Turkey Winter Holidays: Aegean Region

The Aegean region of Turkey is the most popular choice for summer holidays, but it gets even more beautiful in winter. This region is crowded during summers, but in winters the crowd is much less. The district includes popular cities like Izmir and Denizli. Thanks to its mild climate, the weather is not extremely cold but sunny autumns and cozy winters with occasional rain make it a perfect place for your Turkey winter holidays. If you are looking for a calming, relaxing winter holiday, we strongly suggest you visit the Aegean part of Turkey! Here are the best places available for winter tourism.


Izmir is the most popular city in the Aegean region, and one of the best cities to live in Turkey. This beautiful city, both in terms of natural beauty and cultural point of view, is one of the most important cities in Turkey because it is home to countless antique cities and ancient ruins. Winter temperatures in Izmir are mild, and it is usually rainy.

The city also has a ski resort, called Bozdağ Ski Resort, located in the district Ödemiş. Bozdağ Ski Resort has three skiing areas, it is not the biggest ski resort but we can say that with lovely scenery and cozy hotels, it is one of the best in the region.

Izmir is also famous for its hot springs. You can take a cable car to Balçova district, and dive into a hot spring pool in cold weather. The most popular hot springs are Agamemnon, Ilıca, Sifne, Malkoc, Bademli, and Nebiler hot springs. When you visit Izmir, spare some time to see mesmerizing ancient ruins and antique cities. You can start with Ephesus and Agora Ancient cities and also explore the ancient ruins like the Library of Celsus, Ephesus Ancient Theatre. Have fun!


Denizli is a small city with unique attractions. The city is famous for its Travertines of Pamukkale, hot springs, and ancient city ruins. Denizli, which is beautiful in both summer and winter, is more suitable for winter tourism in Turkey. Nikfer Ski Resort is one of the best ski resorts in Turkey. Due to its fascinating nature and facilities, you are sure to experience a memorable holiday.

Another activity for your Turkey winter holidays in Denizli is experiencing Pamukkale Travertines and the hot springs. Pamukkale actually is a town in Denizli famous for its white travertines that were shaped and formed 400 thousand years ago. You can enjoy the natural pools created by thermal hot waters. The town stands over the ancient and sacred Roman city of Hierapolis, making it a favorite site for history lovers. Although it is a small city, the cultural background of Denizli goes back to the Roman Empire. If you are interested in visiting some of these cultural heritages, you can visit St. Philip Martyrium and Gravesite, Laodikeia Ancient City, Temple of Apollo, and Necropolis.

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