Starting from Marmaris, Gocek or Fethiye, discover and enjoy the charm of beautiful bays, quiet coves and sheltered anchorages. Along the coast, there are literally acres of ancient ruins from the proto-Greek period to the Byzantine period. Do not miss historical tours ashore to sites including Caunus, Ephesus, Pergamos, or Kas – the ancient ruins of Turkey are amongst the most picturesque in the Mediterranean.
In addition, Turkish food is one of the great cuisines of the world, so make sure to try some local delicacies. Restaurants offer amazing selections of delicious starters, known as mezes. Main dishes include freshly caught seafood, shish kebabs, köfte (spicy meatballs) as well as vegetarian dishes.
Shopping can also be an interesting and enjoyable experience, especially in the bazaars and markets. The variety of crafts, ranging from carpets, jewellery, leather goods to ceramics is immense and prices are usually very reasonable.
You may be invited to drink tea as you discuss purchases. If prices are not displayed, feel free to bargain! Although in recent years Turkey has become a very popular tourist destination, development has been confined to larger, purpose built resorts. The majority of the country remains unspoilt.