ANOTHER ANTALYA

ANOTHER ANTALYAThis itinerary is for those adventurous souls who want to hit the road by themselves! What do you say to getting out of your hotel or apartment, and finding a whole new Antalya?
We flew SunExpress to Antalya on a Thursday evening for a three-day weekend adventure. Our first task was to visit the rent a car office in the airport, and pick up our rented transport. We launched out directly from the town centre for our hotel in Konyaaltı, popular for its sandy beaches and lively bars. Over the three days we

ROUTES OF NATURE, ADVENTURE AND THRILLS

ROUTES OF NATURE, ADVENTURE AND THRILLSThe fertile Antalya terrain is endowed with scores of natural wonders. The most enjoyable way to get close to them is in the outdoor and adventure sports!ROCK CLIMBING IN GEYIKBAYIRIGeyikbayırı is one of the main rock climbing zones of Turkey. Climbing is possible from September until the end of May, whereas in summer the excessive heat deters even hikers. Thanks to the mild winter of the area, Geyikbayırı is comparable to Europe’s preferred rock climbing spots Margalef (Spain) and Kalymnos (Greece).- How to get there?Geyikbayırı is 25 km.

Antalya

Flights to Antalya – Beach Holidays- Sun and Sea

Antalya Flights – Beach holidays on the Turkish Riviera

Antalya, capital of the province of the same name, is the tourist centre of the “Turkish Riviera”. With 300 days of sunshine a year, the region is a holiday hotspot all year round. The town’s landmark is the grooved minaret, Yivli Minareli, a 13th Century mosque. Antalya’s tourist highlights include the Roman Hadrian’s Gate, the picturesque Kaleici old town district with its lovingly restored houses, the idyllic harbour and the Archaeological Museum. The peaks of the powerful Taurus mountains provide Antalya with

48 Hours in Istanbul

You have two days to tackle the top city in Turkey. 48 hours in Istanbul, a mega-metropolis of 13 million people? With a little focus and nerve, you can do it.

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Cruise the Bosphorus
Not literally, of course – you only have two days – but yes, a boat ride on the mighty Bosphorus is both affordable and a good start to develop a sense of this mighty, iconic city. Grab a commuter ferry from Eminönü and hop on and off at Besiktas, Ortaköy and Bebek.
Gape at the Hagia Sophia
The former Orthodox basilica, mosque and now museum is a birthplace of

20 Under the Radar Greek Islands

Some stats on the isles of Greece. Though a good many of us think only of the holy quintet of Crete, Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos and Rhodes, the country contains a prodigious 6,000 islands. Not Indonesia, not the Philippines but still, impressive in the pantheon of world archipelagos.

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Now, of the thousands of islands in the Aegean, Ionian and Myrtoan seas, a wee percentage have any human settlements of note. In fact, the figure comes in at about 1%. That still gives prospective tourists a bundle of options beyond the oft-trodden, usual suspects. By our math, about 20