Category Archive: Destinations

Original & traditional gifts from Turkey

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On the hunt for some original gifts while visiting Turkey… Why not give something a little special? Something traditional that friends and relatives would struggle to find back at home. Turkey has lots of choice on offer and here are few ideas: Evil Eye (Nazur Bonjuk). We start our list straight away with probably the most popular gift from Turkey. The nazur bonjuk has been used by Turks to protect themselves from the “evil leye” for ages. You will notice these blown blue glass and white eye charms at the entrance of most houses in Turkey. The idea behind it is that it protects the property by repelling the bad… Read More

Saklıkent Canyon & Tlos

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Saklıkent, meaning ‘’hidden valley’’ in Turkish, is situated between Fethiye and Kalkan. The canyon is about 18 km long and 300 meters deep, one of the deepest in the world. So steep and narrow that the sun doesn’t penetrate the icy-cold water that is refreshing and more than welcome during summer. After April, when most of the snow on the Taurus Mountains has melted and passed through, visitors can enter the canyon. Once you enter the gorge, big water-sculpted limestone walls soar above you which is unbelievably beautiful,fascinating and mystic. The result from the abrasion of the rocks by flowing waters during thousands of years. You even get the feeling… Read More

The House of the Virgin Mary

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The House of the Virgin Mary ‘’Meryem Ana Evi’’ is located about 7km from Selçuk on Mountain Koressos in the vicinity of Ephesus. In the 19th century the house was discovered by following the descriptions of Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774-1824), a Roman Catholic nun and visionary. She described the house so vividly that after her death her reported visions were published as a book by Clemens Brentano. Pilgrims, Christians as well as Muslims, visit the house on the belief that Mary, the mother of Prophet Jesus, was brought to this stone house by Apostle John and spent her last days there before she died. The shrine had visits from… Read More

Patara

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If you want to mix ruin-rambling with some dedicated sun worship than Patara is an ideal day trip from Göcek, Fethiye, Kaş or Kalkan. Remains of the lighthouse, one of three oldest in the world. Patara was one of the six principal cities of Lycia and very wealthy. The city was the major naval and trading port, located at the mouth of the Xanthos river, until it silted up and turned into a malaria-plagued marsch. Once you enter the site you pass the triple-arched triumphal Arch of Modestus and a number of Lycian tombs nearby. Before you arrive at the central sections of the ruins further along the road are… Read More

Dalyan & İztuzu Beach

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Dalyan Little laidback on a river delta, Dalyan still retains of its original sleepy riverside character. It was once a small farming community but today this picturesque small town is famous for its mud baths, the mighty cliff-cut ancient Kings’ Tombs and the atmospheric ruins of Kaunos. Kaunos (or Caunus) was founded in the 9th century BC and was an important Carian city by 400 BC. The ruins can be reached by boat or on foot. The theatre is very well preserved and on the same level are impressive ruins of the Temple of Apollo, a Roman bath while down the slope is the port of agora. The Kings’ Tombs… Read More

Xanthos & Letoon

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On Unesco’s World Heritage List since 1988, was in Lycian history the capital and the greatest city of the Lycian Federation. The ancient site is situated near the village Kınık between Fethiye and Kaş atop an elevated area which offers a magnificent view of Xanthos valley and the Taurus Mountains. On the site you can find many interesting things such as the Harpy Thomb, a Xanthian Obelisque, a Byzantine church with well-preserved mosaic floors, a Roman amphitheatre and arch and at the top of the acropolis a fortress. The history of Xanthos is quite a violent one. The Lycians demolished their Xanthian acropolis, killed their wives, children and slaves, then… Read More

Datça

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The picturesque quiet fishermen town Datça is on a peninsula surrounded by nature. From its unique location you have a panoramic view on the Greek islands Rhodos, Kos and Simi. The small town is not discovered yet by mainstream tourism and is famous for its high oxygen level in the air and the low humidity. Even in the hottest summer months there is always a gentle welcoming breeze. The coast line and the sea are stunningly beautiful and there are plenty quiet little bays where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery in peace. In the centre of Datça you can visit the natural hot water spring. Between 4000 and 5000… Read More

Turkish Cuisine: “Food fit for a Sultan”

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Because of the variety of its recipes, its use of natural ingredients, its flavours and tastes which appeal to all palates and its influence throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, the Turkish cuisine, largely the heritage of the Ottoman cuisine, is renowned as one of the top three world cuisines Did you know that: Turkey is agricultrally self-sufficient and one of the only seven countries in the world that can produce enough food to feed its people; Turkey is responsible for 80% of the world’s hazelnut export; By the end of the 1500s, the Ottoman court housed over 1,400 live-in cooks; In one seed of Turkish coffee, there… Read More

Our Superyacht Marina Tips

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Marinas It is not a wonder that Turkey, with more than 8300 km of coastline, welcomes every year hundreds of Superyachts to explore and enjoy some of the area’s most breath-taking natural beauty and serenity. In this category we want to provide Crew and Captains with our Top 5 Marina Tips. If you have any suggestions and/or experiences, please feel free to share them with us. Göcek Marina Tips Our all time favorite. Due to its location, Göcek is a very popular base for yacht cruising and it is the gateway to the wonderful unspoilt islands in the gulf. It is also well known as a much more peaceful and… Read More

Guided Tours 2.0

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  Guest trips in Turkey Turkey is a beautiful country with a wide variety in sightseeing. Most of them can also be arranged as private tours. I my opinion the most important on a tour is that  not only the topic and location are appealing but also that the guide is an expert and that he or she is capable of sharing that with the guests. In the end what we all are looking for is enhancing the guest experience. Although we prefer customizing all our tours this new initiative caught my eye. At AnyRoad they have come with an interesting new concept. As they describe it themselves “So we… Read More

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