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Summary

This road trip through Turkey offers a blend of historical exploration, natural beauty, and cultural experiences. From the ancient ruins in Antalya and Fethiye to the architectural marvels in Bodrum, and finally the diverse attractions of Izmir, travelers can enjoy a comprehensive journey through Turkey's rich heritage and stunning landscapes.

Day 1: Exploring Antalya

Antalya offers a mix of outdoor activities and rich history, from ancient ruins to white-water rafting in Koprulu Canyon.

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Perge Ancient City

A walk through these ancient ruins offers an unfiltered view of life in an ancient Roman city.

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Tips

Spend an afternoon to fully appreciate the site.

Koprulu Canyon

Ideal for outdoor enthusiasts, offering activities like white-water rafting.

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Tips

Choose a guided tour for a memorable 8-hour adventure.

Travel Information
🕒   Hours: See hours
📍   Address: Bozyaka, 07550 Manavgat/Antalya, Türkiye

Day 2: Discovering Fethiye

Fethiye is a blend of ancient history and natural beauty, perfect for family outings and beach relaxation.

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Selale Yaka Park

Selale Yaka Park is a cool retreat nestled amidst large trees and waterfalls, offering a serene environment for hiking and various group activities. The park's lush greenery and refreshing waterfalls provide a perfect escape from the heat, making it an ideal spot for families to explore and unwind.

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Tips

Check the park itinerary before visiting to join planned activities and make the most of your experience in this tranquil setting.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +90 532 485 76 90
🕒   Hours: See hours
⏳   Typical duration: 1 hour
📍   Address: fethiye kemer, 48300, Türkiye
🔗   Profiles: Instagram

Seaside Residence Hotel

The Seaside Residence Hotel is a popular choice for travelers seeking a peaceful retreat with stunning beach views. Nestled along the coastal city of Fethiye, this hotel offers a serene ambiance, allowing guests to wake up to the soothing sounds of the waves and enjoy the picturesque seaside scenery.

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Tips

Book in advance to secure a room with the best view and make the most of your beachfront stay in Fethiye.

Travel Information
🌐   Website: https://seaside-residence-villa-17-fethiye.bookeder.com/
📍   Address: Foça, 1104. Sk. No - 3, 48300 Fethiye/Muğla, Türkiye

🚢 Day 3: Marmaris Marina and More

Marmaris offers a delightful mix of activities, from shopping and boat charters to exploring ancient ruins, all set against the backdrop of the captivating Dancing Fountains.

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🌊 Marmaris Marina

Marmaris Marina is not just a place for shopping; it's a gateway to the azure waters of the Mediterranean. The marina offers the opportunity to charter a boat at reasonable rates, allowing visitors to embark on a leisurely cruise along the stunning coastline.

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Tips

While at the marina, be sure to inquire about boat service rates. The hospitable atmosphere and the allure of the sea make it an experience not to be missed.

💃 Dancing Fountains

The dancing fountains, nestled in the heart of Marmaris, are a mesmerizing spectacle that enchants visitors both during the day and at night. The choreographed water display, set to music and lights, creates a magical ambiance that is truly captivating.

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Tips

For an unforgettable experience, make sure to visit the fountains in the evening when they come alive with a symphony of colors and music, offering a truly spectacular view.

Travel Information
📍   Address: Kemeraltı, 48700 Marmaris/Muğla, Türkiye

🏰 Day 4: Bodrum's Architectural Marvels

Bodrum is a treasure trove of architectural wonders, offering a glimpse into the rich history of Turkey. The city boasts the magnificent Castle of St. Peter and the intriguing Mindos Wall, both of which promise an unforgettable experience.

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🏰 Castle of St. Peter

The Castle of St. Peter stands as a well-preserved testament to the past, inviting visitors to explore its historical significance. The highlight of the castle is the legendary underwater museum, where ancient artifacts lay submerged, waiting to be discovered.

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Tips

Allocate a generous 2-3 hours for a comprehensive tour of the castle, allowing ample time to soak in its grandeur and delve into the depths of the underwater museum.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +90 252 316 25 16
🌐   Website: https://www.kulturportali.gov.tr/turkiye/mugla/gezilecekyer/bodrum-kalesi
🕒   Hours: See hours
⏳   Typical duration: 1.5 hours
📍   Address: Çarşı, Kale Cd., 48400 Bodrum/Muğla, Türkiye
🔗   Profiles: Instagram

🏰 Mindos Wall

Snorkeling along the Mindos Wall unveils a mesmerizing world of underwater ruins, offering a unique perspective on the region's heritage. While Rabbit Island may be closed to the public, the surrounding attractions promise an enriching experience, making it a worthwhile visit.

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Tips

Although Rabbit Island may be off-limits, the area surrounding it is teeming with attractions waiting to be explored. Consider indulging in snorkeling along the wall to witness the hidden remnants beneath the crystal-clear waters.

🌿 Day 5: Izmir's Natural and Historical Sites

Izmir offers a mix of wildlife, ancient ruins, and art, making it a perfect final stop with diverse attractions.

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🐾 Izmir Wildlife Park

Izmir Wildlife Park provides a unique opportunity to get up close with various animal species, making it an ideal destination for families. The park's immersive experience allows visitors to observe and learn about a wide variety of wildlife in a natural setting.

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Tips

It's a great place for children to learn about wildlife and conservation efforts. Don't miss the chance to participate in the feeding sessions and educational programs offered at the park.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +90 4444035
🌐   Website: http://www.izmirdogalyasamparki.org.tr/
🕒   Hours: See hours
⏳   Typical duration: 1.5-2.5 hours
📍   Address: Sasalı, Ahmet Piriştina Cd. No - 3, 35620 Çiğli/İzmir, Türkiye

St. Mary’s House

St. Mary’s House is a captivating historical site that offers visitors a glimpse into the past. Explore the ancient ruins and immerse yourself in the rich history and cultural significance of this sacred place.

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Tips

Combine your visit to St. Mary’s House with a trip to the nearby Arkas Art Center for a culturally enriching day. The juxtaposition of history and contemporary art creates a unique and memorable experience for visitors.

Travel Information
📍   Address: Atatürk, 35920 Selçuk/İzmir, Türkiye