Dalyan, A Place of Tombs and Turtles
Only a half hour drive from Dalaman airport lies Dalyan, a spectacular location where nature abounds everywhere and one of the most ideal destinations in Turkey. Located inland from the south west coast, between Marmaris and Fethiye it borders the Dalyan Cayi River and is a peaceful place unspoiled by mass tourism. Dalyan is a charming small town, originally a fishing and farming village, surrounded by unrivalled natural beauty with its gentle, wide, slow-flowing river to the famous Iztuzu Beach and overlooked by dramatic rock tombs, dating from 400 BC, perched high up in the cliffs.
Güzelyurt, a Historic Wonderland
Tourists are flocking to Güzelyurt, a town in Aksaray province, to see the cultural heritage of the 250-year-old stone mansions which are now boutique hotels. But it's not hard to believe when you see this place, with its natural beauty and ancient surroundings filled with historical importance.
There is much to be seen in Guzelyurt including the Ihlara valley, the Fairy Chimneys, the Ahmatli church, the Cathedral of Selime and much more. By far, one the best day excursions is to the Ihlara valley which boasts dozens of Byzantine churches from the 11th to the 13th century.
Gocek, The Place for Peace and Quiet
Gocek is a small, yet beautiful town set in the gulf of Fethiye. It has remained very much undiscovered by tourists and the town has only recently become more popular with foreigners for its famous yachting harbor and stunning seaside. A visit here is always a pleasurable one; especially if you take a stroll around the marina- they have 6 and take the time to admire the many boats that cover the bay. The town also has many bars and restaurants and if you are moving to Gocek, the Dalaman airport is just a 15 minute drive away, which makes visiting a lot easier.
Pamukkale, the Cotton Castle
One of the world's most fascinating natural landmarks is located in south west Turkey in Denizli Province. Emerging from the earth in the middle of nowhere an incredible, pure white natural rock structure sits majestically like a castle made from cotton wool. Indeed its Turkish name, Pamukkale means literally this. Today it attracts millions of tourists from across the globe that come to bask in its warm, natural mineral springs, which cascade down the white limestone rocks.
Honeymoon Locations in Turkey
After tying the knot, for something out of the ordinary for your honeymoon, why not choose romantic and mystical Turkey? Your honeymoon is the trip of a lifetime, to be remembered in your heart for ever. This is the holiday to be pampered and spoiled. With breathtaking coastline, wonderful weather and exotic places to explore, Turkey is the perfect backdrop to your honeymoon. Whether you want the Aegean or the Med with their great beaches, architecture and palaces, fun bars and cafes with great food or a private yacht cruise, your honeymoon will be unforgettable and unusual.