A 9 day tour encapsulating the stunning coastline and fascinating history of this ancient country.
Days 1- 2: Belek
Fly to Antalya and visit Aspendos, home to what is considered the best-preserved antique theatre in Turkey. Continue along the Turkish Riviera to the Kempinski Hotel The Dome, Belek, where you spend two nights. Explore the ancient site of Perge and the Antalya Museum, one of Turkey's best regional museums.
Accommodation would be at the Kempinski The Dome at Belek.
Day 3: Kalkan
Travel along the Lycian Coast to Myra, known for its rock carved Cliffside tombs. Journey by boat to Kekova Island and the site of ancient Simena. Visit the charming fishing village of Kaleköy; then continue to Kalkan.
Accommodation would be at the Kalkan Patara Prince Executive Suites.
Day 4: Xanthos
Explore Xanthos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Patara, a major naval and trading port of Lycia. Continue to the picturesque fishing village of Goçek and then onto Dalyan.
Accommodation would be at the Swissotel Gocek, or Fethiye Ecesaray, or Dalyan Kamarca House.
Days 5-6: Bodrum
On the Koycegiz River and take a boat to explore ancient Caunos and to see the great sea turtles at beautiful Iztuzu Beach. Stop in ancient Stratonikea; then check in for town nights to the exquisite Kempinski Resort at Barbaros Bay. In Bodrum, see the ruined tomb of King Mausolos, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and visit the Underwater Archaeology Museum.
Accommodation would be at the Kempinski Barbaros Bay, Bodrum.
Days 7 - 9 Bosphorus/ Istanbul
Drive to Ephesus, the best-preserved classical city in the eastern Mediterranean. Observe the magnificent façade of the Celsus Library and visit the former site of the Temple of Artemis, another of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Then fly from Izmir to Istanbul. During your stay visit the timeless Hagia Sophia (Church of Divine Wisdom), the sixth-century Basilica Cistern, Topkapi Palace, the Suleymaniye Mosque, the Rustem Pasha Mosque, the Spice Bazaar and the Grand Covered Bazaar. Relax as you privately cruise the Bosphorus.
Accommodation would be at the Four Seasons Sultanahmet or Bosphorus, Park Hyatt Macka Palas or W Istanbul.
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