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Two of the 10 Best Beach Towns in Europe are in Turkey


Two of the 10 Best Beach Towns in Europe are in Turkey

The Guardian has chosen the 10 best seaside towns in Europe. There are also two places from Turkey on the list. The 10 Best Beach Towns in Europe

British newspaper The Guardian published its list of the 10 best seaside towns in Europe.

Akkaya in the Gulf of Gökova and Göltürkbükü in the Bodrum Peninsula from Turkey were also included in the list.


The most special thing about Little Asos is its butterscotch and rose pink houses. On the island, which has two small beaches, hikers can explore by following the path leading to the ruins of the 16th-century castle of Asos.


Akyaka, one of the slow cities of Turkey that attaches importance to nature and sustainability, is located at the mouth of the Azmak River, in the sparkling Gulf of Gökova. Behind the beach, a lattice of bougainvillea-lined streets hosts traditional restaurants and cafes. At night, seaside restaurants set up tables on the sand.

Akyaka is also known as the kitesurfing center of Turkey, and there are many surf schools on the long beach just outside the city.


If Turkey has a Saint-Tropez, it is believed to be this flamboyant place formed by the combination of the villages of Gölköy and Türkbükü.

It is one of the best beaches in Turkey, with its newly created public beach and storied beach clubs that give a Côte d’Azur atmosphere.


This seaside town, which has elegant Venetian architecture and terracotta-roofed houses similar to Dubrovnik, has become a popular place for its tranquility. It is a very interesting location, from its seaside promenade to its cathedral and the 11th-century St. Michael’s Castle.


One of the charming little seaside towns, this place takes center stage with its unpretentious cafés and restaurants, swimming platforms and small pebble coves leading into crystal clear water, many of which have been run by the same families for decades. Boat taxis operate regularly to Dubrovnik and the nearby Elaphiti islands. It also has a few simple beach bars with unique walking routes and excellent sunset spots.

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A world away from the hustle and bustle of the nearby Amalfi coast, the Cilento coast is dotted with small seaside towns where fishermen’s cottages overlook pristine beaches. Fishing boats return early in the morning to feed the town’s restaurants, and fishermen mend their nets on blue flag beaches. Days can be spent on the sands or following the hiking trails in Cilento national park; The nearby archaeological sites of Paestum and Velia are a big attraction for history buffs.


Once an important sea fishing port, La Flotte is considered one of the most beautiful villages on the Île de Ré, with a beach lined with restaurants and a sizeable marina. Nearby Arnérault beach is recommended as the best choice for a pleasant afternoon.


Steeped in history, with a stunning coastline and a fishing fleet trying to fill the town’s restaurants with the freshest seafood, Concarneau is Brittany’s finest spot. The town, which consists of two parts, surrounds the old town, built on a small island, with cobbled streets passing through 14th-century walls and houses and reaching the lively fishing port. Plage des Sables Blancs, consisting of long and untouched sands, is located a short walk from the city center. The Fisheries Museum and Marinarium, the world’s oldest marine station, are a good wet-weather option for families.


Not to be confused with Playa de Fornells, a newer development a few miles away, Fornells is one of Menorca’s most charming fishing villages and has a simple palm-fringed coastline. The location, which has become a fish restaurant center, has also become a reliable place providing ideal conditions for windsurfing in recent years.

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Its whitewashed houses, blue doors and small fishing boats give Llafranc a pleasant old-school feel. Once the Costa Brava’s most glamorous spot, attracting everyone from Ernest Hemingway and Salvador Dalí to Elizabeth Taylor and Sophia Loren, Llafranc has become a quiet, family-friendly holiday resort that is only crowded in July and August. The sheltered harbor is ideal for water sports such as canoeing, sailing, scuba diving and paddle boarding.



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