Picture-postcard views await visitors to Turkey’s south west shores, known as ‘the Turquoise Coast’ thanks to its blissful beaches ringed by bright, green-blue waters. Irresistible sun-soaked stretches of sand are surrounded by rolling green mountains, and quaint fishing villages, historic ruins and chic marinas pepper the captivating landscape. Lay back and relax on the dazzling white sands of Olu Deniz, admire luxury yachts in Göcek, wander past white-washed houses decorated with bright bougainvilleas in Kalkan, or shop for traditional handicrafts in Fethiye. There’s plenty to keep thrill-seekers happy as well, with watersports tempting visitors out to sea, scuba-diving and snorkelling revealing life under the waves, and the region’s hilly terrain perfect for hiking as well as exciting activities such as canyoning. And for the ultimate thrill and breathtaking views, paragliding from the top of one of the coastal cliffs will certainly get the adrenaline pumping!