Marble Quarries of Milet

Marble Quarries of Milet

Walking through olive groves to the ancient marble quarries of Milet. The marble for the Temple of Apollo in Didyma was cut here. At the lakeside, there is also an old defense monastery with very old olive trees. A walk along the lakeside brings you back to our hotel....

Priene

Priene

Priene lies on the southern flank of Mount Samsun 20 km from Söke and looks out over the whole of the Meander Plain. It is one of the most beautiful historical sites of the Aegean and was one of the 12 cities of the ancient Ionic League. Around 450 BC the city was...

Old Man of Mount Latmos

Old Man of Mount Latmos

The mountain was also known as the Old Man of Mount Latmos, who was a wild-weather goddess. The origin of the cult is not known, but in the Latmos Mountains are several ancient cult centers. If you experience one of the thunderbolt storms in winter you can imagine the...

Mount Ilbir

Mount Ilbir

Walk from our hotel to Mount Ilbir with lovely views of the lake with the Latmos Mountains behind. Strawberry trees can be seen on the way. We then descend to Pinarcik village where you can stop in a teahouse. If you wish you can also walk over the marble quarries...

Iasos

Iasos

Iasos was built by Argonauts from the city of Argos in the 9th century BC but it later came under the dominance of Miletus. In the 5th century BC it came under the control of Athens and from the 4th century BC, it was managed by Mausolos, the king of Halicarnassus....

Dilek Peninsula National Park

Dilek Peninsula National Park

The Dilek Peninsula National Park ark is known for its Mediterranean primeval forests. Hike through a canyon to a spring with cold, fresh water where you can enjoy a swim. Or you could take the long trek from Doğanbey village over the hill to the National Park. If you...

Ephesus

Ephesus

Ephesus has been a major historical destination for explorers and archaeologists for over one hundred years. It is the largest excavated site in Anatolia. It was once the most important commercial center in Asia. It was the capital city of the Roman Province of Asia...

Halicarnassos

Halicarnassos

Bodrum is one of the most extensively visited and one of the most famous places in Turkey. According to legend it was built by the Dorians and Lelegians in the 11th century BC. In the 7th century BC, it fell to the Lydians and in the next century to the Persians....

Bird Varieties

Bird Varieties

Listed birds have been seen at Lake Bafa, Meander Delta, Lake Azap and the surrounding area. NR LATIN ENGLISH GERMAN DENSITY 70 Tachybaptus ruficollis little grebe Zwergtaucher breeding 90 Podiceps cristatus great crested grebe Haubentaucher breeding 100 Podiceps...