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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 ...
Aspendos, a must-see theatre in Antalya?!
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Aspendos, a must-see theatre in Antalya?!

A visit to the Aspendos theatre is a popular day trip for tourists along the Antalya coastline. In fact, Aspendos isn't just a theatre; it's an ancient site. But we have to admit; the masterpiece is the theatre indeed. The question is, is it worth your time? The answer is yes!  The site itself may not be all that impressive, the aqueducts and the Roman theatre abundantly make up for that. After all, this is ...
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 ...
Cadianda: A site hidden in the woods near Fethiye, Turkey
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Cadianda: A site hidden in the woods near Fethiye, Turkey

We had previously mentioned how we utterly love the natural surroundings of Fethiye, Turkey. From the blue lagoon in Ölüdeniz or Saint-Nicholas Island to Butterfly Valley and the hidden waterfalls in Kabak, nature rules! And even if you leave the coastline, you see pine forests and mountains as far as reaches the eye. In those forests, near Üzümlü, you will find Cadianda (or Kadyanda), the perfect setting ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...

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