Tag Archive: World Cultural Heritage site

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

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

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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