Cappadocia, ancient district in east-central Anatolia, situated on the rugged plateau north of the Taurus Mountains, in the centre of present-day Turkey.
Sibenik a hidden gem in the Croatian Adriatic, is situated along the mouth of Krka on the most picturesque part of the eastern Adriatic coast.
The ancient sites of Xanthos, Letoon, Pinara, Tlos and Patara are all close by, with Kekova, Demre, Myra, Phaselis, Olympos and Aspendos slightly further afield, but all easily accessible.
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’.
Rising out of the cobalt-blue seas off Sicily's northeastern coast, the Unesco-protected Aeolian Islands
Cavtat is a unique town on the Adriatic, an old city situated on the hilly part of the wooded peninsula Rat.
Wedged between brooding mountains and a moody corner of the bay, the achingly atmospheric Kotor is perfectly at one with its setting.
Naturally, the harbour is the focal point of the town, with local çay (tea) gardens providing delightful shady spots in which to relax and soak up the atmosphere prior to exploring the labyrinth of narrow streets that meander through the old town.
Fethiye is located in the Aegean region of Turkey, on the ancient city of Telmessos. In 1958 an earthquake levelled the city, leaving only the tombs from Telmessos. It is a well known tourist destination in the summer, for its excellent natural harbour.