Ephesus was an ancient Greek city on the west coast of Anatolia, near present-day Selçuk, Izmir Province, Turkey. It was one of the twelve cities of the Ionian League during the Classical Greek era. In the Roman period, it was for many years the second largest city of the Roman Empire; ranking behind Rome. Ephesus had a population of more than 250,000 in the 1st century BC, which also made it the second largest city in the world. The city was famed for the Temple of Artemis (completed around 550 BCE), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Temple was destroyed in 401 CE by a mob led by St. John Chrysostom
Which one is the best for you?
Bodrum: Surrounding Bodrum is a range of lovely beaches that offer a range of watersports and relaxation in equal measure, while further out you c
Antalya: Set on a wide, sandy bay backed by the ruggedly beautiful Taurus Mountains, Antalya has a wonderful location. It is also in the sunniest part of Turkey, where temperatures stay comfortable throughout the winter.
Kas: is a charming town located on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, and is backed by an impressive mountain range. This is a beautifully picturesque location to enjoy a wonderful holiday in the sun.
Kalkan: with all of the gems that a Turkish holiday has to offer, Kalkan is the ideal destination, with beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters, ancient artefacts, plus a distinct warm and welcoming atmosphere.
an explore fishing villages, emerald coves and Roman ampitheatres.
Aydın - Büyük Menderes National Park
This park in the region of Kuşadası and Söke, in the province of Aydin. The park can be reached via the Kuşadası - Söke highway, and lies roughly in the middle of the two towns.
Aydın - Bafa Lake
Bafa Lake is in the Söke District of Aydin province, in the Aegean Region. Bafa Lake is at the southeast of the Büyük Menderes Delta, and 25 km from Söke from where it is easily accessible.
Balikesir - Kaz Mountain National Park
The park is in the district of Edremit, in Balikesir province. The park can be reached via the 230 highway from Balikesir (92km), and the 24 highway from Bursa.
Balikesir - Kuşcenneti ( Bird Paradise ) National Park
Kuşcenneti (Bird Paradise) is 20km southwest of Bandırma, and around 50km north of Balikesir, adjacent to Kuş lake. The park can be reached via the Balıkesir - Bandırma highway. At the end of the winter the level water in Kuş Lake rises.
Balıkesir - Ayvalık Islands
The Ayvalık Islands are just off the coast of Ayvalık, 100km west of Balıkesir and 50km northwest of Bergama. The islands are accessible by road and boat. The largest, Alibey Island, is accessible by two causeways which link it to the mainland and to the tiny Lale Islands.
Bolu - Yedigöller National Park
The Yedigoller (Seven Lakes) National Park is in the north of the Bolu province, and south of Zonguldak in the western Black Sea region.The park can be reached via the Yenicaga road, 152km off the Ankara - Istanbul highway.
Bolu - Abant Lake
Abant Lake is 33km away from Bolu, in the west of the Black Sea region, and exactly halfway between Ankara and Istanbul.
Bursa - Uludağ National Park
Uludağ is 30km southeast of Bursa. A cable car makes the journey up to Uludağ from Bursa to the Sarilan Plain, which takes around 20 minutes, and then a dolmus to the hotel area of the park.
Çanakkale - Gelibolu( Gallipoli ) Peninsula Historical Park
The Gelibolu (Gallipoli) Peninsula Historical National Park, with a total area of 33,000 hectares, was founded in 1973 and is on the United Nations list of Parks and Protection Areas.
Çorum - Alacahöyük National Park
Alacahöyük is 52km southwest of Çorum, in Central Anatolia, 29km north of Yozgat and west of Ankara. By road, Alacahöyük is off the Sungurlu - Çorum highway, and easily accessible by bus from Yozgat or Çorum.
Denizli - Honaz Mountain National Park
The Honaz Mountain National Park is in the Honaz region of the province of Denizli.
Isparta - Kızıldağ National Park
The park is 120km in the northeast of Isparta, and 5km south of Sarkikaraagac, and on the northern edge of Lake Beysehir. It can be accessed by road from Sarkikaraağaç.
Kastamonu - Ilgaz Mountain National Park
The park is 45km in the south of Kastamonu, and 200km north of Ankara, and lies in the Central Anatolian region.
Kastamonu - Küre Mountain National Park
The park lies between Kastamonu and Bartın, in the western Black Sea region.
Konya - Beysehir Lake National Park
Beysehir Lake lies in the middle of Isparta (105km) and Konya (94km), in the province of Beysehir.
Manisa - Spil Mountain National Park
The mountain is 24km from Manisa. Manisa can easily be reached by private and public transport.
Mugla - Marmaris National Park
The park is 6km from Marmaris, in the province of Mugla.
Mugla - Saklikent National Park
Saklikent is around 40km due east of Fethiye and north of Kas. From the south, the park can be accessed via the Kalkan - Yesilova road leading to the village of Palamut, and from the north via the Kemer road.
