Turquoise Coast: The Spirit of the Turkish Riviera

Turquoise Coast: The Spirit of the Turkish Riviera

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

Turkish Riviera is a place of stunning mountain scenery,
rich myths and folklore. With more than 100km of impeccable
shoreline caressed by the warm
seas, it has earned the moniker of the Turquoise

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

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

Produced by Nevbahar Koç and Irem Kınay Assouline Turquoise Coast

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