If there are places that became my trigger to go to Turkey, they would be Pamukkale and Cappadoccia. I had never seen anything like Pamukkale and i was just hypnotized by how surreal it was in the picture. The white terraces that filled by a clear blue water reflecting the light of the sun. It was just unique and simply amazing.
After having Prine, Miletus and Didyma (PMD) tour, we arrived back at Selcuk. So, we took tour that can pick us up in Selcuk for Pamukkale Tour. The drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale is about 3,5 to 5 hours. The plan was to depart from Selcuk for a half day Tour Pamukkale & Hierapolis in the afternoon, and then arrive in the Denizli bus station so we could continue our journey to Fethiye.
After going to Istanbul for City Sightseeing, get lost in Roman and Greek ruins for three days, one day in Cotton castle, it seems logical to continue our trip further south to the Turkey's beautiful south coastal line. So we went to Fethiye. There are actually many cities with pretty coastal area overlooking the Mediterranean Sea such as Marmaris, Kas, Oludeniz, or even Antalya. We picked Fethiye because it close to Oludeniz and Butterfly Valley, and not that touristy.
These are a few things to notice before doing the Hot Air Balooning in Cappadoccia:
It was a great decision to put Cappadoccia on the last, because it's putting the rhythm of the travel back on ascending mood and it such a great way to end the 12 travelling days in Turkey. In general, we spent two days in Nevsehir. The very first day was dedicated to explore the Goreme Open Air Museum, and the second day was to ballooning above Cappadoccia and North Cappadoccia Tour.
That day, we initially plan to do some microlight in Oludeniz and mud baths, but somehow the jeep safari worn us out and we just wanted to stayed exploring, but in a laid back kind of way. So my friend Amelia did some research of nearby attraction worth exploring and Kayakoy came to her mind. Kayakoy is about 30 minutes drive from Fethiye, and there are regular public transport to Kayakoy, and there we were. Following are some pictures of Kayakoy.
I remember that day as the one of the enjoyable day ever in Turkey if not in my list of travel days. When i booked a Jeep Safari in Alaturka Turkey Tour, i didn't expect such an adventurous safari, instead i imagine a laid back, a bit of a fun jeep cruise from one place to another. But it turned out totally the opposite.
Priene, Miletus, and Didyma (also known as PMD) are three great ancient Greek City ruins in Turkey. Like any other roman or greek ruins, it has several buildings and functions which you can imagining being at before centuries. They are considered significant among other Hellenistic Period/Age (a period between the death of Alexander the Great and the rise of the Roman Empire). If you crave for Roman and Greek Ruins, PMD one day tour could satisfy your craving.
As my post on the other article on how many ruins are there in the Turkey, I wanted to explore some of Turkey’s best ruins, and Ephesus was on top on that list.
When planning this trip, i was surprised with the fact that Turkey has so many roman ruins. Along the Northwest and southwest coast of Turkey, there are so many ruins such as Ephesus, Hierapolis (Pamukkale), Troia, Pergamon/Bergama, Prienne, Miletus, Dydima, and many others. Considering the strategic location of Dardanelles peninsula, it's understandable that many civilization was built around the area.
Anzac Gallipoli Tour is one of historic Tour in Turkey.
And what is ANZAC by the way? ANZAC is an acronym for Australia and New Zealand Army Corps. It is formed during World War I in 1915.