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Exploring the surroundings of Efes: the top sights around Ephesus!
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Exploring the surroundings of Efes: the top sights around Ephesus!

After posting our Ultimate Guide to Ephesus, we might have been in need of a cold Efes (or two). Still, it didn't keep us from doing what we love so we went out to explore the surroundings of Ephesus or Efes as it is called in Turkish. In this post, we will take you to Selçuk Castle, the Basilica of Saint John, Isa Bey Mosque, the Ephesus Museum, the Temple of Artemis, The Cave of the Seven Sleepers, the ...
The ultimate guide to Ephesus
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The ultimate guide to Ephesus

Ephesus or Efes is part of the famous Turkey Triangle Tour that also takes you to other cultural highlights like Istanbul, Cappadocia, and Pamukkale. It was the capital of Roman Asia Minor, and in its present-day status, it is the most comprehensive classical metropolis in Turkey and Europe. In short, make sure you visit Ephesus when in Turkey. With this guide to Efes, you will be able to make the most of ...
Visiting romantic Olympos, Cirali, and Yanartas
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Visiting romantic Olympos, Cirali, and Yanartas

Though there are other places in Turkey combining an ancient site and a beach, Olympos, and Cirali (or Çıralı in Turkish) are unique because of their incredibly romantic atmosphere and unrivaled natural setting. Visiting Cirali is the perfect escape from hectic schedules and noisy cities. Welcome to the ultimate cocktail of sea, sand, mountains, laid-back vibe and culture! Not to forget the adjacent eternal ...
Lukkies Lodge
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Lukkies Lodge

Lukkies Lodge is your typical 'not-so-typical' Çıralı lodging. Like most of Çıralı's accommodations, the rooms consist of wooden bungalows that are set amidst nature. Lukkies Lodge is in a quiet area, along the main road to Çıralı center. It has everything you need to relax: a lush garden with kösks and hammocks, a roof terrace lounge with nature views and delicious food and drinks to complete your stay. ...
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 ...

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