Bodrum – 1
Bodrum – one of the most popular Turkish resort on the Aegean coast elite. White two-storey houses Bodrum constitute a unique architectural style, strictly persist to this day. Bodrum – a favorite vacation spot of the Turkish elite and bohemian meeting place for artists and patrons, making the city amosferu indescribably exquisite. Often the Tarkan had a vacation here, recently the resort visited Dustin Hoffman and Sting. The ancient city of Bodrum has a rich history. In the past name of Bodrum was Halicarnassus and Bodrum was founded as the second capital of Caria – Greek state. Halicarnassus achieved its greatest prosperity in the IV century BC At this time, the city invites famous sculptors and architects of the time. Mausoleum erected over the burial place of King Mavsolos, considered one of the seven wonders of the world.Bodrum has a reputation as the cultural capital of Turkey. This is a traditional meeting place of artists, often hosts exhibitions, fleeced many visitors. Who love a bohemian atmosphere for them this city will be especially interesting.Afternoon excellent sandy beaches stretching for several kilometers waiting for you , as well as all kinds of active entertainment : scuba diving, surfing , horseback riding, tennis . Bodrum port – one of the best in the country. From here you can go on a fascinating voyage along the coast.Cool evening – the best time for shopping and fine dining with friends. Throughout the city there are numerous places fast food, cafes and pastry shops . In Bodrum restaurants await you the freshest seafood and the best dishes are not only traditional Turkish , but also Italian, Chinese , Mexican, Thai and European dishes – from the simple to the incredibly tantalizing treats. You will receive a special treat , visit the cozy suburban taverns and restaurants , located on the shore . You can reach them by car, bus or boat.
Rhodes – 2
This is the one of that beautiful places in the world where ancient is adjacent to the civilization , the sea to the mountains , with the slow pace of temperament. Rhodes – island where together with beach vacation there are extensive excursion program.During the walk you will visit the main sights of the city of Rhodes Palace of the Grand Masters , an ancient hospital , numerous residences , street knights. Also it`s nessesary to visit the hill of Monte Smith, with a breathtaking view of the old and the new cityes , the ruins of the temple of Apollo.The island is really rich about magnifisent beaches located on the east coast of Rhodes. The long sandy beach Tsambika is 26 km south- east of the island’s capital. Everyone can take part in water sports.Very close to beach nearby monastery of Panagia Tsambika and a small church is located, from which, in fact , the terrain and inherited it`s name. It can be reached by walking on the stone road to the top of the hill. There are some legend that this place helps to people who want to have a child or family .On the other side of a small hill in the east on the character is a gorgeous beach – Agate Beach. Golden sand and shallow waters make this beach ideal for those who go to holiday together with children.
To get the Acropolis you can either walk or riding a donkey. The road to the Acropolis is very picturesque. You will meet stone fountains that still supplied with water by means of ancient aqueducts, past the white square houses with sky-blue shutters and gates. You will walk past the gardens, laden with pots and sweet taverns with magnificent flavors.Reached the top and after visiting the ancient city, do a couple of shots of cozy bay St. Peter and Lindos town aerial view.Lindos Beach is so beautiful while you are standing on top of Acropolis. Therefore, if you come to see the Acropolis you should also get acquainted with the beach . Gorgeous golden sand and all the necessary infrastructure for a rest at your disposal. And if you decided to stay for dinner at one of the local taverns , it`s magestic place for to spend evening here after sunset – Acropolis decorated with special illumination.We will stay overnight here.
Pserimos Island, Leros Island
On a cozy island Pserimos there are only one small village ( the area of island is about 15 square kilometers, and the number of permanent residents no more than 100 people. ) Main work of local population is fishing and work in a tourism . The island is interesting for tourists presence unusually beautiful beach with fine sand and crystal-clear waters of the Aegean Sea . Like most of the sandy islands, entry into the water is very shallow and it makes the beach extremely convenient for travelers with children . Travelers will meet hospitable taverns and cafes with traditional Greek cuisine.
Leros Island. The island is famous because of the fact that once the Greek goddess Artemis reigned here , here the places associated with the local legend of the ancient Hellenic calydonian hunting. But not only for lovers of history and archeology these places interesting are. Here you can enjoy unspoiled nature , numerous picturesque bays and coves in lush. Just climb up to the windmills on the mountain and you`ll enjoy an extraordinary panorama. You can walk to a single Leros island`s village, if you go down the road .
