Places of interest

Xanthos, Tios, Letoon Kekeova Olu Deniz Fethiye Ovacik Dalyan Saklikent Gorge

Xanthos, Tios, Letoon

Xanthos, Tios and Letoon are small villages with significant ancient sites. They are set in a varied landscape of fertile valleys, pine forests and rugged mountains and are never far away from the beautiful coastline.

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Xanthos and Tios
Letoon

 

Kekeova

Kekeova is the name of the area and also the island where submerged ruins and magical island scenery along a beautiful coastline come together. With a fortress castle and a small village it feels like stepping back in time. A boat trip is a must to pass quietly over the ruins and look down through clear waters onto the site of ancient civilisation.

A charter boat can also be hired from Kalkan to include a magical overnight stay anchored in the tranquil bay of the beautiful serene waters.

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Olu Deniz

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Famed for its breathtaking beauty, Olu Deniz has become one of Turkey's most acclaimed resorts. It's a popular anchorage for visiting yachts in the summer.

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In the summer the sky above the lagoon is filled with paragliders soaring off the nearby mountains, a pursuit not for the faint hearted!!!

The resort itself fringes on a sheltered blue lagoon with magnificent pine cladded hills as a back drop. No wonder it's been declared a conservation area of natural beauty.


 

Dalyan

This traditional Turkish fishing town is charming. Situated in an idyllic position within a wildlife sanctuary, it is backed by spectacular mountain ranges.

On the opposite side of the river is the Ancient city of Caunos with its well preserved amphitheatre and Lycian Rock Tombs, one of the Greatest Archaeological sites in Turkey.

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Fethiye

Just one hour drive away, this pretty town also sits on Turkey's Turquoise Coast, so named because as the sun sets its waters are the clearest turquoise shade you have ever seen. Fethiye has many riches in store thanks to the Mediterranean climate which prevails along this coastline.

The town itself has everything you need for a rich and varied holiday experience with great shopping, every kind of water sport and the best paragliding in Turkey.

You'll find hidden coves and the pine cladded Taurus Mountains which you can explore at your leisure.

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Fethiye

 


Ovacik

Nestling at the base of the dramatic Babadagi mountain range and close to Hisaronu, this is without doubt one of the most beautiful spots in Turkey.

Enjoy stunning views over the surrounding pine and almond forests, orange groves and meadows. Its location means that you benefit from a lovely breeze even on the hottest of summer days.

The village has plenty of bars and restaurants. Here you are close to the ghost village Kayakoy, abandoned by Greek inhabitants in 1923. You can also enjoy walks in the unspoilt countryside.

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The Ghost Village
 
Babadagi Mountain Range

 

Saklikent Gorge

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Saklikent Gorge is spectacular and an excellent place to go in the heat of the summer's day. Walk through the gorge in the cool mountain water or just relax enjoying a meal sitting on a platform overlooking the rushing cold water. There are many trout farms in this mountain area where a simple and inexpensive meal can be enjoyed in a beautiful setting. Pictures cannot do this place justice, just go along and say WOW!!!

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