Rose Valley And Its Unusual Pink Rock Formations

Gül Vadisi, Cappadocia

There’s No Guessing How Rose Valley in Cappadocia Got its Name:   From Göreme, we travelled to Rose Valley (Gül Vadisi) and made a quick stop to see this beautiful valley with some interesting rock formations. Rose Valley is located between Göreme and Cavusin Village. From the pink hue of the rocks here, it’s easy […]

The Extraordinary Fairy Chimneys of Monks Valley

FFairy Chimneys of Monks Valley, Cappadocia

Pasabag or Monks Valley Has the Best Collection of Fairy Chimneys: From the Göreme Open Air Museum we travelled to Pasabag or Monks Valley as it is more commonly referred to, an area that’s noted for its fairy chimneys (Peri Bacalarıin Turkish). The unusual moon-like landscape with its extraordinary formations blew me away on my […]

Göreme Open Air Museum

Göreme Open Air Museum

The Göreme Open Air Museum Has the Finest Rock-cut Churches and Frescoes: With its fairy chimneys, rock-cut churches, monasteries and cave houses, Cappadocia is one of the most fascinating and unique regions of Turkey. One of its most popular attractions is the Göreme Open Air Museum with its fine examples churches and religious paintings. And […]

Antalya Airport (AYT): Antalya Airport Transportation

Antalya Airport Transfer

Antalya Airport (AYT): How to Get From Antalya Airport to Antalya City Centre: Antalya Airport (Antalya Havalimani) is one of the major airports in the south-west of Turkey, the other two being at Bodrum and Dalaman. Located 10 km north-east of Antalya city centre, the airport has two international terminals and one domestic terminal. Antalya […]

Weather in Antalya

Weather in Antalya

Weather in Antalya: When to travel to Antalya – The Best Seasons and Weather: Antalya is located on the south-western Mediterranean coastline of Turkey and as such enjoys a Mediterranean climate characterised by hot summers and moderately warm and rainy winters. Antalya is sheltered from the northerly winds by the Taurus Mountains and enjoys around […]

Yivli Minare – Antalya’s Fluted Minaret

Fluted Minaret

Yivli Minare – The Fluted Minaret is an Icon of Antalya: One of the most prominent historical landmarks in Antalya is the Fluted Minaret (Yivli Minare).  Located in Kaleiçi (the old town centre), the Fluted Minaret is one of the oldest of Antalya’s Seljuk monuments and an icon of the city. A Seljuk Minaret The […]

Karaalioglu Park – One of the Delightful Parks in Antalya

Parks in Antalya - Karaalioglu

Parks in Antalya: Karaalioglu Park and the Hirdirlik Tower: One of the delightful city parks in Antalya, where you can enjoy some peaceful moments and fabulous views, is the Karaalioglu Park (Karaalioğlu Parkı in Turkish).  Located on the south-eastern end of the Yacht Harbour and on the southern fringe of Kaleici, Karaalioglu Park stretches along […]

Hadrian’s Gate – Antalya’s Roman Triumphal Arch


Hadrian’s Gate Was Built in Honour of the Visit of Emperor Hadrian: The imposing Hadrian’s Gate or Hadrianus Gate is a Roman Triumphal Arch which was built in honour of Emperor Hadrian who visited Antalya in 130AD. It has three arched gates and its Turkish name Üçkapilar means “The Three Gates”. For hundreds of years, […]

Kaleiçi – The Historical Centre of Antalya

Kaleiçi Old Antalya

Kaleiçi – The Old Town of Antalya is Also Its Historical Centre: Kaleiçi, the historical heart of Antalya is as vibrant today as when it was during ancient times. This old quarter of Antalya was once a Roman settlement and it was also the centre of life during the Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman occupation. For […]

See the Beautiful Coastline of Antalya on a Gulet Cruise

Gulet Cruising

Things to Do in Antalya – Gulet Cruising on your Antalya Holiday: Antalya has a warm Mediterranean climate and with 300 days of sunshine, unspoiled bays and beaches, it sees itself as the Turkish Riviera.  So, one of the pleasurable things to do in Antalya is to take a yacht cruise, especially in one of […]