Nevsehir - Göreme National Park
Göreme National Park is just outside the village of Göreme, 12km east of Nevşehir and in the heart of Cappadocia, in Central Anatolia. Göreme village is easily accessible by road from all directions, especially through Nevsehir.
Nigde - Ala Mountains National Park
The Aladağlar National Park is in the province of Nigde, south of Kayseri, and lies 30km from Yahyalı.
Osmaniye - Aslan Mountain National Park
The park is on the river Ceyhan, around 40km northeast of Osmaniye, and west of Gaziantep in the southeastern Mediterranean region.
Rize - Kaçkar Mountain National Park
The mountains are in the northeast of Turkey, near the Black Sea coast, around 70km east of Rize.
Dilek Peninsula National Park, known locally as Natural Park, is located Located 23km south of Kuşadası, in a town called Güzelçamlı.
Adıyaman - Nemrut Mountain National Park
Most famous site of all, and one of the best-known images of Turkey, are the huge sculptures of gods on the mountain.
Afyon - Akdağ National Park
Akdağ Park covers an area of 14,916 hectares, and lies between the borders of the Sandıklı District of Afyon Province, and Civril district of Denizli Province, in Central Anatolia.
Afyon - Başkomutan Historical National Park
The Başkomutan (Chief Commander) Historical National Park is near the Afyon, Kütahya and Uşak provinces of Western Anatolia. It can be reached via the Ankara - Izmir highway, Antalya - Afyon highway
Ankara - Soğuksu National Park
The Soğuksu National Park is in Kızılcahamam, in the province of Ankara. The park can be accessed via the Ankara - Istanbul highway. It is 78km from Ankara, and 2km from Kızılcahamam.
Antalya - Altinbeşik Cave National Park
Altinbeşik Cave is on the western side of the steep Manavgat Hill, 7km from Ibradi (Aydınkent) district of Antalya, and 5 km southeast of Urunlu village.
Antalya - Bey Mountains Shore National Park
The park is in the west of Antalya, and 30km northeast of Finike. The park crosses the Antalya - Kemer - Kumluca state highway.
Antalya - Güllük Mountain (Termessos) National Park
The park is in 34km northwest of Antalya, in the Taurus mountains in the Korkuteli district.It can be reached via the Antalya - Korkuteli highway.
Antalya - Köprülü Canyon National Park
The park is in the mountains 49km northeast of Antalya. Köprülü Kanyon National Park is in the Manavgat district of the Antalya province.
Antalya - Kurşunlu Waterfall
Kurşunlu Waterfall is in the Central District of Antalya, in the Mediterranean region.
Artvin - Karagöl National Park
The park is situated within the borders of Savsat and Artvin provinces, and is spread over the plateaus of Karagöl and Sahara.By road, the old Georgian town of Savsat is 45km south of Karagöl, and 17km from Sahara.
Artvin - Hatila Valley National Park
Hatila Valley is a branch of the River Çoruh, in the province of Artvin.
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Soaring ceilings, a gourmet kitchen, stone fireplaces and enough room for your family and friends to completely relax together. Or, comfortable suites in the Resort at Bolu Kartalkaya, Bursa Uludağ, with a private on-site chairlift and amenities at your fingertips.
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By the way yacht owners find themselves in the heart of its turquoise blue at the end of a pleasant flight.For taste of sea, sun and history on its deserted coasts and untouched islands, Göcek is the best.
You should see this amazing point of Turkey , in summer season especially.
Tour St Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Yerebatan Cistern, Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum, Suleymaniye Mosque. Visit Topkapi Palace and Spice Bazaar, Grand Bazaar. Carpet shop
Mt Nemrut, marvelling at the colossal stone heads of the gods that guard the entrance to King Antiochusi’s tomb.
Admire architecture at Sanliurfa. Visit the old bazaar and Holy City.
Traditional village life, open air Hittite sculptures. Rumkale is the place where one of Jesus Christ’s Apostles, St John, wrote his gospels. You will see a ruined fortress, rebuilt and used by the Crusaders. At Antakya Museum are the most amazing Roman mosaics.
Balloon flight, Pigeon Valley fortress in Uchisar, early Christian cave churches and frescoes in Goreme and fairy chimneys in Zelve. Shop in Avanos. Kaymakli Underground City. Attend a performance of the Whirling Dervishes.
Visit to Roman theatre at Aspendos . Through Demre, visiting Church of St Nicholas, origin of Santa Claus. See rock tombs just outside Demre where Lycians buried their heroes in the 4th Century.
Optional Boat trip out into Bay of Fethiye – Twelve Islands.
Visit white travertines of Pamukkale, and swim in the Roman hot springs bath. Necropolis of Heiropolis.
Full day in Bodrum, Optional Turkish gulet.
Crusader Castle at Bodrum, drive via Priene ruins and temple and go to Ephesus. Visit Ephesus Antique City, Virgin Mary’s house, Selcuk Museum.