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Datça & Bozburun Peninsulas

For a real taste of unspoilt Turkey, head for a holiday to the gorgeous peninsulas of Datça and Bozburun.  Picture mountain hamlets, pine forests, fishing villages and secluded coves waiting to be revealed.

The southernmost of the two peninsulas is Bozburun, where the main village is renowned for building traditional gulets, splendid wooden Turkish yachts that are seen along the whole coastline.  Explore the many beautiful beaches and coves, some of which can only be accessed on foot or by boat.  Discover charming villages including smart Selimiye with its promenade of seafood restaurants, to the lesser-known places such as sleepy Söğüt.

Inland is just as spectacular, enjoy the fresh mountain air with its sweet scents of pine, lavender and thyme.  Part of the famous Carian Trail, discover the tiny hamlets and enjoy gentle hikes through the mountains.  You’ll be rewarded with sensational views over beautiful countryside and azure coastline towards the Greek islands of Simi and Rhodes.

The Datça Peninsula is home to ancient Knidos which lies at its tip, where the remains of this Dorian port city overlook two stunning bays.  The modern town of Datça has a wide selection of waterside restaurants to try, and for an authentic taste of the area, it is well worth visiting Eski Datça, the old town, with its winding cobbled lanes and quaint whitewashed houses and boutiques draped in colourful bougainvillea.

Wherever you choose to stay in this region, you’ll find exceptional food, much of which is organically grown here.  You’ll sample some of the finest seafood in Turkey, and buying some locally produced honey and olive oil is a must!

For more details on our tailor-made holidays to Datça and Bozburun in Turkey, simply get in touch with one of the Fleewinter specialists.

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Datça & Bozburun Peninsula Holidays

Istanbul
An intoxicating city and the only one in the world to sit across 2 continents. Enjoy breakfast in Europe and lunch in Asia, then back again for the evening.

Most of the popular sights, history and activity are centred on the European side in an area called Sultanahmet. But we recommend you explore further - taking in the Bazaars, cruising along the Bosphorous, and visiting the rooftop bars of Sultanahmet.
Cappadocia
The unique natural caves and ‘fairy chimneys’ in Cappadocia would be beautiful on their own, but they’ve been rendered even more interesting by their history as a refuge for Christians looking to escape Islamic armies. The result is fascinating carvings, frescoes and churches deep in caves.It’s easy to see why drifting over this region on a hot air balloon has become popular.

It’s probably the best region for serious hikers as well, offering challenging mountains and valleys for those who seek them, with rich scenic rewards.
Kalkan
Kalkan is, without a doubt, one of the prettiest holiday beach towns along Turkey’s Turquoise Coast. It calls visitors back again and again.

The charming cobbled-stone town is packed with excellent restaurants, and sits staggered down the hillside to the ocean, with dramatic mountains in the backdrop.
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Thrace Wine Region
A beautiful region producing wine since ancient times. Guided tours of vineyards are open from April to the October harvest.
Fethiye
The Fethiye region is beautiful, with its verdant valleys and dramatic mountains covered in sweet-scented pine forests, ancient tombs carved into the rock faces and simply magnificent beaches. The most famous are the blue lagoon at Ölüdeniz, and the neighbouring Butterfly Valley, aptly named due to the diverse species of butterflies that have made it their home.

For history and nature lovers this region ticks all the boxes, with its many ancient sites to visit including the ruined temples of Tlos Letoon, and the derelict old Greek houses in the ‘ghost village’ of Kaya Valley. Spring is a wonderful time to visit; with its unique flora and fauna, it is simply bursting with rare wild flowers.
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Göcek
Göcek, in the Fethiye region, is a chic, harbour-side town surrounded by 12 islands – stunning just to look at, and even more spectacular to explore onboard a gulet. More
Datça & Bozburun Peninsulas
For a real taste of unspoilt Turkey, visit the gorgeous peninsulas of Datça and Bozburun with their mountain hamlets, forests of pine and a myriad of fishing villages, beaches and secluded coves, just waiting to be discovered.

The southernmost of the two peninsulas is Bozburun, where the main village is renowned for building traditional gulets, splendid wooden Turkish yachts that are seen along the whole coastline.

The Datça Peninsula is home to ancient Knidos which lies at its tip, where the remains of this Dorian port city overlook 2 stunning bays.
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Bodrum Peninsula
Despite Bodrum being a bustling, cosmopolitan town, the old part is incredibly pretty and has remained unchanged for many years, with old white and blue stone houses in the backstreets covered in colourful Mediterranean flowers.

The area is also packed with ancient history. You can see Bodrum Castle from pretty much everywhere, and the Mausoleum at Halicarnussus (one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World) is tucked away here too.
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