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An area which has something for everybody travel to the north and visit the breathtaking ancient ruins of Ephesus, and marvel at the infamous Temple of Artemis one of the seven wonders of the world. Laze around Altinkum “golden Sands” and the let the beaches speak for themselves, a paradise for sun lovers life here revolves around the beach area. The beaches here slope very gently and are suitable for family holidays. The beach curves around the bay forming two beaches either side of the town. Stand on the beach at Akbuk and look at the spectacular Bay backed by lovely pine forests, a lovely unspoilt area.
Explore the towns of Bodrum and Kusadasi and the surrounding areas cosmopolitan and vibrant, both with excellent nightlife, also quite beachside cafes. Kusadasi has a busy harbour and many bazaars, there is a beach close to the marina and or famous ladies beach. Bodrum is a pretty resort with narrow streets and whitewashed houses, you need to travel outside Bodrum to find a beach. Travel out of Bodrum to Yalikavak, Torba and Turgurtries for a more peaceful atmosphere, some of the backdrop to these resorts is spectacular.
These resorts offer an aray of things to do, from historical trips into ancient cites of Perge and Aspendos, to the lovely waterside of the Temple of Apollo or take an excursion to the Kursunla waterfalls for a refreshing alternative.
Or just laze around the lovely sandy beaches, go paragliding, diving and go water sking all types of water sport are available here.
Close by you have the Sakikent Ski Resort, what other place in the world can you play golf, sunbath on the beach and then drive for an hour or so and ski.
And what about Belek, a 12 month resort now becoming one of Europe’s best year round golfing resorts. There are 5 PGA approved golf courses with more nearing completion. One of these courses if designed by British Golfer Nick Faldo and is surrounded by lovely villas. There is a large selection of five star hotels in this golfing capital, and all this with the back drop of the Taurus Mountains.
Marmaris, a very European town, the St. Tropez of Turkey, set in a natural bay surrounded by wooded mountainside. There is a sand and shingle beach here and the town is lively into the small hours. This area is popular with scuba divers. Just along the coast is Fethiye and Calis Beach, an ideal place for that lazing holiday sitting sipping coffee at a beachside café or lazing on the beach. Experience the Turkish atmosphere of the fishing port and working town.
Take a trip up the Dalayan river keeping a close eye on the hillside where you will see the fantastic remains of the Kings tombs or visit the mud baths or thermal springs which can be found all over this area. Picnic anywhere in this region amid pine trees and take in the many spectacular views it has to offer.