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Kalkan

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Another place to fall in love with… A peaceful small fishing town on the beautiful Turquoise coast of Turkey between Fethiye and Kaş. The small town curls around a historic harbour sheltered at the foot of the towering Taurus Mountains and overlooks a beautiful bay in which islands seem to magically float upon the shimmering sea. In history Kalkan (then known as Phoenicus) was the only safe harbour between Fethiye and Kaş who offered safety to ships during rough weather. Even today yachts still found safe shelter in the harbour or the bay when the seas turn rough. When you stroll down the narrow streets to the harbour you will… Read More

NEMRUT

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At the junction of the East and West civilisations, Mount Nemrut is one of the most astounding sites in Turkey: A collection of colossal statues on a remote mountain 2150m high, adorning the temple and tomb of King Antiochus. Unknown until 1881 when an Ottoman geologist discovered these 10 metre-high stone heads, archaeological work began in 1953 to uncover their history. Nemrut Dağı has since been a significant attraction, with thousands sunrise and sunset visitors to see the stones in the best possible light. It has been designated a World Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO, and is one of the most important National Parks in the country.

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