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Turkey has countless places of untouched natural beauty. Pristine beaches, impressive mountains, quiet lakes or into the woods... Turkey is for sun-seekers, snow lovers, hikers, and those wanting to admire the uniqueness of Pamukkale & Cappadocia.

Turkey as a winter destination: snow & beach in one day
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Turkey as a winter destination: snow & beach in one day

Are you craving for the beach in winter? Or would you rather hear the sound of fresh snow under your feet? What if you could have both within less than half an hours' drive? Welcome to Turkey as a winter destination!Turkey: meeting point for sun seekers and snow lovers Granted, Turkey is a big country, and not everywhere in the country will you be able to combine a beach holiday with snow walks or ...
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 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 ...
Off the beaten path in Turkey: the breathtaking scenery of Lake Bafa
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Off the beaten path in Turkey: the breathtaking scenery of Lake Bafa

What kind of traveler are you? Where exactly is your comfort zone? Is it when you know you are surrounded by other tourists in a resort that caters your preferred food from home? Or are you the kind of person that gets excited when 'discovering' a hidden gem? Stunning and unspoiled nature or a lovely charming local restaurant on a sandy beach? Or what about a spot oozing with a cultural and historical ...
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