Fethiye, Turkey’s Ancient Lycian Tombs

Lycian Tombs built into the rocks

Ever since I saw pictures of them in the National Geographic, I had dreamed of visiting the Lycian tombs at Fethye, Turkey. Fethiye is a traditional Turkish coastal market town occupying the site of ancient Telmessos. The town is built on a steep hillside that is crowned with the ruins of a Crusader’s castle once occupied by the Knights of Rhodes. The ancient rock tombs dominate the town. These ... Read Full Article

Bodrum, Turkey’s Spectacular Undersea Museum

Bodrum Undersea Museum Mural

The port of Bodrum, on the Turkish west coast, is the starting point for spectacular cruises down the beautiful turquoise coast. For yachting enthusiasts, the Bodrum Cup Race is held every October. The boatyards of Bodrum have been famous since ancient times and today the traditional types of yachts are still crafted there. Today Bodrum sports one of the world’s finest nautical archaeological ... Read Full Article

Turkey Tourist Information

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Introduction to Turkey The European country of Turkey is located to the northeast of the Mediterranean Sea. It is bordered by the Black Sea to the north and the Aegean Sea to the west. Turkey’s surface area is slightly bigger than that of Texas. In 1964, Turkey became an associate member of the European Community. Over the past decade, it has taken action to strengthen its democracy and ... Read Full Article

History Up Close in Bodrum, Turkey

Castle of St. Peter in Bodrum

  With a shriek I hung on to my brand-new camera first and the railing next, much to the amusement of my friends who had seen my choice of priorities! It’s very unusual for the Aegean Sea to be  rough in summer, but on that very day she decided to show us how capricious she can be and how a particular wave could catch me unaware. Somehow the dramatic weather conditions were befitting, ... Read Full Article