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Opening image: with its crystal-clear waters, secluded spots, rich history and hidden gems, the Turkish Riviera is a destination I adore. / Exploring the Turquoise Coast by boat is a must. / The region is a dream on land as well as on water. Hire a car and drive to Fethiye for an abundance of bays and islands. / Narrow cobblestone streets and charming whitewashed houses abound in the Old Town of Marmaris. / While visitors are spoilt for choice of things to do, there's no need to be too active as the Riviera encourages a more leisurely approach to vacationing.
Top: go a little further south to Ölüdeniz, which has the bluest of waters, a splendid beach and gorgeous pine-clad hills. Above: Ölüdeniz is popular for paragliding to take in those panoramic views / Içmeler abounds with luscious landscapes and pretty walkways filled with cypress and olive trees. / Although known for its luxury resorts, Içmeler offers a tranquil, less populated setting. / The Turkish Riviera is the perfect place to escape large crowds and enter a world filled with rich culture, amazing waters and dazzling beaches for the ultimate relaxing getaway.
Nancy Lova is a Moscow-born travel photographer currently based in Kent, UK. Her work can be found in
Condé Nast Traveller, Travel + Leisure and CNN. She gravitates mostly towards places with breathtaking architecture, an interesting history and a wealth of culture Follow Nancy on Instagram