Home to some of Turkey's most enthralling treasures, the sparkling Aegean Coast is lined with gorgeous white-sand beaches, pretty seaside towns, and a cavalcade of ancient ruins. Even its bigger, busier locations retain the region's quintessential charm through their bustling bazaars, elegant restaurants, and unspoilt historic sights. The Aegean Coast is where 4,000 years of civilisation meet Turkey's welcoming contemporary culture.
The Roman city of Ephesus is appealing for history buffs wanting to discover a classical metropolis, and learn a little about this region's past. On top of that, it makes for a fantastic insight into the country's culture and history, while Turkey's third-largest city, Izmir, is also awash with fascinating museums and lively promenades.
But wherever you end up on the Aegean Coast, you'll benefit from a Mediterranean climate that is as warm and welcoming as the locals. Such generous hospitality is especially evident at the dinner table, where olive oil-doused vegetables, charcoal grilled meat, and sticky sweet treats will continually tempt the taste buds.