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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 ...
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, ...
Lake Köyceğiz, the non-touristy gate to Kaunos
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Lake Köyceğiz, the non-touristy gate to Kaunos

In all honesty, this title doesn't do the lake and its village justice. Köyceğiz is not on most people's radar when traveling to Turkey, yet it is right behind the corner of a major attraction: Kaunos. Most people visit Kaunos from Dalyan, which is right across the river. Granted, it is the easiest way, but you have to like the tourist circus that comes with it. If you are searching for a more authentic and ...
Why you should still travel to Turkey (even if you think you don’t)
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Why you should still travel to Turkey (even if you think you don’t)

People have different reasons not to travel to Turkey. Some are not familiar with the fabulous things Turkey has to offer as a destination. Others feel there has been too much bad news about Turkey in the press. We have no aspirations at all to get political. After all, we are here to inspire you to travel. And in this case, we want to inspire you to travel to Turkey. Because believe it or not, if you are ...
Why visiting Pedasa is one of the best things to do in Bodrum, Turkey
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Why visiting Pedasa is one of the best things to do in Bodrum, Turkey

Visiting Pedasa? Well yes, the heart of the Bodrum peninsula hides an ancient site. And the hike up there alone is worth the trip! Bodrum is a famous tourist hub. For most people, it's all about the turquoise sea, sand, beaches, nightclubs, fancy restaurants, top class hotels, and yachts. Others are attracted by its rich history and can't wait to visit Bodrum Castle, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus and ...
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 ...
The hidden gems of Cappadocia: ventures outside the National Park
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The hidden gems of Cappadocia: ventures outside the National Park

When traveling to Cappadocia, expect to be left speechless at times. Its beauty is overwhelming, the number of other tourists and tourist traps can be as well. But the good news is, Cappadocia is stretched-out, and most people go straight from their tour bus to the Göreme Open Air Museum. This leaves plenty of room for you to discover Cappadocia at your own pace and without being suffocated when queuing in ...
Central Cappadocia’s treasures away from the masses
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Central Cappadocia’s treasures away from the masses

Cappadocia in Turkey is unique in many ways: its distinct landscape of fairy chimneys is mesmerizing, to say the least. We all know the dreamy pictures of hot air balloons floating above the out of this world view. With its uniqueness come busloads of tourists aiming for the ultimate Cappadocia experience. The result is that you get stuck in a place flooded with people, ruining the magic of the experience. ...
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