Water ActivitiesTurkey is a link between Europe and the Middle East. It has, through history, been in an ideal location to rule empires from. In fact Istanbul has been the capital of the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Western Turkey is ideal for tourists and all water sports with its beautiful beaches and sheltered bays. With wonderful fresh food and friendly people there isn’t anything more you could ask of from this country.
With a coastline of 7200km and surrounded by three seas it is surprising to know that much of the land in Turkey is mountainous. The coastal strips are narrow with the Turquoise or Mediterranean coastline being known for the best sandy beaches. The inland sea of Marmara joins the Aegean and the Black seas, these have always been important strategically for trading. The Mediterranean, Aegean, Marmaran and Black Sea coastal areas make up four of the geographical areas of Turkey. They surround the inland Central Plateau of Anatolia with the east of the country being split into East and South Eastern Anatolia. These areas are made up of several mountain ranges including the Sultan, Kackur and Taurus ranges and the highest peak is at Mount Ararat at 5,165m.
The same seven regions can be used to describe the different climates of Turkey. Although it is simpler to explain that for most of the country hot, dry summers are experienced with mild, wet winters. The interior of the country has harsher weather conditions where snow can fall in the winter and last well into the summer months.
The capital of Turkey is Ankara, but Istanbul is still a major influence economically and culturally. Izmir, in the east is important commercially while Antalya in the south east is an ideal tourist base. All of these cities have international airports. Read More
Kiteboarding or Kitesurfing is one of the latest popular water sports in the world, as well as in Turkey. In the past 10 years many kiteboarding centers are opened along the Turkish coastline, frequented by the locals and foreigners during the summer months. There are several good kiteboarding locations and...Read More
Rafting & Canoeing
Turkey's rivers provide perfect conditions for canoeing and rafting, for both beginners and experienced, because of their length, depth and water regime. Some of the best rivers for rafting are: Coruh, Barhal, Berta, Firtina, Colak, Koprucay, Manavgat, Dragon, Goksu (Silifke), Zamanti, Goksu (Feke), Kizilirmak and Dalaman Cayi. Especially Coruh river...Read More
Scuba Diving in Turkey
Scuba diving in turkey is relatively new but is developing along with the tourist industry in Turkey. The warm weather in Turkey makes scuba diving possible all year round; however, the scuba diving season begins around April when average water temperature in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Turkey...Read More
The azure waters of the Mediterranean, the Aegean, and the Black Sea, as well as the Sea of Marmara, surround Turkey to the south, west and north.With over 8,333 kilometers of coastline along the four seas, Turkey is a treasure chest of coves, inlets, bays and beaches at which yachtsmen...Read More
Windsurf in Turkey
With its Aegean coast open to the steady, brisk winds blowing from west to east across the Aegean Sea, Turkey offers excellent conditions for windsurfing (sailboarding) in the warm months. Several locations along Turkey's Aegean coast are particularly good because of the configuration of their bays and islands, and the...Read More
Water Ski in Turkey
Rafting and Water Ski:The Karasu and Sansu Creeks, which are the branches of Fırat River are located at 40 km. distance to the Erzincan city center and both are suitable for the rafting sport. Reaching to the Rafting course is easy and this course is on Erzincan - Erzurum Highway....Read More