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Kaunos: So much more than Lycian Rock Tombs
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Kaunos: So much more than Lycian Rock Tombs

Kaunos, opposite Dalyan in Turkey, is famous for its image of the Lycian Rock Tombs that can be viewed from the famous river cruises. It is an amazing sight. The monumental and well-decorated temple tombs are carved out of the rocks dominating the Dalyan River. They are the main attraction of the many boat tours packed with tourists all summer. Unfortunately, only a few people leave the boat on the other ...
Gorgeous sights to visit in Marmaris, Turkey
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Gorgeous sights to visit in Marmaris, Turkey

If you want a seaside resort that is not too big but is well-established and still has plenty of old charm left, Marmaris, Turkey should be on your radar. After reading this post, you will be wowed by its quaint old-town streets, impressive castle and museum, and natural surroundings including an out of this world cave. Have a look at these gorgeous spots that Marmaris has to offer!Exploring the ...
Simena and the sunken city of Kekova: paradise exists!
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Simena and the sunken city of Kekova: paradise exists!

What's the point of visiting a sunken city, you may ask? Granted, the principle of a sunken city is that is lies under water, and as a result, it is mostly invisible. But in the case of Kekova and Simena, some parts are barely submerged, and the crystal clear water on top gives them a mysterious touch. In any case, as we have said before; anything that involves a boat trip catches our attention. And the ...
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 ...
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 ...
Wandering the streets of Antalya Old Town
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Wandering the streets of Antalya Old Town

Kaleiçi or Antalya Old Town is unquestionably one of the must-see things in Antalya. Why? Because it is charming, picturesque, colorful, and it shows you a completely different Antalya than it's modern counterpart. When sipping your coffee in old town Antalya, you can hardly believe that this is part of a buzzing city with 1,3 million inhabitants and way more visitors during the summer months. The old city ...
Hierapolis: the underrated site behind Pamukkale, Turkey
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Hierapolis: the underrated site behind Pamukkale, Turkey

When you find a list of top things to do in Turkey, Pamukkale is bound to be on there. But rarely does that list feature Hierapolis, the ancient city that has always been home to the travertines of Pamukkale. And trust us, visiting Hierapolis is well worth your time. So don't visit Pamukkale without dedicating enough time to Hierapolis as well!Hierapolis: life in the shadow of the world famous ...
Stratonikeia, a well-kept secret in Southern Turkey
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Stratonikeia, a well-kept secret in Southern Turkey

Mid-way, between Milas and Muğla in Turkey lies Stratonikeia, a well-preserved ancient site from the Carian times. Stratonikeia was one of the most significant Carian cities, and it has been inhabited continuously since the Bronze Age. That's 1.500 BC! So how come you've never heard of it? Or you may even have driven past it and failed to stop! Turkey has so many ancient sites that people are focussing on ...
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 ...
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 ...

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