What`s interesting to watch: ancient castle Palokastro , here is the church of Panagia of the 4th century, the church of Agia Kiur, Belem Tower, built in 1925 by Parisem Belm. The tower is a historical and folklore museum of Leros . And in the evening , under a sky with a full of stars , it`s a great pleasure to taste fresh fish grilled with garlic and lemon juice , a traditional Greek salad with fresh cheese and drink flavored wine in old-fashioned fishing village Pandeli in one of the coastal taverns.
Lipsi Island. Patmos Island
Early in the morning we will cruise to the magical Lipsi island, where according to legend, the nymph Calypso held the Odysseus captive for seven years. Truly , paradise . This island will charm you! The main settlement of the island – Lipsi city is located on the shore of the bay. The most interesting attraction , perhaps, the church of Agios Ionis it has marvelous deep blue dome. You can also visit the small museum at the town hall , where gathers many Archaeological finds from different centuries , as well as , in the museum, you can see the exhibition of Greek national costumes.Another interesting sight can be called mineral springs in which you will be able to swim and have a drink a mineral water. The island is rich with beautiful beaches KAMPOS Liendo , Katsadya, Papandriya and 2 km south of the port , deserted beach Ksirokambos . To get this places you can rent a taxi or motorbike (the locals most of all use this transport ) . On the square of white coloured houses with blue shutters windows take a diner. The island is famous in several fish farms , so we advise you to try fish with perfect local wine . In stores you can buy souvenirs , fresh honey, wine , traditional sweets .
Every year thousands of pilgrims and tourists visit the island with hope to see the Cave of revelation, where the beloved disciple of Christ the Apostle St. John wrote a book that today the whole world calls "Apocalypse" . Hallmark of the island is undoubtedly the monastery Ayiu John’s theology on the top of Patmos . On the halfway to the top of the monastery there are Apocalypse XVII century , extraordinary views of the beautiful city and islands around. Most of all the doors of the monastery are closed from the tourist eyes , but if you will be lucky to visit the island be while there are a religious celebration , you can see the majestic arches of churches and frescoes on the walls of ancient times. The atmosphere is remarkably quiet and calm. Among the green streets and plenty of shrines , which are associated with miraculous stories of healing people , you will walk in a fresh morning. You can sit on the burning sun in the ruins of the ancient Acropolis in Kastelli and hear bells ringing in the distance grazing sheeps. Take a lunch in one of the taverns or visit one of the cafes, which is offer delicious black coffee and hot waffles with ice cream . In the afternoon take a swim in one of the most beautiful island’s beaches : Grigos – a picturesque seaside village ( 4 km south- east of the port of the island of the Rock) . Nearby there are a beautiful sandy beach Kalikazu and south – Diakofti beach . Further to the south – west of Diakofti popular beach Psili Ammos Finish the day with meeting the sunset from the top of the Acropolis, or on the beach – Psili Amos . In the evening , visit one of the local restaurants . The great variant of your dinner is a grilled octopus , prawns or crispy calamari ,also a fish grilled together with fresh vegetables.We will stay on the island overnight.
Ikaria island has rich past, which can be seen in the Byzantine and Roman archeological remains.
The Castle of Koskina built in the 11th century A.D, during the Byzantine rule, is found on top of a mountain peak. Inside the castle is the church of Saint George. Drakano Fortress is another fine example of the island’s military past. It was built by the Athenians, during the time of Alexander the Great. This 44 foot high limestone military fortification served as observation point for traffic in the Aegean Sea. The tourists can also find the remains of a Byzantine Odeon (small theatre) in Kampos village, used by noblemen in ancient times for musical and theatrical events.
The Roman baths of Therma also deserve a visit. During the Romantimes, hot spring water with curative properties flowed out and people cured themselves of their diseases by bathing in it. After an earthquake, the Therma springs of Ikaria island stopped working and the city slid under the sea. The remains are visible with snorkeling in the region. Nearby, along the tourists can follow a paved path that leads them to an active hot water spring, from which the hot water with healing properties flows out into the sea. They can bath in it to cure themselves, of any rheumatic or skin disease. In Nas, visitors can also explore the remains of an ancient temple of Goddess Artemis built around the 6th century B.C.For nature lovers, the island is a paradise. It is covered with Pine and Oaks forests. Tourists can hike through the beautiful countryside, on stony and earthen paths to enjoy the natural splendors. Ikaria island is one of the most beautiful places in the Mediterranean region. The mountains, lakes, rivers and lush green forests of Ikaria island form a unique natural beauty.
