15 Spots With The Clearest Water In The World


9) Bodrum, Turkey

Here is a place that is steeped in ancient history and offers some of the most beautiful waters in the world. The modern city of Bodrum, located on the southern coast of Turkey was once the ancient city of Halicarnassus, site of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The relics of that ancient time are still evident in the town; but the real attraction remains the astonishingly clear waters of the Aegean Sea, with its brilliant blue and turquoise hues. You can join any of the numerous scuba diving tours that are offered in Bodrum, and in the nearby coastal towns of Gumbet and Bitez. Alternatively, you can take a boat ride—either public tours or chartered—and peer into the wondrous waters of the Aegean. Remember, though, Bodrum is a very popular place for tourists, so some of its beaches are likely to be crowded during peak season.