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Between the peaks of the Taurus Mountains and the dazzling Mediterranean Sea, this flourishing city is a jewel in the Turkish crown.
In the heart of the historic city centre, Ottoman houses and Roman ruins take us into the heart of historic legend. Make the most of your free time to wander through the labyrinth of narrow streets under the city walls, leading to the port where you can do your shopping.
For information: ● Cultural excursion ● Transport by bus ● Travel time: 2 hours (round trip)
Excursion recommended by our Espace Discovery centre.
Make your way down the canyon at your own pace.
This captivating adventure will have you explore some fascinating landscapes.
Recommended by the Discovery Centre.
As you relax on the deck of a caïque (traditional wooden sailboat), you'll suddenly see Phaselis come into sight.
After sailing along the Turquoise coast, your caïque will drop anchor and a little ferry boat will take you to the shore. The ruins of Phaselis - Roman and Byzantine - are a magnificent site to visit. Then it's back onto the boat for a picnic of Turkish specialities and a swim in a creek to round off this day during which nature and culture are in perfect harmony.
For your information: ● Cultural excursion ● Transport by boat (depart from the Resort) ● Travel time: 1 hour 45 minutes each way
Recommended by the Excursions desk.
Perched above a superb hamlet overlooking the turquoise sea, the crusaders' fortress incites the traveller to stop and explore.
Demre lies in the heart of this fertile delta, accessible via the road that winds down from the mountains. St Nicholas, better known as Father Christmas, is said to have lived in this holy town, and Saint Paul stopped over here on his way to Rome.
Myra lies 2 kms inland to the east, with its Greco-Roman theatre and Lycian tombs dug out of the rock face.
After a typical local lunch, sail along the coast in a caïque (Turkish style rowing boat) to the sunken city of Simena, admire the Lycian necropolis and swim in the warm blue sea.
For information: ● Cultural excursion ● Transport by bus and boat ● Travel time: 1 hour 15 minutes to Demre and 45 minutes by boat to Myra, then 30 minutes.
Recommended by the Discovery Centre.
East and West meet here. A legendary city regarded as the most luxurious stopover, Istanbul* delights all those who visit it. Blending nostalgia and modernity, each building tells entire eras of history. The Blue Mosque and the Santa Sophia Basilica, the ancient hippodrome, the treasure of the Topkapi Palace and the great Bazaar for shopping. Fascinating walks, cruises on the Bosphorus and meals in speciality restaurants are other highlights of a stay in Istanbul. The Excursions desk is at your service if you wish to prolong this fabulous dream with a night in a typical hotel of distinctive charm. * Site registered on the UNESCO World Heritage list. For information: ● Cultural excursion ● Transport by plane and bus ● Travel time: 1 h 15 minutes by bus and a 50-minute flight, each way
In a magnificent landscape, take the mule tracks lined with orange trees and bougainvillea near the village of Beycik and Mount Olympus. Spectacular views of the Phaselis peninsula.
This mountain bike ride is a great opportunity to discover the surrounding region, including Mount Olympus and some magnificent views along the coast.
For the lucky visitors of Pamukkale*, nature has created the spectacular Cotton Castle with its magical petrified
Just like in a dream, admire the strange shapes of these dazzling
white falls of petrified mineral water. The hot springs were used by the Romans, for their therapeutic powers.
After lunch, you'll see Hierapolis rising up from a cotton field.
Its necropolises, temples, churches, thermal baths and theatres will help you appreciate the secrets of this city that takes us back to the grandiose days of the Romans.
*A UNESCO World Heritage site.
For information: ● Cultural excursion ● Transport by bus
According to legend, many years ago, the king of Aspendos promised the hand of his daughter Semiramis to the person who built her the most beautiful monument.
We are just 15 kms (9 miles) from the frenzy of the beaches. The ancient city of Perge owes its fame to its immense Roman and Hellenistic gates. Located between the theatre and the city walls, the horseshoe-shaped ruins of the largest stadium in Asia Minor enabled 12,000 spectators to watch the games and chariot races.
Founded in the 2nd century in the reign of Marcus Aurelius, Aspendos is home to the most beautiful Roman theatre in the whole of Asia Minor, which has an unusual and fascinating feature: a wall of niches.
This journey through time will demonstrate how pioneering the Romans were in sports and leisure activities.
For information: ● Cultural excursion ● Transport by bus ● Travel time: 1 hour 15 minutes to Perge and another 20 minutes fo Aspendos
The convoy winds its way up through the Taurus mountains through pine forests and nomadic villages perched in the foothills of the Tahtali Mountain.
From your seat in the 4x4 you'll admire the fabulous panorama. As we round a bend, over 1,000 metres high, the village of Gedelme comes into sight. A walk through the narrow streets of this typical village will take you to the ancient plane tree and castle. The people of Gedelme are extremely friendly, and you'll have the chance to taste the traditional tea and bread, before enjoying a refreshing swim in the river.
"I heard his sonar scanning me, as he circled round me then came to say "hello" - sheer magic!" Aside from their beauty, meeting these "sea angels", with their perpetual smile and infinitely soft skin, like tightly stretched silk, is an incredibly emotional experience. Share their wonderful company as you swim together in an enclosed area.
● Transport by bus ● Travel time: 15 minutes
Excursions should be booked on the premises at the Discovery desk
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