Pirate ship on the Turkish coast

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A trip on a pirate ship along the Turkish coast. Fun for kids, but also for the adults. A great day on the water, leaving Marmaris for Içmeler, and then further into the Aegean via the Lycian coast. This ended up being a holiday highlight! ‘We’ll visit other places, too,’ I had said before we left for Turkey. No matter how lovely our holiday accommodation, settled beside the sea in…

Turkey’s most breathtaking coast: the Lycian coast

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When you think of a country with beautiful beaches and stunning countryside, it has to be Turkey. You need look no further than your tourist’s nose. As well as the Turkish Riviera and the North Aegean coast, the less well known Lycian coast is absolutely breathtaking. The Lycian coast – also known as the South-Aegean coast or the turquoise coast – lies in the province of Mugla. I personally find…

Scenic route: the Carian Trail

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Turkey boasts two popular walking trails: the famous Lycian Way and the Saint Paul Trail. This year the Carian trail has been added to the list, a long distance trail of 800 kilometres linking antiquated towns. The Carian trail runs via centuries-old trade routes and shepherding tracks, along the coastal bays of the Mediterranean, and through traditional mountain villages into the wilderness beyond. This is far beyond the tourist packed…

30 Facts that Can Inspire You to Go for Hiking on the Carian Trail

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The Carian Trail is named after the Carian civilization. It is an 800 km long trail covering the Southwest part of Turkey including the modern Mugla and Aydin provinces. The region comprises several ancient ruins and historic monuments. Visitors can fulfil travel across the through stone paved roads that connect several small villages from the coast to other mountainous areas in the region. 1 – Mesmerizing Coastal Views 2/3rd of…

THE COST OF LIVING

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The idea of living permanently or part-time in Turkey is still a dream for many potential expats, but the over-riding question asked by many, is how much does it cost? Including property, healthcare, running costs such as electricity and essentials such as food, people want to know whether Turkey, in 2016, still gives you more bang for your buck? So, let’s take a look at some of the average costs…