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Looking for quaint? Enjoy Kalkan!
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Looking for quaint? Enjoy Kalkan!

Kalkan is one of those harborside villages that seem to have it all. The old town is full of old charm with a still visible Greek past, narrow cobbled streets, and plenty of colorful shops and restaurants that cater for the most discerning tourists. Kalkan's old town may be small, but it is inviting you to get lost in it, or at least to forget about the world for a brief moment.Enjoy ...
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 ...
Hidden behind a small enchanted forest: Pinara!
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Hidden behind a small enchanted forest: Pinara!

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 Pinara (or Pınara in Turkish). 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 ...

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