Fethiye, Turkey

4 Local Experiences in Fethiye

As one of the most popular cruise destinations along Turkey’s Turquoise Coast, Fethiye sees many visitors who often have only a day or half-day to explore, and it can be difficult to see more than the top attractions on a whistle-stop tour. Once you’ve explored the ruins of the ancient city of Telmessos and topped up your tan at the beaches of Fethiye, add another dimension to your trip with one of these four local experiences in Fethiye.

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May 5, 2015 by
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Marmaris, Turkey

Best Day Trips from Marmaris

One of the most popular destinations along Turkey’s famous Turquoise Coast, Marmaris makes a strategic basecamp for exploring the region’s top attractions. Whether you want to spot loggerhead turtles in their natural habitats, discover some of Turkey’s best beaches or spend the day on a Greek island – here are some of the best day trips from Marmaris.

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April 21, 2015 by
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Bodrum for Cruise Visitors

Bodrum, Turkey

As one of Turkey’s most popular cruise destinations, Bodrum welcomes a steady stream of cruise visitors throughout the summer months, most of whom spend only a day or half-day in the city. The most time-efficient way to take in the highlights is on a guided tour and there are a number of shore excursions in Bodrum for cruise visitors that guarantee on-time return to your ship.

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April 7, 2015 by
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Kusadasi for Cruise Visitors

Kusadasi for cruise visitors

One of the top cruise destinations of Turkey’s Aegean Sea coast, the lively port town of Kusadasi welcomes hundreds of daily visitors during the peak summer months, with most day-trippers making a beeline for the ancient Greek city of Ephesus nearby. Most cruise visitors find themselves with only a day or half-day to explore the sights and the most convenient way to get around is by pre-booking a shore excursion from Kusadasi, which not only takes the hassle out of organizing your trip, but also ensures on-time return to your ship.

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March 31, 2015 by
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100th ANZAC Day Anniversary in Turkey

100th ANZAC day anniversary in Turkey. Photo courtesy of Cazz via Flickr.

The annual observance of ANZAC day has long been an important holiday for Australians and New Zealanders, held every April 25th to commemorate the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought on Turkish soil during WWI. 2015 marks 100 years since the ANZAC troops first landed on Turkey’s Gallipoli Peninsula, to start what would become an 8-month-long battle against the Ottoman army, and many Australians and New Zealanders will be traveling to Europe to honor the 100th ANZAC Day Anniversary in Turkey.

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March 25, 2015 by
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Nightlife in Antalya

Enjoy the nightlife in Antalya

As the largest city along Turkey’s Mediterranean coast and the gateway to the so-called ‘Turkish Riviera’, it’s no surprise that the nightlife in Antalya is legendary and the city comes to life in the summer months, welcoming thousands of day-trippers and cruise visitors each day.

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March 3, 2015 by
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Ankara’s Best Museums

Ankara, Turkey

The Turkish capital all-too-often gets over-looked in favor of Turkey’s lively Mediterranean resorts, but those looking to discover the country’s rich history will want to add Ankara to their itineraries too. From an award-winning archeological museum to Turkey’s most important mausoleum; here are a few of Ankara’s best museums.

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February 3, 2015 by
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The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations

Admittedly, any trip to Anakara is a bit of a let-down, especially if arriving directly from the extreme vibrance of Istanbul. Apart from Anıtkabir, the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, there is little to recommend the city for tourism. Few remains of old Ankara exist, and the weighty governmental and military presence makes its power […]

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January 20, 2015 by
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Birgi Cakiraga Mansion

Ottoman Ceiling

For all of Izmir’s sunny disposition and westward looking attitude, there are few landmarks or attractions in the city to keep tourists for more than a day or two. Most use Izmir as a convenient launch point to the innumerable historical, natural, and vacation spots surrounding, from the ruins of Ephesus and Pergamon to the windsurfing and summer resorts on the Çeşme peninsula. Just outside of Ödemiş, about 75 miles east of Izmir is one of the region’s lesser-known but magnificent gems at Birgi, an easy add-on to an Izmir Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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January 6, 2015 by
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The Fires of Olympos

Olympos

Observing the eternal flames bursting through the mountainsides 30 miles south of today’s Antalya, the ancients required a fitting story to account for such an astonishing natural phenomenon. The answer bore the legend of the Chimera: an indestructible fire-breathing monster with a lion’s head, a goat’s body, and a serpent’s tail. According to the Greek myth, Bellerophon slayed the beast atop Pegasus with a lead-tipped lance. However, the fires remained burning in its lair, now called Mt. Chimera in Olympos National Park.

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December 23, 2014 by
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