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Tlos: the oldest Lycian city
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Tlos: the oldest Lycian city

Forget about Unesco. If your guidebook on Turkey doesn't say that Tlos is an exceptional site to visit, throw it away. :-) Yes, Unesco sites have an outstanding cultural or heritage value, but the list shouldn't result in you losing out on a remarkable place to visit just because it wasn't mentioned in it. Fortunately, we love doing research, venturing off the beaten path, and sharing our findings. Trust ...
Sidyma, Turkey: where cows pose next to Lycian Sarcophagi
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Sidyma, Turkey: where cows pose next to Lycian Sarcophagi

Picture yourself visiting one of Turkey's many ancient sites. Are you on a guided tour or an excursion lead by a tour operator? Or are you somewhat looking for a more authentic experience and something off the beaten path? If you are interested in visiting a site that may be less impressive in size but is likely to leave you with far deeper impressions and an understanding of Lycian life, then consider ...
Turkey as a winter destination: snow & beach in one day
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Turkey as a winter destination: snow & beach in one day

Are you craving for the beach in winter? Or would you rather hear the sound of fresh snow under your feet? What if you could have both within less than half an hours' drive? Welcome to Turkey as a winter destination!Turkey: meeting point for sun seekers and snow lovers Granted, Turkey is a big country, and not everywhere in the country will you be able to combine a beach holiday with snow walks or ...
Exploring abandoned Saint Nicholas Island, Turkey
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Exploring abandoned Saint Nicholas Island, Turkey

We may have mentioned it before; there are plenty of things to do in Fethiye, Turkey. One of our favorite places to visit must be Saint Nicholas Island. It's a little, abandoned island just off the coast of Gemile beach, past Kayaköy. It is picture perfect and will appeal to culture freaks, history lovers, beach babes, and anyone who fancies 360° stunning nature views. And we might as well confess to it, ...
Things we love about Fethiye, Turkey
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Things we love about Fethiye, Turkey

Google Fethiye, Turkey and you'll have plenty of search results telling you what the 'Best things to do in Fethiye' are. The truth is, there are so many things one can do in Fethiye, they won't fit into a single blog post. So we won't tell you what to do. Instead, we will show you why we love Fethiye, though it wasn't love at first sight. To us, Fethiye is home. And that is how we want you to feel when you ...
Fortune telling & the art of making authentic Turkish coffee
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Fortune telling & the art of making authentic Turkish coffee

Are you curious about what the new year will bring? This post has a delicious way for you to predict your future. With a step-by-step recipe for authentic Turkish coffee and a practical overview of how to read coffee grounds after that. In short, this is the perfect way to start the new year, especially for coffee aficionados and aspiring fortune tellers. :-)The secret of preparing real Turkish ...
Olive harvest in Turkey: precious in every way!
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Olive harvest in Turkey: precious in every way!

Mother nature couldn't have planned it in a better way: not long after the end of the tourist season, it's time to harvest the olives in Turkey. With life going back to its out-of-season pace, the villagers in Turkey are preparing for Winter. Those preparations consist of getting a wood supply, drying fruits, herbs, and spices, pickling vegetables, and of course, the annual olive harvest. Every spare moment ...
Kayaköy: Ghost Town becomes tourist attraction
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Kayaköy: Ghost Town becomes tourist attraction

Some would call the ghost town of Kayaköy, near Fethiye in Turkey an off the beaten path destination. We won’t. It may not be on top of most tourist’s list, but it has become a more favorable place to visit in recent years after Russell Crowe decided that Kayaköy was the ideal location for his film The Water Diviner. This put Kayaköy back on the map after the village had turned into a sleep mode due to the ...
Hidden behind a small enchanted forest: Pınara!
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Hidden behind a small enchanted forest: Pınara!

It's strange how one of the six principal cities from Lycia can be almost invisible, while in plain sight. Still, that is the case with Pınara. Perched high up on a mountain, you won't easily spot the city from a distance. And despite its size, the entrance is hidden behind the most enchanting little forest, making it all the more magical to explore this beautiful Lycian site. Words that come to mind when ...
Essential resources to walk the Lycian Way
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Essential resources to walk the Lycian Way

What better way to slow travel than to walk? And what better place to do it than in ancient Lycia, now Turkey's southern coast. If you are after a dose of hiking in a sublime scenery with a taste of ancient civilizations, keep reading! Have you ever heard of the Lycian Way? It is Turkey's first long-distance walking route along the coast of Lycia, which runs from Fethiye to Antalya. The Lycian Way covers ...
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