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Best Value Honeymoon Destinations In Turkey

Wednesday, 30 Dec, 2015

Heading to Turkey for a honeymoon?

Turquoise blue waters, colourful bazaars, remarkable historic sites and stunning landscapes – Turkey has it all. The country provides an amazing mix of culture and natural beauty to give you the honeymoon you have been looking for.

Look below for the best honeymoon destinations in Turkey for an amazing time with your beloved partner:

1. Cesme

Why? A laid back honeymoon by the beach and mesmerizing views

With a long seafront, hilltop castle, busy markets and the nearby Greek island, the laid-back resort town of Cesme has all the ingredients of a relaxed Turkish honeymoon.

Best Time To Visit: May and October

Best Experiences:

  • Visit the historic Cesme Castle, especially during the music festival held during July.
  • Bask in the sun and sand in the idyllic beaches of Pirlanta Plaj, Altinkum Plaj and Buyuk Plaj.
  • Take a day long boat trip on the traditional Turkish wooden yachts called gülets to nearby Black Island, Donkey Island and Wind Bay.
  • Take a ferry to the Greek island of Chios and visit their famous medieval village of Pyrgi.
  • Spent a relaxed day at the Sifne hot thermal springs.
  • Visit the ancient city of Erythrai which gives a fantastic view of the bay and islands.
  • Take a dip in the turquoise warm waters of llica beach.

2. Cappadocia

Why? Love is in the air

Cappadocia is one of the most spectacular honeymoon destinations in Turkey because of it’s impressive valleys and unique rock formations. This along with the wonderful towns around it make it a perfect honeymoon destination.

Best Time To Visit: April to June or September to November

Best Experiences:

  • Go for a hot air balloon ride and see the breathtaking view of Cappadocia’s formations from the sky.
  • Stay in a Cave Hotel in the large rocky formations of Goreme.
  • Explore the underground cities of Derinkuyu and Kaymakli for a fascinating time.
  • See the spectacular Göreme Open-Air Museum for its cave churches and paintings.
  • Explore the town of Gorme known for it’s charming airy Chimneys, restaurants, carpet and antique shops.
  • Hike up the three stunning valleys of Love, Rose and Pigeon.

3. Bodrum

Why? Archeology meets romance

Fringed with a crystal clear stretch of the Aegean, the Bodrum Peninsula is a unique blend of impressive archaeological heritage along with spectacularly serene azure bays. It makes for a perfect beach holiday and is one of the best honeymoon destinations in Turkey.

Best Time To Visit: June or September

Best Experiences:

  • Visit the magnificent St. Peter Castle & Underwater Archaeology Museum.
  • Head down to your local boat harbour to take a boat trip on the spectacular Bodrum Peninsula.
  • Explore the charming villages of Derekoy and Dagbelen for a local slice of Turkey.
  • Spend a sunny afternoon on the Gumbet beach and Yalikavak Beach.
  • Stroll down the Bodrum marina and dance at the Halikarnas Night Club, an open air nightclub designed like an amphitheater.
  • Swim in the healing springs of Kara Ada.

4. Marmaris

Why? Fancy a fun filled honeymoon on a beach? Plan your romantic escapade at Marmaris for its crazy nightlife by the beach.

The mediterranean resort town of Marmaris lies along the Turkish Riviera and is famous for it’s buzzing nightlife on Bar Street, pine-forested mountains and clear waters.

Best Time To Visit: April to June or September to October

Best Experiences:

  • Visit one of the many sandy beaches on the coastline including the vibrant Icmeler beach with the backdrop of the Taurus Mountains.
  • Take a boat trip to Dalyan famous for its golden beach of Iztuzu, the sea turtles and the ancient city of Kaunos.
  • Visit the nearby Cleopatra Island for its huge beach and ancient theatre ruins.
  • Explore the beautiful Marmaris Castle and the museum inside it.
  • Explore the charming and picturesque village of Turunc known for its luscious forests and quiet azure sea.

5. Kusadasi

Why? A honeymoon on private yachts

Turkey’s busiest cruise port, Kusadasi is a cosmopolitan resort town, offering great beaches, excellent shopping and fun nightlife to its visitors.

Best Time To Visit: May and October

Best Honeymoon Experiences:

  • Visit the impressive ruins of Ephesus, the second largest city of the Roman Empire.
  • Taste the fruit wines and homemade olive oil in the village of Sirince.
  • Spend a relaxed beachy day at the Pamuk, Long Beach, Silver Sands Beach or Love Beach.
  • Explore Pigeon Island near the harbour.
  • Take a trip to the beautiful Kalamaki National Park to see the Anatolian cheetah and be mesmerised by the view of the coastline.

6. Oludeniz and Fethiye

Why? For the crystal clear waters and ultimate privacy amidst nature

Commonly known as the Turquoise Coast, Oludeniz and Fethiye are blessed with crystal clear waters, pine-clad valleys and mountains for an exotic honeymoon in Turkey amidst breathtaking natural beauty.

Best Time To Visit: April and June or September and October

Best Honeymoon Experiences:

  • Paraglide from Babadag Mountain to see Fethiye and the famous Blue Lagoon at Oludeniz.
  • Sunbathe at the idyllic pine-fringed Oludeniz Lagoon and dive in the clear turquoise waters of the Mediterranean.
  • Explore underwater caves and sunken ruins in the crystalline waters of the Gulf of Fethiye.
  • Take a day trip to the nearby Greek island of Rhodes.
  • Explore the tiny Turkish villages and sand-swept Roman ruins at Patara on a horse riding trip.
  • Do a day cruise around the scenic Gulf of Fethiye, with stops at Butterfly Valley and Patara Beach.

7. Antalya