Posted on 08 April 2011
TripAdvisor has just unveiled its chart of the top 25 beaches in the world, and we are very proud to see many Turkish beaches making the grade.
At number 5 we have Olu Deniz. Those who know the place will be unsurprised by everything, except maybe that it is not in the number 1 slot. Number 1 went to Ayia Napa in Cyprus.
Turkey’s next representative is Icmeler in 13th. “Don’t expect a booming nightclub scene in Icmeler — but for the travellers who’ve discovered this Turkish beach resort, that’s a huge plus. Take a boat trip to a nearby island, savour fresh seafood in a beachside café, or just soak up the sun,” says the report.
Arguably Turkey’s best result is the fact that Belek appears in 15th. Belek is known as the golfing centre of Turkey. A golfing centre with proven world-class beaches is a powerful combo. Straight after that we have Dalyan in 16th. Side also makes the list in 19th, and Antalya in 24th.
That is 5 Turkish beaches in a top 25 chart. Greece also has 5, Spain only has 4, Portugal only has 3, Greece, Cyprus, Italy and the UK all have 2 each. Neither Spain nor Portugal feature in the top 10.
This is a fantastic achievement for Turkey, and will only further boost its appeal as a leading and growing holiday destination.