Tag Archives : Cool Things to See and Do

Molyvos

4 Greek Islands You Can Visit from Turkey


Along Turkey’s south and west coasts there are a few Greek islands in close proximity, allowing you to visit two countries in one trip. Everyone knows Santorini and Mykonos but have you heard of Kos, Lesvos, Chios or Samos? These four can be visited as a day trip from Turkey and vice versa – Turkey can be visited from these Greek…

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Daytrips from Selcuk

4 Day trips from Selçuk by dolmuş


When it comes to planning my travel itinerary, having a variety of experiences is on top of my list. I can only take so many days at the beach before I need to do something cultural. Just as I can only be in the city so long before I need some slow paced village time. And vice versa. That’s why…

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Ephesus and Beyond

7 reasons why you should stay longer in Selçuk


Selçuk (pronounced ‘sell-chook’) is a small farming town located in southwestern Turkey, whose claim to fame are the ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus, located 3km from the town. That’s all most people know about it and is the main reason that the town is a popular stop on the traveler’s trail. Most travelers stop here for an overnight,…

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Ancient Sites Around Antalya

Side, Aspendos, Kekova, Myra and Perge
– A daytrip from Antalya


Turkey’s Antalya province, known in antiquity as the region of Pamphylia, is a treasure trove of archaeological sites from Greco-Roman and Lycian times. Pamphylia, which means “land of the tribes,” was sandwiched between the ancient regions of Lycia and Cilicia, causing the area today to be rich in discoveries left by the different civilizations who have left their mark on…

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Antalya, Turkey

7 Reasons Why I Love Antalya, Turkey


Located on Turkey’s southwest coast is the country’s fifth largest city and one of my absolute favorite places to visit, Antalya. Why’s it so special, you ask? Gorgeous (free) beaches, one of the most amazing archaeological museums in Turkey, city shopping, a weekly pazar (market) and the artsy, quaint and characteristic old city of Kaleçi are just a few things that make…

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