A Heaven of Turquoise Awaits You
The Southern Aegean region is, not just for Turkey, but one of the most exceptional tourism zones for all over the world. From north to south; Gökova-Akkaya, Marmaris, Datça, Köyceğiz, Göcek, Dalyan, Sarıgerme, Dalaman, Fethiye, Ölüdeniz, Kalkan and Kaş are the most beautiful spots of the region. These lands, reined by Lycia mostly in the ancient times, have hosted Roman Empire, Eastern Roman Empire, Seljuk State, Ottoman Empire; whereas the traces of all these civilizations may be seen. Lycian rock graves of Göcek, Dalyan, Dalaman and Fethiye, Hippokome Ancient city in Dalaman, Telmessos in Fethiye, Kaunos, Tlos, Letonya and Xanthos ancient cities are the most visited and important historical sites of the region. In addition, Datça known to be ruled by Dorians in the 5 th Century also takes its place among the historical richness.
Unique bays of Gökova, Marmaris, Fethiye and Göcek are centers of attraction for the blue voyage lovers. The trees hug the turquoise sea like as resembling the meaning of life. Besides, Marmaris has an ideal position for wind surf. The world famous beaches, with extraordinary beauties and unique untouched natures, are also in this region. Dalyan employing 5000 years of history is at the same time an underwater heaven. Rare specie Nile Turtles and Caretta Caretta turtles are the symbols of the region worldwide. The Af Kale in Fethiye is famous for its very special diving sports and caves. The nature of the region is very convenient for paragliding. Kelebekler Vadisi ( Valley of Butterflies) on the other hand owns a unique flora with its endemic plants.