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.
Wedged between brooding mountains and a moody corner of the bay, the achingly atmospheric Kotor is perfectly at one with its setting.
Marmaris is a coastal town, a port city and a tourist destination on the southwest Mediterranean coast of Turkey, in the Mugla Province. Marmaris is one of the Turkey's most popular holiday towns and largest resorts on the Aegean coast.
The ancient sites of Xanthos, Letoon, Pinara, Tlos and Patara are all close by, with Kekova, Demre, Myra, Phaselis, Olympos and Aspendos slightly further afield, but all easily accessible.
Among the most Greek islands, Mykonos island is located almost in the centre of the Cyclades complex.
Santorini, or Thira, is the top destination in Greece and among the most romantic destinations in the Greek islands and also in the world.
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.
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?”
Tivat is the newest and smallest municipality in the Bay of Kotor. It did not begin to grow and develop as an urban centre until the end of the nineteenth century.