Popular Vacation Spots in Turkey There are many Popular Vacation Spots in Turkey that are interesting to visit and many activities to do in Turkey. Enjoying the sandy blue flag beaches and the clear seas, visiting various interesting landscapes, seeing the historical Ottoman mosques and traveling back in time in the world of ancient civilizations

Everyone may be talking about their trips to the Grand Bazaar or the Spice Bazaar in Istanbul, but when it comes to shopping local and eating seasonal, the weekly bazaars you’ll see in almost every district will offer you a wonderful way to connect with Turkish culture The weekly “pazar,” which is what the Turks

Patara is Turkey’s longest beach. You can stroll along this sandy beach for a whopping 12km enjoying the lovely dunes as a backdrop. (Yes, we’ve measured it on Google Maps!) Patara beach is a delight for people who like walking or horseriding on the shore and for sunbathers and swimmers on the lookout for a

  Bozüyük is a small village in Muğla with a population of just a few hundred people. It’s a traditional village with old houses, farms, tractors, animals, little shops, a cafe and teahouses with men outside playing backgammon. It’s also home to the beautiful Pınarbaşı restaurant, built in a natural park which has an 800 year

No matter how much or how little you know about wine, chances are you’ve heard about sulfites. Blamed for everything from allergies to hangovers, sulfites are compounds that naturally occur in the human body, certain foods, and wine. They can also be created synthetically to use as preservatives. As such, there’s an ongoing debate about

The best Turkish wine is underrated, and more producers are looking abroad due to strict alcohol laws… Turkey has an ancient winemaking history stretching back millennia, well before the classic civilisations of Greece and Rome helped to cement the popularity of wine as a cultural cornerstone. But it’s only recently that Turkey’s wine industry has

Selimiye is located about 38 kilometres on the southwest of Marmaris. It is 10 kilometres from the village Orhaniye.  Selimiye is another popular stopping point for the yacht, gulets and boats sailing between Marmaris and Bodrum. WHAT IT IS LIKE? Selimiye is famous for its wonderful bay, beach, cafes and fresh sea food at the

Orhaniye is situated on the southwest of Marmaris and 2,5 kilometres away from Turgut, 26,4 kilometres from Marmaris. Orhaniye is an important tourist place by the Hisaronu Gulf. Here you’ll find a quick travel guide and holidays to Orhaniye Marmaris, Kizkumu beach, with top things to do and see plus insider advice. HOW IT IS

For Turks, kahvalti (breakfast) happens every single day of the week, and it’s just as much a ritual on Wednesday as it is on Sunday. It’s why I wasn’t allowed to grab a Pop Tart on my way to school (and cereal was never an option)––I ate a little bit of cheese, a little jam,

Please click image to enlarge slider Hotel - Breakfast and Evening Meal optional 35 rooms - double, twin and triple Shared pool Fabulous hotel with Mugla style architecture buildings surrounding stunning large pool Family run hotel set on a stunning 3000 metre squared plot of land, comprising 35 rooms with 70 beds set in beautiful
Please click image to enlarge slider Lunch, Evening Meals,Desserts Alcohol, Soft Drinks & Coffee River View Soft Background Music Enjoy the exquisite taste of Mediterranean Cuisine with the most romantic riverside view of Dalyan. Yakamoz Restaurant, has extraordinary views of the ancient rock tombs which you can enjoy whilst dining on their gorgeous jetty. With
Please click image to enlarge slider Family run hotel, Breakfasts and Evening Meals available 32 rooms Shared pool Gorgeous large hotel with stunning pool and tranquil garden surroundings. Located a mere 10 minute stroll from the town centre, Yavuz Hotel is a family run business with a very large beautiful pool in stunning garden surroundings,
Please click image to enlarge slider Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Meals,Desserts Alcohol, Soft Drinks & Coffee River View Soft Background Music Located on the main river walk next to Palmyra, The River Terrace is a newly opened family run business offering food and service you will never forget. From delicious english and turkish breakfasts, to fantastic
Please click image to enlarge slider Self Catering Apartments - Breakfast and Evening Meal optional 1 & 2 bedroom apartments Shared pool Beautiful apart hotel featuring Ottoman style buildings and a stunning outdoor pool area. 800m from the town centre stands the magnificent Osmanlı Hanı Apart Hotel. With gorgeous ottoman style buildings, fully equipped 2

Ideal for a leisurely holiday by the sea, Gocek is situated at the head of the bay in the Gulf of Fethiye in the Mediterranean region of Turkey. Lying in the foothills of pine-clad mountains, overlooking the 12 islands, Gocek makes a picture-perfect seaside resort. Gocek is one of the largest natural harbors has recently

