1 Alaçatı

This marvellous little village has become one of the best places in which to sample the Aegean area’s unique cuisine.

2 Ephesus

Hot, crowded and exhausting it may be, but you simply can’t miss Turkey’s best-preserved ancient city – a magnificent monument to the wealth of Rome.

3 Şirince

A beautiful hillside village surrounded by vineyards a short drive from Selçuk.

4 Priene

Scramble over the ruins of a superbly preserved Hellenistic town and gaze out over the Meander basin.

5 Heracleia ad Latmos

Former monastic village on Lake Bafa, which had a compelling hold on the imaginations of the Romantic poets.

6 Bodrum

Spend a few days sampling the nightlife at Turkey’s most fashionable and sophisticated beach-resort.

7 Pamukkale

Visit the geological oddity that has found its way onto every Turkish tourism poster.

8 Aphrodisias

New excavations at this beautifully sited Roman city are revealing a site to rival Ephesus in grandeur and importance.

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