourism destination of Marmaris, but beyond that, the peninsula is mountainous and narrow. Eventually you reach Datça town, and then you are into beach country for sure…

Datça Peninsula 1, Mugla


Datça Peninsula 2, Mugla


Datça Peninsula 3, Mugla


Datça Peninsula 4, MuglaAt the very end of the peninsula is Knidos, another of our ancient sites, and of course, more scenes like this to behold. This is also the point where the Aegean Sea meets the Mediterranean Sea.

Knidos, Datça Peninsula, MuğlaBack on to the mainland, so to speak, and just a little bit south is a hidden off the beaten track place called Ekincık.

Ekincik, MuğlaFrom there we move on to another well known resort area, famed for it’s Turtle Beach (or Iztuzu), close to the small riverside resort of Dalyan.

Iztuzu or Turtle Beach, Dalyan, MuglaSarıgerme might have some large hotels, but in the winter, it also boats some beautiful long deserted beaches.

Sarigerme, Dalaman, MuğlaDalaman is the home to the regional airport, and this beach at Sarsala is just 25 minutes over the mountain from the runway.

Sarsala, Dalaman, MuğlaAn hour and a half down the Mediterranean coast, into the next province of Antalya, are the small resort towns of Kalkan and Kaş. This little beach is tucked away between the two.

Kalkan, AntalyaAnd for our final shot, I have chosen one taken from a beach at Beldibi, close to Kemer, which is on the western edge of the bay of Antalya.

Beldibi, Kemer, AntalyaSo there you have it, a whistle-stop tour down the western coast of my home country, Turkey. Want to know more, just ask… or pop along to Uncle pike’s Adventures, where you’ll often find photos and travel related posts. Thanks to Jessica for inviting me to say ‘hello’ on her great blog, Turquoise Compass.


About Uncle Spike from Uncle Spike’s Adventures

Uncle Spike as he is known online, is a man of many trades; currently, he is living in turquoise Turkey working as a fruit farmer and proof-reader for academic articles. His anecdotes, photography, and stories caught my attention from the beginning. I started following Uncle Spike shortly after starting Turquoise Compass. As an extensive traveller (he has traveled for 35 years!), a turquoise lover, and someone who lives life to the fullest, there is no wonder how we found each other in this fabulous travel blogging community.

13 thoughts on “Uncle Spikes Turquoise Turkey

    • Hey Uncle Spike, of course I didn’t forget you! Fame fame fame! I’ve been pretty busy over the last few days, but I’ve shared your article on my social media sites. I also sent you an e-mail and commented on your social media sites as well with the link attached. Thanks for being involved.


  1. Gorgeous! My girlfriend had a condo on the Sea of Marmara. We also visited Canakkale. Did get to see nearly enough of Turkey. I looks quite lovely.


  2. Pingback: A Moment of Turquoiseness… | Uncle Spike's Adventures

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