Mykonos Island – the most cosmopolitan of all the islands in the Greek archipelago . This feature is explained by the nature of the island geography Mykonos : the island is located at the intersection of all the major shipping lanes of the Aegean Sea . Mykonos is one of the most expensive for the rest of the Greek islands . It is the best place of nightlife, picturesque Greek houses , high-end hotels and magnificient sandy beaches.Mykonos – the most popular resort on the island , it is rich for taverns , restaurants, bars and shops. In countless nightclubs guests spend the night away . During the day , guests relax on the beautiful sandy beaches , which is not typical for most islands .Unlike other cities , amphitheaters Greek archipelago , the island’s capital city is located on the plain of Chora . The town itself is incredibly cozy and beautiful : the traditional Greek houses are shining white, brightly painted wooden balconies and windows are decorated with geraniums.Capital of the island is the town of Chora (Chora), the famous colorful architecture, which attracts artists to Mykonos . White houses with colorful shutters and doors are located on the narrow, winding streets , reminiscent of the maze. In Chora there are picturesque ancient windmills and several interesting churches . There are many bars and nightclubs , the most fashionable of which are located in a picturesque area of Little Venice .
Mykonos has only two cities , and the second is Ano Mera. The town is located 7 km from Chora . In contrast to the capital , it is very quiet and peaceful place with several luxury hotels . Tourists are attracted here by the Monastery of Panagia – Tourliani (Panagia Tourliani) with a magnificent collection of icons.Most beaches are on the south coast , where they are protected from the wind. All the beaches on the southern island sand . In July and August, the most famous and popular of them become very crowded – it is the beaches Paradise (Paradise), Super Paradise (Super Paradise), Platis Gialos (Platis Gialos), PSARA (Psarou) and Hornos (Ornos). On the beaches of Paradise and Super Paradise are the best beach parties in Mediterranean.
Super Paradise is the most popular gay beach in Mediterranean . But he draws and straight alike , thanks to the famous day and night beach parties . The beach is easily accessible from Hora. Also suitable beach nudists . There are no shops and , despite the name, the size of it gives Paradise beach .Paradise Beach is also very popular , mainly among young people who are attracted here and music bars. In the evening, the entire beach turns into a nightclub in the open. On the beach there are opportunities for water sports , diving center , located near the camping .Closest to the capital is a beach of Ornos , which makes it usually very crowded . The beach has a diving center, windsurfing and water skiing , several cafes and restaurants. Also close to the city is a popular beach of Agios Stefanos.Beach of Platis Yialos – also one of the most popular beaches on the island . On the shore there are several hotels. It is fairly long and fully equipped beach . From the capital to the beach every half hour a bus . From Platis Yialos boats leave to other popular beaches on the south coast : Paranga (Paranga), Agrari (Agrari), Elia (Elia), Paradise and Super Paradise . Elia Beach is often visited by gays and nudists .
In the vicinity of Platis Gialos Psarou Beach is located . He is known for attracting celebrities from around the world . This is a narrow picturesque sandy beach , located 5 km from the capital. Get to the beach from the city by bus . There is a cafe and restaurant , as well as a diving center that offers a variety of programs for beginners and dive safaris for experienced divers.
Kalafati Beach (Kalafatis) suitable outdoor enthusiasts : there are rental equipment for water sports, windsurfing and diving center . There is also a restaurant with Greek cuisine and fresh seafood . Kalafati located in the south- east of the island . Get to the beach from the capital by bus . Located near a decent beach Leah (Lia), a length of 200 meters. It is a good alternative to the beach Kalafati for those staying in this part of the island , but looking for a more peaceful place.
In the north of the island are located not less beautiful , but more tranquil beaches , which are suitable for those looking for privacy. Reach these beaches can only be by car , buses do not serve them , most of the beaches are not well-off, which also makes them less visited .
Be ready to be surprised and prepare your camera!You`ll get great pleasure from walking in its wide streets, green parks and blossoming gardens.The huge ancient (XV Century) castle of knights will meet the sea-travelers on the entrance of harbor. Near the port is an extensive archaeological area with ruins of buildings of the Hellenistic and Roman eras – Gimnasia, the Odeon, the Temple of Aphrodite, the Temple of Hercules, Roman baths and Roman villas with mosaic fragments. Aqueduct joins castle with a small area on which stands the ancient sycamore, according to legend, planted by Hippocrates. In the central square Elevterias (Liberty) is the Archaeological Museum, which gathered interesting exposition artifacts that illustrate the rich history of the island.One of the most interesting attractionsof the Kos are the ruins of an ancient temple Asklepios (god of medicine), where studied Hippocrates and his life was closely connected with an island. Ruins of a temple Asklepios are 4 kilometers from the capital of the island and it will take around 20-25 minutes to reach the Asklepios by car and about 30 minutes by bike. Perhaps the best option to get a tour and see the city at the same time – auto locomotive which runs on a schedule from the parking area near the port of Kos.
