Stratonikeia

Happily, it’s a boon for the tourist industry, which welcomes a steady stream to the famous ancient cities of Ephesus, Pergamon, Aphrodisias, Assos, Troy, and Hierapolis, among many others. Sixty miles east of Bodrum, in the upper Marsyas Valley, excavations are underway on yet another ancient city, Stratonikeia, exposing the marble to the sun after centuries under the earth.

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December 9, 2014 by
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Dilek

Dilek National Park

Perhaps the only place to escape the persistent rib-cage pounding disco beats of Kusadasi’s raging summer nightlife is at the nearly 70,000-acre peninsular Dilek National Park (also called Milli Park) jutting into the Aegean 15 miles south of the city.

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November 25, 2014 by
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The Other Marmara Islands

Marmara Island

Not a weekend goes by in Istanbul without boatloads of locals and tourists making the approximately one-hour Princes’ Island Tour from Istanbul or Bosphorus Strait and Black Sea Day Cruise from Istanbul. In summer, it quickly turns into droves. Far fewer (especially tourists) make the longer six-hour trip to the more distant archipelago consisting of four of the other Marmara islands: Marmara, Avşa, Paşalimani, and Ekinlik.

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November 11, 2014 by
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Exploring the Cesme Peninsula

Alacati

Cesme’s somewhat exposed geography gives it a potent cross breeze that satisfies both power turbines and windsurfers with constant, cleansing, cooling air.

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October 14, 2014 by
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Bodrum Castle and Museum of Underwater Archaeology

When King Mausolus died, his wife and sister, Artemisia, directed her inconsolable grief into building a tomb so splendid that it became permanently imprinted on language itself — the mausoleum. Erected on a hill overlooking the Aegean city of Halicarnassus, the structure employed the best architects and artists of its day, all drawn from the reaches […]

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September 30, 2014 by
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Day-tripping to the Datca Peninsula

The Datca Peninsula’s prime location and fertile green landscape has attracted attention and inhabitation since 2,000 B.C..

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September 16, 2014 by
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Visit to Anitkabir – Mausoleum of Ataturk

When Colonel Mustafa Kemal famously ordered his men to fix bayonets after their ammunition ran out on the heights of Gallipoli in 1915, as the far better equipped Anzac troops attacked their position, it was a desperate gamble.

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September 2, 2014 by
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Paragliding and Hang Gliding in Antalya

Paragliding above Antalya

In summer, the estimated 11 million visitors to Antalya tilt their faces to the sky both to enjoy the warmth of the sun and watch the skies fill with hang gliders, paragliders and other small aircraft.

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August 19, 2014 by
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Pigeon Island in Kusadasi

Pigeon Island in Kusadasi,

Cruise ships full of passengers and locals seeking seaside summer escape and fun are not the only ones finding Kusadasi cruise port ideal ground for nesting.

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August 12, 2014 by
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The Bodrum Peninsula

In Gumusluk

As one of Turkey’s most popular summer capitals, Bodrum swells with people, noise, and entertainment between July and September.

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August 5, 2014 by
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