Millions of people hit the roads across the country on July 24 and 25 to return home from the Aegean and the Mediterranean coasts where they spent a nine-day-long Eid al-Adha holiday.
According to data from the police, some 46 people died and more than 400 were wounded during the long holiday, with eight dead in the traffic accidents over the weekend.
People in droves have thronged to the famous resort town of Bodrum in the southwestern province of Muğla on the Aegean coast during the long Eid al-Adha holiday, causing traffic jams on the roads.
With yacht owners racing for a good spot to anchor their vessels in surrounding bays during their stay, the town's shoreline has become overcrowded as well.
Turkey's resort towns are experiencing an influx of vacationers amid the Eid al-Adha holiday, which was extended to nine days, including weekends, officials have said.
Traffic jams are still ubiquitous on major routes mostly in the Aegean provinces, while scores of people thronged to popular summer destinations to spend the holiday to enjoy sunny weather, sea and beach.
Once the champion of sun, sea and sand holiday concept in Turkey and the most favorite resort of British tourists, Bodrum has now entered a new path to diversify tourism activities and attract visitors from the crème de la crème of the globe, according to the town's mayor and tourism professionals.The efforts to bolster up Bodrum's tourism hotspot status with new works in areas of archeology, g
Turkey's vacationing hotspot Bodrum is set to host foreign tourists as the town's mayor expects three times more international arrivals than in 2020, despite the coronavirus pandemic.
As preparations for the tourist season pick up steam, the southwestern Turkish tourist destination hopes to receive three times more tourists this year.
Works have been ongoing precisely in an area where a sarcophagus and many other simple-type tombs have been discovered in the southwestern province of Bodrum's Muğla district. The cover of the sarcophagus, which includes 2,400-year-old historical artifacts, was opened by the Culture and Tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy last week.