Turquoise Coast: The Spirit of the Turkish Riviera
15 May, 2019
The Turquoise Coast is an escape where the cultures, textures, style and the magic of the sea and nature inspire me to capture images that reflect the beauty of my country. It's not only a visual experience, but also a spiritual one.Mert Alas
The Turkish Riviera is a place of stunning mountain scenery, rich myths and folklore. With more than 100km of impeccable shoreline caressed by the warm Aegean and Mediterranean seas, it has earned the moniker of the Turquoise Coast.
Featuring two of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World - the ruins of the Mausoleum of Maussollos and the Temple of Artemis - this stretch is a destination apart, so much so that Mark Antony is said to have chosen it as the most spectacular wedding gift for Cleopatra.
Through the lens of Oliver Pilcher, this cerulean tome beckons readers with wanderlust to set sail and enjoy the dazzling sapphire shades of the coast's dreamy yacht life. Anecdotes from lovers of the region include those from interior designer Mica Ertegun, Tommy Hilfiger, Chiara Ferragni and fashion photographer Mert Alas, who spent summers boating on these storied waters.
Produced by Nevbahar Koç and Irem Kınay Assouline Turquoise Coast