Turkey's Aegean shores account for some of the most spectacular landscapes of the country. The magnificent coastline abounds in vast and pristine beaches surrounded by olive groves, rocky crags and pine woods. Complimenting the fairy tale picture are the idyllic fishing villages and the remains of ancient civilizations that reflect more than 5,000 years of history, culture and mythology.
The region has something to offer all tastes; the place is a must visit for the nature lovers, sun worshippers, photographers, sports enthusiasts and archaeologists.
The Aegean coastal region is also a must visit for those looking for relaxation in the lap of nature. You can also explore the ancient ruins and picturesque countryside and indulge in numerous water sports in the rivers that feed the Aegean Sea.
Izmir is considered to be the gateway to the Aegean region. You can visit the Roman Agora, which functioned as a square shaped market place during the Roman rule of the city. Also worth exploring is the Archaeological museum, which houses several Hellenistic and Roman findings from Izmir and surrounding area, including roman mosaics, sarcophagi and statues. Another tourist attraction is Mount Pagos, today known as Kadifekale. You can explore the impressive fortress on the hilltop controlling the city and offering great panoramic views of the surroundings.
Other important places of the region include Canakkale, Gallipoli, Izmir, Sardis and Kusadasi
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