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Explore The Spectacular Düden Waterfalls, Antalya

Two city of Antalya waterfalls: Upper Düden Waterfalls and Lower Düden Waterfalls. Both tumbling from the same river – but two completely different personalities! One – Upper Düden Waterfall – is the natural beauty of a tranquil green space. The other – its lower counterpart – is all about the beauty of the ferocious power …

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Our Guide To Exploring Idyllic Şirince Village

We first introduced ourselves to the wonderfully pretty village of Şirince when we were exploring the ancient city of Ephesus and surrounding archaeological sites way back in 2003. It was supposed to be a day trip from our little pension in the nearby town of Selçuk. But we completely and unexpectedly fell for the place …

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Exploring Kaleiçi & Antalya Old Town Area

For many years, we’ve been almost annual visitors to Antalya old town, Kaleiçi. We’re suckers for an old town, especially when they’re a seemingly never ending maze of narrow streets in which to lose yourself. And the old town in Antalya, one of the most beautiful along the Turkish Riviera, certainly doesn’t disappoint in that …

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Chilling Out In Selimiye Village

We just wanted to chill out. A place to just ‘be’ without feeling the need to charge around, ticking off the ‘must sees’ of the area. Just new and unfamiliar scenery, new and unfamiliar faces. We chose Selimiye on the Bozburun Peninsula… We’d been on the Bozburun Peninsula many years before and remembered coastal roads, …

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Antioch Of Pisidia – Ancient History And Untold Stories Away From The Madding Crowd

Sitting above the northwest corner of Eğirdir Lake in the Isparta Province of Turkey lie the ruins of Antioch Of Pisidia. We were in Eğirdir to finally experience the beauty of the vast lake and the mountain scenery. As well as Turkey’s spectacular lakeland scenery, we were also there for the culinary experience – Lake …

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Exploring Ancient Patara, Turkey – Ruins And Beach Combined

Mention Patara, Turkey, to someone and chances are, if they know the south coast of the country, they’ll immediately have an image of Patara Beach. And why wouldn’t they? 18 uninterrupted kilometres of soft, golden sand, tumbling sand dunes and shallow waters. Heavenly… Exploring Patara, Turkey We’ve got a big soft spot for this area. …

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Sagalassos Ruins – Explorations Of A Remarkably Preserved Ancient City

It was August, 2008 when the news hit. International news! A huge intact head and lower leg from a statue of Marcus Aurelius had been uncovered by archaeologists at the ancient city of Sagalassos. The height of the complete statue would be 15 feet. We knew of the existence of the Sagalassos ruins in the …

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The Ancient Kaunos Ruins – A Must See When In Dalyan

There’s much to see and do in Dalyan. And high up on your itinerary should be an exploration of the ancient ruins of Kaunos. On the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List since 2014, the Kaunos ruins date from various periods. A real treat for history enthusiasts. But, as well as losing yourself in the ancient …

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Visiting Dalyan? Here’s What To See And Do

About an hour’s drive from Fethiye, just west of Dalaman Airport and east of Marmaris, sits one of our favourite little towns, Dalyan. Whilst we knew of its existence and proximity to Fethiye, before we moved here in 1998, we’d never visited Dalyan. And when we did finally go a couple of years later, it …

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