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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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
A visit to quaint Datça and ancient Knidos
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A visit to quaint Datça and ancient Knidos

Yes, quaint is one of the first words that come to mind when thinking about Datça in Turkey. Besides quaint, the Datça peninsula is also relatively untouched, of a stunning natural beauty, with plenty of coves and pristine beaches, home to Eski Datça (Old Datça) and Knidos, the ancient site at the tip of the Datça peninsula where the Mediterranean sea meets the Aegean. Visit Datça, and you'll be left in ...
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 ...
Visiting Patara, Turkey’s longest beach with its own ancient site!
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Visiting Patara, Turkey’s longest beach with its own ancient site!

Patara is Turkey's longest beach. Your stroll can last a whopping 18km along this sandy beach with lovely dunes as a backdrop.  Patara beach is a delight for people who like walking or horseriding on the shore and for sunbathers and swimmers on the lookout for a natural beach, without the crowds, even in high season. This would be enough reason to visit Patara, you would think, but that's doing injustice to ...
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 ...
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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