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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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
Taka Ev
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Taka Ev

Taka Ev is your ultimate Cappadocia dream hotel. It is situated up on the hill in Üçhisar, offering breathtaking views of Pigeon Valley, all the way down to Göreme. The owner Murat speaks a ton of languages and is an incredible resource when it comes down to organizing your stay and preparing your trip to Cappadocia. As a local, he will let you in on the do's and don'ts when visiting Cappadocia.The cave ...
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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