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How to get to Butterfly Valley from the Blue Lagoon
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How to get to Butterfly Valley from the Blue Lagoon

Have you heard of Butterfly Valley? It is quite near Ölüdeniz' Blue Lagoon and an ultra-popular selfie-stop for people exploring the wider Fethiye area. The reason is obvious; Butterfly Valley is one of those off-beat places created by nature that leaves you speechless. The valley is a green oasis with a beach surrounded by steep to almost vertical rocks of up to 350m. There's a waterfall at the end of the ...
Cadianda: A site hidden in the woods near Fethiye, Turkey
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Cadianda: A site hidden in the woods near Fethiye, Turkey

We had previously mentioned how we utterly love the natural surroundings of Fethiye, Turkey. From the blue lagoon in Ölüdeniz or Saint-Nicholas Island to Butterfly Valley and the hidden waterfalls in Kabak, nature rules! And even if you leave the coastline, you see pine forests and mountains as far as reaches the eye. In those forests, near Üzümlü, you will find Cadianda (or Kadyanda), the perfect setting ...
Letoon: the Lycian festival venue
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Letoon: the Lycian festival venue

We like a bit of cult, and Letoon happens to be the sacred cult center of ancient Lycia. That and its proximity to sister-site Xanthos was enough reason to check it out. If you Google pictures from Letoon, you will find it looks romantic, with many of the pillars and monuments arising from water. It gives the site an unusual appeal while making excavations and visits difficult at certain times of the year. ...
Chasing the hidden waterfalls in Kabak
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Chasing the hidden waterfalls in Kabak

Kabak in Turkey is a little-known paradise some 15km past Ölüdeniz. It is too small to be called a village, so it is part of the nature-stretch called Faralya. People visit it for its stunning views, pristine beach, and general laid-back atmosphere. You won't find any major hotel chains here. Kabak has some small boutique hotels and some boho camping and glamping sites where you can also pop in for a meal ...
Is Xanthos, Turkey worth a visit?
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Is Xanthos, Turkey worth a visit?

A while back we told you to forget about Unesco in our post about Tlos. In that same post, we mentioned Xanthos as being part of the Lycian league, and a Unesco World Heritage site. In that perspective, it wouldn't be fair just to claim you can forget about Unesco, without actually showing you what you would miss out on if you did. After all, who are we to tell you what to do? Objectivity demands we let you ...
Turkish breakfast: Relaxing, authentic & healthy!
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Turkish breakfast: Relaxing, authentic & healthy!

When in Turkey, make sure to have an authentic Turkish breakfast. It is what the Turks call a köy kahvaltı; where köy stands for village and kahvaltı means breakfast. In short, it is a traditional breakfast with mostly organic or homegrown and homemade food. It is like we said in the title relaxing, authentic and healthy. And if you ask us, the perfect way to start the day! But beware: Turkish breakfast is ...
Ölüdeniz: the Blue Lagoon in Black & White
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Ölüdeniz: the Blue Lagoon in Black & White

Ölüdeniz must be one of the most famous and beautiful beaches in Turkey. It isn't hard to understand why people call it the blue lagoon. Even in winter time, on a grey day, the color of the water has all shades of blue. And while Ölüdeniz is a buzzing circus in the summertime, winter brings a very different vibe. All shops, bars, hotels, and restaurants on the 'strip' (or main street) and the surrounding ...
Natural Springs Retreat
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Natural Springs Retreat

If you like glamping, why not try staying in a Yurt or a treehouse at Natural Springs retreat near Tlos and Fethiye? It's a beautiful spot with its own stream and natural pool. You will be surrounded by nature and Corinne is a very attentive host. Fethiye is nearby whenever you feel like it.Natural Springs retreat offers you a choice of accommodations. The treehouses are fairytale-like, the yurt perfect ...
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 ...

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