A fertile region between the two volcanoes – Hasan Dagi and Erciyes Dagi, lies the region of Cappadocia. Known as Cappadocia in the ancient times, at present it is informally called the Kapadokya. The town lies to the east of Konya, and is surrounded by the Nigde in the south, Kirsehir in the north, Kayseri

Please click image to enlarge slider Breakfast Included, Evening Meal Optional 17 newly rennovated rooms, 2 family suites Shared pool Gorgeous newly rennovated riverfront hotel in the centre of town with stunning views of the river and tombs. Situated close by to Soul Kitchen and the Jazz Bar, right on the river front in the

Istanbul, or the ancient city of Constantinople spells splendour, magnificence and grandeur and is viewed at present as Turkey’s cultural heart. Discover its history, its cultures, its civilisation and its treasures and take home a world of memories to cherish. How to Get There Flying There are daily flights in and out of Istanbul via

When travelling anywhere it is helpful to have a general idea about a culture and local mannerisms. It may save you from any potentially awkward situations. Knowing, for instance how people greet one another will get you bonus points among the locals. The Tourist Information Office You can pack a travel guide or two with

So here we are, at the portion of our Turkey travel guide where we talk money. Planning your travel and the expenses of your travel might be the most important part of your entire trip. It will not only give you an idea of what you may expect to spend, but also what you can

MOST USEFUL TURKISH WORDS Learn some basic Turkish words and phrases before you travel to Turkey. You will be surprised how useful they will be every day during your travels. Here is the list of Turkish words and phrases that can be used to begin a basic conversation while you are in Turkey, especially in

DID YOU KNOW? How much information do you know about Turkey? Turkey is a land of contrasts bringing together a mixture of East and West and has so much to offer her visitors. Istanbul is the only city in the world located on two continents, Europe and Asia. Catalhoyuk is known as one of the

Travel Routes & Itineraries for Holiday in Turkey A few days: If you only have a few days to vacation in Turkey, think about what kind of trip you want. If you want a main destination that has a little bit of everything from history, to culture, great food, beaches and a party atmosphere, then

Getting Around Turkey Travelling from place to place in Turkey is not much of a problem in as you have some choices. It is custom for many to book last-minute when getting transport to another location, which can be done, just plan ahead around any major holidays or you might get stuck. Train The trains

Before you go and get too excited and even distracted about your journey to Turkey, there are some important details you might want to research and inform yourself about. A vacation to Turkey is one that will require some thought, consideration and planning. There are a lot of things to see and do, but before

Please click image to enlarge slider Breakfast Included, Evening Meal Optional 16 newly rennovated rooms Shared pool Gorgeous newly rennovated boutique hotel in the centre of town with stunning views of the river and tombs. A family run business, Dalyan Terrace Hotel is situated opposite Temsi restaurant in the heart of Dalyan. Offering the choice

Devranzade Tahsin Aga, a prominent citizen of the region, owned a 17-decare property in the vicinity of Dalyan, granted to him by Mihrişah Sultan. Later, his grandson Tahsin Davran realised a life-long wish to sell the property as a part of the Land Reformation Act in 1940, shortly before his death. Ali Riza, the village head of the time, was instrumental in making the transaction so that 120 inhabitants of Dalyan shared titles in what became the beginning of Dalyan’s present land registry.

Please click image to enlarge slider Breakfasts, Main Meals, Snacks & Desserts Alcohol, Soft Drinks & Coffee Beautiful gardens and grounds Soft Background Music Located less than a ten minute drive from Dalyan the Leyley Restaurant is a beautful venue set in stunning grounds on the Ortaca road. With it's garden home to several migrating

Byblis, seized by a passion, for her brother, scion of Apollo; that Byblis serves for a warning to girls, against illicit love. She loved, not as a sister loves a brother, nor as she should. At first, it is true, she did not understand the fires of passion, or think it wrong, to kiss, together, often, or throw her arms round her brother’s neck. For a long time she was deceived by the misleading likeness to sisterly affection

I’ve been meaning to do this for a while actually, and by a while I mean about the past nine months. Work appraisals always flagged up my tendency to put things off until I was really in the mood to do them, which I always rebuffed (when I got round to it) but in all truthfulness it’s a pretty accurate description of me.

School reports mirrored those of my fathers almost identically in saying if I spent as much time applying myself to studying as I did to making people laugh I’d be a genius (ish) but hey you can’t be all things to all people.

