Hidden Gems

Great destinations for teens with Turkey sailing holidays

By Jenny Wilson
on  October 07, 2015

Travelling abroad with teenagers can be tricky. Too old to be amused by a simple bucket and spade holiday or to be sent off to a handy kids’ club, teenagers need a different sort of entertainment. Turkey sailing holidays provide a great mixture of time to chill out and lots of activities to keep them interested.

Sailing in Turkey - Things to keep teens entertained
Two of the best destinations in Turkey to visit with teens are Fethiye and Oludeniz. Both are situated along Turkey’s Turquoise Coast and have plenty of attractions to keep everyone entertained. Fethiye is a busy town packed with bustling markets for the authentic Turkish bazaar feel. There are plenty of bargains to be had here, with jewellery, clothing and attractive curios all available to be haggled over. Try a spa experience with a difference in one of the many traditional hamams ‒ males and females are separated, which should avoid any potential teenage embarrassment. There are also plenty of historical attractions to visit and lots of restaurants and cafes to enjoy here.

Nearby Oludeniz is a very popular family destination, offering great opportunities to try some more unusual sports. Cycling and hiking are widely available, as are water sports such as windsurfing and jet-skiing. This town is one of the country’s top paragliding destinations, where intrepid thrill-seekers can soar from the top of Babadag, just like Daniel Craig’s 007 in Skyfall. The views over the valleys, beaches and Blue Lagoon are spectacular.

The beaches of Oludeniz are also a big draw. The main strip is popular and free; however, most visitors opt to visit the stunning lagoon beach, which is situated in the beautiful protected national park and is well worth the entrance fee. This town also has some of the most vibrant nightlife on the coast, with plenty of bars, restaurants and clubs to try. With so much to do and see, your teenagers will be far too busy to be bored.

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