Having reached Askelepios bypassing the shady alley, a majestic view of the ancient complex opens in front of you. A walk in Asklepios will take about half of day so on the back way to town, if you are hungry, you`ll meet a small, pretty restaurant with affordable prices.If from Askleypios go inland you will find the town Asfendiu . And the mountain Dikteo a will show spectacular panorama of the island , its beaches and the neighboring islands .Moving to a will bring you to the sandy beaches or Tinkaki Marmari ( about 5 km from Pili ) with restaurants, taverns, water sports center.
In the heart of the island, near the airport is Antimahia village, 3 km north of the tourist center of which is located MASTIHARI, and to the south – the resort of Kardamena. At the west of the island, 43 km from the town of the Kos is Kefalos located. Kefalos is famous about beautiful beaches of Kamari and Paradise Beach, the ruins of the ancient city, the monastery of St. John.Another attraction of the island is Thermal Baths "??Agios Fokas" . You can reach the place by car, bus, bicycle or walking.Kos Island is a paradise for cyclists and " to ride with the wind ." On the island there is a possibility to rent a bike , motorcycle.In the evening have a dinner in one of the beachside restaurants. Lunch or dinner usually costs 15-20 euros per person. Caught in a Greek tavern you can try the traditional Greek salad , which is maden from tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet peppers, onions , olives , olive oil , and of course fresh cheese made ??from sheep’s milk feta. Especially popular are fish and seafood dishes. Also there are many different patisserie shops. Surely try a Mediterranean wine, because they are best known in Mediterranean. Prices for wine in the store will be cheaper than in the restaurants. In any restaurant or tavern you can try a traditional mediterranean drinks: Uzo (Ouzo) forty-degree anise vodka, Cancers – grape vodka , Metaxa – famous Greek brandy. As for evening attractions , life on Kos abounds. Feature of nightlife on the island of Kos is its locality . Here you will not find many thousands of large-scale carnivals and festivals, but , instead of it, at the Kos island ( especially in its resort areas ) lots of clubs , taverns and cafes.
The atmosphere of the Kos are very warm and comfortable, here everyone knows each other and they are always happy to invite guests. Dinner and overnight on the Kos.
Knidos (Cnidus),Palamut buku, Aktur Bay
The Palamut Buku it is known for the most beautiful beaches surrounded with mountains and beautiful gardens, the purest water, with abundance of fish. This place really deserved to be called as paradise.Then , we will sail to antique city Knidos. This city has built on the most beautiful place of the peninsula for honor of the goddess Aphrodite. In the IV century it was known as the culture and art center. In Knidos the medical academy second in the history under the leadership of the doctor Eurikhon together with the pupils was created. The mathematician Eudoksus made here discovery of a sundial which and now remained in vicinities of ruins.Knidos has harbors on the Mediterranean coast and on Aegean. There is an avenue in the form of the heart, framed with marble columns, and the Statue Aphrodite decorated all this with her beauty. In this place very beautiful magnificent landscapes. There lived known scientists, such as, the doctor Eurikhon, the artist Polignotus, the mathematician Eudoksus and the architect Sostratos who constructed the Aleksandrovsky beacon. To walk on ancient streets and to buy souvenirs in numerous shops, or to get warm on under a sun and to swim in crystal-clear water, to try local delicacies – there is lots of things which it is necessary to do at this magnificent place.
Dinner and overnight on the Aktur bay.
One of the most beautiful beaches of the Datca, Hayitbuku, truly deserves your attention! Sandy beach at 500 meters, a wonderful green bay, surrounded by pine forests, clean water (at a depth you can see every stone) offers all today. You can spend the day at Plage engage in water sports. It offers a variety of restaurants and cafes on the beach. Hayitbuku paradise in the Aegean!
Bozukkale (Loryma), Serce Bay
Bozburun are famous like a ship workshops. Very popular wooden yachts had been made here. During walk on hills it is possible to meet the remains of the ancient city of Larumna. Bozburun has become a central attraction, visited by tourists from all across the world. We will cruise to Selimiye Bay for lunch.
Here were found the remains of 11th century ships that are exhibited in the museum of Bodrum. In the ancient city Bazukole (Loryma) is a castle, which is a quadrangle with the city walls and 9 temples. Name Bozukale means Crooked Castle and may be associated with the fact that one wall of the castle is destroyed. Due to its location and narrow entrance to the port, the port also used the Greek forces during the Peloponnesian naval battle. Karor leader of the Athenians, gathered all his ships here before kunidusskoy war in 395 BC and Demetrius, son of Antigonus, the port used for the preparation of the attack on Rhodes in 305 BC.
