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Picturesque beaches should be part of your tour of Turkey

Turkey tours offer visitors the chance to explore the many centuries-old buildings that are indicative of the country's storied history, but if you're looking to do something other than explore the famous structures, the country is also home to many idyllic beaches. There is plenty of coastline to choose from, but if you're looking for one of the most memorable beach trips you've ever had, there are several you can't miss. 

Pirlanta Beach faces the Aegean Sea, and its crystal-clear water and almost impossibly-white sand make it a must see. Aside from being one of the most pristine beaches in the world, it is also one of the most conveniently located. The waters are just a short journey from the nearby town of Cesme, a small-coastal village that is ideal for anybody looking to get away from the fast-paced tourist hotspots. 

You certainly won't be disappointed with a trip to Pirlanta, but if you're looking for a more remote getaway, Butterfly Valley is the most obvious choice. Located a little bit further down the coast in the region of Fethiye, Butterfly Valley sits in a beautiful gorge that was seemingly hand-carved out of the mountains surrounding it. The area is also well-suited for hiking if you're looking for something to do after lounging on the beach. 

After seeing some of the best beaches Turkey has to offer, you should make the short journey and sample more beaches on a tour of Greece. Much like its neighbor to the west, Greece has many picturesque stretches of coastline. Among the most famous destinations is the town of Corfu, which is home to some of the most magnificent beaches in Europe, including at the Bay of St. George. 

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