Turkey has numerous mountain ranges with peaks
ranging from heights of 3250m (10,660ft) to the 5165m (16,945ft)
of Mount Agri (Ararat), the highest mountain
in Anatolia, which provide excellent climbing possibilities
for both novice and expert climbers. Permission is required from
the Turkish Mountaineering Club.
Winter sports resorts in Turkey are normally located in forested
mountains. Ski centres are often easily accessible by road or by
Turkish Airlines domestic flights. Most resorts are in the
north (near Ankara) and the western
The Mediterranean coast, particularly Izmir,
has very warm waters and watersports are widely
Turkey's huge interior of unspoilt natural world,
mountains, plateaux, villages and ancient ruins is perfect
for exploring< on foot.
There are at present 5 championship courses in
Turkey; one of which is at the Klassis
resort close to Istanbul, the other
4 of which are in the resort of Belek
in the Antalya region.