The Turquoise Coast
Holiday Resorts in the Turquoise Coast
DalyanTo the far west of the coast is Dalyan, famous for its sandy beach and breeding place of loggerhead turtles, Dalyan has its own resort and houses the site of the Kaunos ruins.
FethiyeTo the east are the spectacular Oenoanda , Pinara , Tlos and Sidyama mountain sites and Fethiye , the largest town and most centralised resort on this coast, with Oludeniz lagoon and beach close by, and giving easy access to the best of the area’s impressive Lycian ruins.
Around PataraFurther southeast is Patara , said to be the birth place of St. Nicholas (Santa Claus), and has one of Turkey’s longest (18km) and best sandy beaches, and close by the cultural sanctuary of Letoon and Xanthos . Also on the eastside are the much smaller resorts of Kalkan and Kas with Finike .
ElmaliThe next major town, offering a good starting point for the steep inland route to the sites of Limyra and Arykanda to reach Elmali on its 2500m high plateau. ElmalÄ± at one time or another was controlled by Ancient Romans, Byzantines, and Seljuk Turks and in the first week of every September holds an oil wrestling tournament.
Further on from Finike, you pass through the breathtaking scenery and dense forest slopes of Tahtali Mountain National Park and the ancient sites of Olympos . Here you will find other good beaches at Adrasan and ÇÄ±ralÄ± and the ancient city of Phaselis set up by the Rhodians in 700 BC Lycia (Likya in Turkish) lies south of Antalya and Koycegiz Lake.
Bey MountainThe Bey Mountain and Akdag peaks, exceeding 3000m in altitude, form the heart of the region whilst isolating it from the rest of Anatolia. The Lycians, thought to be the indigenous people, were sheltered and secure in this mountain location and hold a distinct place in the history of Anatolia. They were fiercely independent, having their own language and customs, and on two occasions the citizens of Xanthos torched their own city and burnt themselves alive rather than be taken over by outsiders.
Ancient LyciaToday Lycia is a very important part of the Turquoise Coast , not only for its interest in leisure and sport but for its antiquities and relics dating back as far as the Bronze Age. The ruins of ancient Lycia are spread out everywhere and because of this, and the location, much of the original building material remains here, as compared to other regions.
Heart Beat Nightclub Oludeniz
Paragliding in Fethiye
Hisaronu and Ovacik
Barrumba Karaoke Dancing Club Hisaronu
Katranci Cove Fethiye
Fethiye Property For Sale
Turkish Food Recipes
Fava Beans in Olive Oil - Legume Courses
Pilaf Rice with Lamb & Aubergine - Red Meat Courses
Milk Pudding or Muhallebi - Dairy Desserts
Spinach with Olive Oil - Vegetable Courses
Turkish Walnut Cookies in Syrup - Other Desserts
Turkish Shortbread - Cakes & Cookies