Karemlik Bay and Beach, Demre, Turkey

One for the animal lovers visiting Turkey. A stop-off at Karemlik Bay and beach on your boat trip from Demre harbour will give you the amazing opportunity to spot a majestic sea turtle in its natural habitat.

The turtles are attracted by the seaweed in this bay, and the area is so popular with these awe-inspiring creatures, that locals often mention the word, ‘Caretta Caretta’, which is Turkish for loggerhead turtles.

Nestled in the mountains, not far from the town of Demre in Antalya province, the bay dwindles into a river that walkers can also stroll along, thanks to the adjoining beach.

Karemlik Bay will be a memorable part of your boat tour itinerary.

Did you know? The Mediterranean is home to 3 out of the 7 known species of sea turtles around the world. Between May and September, the loggerhead and green sea turtles frequently use Turkey’s southwest coastline to lay their eggs.