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The Lion- and the Snake stone in Phrygian Valley

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The Lion- and the Snake stone in Phrygian Valley

Our tour into the valley of the Phrygians (Frig) in Afyon, the valley extending from Döğer (in İhsaniye district) over Alanyurt until after Seydiler, should also lead us to the famous monuments of the Phrygians, the Lion- and the Serpent stone.

Davutlar - horses and horsefarms are well known

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Davutlar - horses and horsefarms are well known

Davutlar is a small town very close to Kuşadası  in Aydın Province. It lies at the north of the Dilek Peninsula and to the south of Kuşadası.

Aphrodisias - the famous Sanctuary of Aphrodite

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Aphrodisias, Geyre

Aphrodisias was a town in Caria, Asia Minor. It is located near the modern village of Geyre, Aydın, Turkey. The ancient city of Aphrodisias is one of the most important archaeological sites of the Greek and Roman periods in Turkey.

Didim - Altınkum - sandy beaches and yacht harbor

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Didim - Altınkum - sandy beaches and yacht harbor

Altınkum is a district of Didim and is a small popular resort situated on the Aegean Coast of Turkey. The name of the resort "Altınkum" which means golden sand in Turkish is a beautiful place with three long smooth golden beaches, with a shallow sea for quite a long way out which is ideal for families with children.

Aydın - surrounded by Mountains

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Aydın

The city of Aydın is situated 65 km east of Kuşadası and is surrounded by the Samsun Mountain. The city has a rich cultural history. The local museum displays artifacts from the different periods of ancient history. There are many ruins and historical sites around the city which bear witness to its history.

Miletus at the Bay of Milet

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Miletus - Didim

Miletus is located (an hour away from Didim) in the city of Soke's Balat village. In ancient times it was on the western coast of Anatolia (currently the province of Aydın), near the Maeander River in ancient Caria.

Kuşadası - Castle and Pigeon Island

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Kuşadası and Pigeon Island

The very small Pigeon Island (Güvercin Adası) is a few hundred metres from the mainland and connected by a walkway.

Kuşadası - Holiday-paradise on Earth

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Kuşadası - Paradise on Earth

Kuşadası (Bird Island), is set in a superb gulf on the west coast of Turkey. It is known for its turquoise sparkling water, wide sandy beaches and modern marina. The very beautiful ancient city of Ephesus stood on the site of Kuşadası.

Kuşadası Beaches -choose between sand and rock

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Kuşadası Strände

It is possible to find various sandy or rocky beaches all around the town of Kuşadası. Some of them are private beach clubs where you have to pay an entrance fee to use the facilities and some are free public beaches.

Kuşadası and its diversity of beach-activities

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Kuşadası Activities

Kuşadası attracts those people who like to spend their holiday doing all sorts of activities such as horse riding, driving into the mountains, walking in the countryside, playing in swimming pools and aqua parks, going scuba diving along the rocky coasts or joining the daily boat trips or Blue Voyage.

Akbük-Beaches - surrounded by protected forests

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Akbük - Didim

Akbük is a place with a beautiful bay and surrounded by protected forests and olive groves. Located on the south west coast of the Aegean Region, approximately 19km from the lively resort of Altınkum, 65km from Kuşadası and about 70km from the Bodrum Airport.

Priene Ancient City of Carian settlers

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Priene Ancient City

Miletus is located (an hour away from Didim) in the city of Soeke's Balat village. In ancient times it was on the western coast of Anatolia (currently the province of Aydın), near the Maeander River in ancient Caria.

Apollon Temple of Didyma and Asylum

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Apollon Temple - Didyma

The Apollo temple of Didyma (the Didymaion) is located within the boundaries of the Yenihisar (Didim) district which is in the province of Aydın.

Euromos, the delightful city of Antique Caria

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Euromos - Das strahlende Zentrum des antiken Karien

Euromos, one of the antique cities of Carian lands, located between Lake Bafa and Milas town, is about 12 km away from the town center of Milas.Read More

Old Doganbey Village • Domatia

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Old Doganbey Village • Domatia

During our visit at some friends in Didim we had the opportunity to see some places next to the touristic spots of Didim. We heard about an old Greek village with old stone houses, we would like to see.

Nysa of Caria

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Nysa of Caria

- The Ancient City of Romantic Breeze
The ancient city of Nysa was a famous settlement in Western Anatolia in Roman-Byzantine times. The well known traveller Strabon of Amaseia described Nysa as a kind of double city as it was situated on either sides of a tributary stream.

Karine Lagoon (Dil Lake)

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Karine Lagoon (Dil Lake)

The marsh area created where piedmonts of Samsun Mountain and Büyük Menderes, which is the longest river of Western Anatolia, extend to meet the sea is one of the most important wetlands of the world today.

Güzelcamli of Kusadasi

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Güzelcamli of Kusadasi

Güzelcamli, with its unspoiled natural beauty, numerous sandy beaches and warm waters, stretches 23 kilometres southwest of Kusadasi. The town has been inhabited by many different civilizations and was a particularly important site during the Ionian period.

Dilek Peninsula National Park

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Dilek Peninsula National Park

The Dilek Peninsula National Park, known locally as Milli Park, offers a haven of peace and serenity away from the bustle of the city. On the way to the National Park you will find a large farm with many sorts of birds, sheep and many horses.

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