A Journey Through The Ancient Ruins Of Ephesus

The day before, we'd clambered around the travertines of Pamukkale and explored the haunting ruins of Hierapolis. After a good night's sleep and a breakfast to set us up for the day, we once again hit the road for the short 2 hour drive towards Selçuk. And, first stop for the day, the magnificent … [Read more...]

Hierapolis Of Phrygia – A Fascinating Ancient World Of Possibles And Maybes

The more we visit ancient sites, the more we realise we need to keep returning. Twice we've been to Hierapolis, and, after doing research for this article, I'm very keen for us to get back there and hunt out all the little details I've come across online. Those finer details that you miss as you … [Read more...]

Adventures & Explorations At The Ruins Of Perge, Antalya

Just what is it with us and the centre of Antalya? Whenever we're in this city, there's always a little travel (mis)adventure where something goes slightly array. All good fun, nothing serious...but all the same... every single visit? When we were there recently, we managed two such (mis)adventures … [Read more...]

More From The Kekova Region: Sailing By The Island & Swimming At Tersane

We've cheated a little bit with our tales from our week-long blue cruise on a gulet because we changed the order a tad. So far, on this cruise, we've explored ancient Phaselis, we were entranced by the beach and mysterious ruins of Olympos, we've taken a trip to Lycian and Roman Myra and visited the … [Read more...]

Olympos Ruins – Mystery And Haunting Beauty

Unlike our arrival at the ruins of Phaselis, there was no mistaking our approach to Olympos. We were sat right at the front of the boat on our gulet cruise and had sailed by all manner of all-inclusive resorts lining the beaches of Tekirova. Now, after a stretch of green-cliffed coastline, a curve … [Read more...]

The Ancient Phaselis Ruins – Gulets, Forests & Beaches

The engines of the gulet slowed to a steady purr as we pulled into the natural sweeping harbour. Pine trees and the sweep of a sandy beach greeted us as the chains rankled. The anchor dropped for the first time on our blue cruise from Kemer to Kekova and back again. "Phaselis," said our deck hand, … [Read more...]

Myra: Springtime Lycian & Roman Explorations

Back in March of this year, we were in Antalya for Runatolia, a running event that Barry took part in. If you followed the posts, you'll know that we took a hire car with us. And, on the way back, because we wanted to see the ruins of ancient Myra again, we did a mini D400 coastal road trip rather … [Read more...]

Road Trip Along The North Shore Of Van Gölü – Onwards To Ahlat

Okay, so where are we up to? We showed you the map of our route from Patnos to Tatvan on our little mini road trip. Our first stop was Adilcevaz with the centuries old mosque and beautiful views across Van Gölü, and then it was time to press on towards Ahlat. And Ahlat is the subject of this … [Read more...]

Ishak Paşa Sarayı, East Turkey

In our last blog post - part one of our east Turkey road trip - we took you to Muradiye Şelalesi (waterfalls) in the Van region. In today's post, we're heading north and back into the Ağrı region. We pass very close to the border with Iran and it's strange to see road signs reading, 'Doğubeyazıt,' … [Read more...]

Telmessos Theatre In Fethiye – Where We’re At In December 2013

It's that time of year again where we all start to round things off, look back and reflect before looking forward to what's ahead the following year. And it's the same for this blog. We've got lots to tell you about before this year is out...but first, let's do a final Fethiye Telmessos Theatre … [Read more...]