Turquoise comes from the French word for Turkey and, yes, it used to refer to the stone that was found in Turkey, but now the word naturally pops up when describing the colour of the amazing crystal waters of the Turkish Riviera.
This place of the world brings together the best of two worlds – beautiful nature and rich culture. When cruising the Turkish Riviera you will get the chance to visit some of the most famous archaeological sites of the world, taking a trip back in various historical periods. At the same time you will get the opportunity to relax taking in the astonishing landscapes, swimming in turquoise waters and eat some of the best food in the world.
If you are into shopping, the Turkish bazaars will steal your heart and you will end up a master of bargaining – a must when shopping in one of the local markets. The offers are countless – rags, glass artefacts, jewellery, leather goods – and there is certainly something for every taste and pocket. What you should absolutely buy is a charm with an evil eye bead that will keep you protected throughout this marvellous journey and your life!
As the Turkish coastline goes down along the Aegean Sea and then opens us to the Mediterranean, there are three distinctive regions – each with its own merits and attractions. Do not miss the opportunity to visit each region in one cruise, if time permits it, or in multiple ones. This is a trip you will never forget!