Izmir is a beautiful city located on the western coast of Türkiye. While you’ll find plenty of wine tasting, history, art, and culture here, there are also a variety of nature experiences you can partake in as well if you’re willing to travel up to about an hour by car outside of the city.
Cesme Altinkum Beach
Cesme Altinkum Beach is a beautiful and popular beach located in Cesme about an hour from Izmir. The beach features crystal clear turquoise waters and soft golden sand, making it the perfect spot for swimming, sunbathing, and relaxing. The area surrounding the beach is also home to many cafes and restaurants where you can enjoy delicious local cuisine while taking in stunning views of the Aegean Sea.