Bodrum wins the title of “Saint Tropez of Turkey” by NYTimes magazine. Bodrum is the dreamland of those who answer as “yes” the question “Would you like to go on a holiday after work every day?”
Göcek (named ‘Kalimche’ in ancient times) was conveniently located between Telmessos (today Fethiye) and Kaunos (today Dalyan). Göcek would have remained a sleepy Anatolian town if a group of artists and poets (led by Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu and some fisherman from Bodrum) had not decided to cruise along the Turkish Turquoise Coast, in what was later called the ‘Blue Voyage’.
Known as the metropolis of tourism, Budva is certainly a city that every tourist must visit. Here, everything is subordinated to tourists and tourism.
Fethiye is located in the Aegean region of Turkey, on the ancient city of Telmessos. In 1958 an earthquake levelled the city, leaving only the tombs from Telmessos.
The craggy mountainous Bozburun Peninsula is the real hidden Turkey. Almost a living museum, it provides an insight into life rural Turkey much as it was 50 to 100 years ago. Even in the peak of summer, the peninsula remains peaceful and uncrowded.
Zakynthos , besides Kythira the southernmost island of the Ionian Islands, lies off the west coast of the Peloponnese.
The spindly, 50-mile-long Datça peninsula in Turkey’s Muğla province is a dagger of pure green at the meeting point of the Aegean and the Mediterranean, and is as unsullied as south-west Turkey gets. The ancient Greeks believed Datça to have been created personally by Zeus, so gorgeous are its rocky outcrops and aquamarine waters.
A place with intense spiritual character, Patmos in Greece is mostly famous as the island of Apocalypse.
With a recorded history of 3,000 years, Athens is the capital of Greece and among the most interesting places in the world.