Heading to Ekincik . This bay is famous about big blue crab. Later we will visit one of the most beautiful beaches of the world Istuzu beach.Here you can sunbathe and swim in the river delta of Dalyan on the long sandy beach ( natural reserve area of Turkey) . After lunch on the boat , you can sail with the wind through the reeds to the ancient city with its ancient Lycia exotic settlement . And a trip to the lake along Koycegiz with diameters 65 sq.km. You can discover the old Turkey , observe internationally famous Caretta Caretta turtles , whose ancestors came from the water to the land 95 million years ago. While traveling by boat on the African river Dalyan , you can see not only to get lost among the coastal cliffs , the Lycian tombs of kings (IV c. BC) city of Caunos , inspect the agora , Roman baths , a church and an amphitheater, the breathtaking view waiting for you in every meters.Second stop yacht awaits us in this day of healing and rejuvenating skin diseases for lifestyle sources. Natural pool filled with sulphurous water , and the bottom is covered with healing mud .
Gemiler Island, Cold Water Bay
Gemiler island , also called the St. Nicholas Island , famous for its many ruins that have survived since the time of the Byzantines. Easiest to get here from the Gulf Gemiler or Blue Lagoon.Island preserved traces of a large Byzantine settlement , which at one time was the center of Christianity . Between V-XI centuries there were construction. Despite the fact that most of the buildings almost completely destroyed , there is still a lot of interesting things you will see . In the northern part of the island is located the sunken ruins of the wharf and warehouse.
Particularly noteworthy are the ruins of churches and chapels . On the hill the palace , which was decorated with amazing floor mosaics. On the island were dug many wells and tanks built , traces of which survive to this day . Once there was a queen whose skin was very sensitive and to let her swim in the sea there was built covered swimming pool. Its ruins is still possible to see .The beach of Blue Lagoon covered with restaraunts and tavernas. The beach are prepared for water sports and for comfortable sunbath.
Later , we will g oto Cold water bay for diner and overnight staying.
Because of the city is still not covered by mass tourism , Kalkan remains a quiet and unspoiled lush nature with crystal clear sea , ancient history and warm traditional Turkish hospitality .In past it was a Greek fishing village , but still retained its historic charm. White houses of the old quarter , built in the style of Greek architecture , characterized by traditional wooden shutters and balconies overhead .Today it is a picturesque town where the main attraction – its lovely beaches . Here are three main beaches – pebble Komyurlyuk in the eastern part of the city, a small sandy and pebble beach at the mouth of the canyon Kaputash 6 km . From the town and the beach between Gelemishem Akbel and 2 km to the north- west of Kalkan . the longest beach in Turkey – is Patara which is 25 minures away from Gelemishem Akbel.
It is believed that Patara was founded Patarusom , the son of Apollo . In ancient times, the temple of Apollo at Patara predicted international and everyday events.
Alexander the Great conquered the city in 333 BC. e . then replaced in Patara Longest Greek rulers , until the city fell under Roman protectorate , and later under Byzantine rule .
Patara – the birthplace of St. Nicholas ( c. 300 BC. E . )
Surrounded by ancient walls of the archaeological site of Patara are many ancient ruins of three Roman arches lead there .
Also, you can visit the ancient city Xanthos .
Xanthos – a city that played an important role in history, is an archaeological jewel of Turkey. Xanthos is the territory of the Turkish province of Antalya , and today is known to all as Knk . This city many years ago was the capital of the Lycian state and one of the most powerful and majestic cities of Turkey. Due to its undeniable cultural values, Xanthos was listed in UNESCO World Heritage List .
Xanthos has experienced many things: during its existence many times alternated rulers – were in power and the Persians , Greeks , Romans and Macedonians . not once the city was destroyed, but that did not stop it to resurrect each time, to flourish and become more beautiful and more magnificent than before.
Today, tourists can plunge into history of Xanthos . After all, this city has retained many of the attractions and historical monuments . Especially popular are the famous Lycian tombs .
Also is impressive the Hellenistic gate, on top of which there is an inscription that they are made in honor of the ancient Greek gods – Artemis and Apollo. The important historical value has Ksantossky obelisk on which is engraved the inscription in the Lycian language . Scientists still can not decipher these 250 lines , but under the inscription is a small explanation of the 12 lines in Greek, according to which , the obelisk was made in honor of the fearless and strong warrior.
Xanthos is located on a small hill in a wonderfully picturesque valley called Escher , and from there you can enjoy beautiful landscapes framed by the Taurus mountains.
Upon agreement, the guests will leave the gullet with precious memories by 10:30.