Ephesus, founded in the 7th century BC, was the most important Greek city in Ionian Asia Minor and was noted for the magnificent Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
Oludeniz Beach is the most beautiful and popular tourist beaches in Turkey and is now a National Park. That is why there are no hotels on the beach and new construction works are banned to preserve the uniqueness of the local nature.
Cavtat is a unique town on the Adriatic, an old city situated on the hilly part of the wooded peninsula Rat.
Göcek (named ‘Kalimche’ in ancient times) was conveniently located between Telmessos (today Fethiye) and Kaunos (today Dalyan). Göcek would have remained a sleepy Anatolian town if a group of artists and poets (led by Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu and some fisherman from Bodrum) had not decided to cruise along the Turkish Turquoise Coast, in what was later called the ‘Blue Voyage’.
The spindly, 50-mile-long Datça peninsula in Turkey’s Muğla province is a dagger of pure green at the meeting point of the Aegean and the Mediterranean, and is as unsullied as south-west Turkey gets. The ancient Greeks believed Datça to have been created personally by Zeus, so gorgeous are its rocky outcrops and aquamarine waters.
Taormina 'the Mediterranean Pearl', is sited on a natural terrace sheer above the sea. The Greek theatre is one of the most suggestive spots, sited on a fantastic position and dipped into the blooming nature of this land.
Bodrum wins the title of “Saint Tropez of Turkey” by NYTimes magazine. Bodrum is the dreamland of those who answer as “yes” the question “Would you like to go on a holiday after work every day?”
Santorini, or Thira, is the top destination in Greece and among the most romantic destinations in the Greek islands and also in the world.
Saint Nicholas, who is involved in many a childhood memories, was born in and lived his life in lands which is part of Turkey. His birth place is the ancient city of Patara, which is adjacent to the Gelemisvillage of the Antalya province.