Kalkan - Kas - Kekova - Oludeniz are on the Mediterranean
offering unique sites to enjoy: Wild coastlines, secluded beaches, Roman ruins,
blue fluorescent water caves, calm lagoons, pine forests, Hellenistic ruins,
Crusaders Castle, a sunken city, Lycian rock tombs carved into the cliffside and
hundreds of sarcophagi scattered around.
Konya (Iconium) was the capital of the Roman province
Kusadasi is a port for cruise ships, a vacation destination, lively
streets and night life.
Marmaris is a picturesque resort town with pine clad hills, fine beaches,
Milet (Miletus) was settled in by the Ionians in the 11th century B.C. In
the 7th century B.C. it became the principle port and the richest emporium in
the Aegean Coast. It was home to philosophers Thales, Anaximander and
Thales believed that "there was a fundamental unity beneath the apparent
disorder and complexity of nature" and he postulated that "water was
the material basis for all things". Miletus has a theater, consul chamber,
market place, temples and the Faustina Baths which consists of many chambers
including dressing, hot, cold, steam and exercise rooms. The Baths were built by
Faustina II, wife of Emperor Marcus Aurelius. The grid-like street layout of the
ancient city resembles modern cities of today.
Mount Ararat is believed to be where Noah's Ark landed and is the highest
point in Turkey.
Nemrut Dagi (Mt. Nimrod) is in a remote part of Turkey and home to
Antiochus I's self-glorifying monument. He concluded that since his ancestors
(Alexander the Great from his Greek mother's side and Darius King of Kings from
his Persian father's side) were 'gods', then he too must be a god. He is
depicted shaking hands with Apollo, Zeus and Heracles as if he were being
initiated into the "god's club" Over the centuries the huge statues
have fallen victim to nature and their heads tumbled off. The site of the
mountain range is a perfect setting for the 'Throne of the Gods'.