About the Aegean Region
- The Aegean Region of Türkiye has beautiful landscapes, dazzling coastlines, immaculate beaches, pine woods and olive groves.
- Perfect for nature lovers, photographers, history buffs and adrenaline junkies. Many popular holiday villages and fishing harbours are scattered along the coast.
- The Aegean region of Türkiye has a varied flora and fauna because of its unique geography, geological structure and diverse climate.
Gölcük is a little town and a summer resort in İzmir Province, Türkiye. It is 120 km from the centre of İzmir. The name of the town means Little Lake.
Gölcük is a popular summer resort (yayla) for people from İzmir, Ödemiş and their environs. Both the lake and the green forest around the village have very picturesque scenery. Most houses belong to people who live in cities and spend the hot summer days in Gölcük.
Alongside its historic and cultural heritage, Bergama also boasts outstanding natural beauty. You can go trekking along the route to Kozak Plateau through the pine forests covering the Kozak mountain range between Bergama and Ayvalık. The whole route is dotted with ancient ruins and rural landscapes which also provides great opportunities for photo safaris.
In Denizli, Pamukkale (lit. “Cotton Castle”) resembles a frozen waterfall, with white layers of limestone and travertine cascading down a mountain slope approximately 2700m in length and 160m in height. At the end of the 2nd century BCE, the dynasty of Attalid, the king of Pergamon, established the thermal spa of Hierapolis close by. Situated on a plateau, we find both the thermal centre and the ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis. The ruins of the baths, temples and other monuments can be visited at the site. It is not surprising that the ancient cities of Hierapolis and Pamukkale are both included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.