at this early hour. Lifeguards show up at this tower at much later time, maybe around 9AM or so. Red umbrellas on the left are the hot commodity and get claimed right around this time, during sunrise. You’d usually see old babushkas (grandmas) show up and lay their towels on the chairs and hang around to make sure no one get into their way.
On our three day visit to this part of the Mediterranean the sea was like a lake, just as you see in this photo, calm and nice, no waves, no wind. You could just float in that salty clean water and soak under the hot Turkish sun.