Please click image to enlarge slider Main Meals, Famous Khachapuri Georgian Pie Alcohol, Soft Drinks & Coffee Indescribable view of Bacardi Bay and Rhodes between the mountains Sounds of Nature The Sunset Restaurant is a small mountaintop restaurant, it looks over the Datca Peninsula (aka Reşadiye Peninsula) and Rhodes Island in the far distance. It is
Please click image to enlarge slider Complimentary snacks and fruits Alcohol, Soft Drinks & Coffee Gulpinar Street Live music every night from 10pm The one and only premier live music venue in Dalyan! Every night is live music night at this venue with regular and guest performers ready to spoil you with fantastic sets full
Please click image to enlarge slider Breakfast Included, Evening Meal Optional 13 rooms Shared pool Gorgeous intimate boutique hotel in the centre of town situated opposite the river. Situated opposite the river just behind the Jazz Bar in Gulpinar Street, Oskay Boutique Hotel is a charming place for visitors wanting a relaxing break in Dalyan.
Please click image to enlarge slider 2 guests 1 bedroom 1 bathroom Shared pool Beautiful 1 bed apartment with gorgeous shared pool and large gardens situated a short walk from the town centre Dalyan. 1 bedroom ground floor apartment with shared garden and private terrace, guests are limited to 2. Located on a quiet road,
Please click image to enlarge slider 2 guests 1 bedroom 1 bathroom Shared pool Stunning 1 bed boutique apartment with gorgeous shared pool situated in central Dalyan. Yaz apartment is newly beautifully re-furnished 1 bedroom apartment ideal for couples. The apartment is styled with a modern touch that is located on the first floor. The
Please click image to enlarge slider Snacks & Main Meals,  Alcohol, Soft Drinks & Coffee Main Street Background Music, Livelier Later On Conveniently placed towards the beginning of bar street, Yeners Place is a great venue for something to eat as a starting point or your place to remain for your whole night. Indoor and
Please click image to enlarge slider Breakfasts, Snacks, Main Meals,  Alcohol, Soft Drinks & Coffee Gulpinar Street Soft Background Music, Televised Major Sports Events A few doors up from the street entrance to Palmyra Hotel is the lovely Heybe Restaurant. Notorious for its diversity from the usual dishes, Heybe offers a wide menu freshly cooked

Ready to dive into this limitless treasure? The Western Mediterranean Region that houses Dalyan is just like a paradise on earth with its long fine sandy beaches and picturesque ancient ruins.

Dalyan has a Mediterranean climate with plenty of sunshine, mild temperatures and a limited amount of rainfall. The climate of the Aegean is superbly mild. Summers are hot but rarely exceed 40°C, even during July and August. Spring and autumn are sunny, with blue skies and daily temperatures averaging in the high teens. Winters are mild with occasional precipitation.

Please click image to enlarge slider Main Meals, Desserts Alcohol, Soft Drinks & Coffee Main Street Soft Background Music Newly established in 2017, Rendezvous offers a totally unique menu and a wonderful atmosphere. With a well thought out wine list, themed cuisine nights throughout the week including a full traditional roast on a Sunday, this
Please click image to enlarge slider Main Meals, Desserts Alcohol, Soft Drinks & Coffee Main Street Soft Background Music, Occasional Live Music Located in the centre of town just off the main bar street, Temsi has quickly established itself as one of the must visit restaurants in Dalyan. Equipped for around 30 covers, this restaurant
Please click image to enlarge slider Main Meals, Snacks & Desserts Alcohol, Soft Drinks & Coffee River View Soft Background Music The perfect place for a light bite, Soul Kitchen is a small family run business that shines due to it’s presentation skills and attention to detail. Perfectly situated opposite Jazz Bar with a stunning

As an avid reader and someone who thoroughly enjoys driving, longer car journeys to me either as passenger or vehicle controller are a real source of excitement as they provide a great opportunity to do these activities for a substantial period of time (try not to mix the two though that doesn’t tend to end well ;)) So when the VA HQ gang decided to head out on a road trip and trial the ideas we had for Reflections of Taurus I charged my iPad and got ready for some serious novel indulgence as we knew the initial leg of the journey would take us around three hours to complete.

Reading, writing and the importance of language is something that is attempted to be taught to most of us from a very young age. I’m one of life’s readers – give me a good book and you won’t see me for days. My sister on the other hand, is incredibly intelligent but has probably voluntarily read about three books in her lifetime. Some grasp it straight away, others take somewhat longer, some thoroughly enjoy the challenges of learning new words and how to use them both in the spoken and written form, others view it as nothing but necessity. Neither viewpoint can be seen as superior to the other as after all, the right to opinion is something that has been fought for over centuries.

The Dalyan Radar Hill Walk:

The walking route in Dalyan starting from Dalyan – Iztuzu Beach Road and ending nine kilometres away at Radar Hill is a walk which supplies breath-taking views. You will reach one of the four lakes of Dalyan delta, the Sulungur Lake after a short hike on the rocks around a small canyon when you turn to the west at the water tank after passing Gökbel, which is on the 7th kilometre of the Dalyan-Iztuzu road.