Turkey: Turquoise Hunt

Turkey has one of the longest coastlines of any country on the Mediterranean, and the stretch from Çeşme to Alanya is bordered by such clear, picturesque waters that it’s known as the Turquoise Coast. Matador is incredibly proud to partner with Turkey Home to present: #TurquoiseHunt.

Through the lenses of our Instagrammers and award-winning filmmakers, and the unique perspectives and stories of our writers, we’ve produced a suite of multimedia content highlighting the Turquoise Coast, the legendary metropolis of Istanbul, and so many other facets of this inviting, intriguing, incredible country. Scroll down and enjoy.


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Original Videos by Matador Media House

Turkey’s Turquoise Coast From the Air

The Mediterranean section of Turkey’s Turquoise Coast is punctuated by dramatic mountain peaks and valleys.

Turkey’s Turquoise Coast In Hyperlapse

Matador filmmaker Piotr Wancerz made a whirlwind visit to the country and, after a quick stop in Istanbul, jetted over to the Turquoise Coast to capture some hyperlapse footage of this incredible region.

A Turkish Summer Dream

You have to see this coastline to believe it. It’s a place where ancient gods once walked, and one where it feels like they may still walk today.

Series Articles

17 facts about Turkey that will surprise you

Santa Claus? Totally born here.

30 awesome Turkish expressions to know before you go

"You're the corner of my liver" (Ciğerimin köşesi). Nope, we're not being weird. This very anatomic description is actually used to describe someone very precious to you in Turkish!

23 images that prove Istanbul is the most Instagrammable city on the planet

Instagram has finally made it possible to answer the age-old question: "What's the most beautiful city in the world?" #TurquoiseHunt

16 gorgeous memories of summer on Turkey's Turquoise Coast

We were in Turkey to hunt for a very specific color: turquoise. We found it. #TurquoiseHunt

44 incredible views you'll only find on Turkey's Turquoise Coast

How many different shades of turquoise can there be? Looking at Turkey's Turquoise Coast, the number's infinite.

16 foods you have to try on your trip to Turkey

From obvious picks like kebap and Turkish pizza, to more obscure offerings—salty yogurt drink anyone?

9 adventures you didn't know were possible in Turkey

Sea kayaking to sunken Lycian cities or skydiving over Ephesus—Turkey was made for adventure.

Welcome to your Turkish summer dream

You've got to remind yourself this isn't a dream. You're here. In Turkey. And it's incredible.

13 things you'll only understand if you've been to Turkey

In Turkey, it's totally a good idea to let a complete stranger light your face on fire.

Turkey's Turquoise Coast from the air

Follow along as the Matador crew traces the Mediterranean and brings back a unique perspective: Turkey's Turquoise Coast, from the air.

Turkey's Turquoise Coast like you've never seen it

Watch in 4k and enjoy the ride!

9 gorgeous landscapes you'll only find in Turkey

Turkey is also home to some absolutely gorgeous landscapes—from high mountains to powder-sand beaches and turquoise seascapes. If you’re into the outdoors and the scenic, here some spots to focus on.

13 reasons you need to travel to Turkey this summer

You can stuff your face with summer’s bounty for pennies—without even leaving your beach towel!

27 reasons Istanbul residents believe they live in the best city on Earth

Talk with people living in Turkey's biggest city and they'll tell you: Istanbul's amazing. It’s the best city on Earth. Here's why.

16 incredible UNESCO sites you probably didn't know were in Turkey

When the Greeks launched their thousand ships to recapture Helen of Troy, their destination was present-day Turkey.