The Central and Southern Aegean Coast Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Central and Southern Aegean Coast - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Izmir 15

Çesme 10

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Ahmet Piristina City Archive and Museum

  • Library/Archive

Just south of the Kültür Parkı (Culture Park), the archive and museum chronicles 7,000 years of the city's history through colorful...


  • Town/Village

Known for its windmills, trendy cafés, boutiques, and gourmet restaurants, this pretty village lies 10 km (46 miles) south of Ilıca.

Alaçatı Beach

  • Beach–Sight

The sandy beach at Alaçatı, about 6 km (nearly 4 miles) south of town, is ideal for windsurfing, with strong winds and few waves. Unfortunately...


  • Neighborhood/Street

Stretching inland from the breezy Kordon waterfront, the trendy, upscale neighborhood now known as Alsancak ("red banner," a reference...


  • Beach–Sight

For a break after all the history, continue another 5 km (3 miles) from Didyma south to Altınkum, popular for its pale-sand beach. The...

Altınkum Beach

  • Beach–Sight

The name is Turkish for "golden sand," and this beach has crystal-clear and calm water lapping the silky sand. The area has yet to undergo...

Ancient Theater

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Construction of the magnificent, 5,000-seat ancient theater began during the 4th century BC reign of King Mausolus, back when Bodrum...


  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

The city of Aphrodite, goddess of love, is one of the largest and best-preserved archaeological sites in Turkey. Though most of what...

Arkas Art Center

  • Museum/Gallery

This late-19th century mansion has been beautifully restored into a small museum, featuring rotating exhibits of painting, glass and...

Arkeoloji Müzesi

  • Museum/Gallery

Though badly in need of refurbishing, İzmir's showplace for archaeology holds some notable treasures. Look over the railing in the lobby,...