Holidays to Turkler don’t complicate things – comfy beds, the beach, and boat trips are the focus of this lesser-known resort.
The Turkish Riviera less trodden
Turkler is the shrinking violet of the Turkish Riviera. Set 20 kilometres west of Alanya, this place has always shied away from the spotlight, and the result is a stretch of coastline that’s un-crowded and low-key.
Like many resorts on Turkey’s southern coast, Turkler’s nerve centre is its shoreline. The half-mile beach here is a mixture of white sand and pebbles, and there are plenty of sunloungers to go around. Watersports are on offer if you want them, but you won’t be dodging jet-skis while you’re swimming.
Nightlife in Turkler is almost all hotel-based. A lot of the hotels are All Inclusive, so their offerings go beyond the 2.4 bars and restaurants. In any given hotel, you can choose from a list of international eateries before moving on to a cocktail bar and then the disco. If you’d rather go out, the town of Konakli is a 15-minute bus ride east. It’s no Ibiza Town, but it’s got a respectable amount of bars and one nightclub.
A regular bus service makes Turkler a great base for sightseeing. You can be in Alanya in half an hour, exploring the Red Tower. Plus, the Manavgat waterfalls are an hour away. If you’d rather carry out a coastal reconnaissance, boats leave from Turkler’s jetty every day, taking holidaymakers to some of the best snorkelling and swimming spots in the Mediterranean Sea.
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