1. LAKE BEYSHEKHIR
We leave Cappadocia and head to the Southwest to explore the lakes of Turkey. Let’s start from Lake Beysehir and visit the city of the same name on its shore. The place is famous not only for the beautiful views of the mountains and the surface of the reservoir, but also for the ancient monument of the Hittite era. It is most convenient to spend the night in the city of Beysehir.
2. CAVE ZINDAN MAGARASI
We rise to a height of 1300 meters above sea level. The interior of the cave, 765 meters long, is fully illuminated, so walking along it is convenient and easy. In addition to stalactites, miniature canyons have also formed here. And at the entrance to the cave you will see an ancient Roman bridge.
3. LAKE EGIRDIR
We drive further towards Pamukkale and meet another lake on our way. Egirdir has different shades at different times of the day, the reservoir is surrounded by apple and peacheswooded gardens and izvesten with its crystal clear beaches. It is worth spending the night in the city of the same name with the lake.
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4. PAMUKKALE AND HIERAPOLIS
The name “cotton castle” (or “cotton fortress”) perfectly suits Pamukkale, or rather, its unusual landscape.
The so-called snow-white travertines of the “cotton castle” arose on the mountainside as a result of the precipitation of calcium carbonate from the water of geothermal springs. You can not only see all this, but also take a bath in the Cleopatra spring.
The most interesting ancient city of Hierapolis (also known as Hierapolis or Hierapolis of Phrygia) is located near Pamukkale. The ruins are scattered over a wide area, so there is plenty of room for a walk. In 1988, Pamukkale and the ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
5. TURKISH MALDIVES
We end the day on the shores of Lake Salda, which locals call the Turkish Maldives. Comments are superfluous – just look at the photo.
6. SACLICENT NATIONAL PARK
The main object of the national park is the canyon of the same name. At 300 m deep and 18 km long, it is one of the deepest in the world. The canyon was formed as a result of the abrasion of rocks by running water over the millennia. We will go deep into Saklikent as far as possible at this time of the year.
7. MOUNTAIN BABADAG
The name of Mount Babadag (part of the Taurus mountain range) translates as “Father Mountain”, it rises above the Oludeniz Bay. The steep mountain slopes are covered with dense forests, where pines and cedars grow. In the foothills there are small Turkish villages, and an ancient Lycian road curves around them. The mountain is known as one of the best paragliding spots in the world due to its ideal winds and location. It also offers magnificent views of the turquoise coast of Turkey. Throughout the year, paragliders can be watched as they descend from the majestic peak of Babadag and make 360-degree rotations over the sparkling sea, and then descend to land near Oludeniz Beach. Tandem jumps with experienced guides are offered every day, depending on the weather.
Well, here we are on the coast! The Aegean Sea is a region suitable for all ages. Here you will see a magnificent coastline and pristine sandy beaches surrounded by olive groves, steep cliffs and pine forests. The swimming season on the Aegean Sea lasts from mid-April to early November, so you have plenty of time to enjoy this wonderful area.