Aegean Region

Balıkesir - between Marmara and Aegean Resorts

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Balıkesir - between Marmara and Aegean Resorts

Balıkesir, with about 315.000 inhabitants, is situated between the Sea of Marmara and the Aegean Sea, i. e. between the towns of Istanbul and Izmir in the province of Balıkesir. The town covers an area of 14,500 m² and, with its 1.5 million inhabitants, it is one of the 20 largest of the 81 provinces of Turkey.

Kyzikos - Greeks from Miletus founded this colony!

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Kyzikos - Greeks from Miletus founded this colony!

To expand their trading activities, Greek settlers from Miletus moved to many new regions, including the ancient Mysian landscape, which corresponds to the modern Balız near Erdek in the province of Balıkesir.

Aphrodisias - the famous Sanctuary of Aphrodite

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.

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.

Bafa Lake

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Bafa Lake

Bafa Lake is situated in southwest Turkey, part of it within the boundaries of Milas district of Muğla Province and the northern part within Aydın Province's Soke district, approx. 30 km from Didim. 

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.

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.

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.

Kuşadası - Holiday-paradise on Earth

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 and its diversity of beach-activities

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.

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.

Apollon Temple of Didyma and Asylum

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.

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.

Didim - Altınkum - sandy beaches and yacht harbor

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.

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.

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