Scenic Rides

Scenic rides in Turkey are a must! In this section, you'll find trips through Turkey that will be an experience of their own. Enjoy!

How to get to Butterfly Valley from the Blue Lagoon
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How to get to Butterfly Valley from the Blue Lagoon

Have you heard of Butterfly Valley? It is quite near Ölüdeniz' Blue Lagoon and an ultra-popular selfie-stop for people exploring the wider Fethiye area. The reason is obvious; Butterfly Valley is one of those off-beat places created by nature that leaves you speechless. The valley is a green oasis with a beach surrounded by steep to almost vertical rocks of up to 350m. There's a waterfall at the end of the ...
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 ...
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 ...
Sidyma, Turkey: where cows pose next to Lycian Sarcophagi
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Sidyma, Turkey: where cows pose next to Lycian Sarcophagi

Picture yourself visiting one of Turkey's many ancient sites. Are you on a guided tour or an excursion lead by a tour operator? Or are you somewhat looking for a more authentic experience and something off the beaten path? If you are interested in visiting a site that may be less impressive in size but is likely to leave you with far deeper impressions and an understanding of Lycian life, then consider ...
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 ...
A visit to the Sanctuary of Zeus Labraundos: Labraunda
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A visit to the Sanctuary of Zeus Labraundos: Labraunda

Did you know there is a piece of Carian history, (or in this case lots of pieces) built with white marble, hidden in the mountains near Milas? It’s called Labraunda (or Labranda, depending on the source) and it is home to the Sanctuary of Zeus Labraundos. Sounds impressive, doesn’t it? Well, it is! This solitary and sacred place was visited on foot by Carian pilgrims to honor Zeus during sacrificial feasts. ...
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 ...
Kayaköy: Ghost Town becomes tourist attraction
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Kayaköy: Ghost Town becomes tourist attraction

Some would call the ghost town of Kayaköy, near Fethiye in Turkey an off the beaten path destination. We won’t. It may not be on top of most tourist’s list, but it has become a more favorable place to visit in recent years after Russell Crowe decided that Kayaköy was the ideal location for his film The Water Diviner. This put Kayaköy back on the map after the village had turned into a sleep mode due to the ...
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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