A trip to The Kackar Mountains, July 2021 Apart from a brief trip, some ten years ago, The Kackar Mountains remained a region that our family had wanted to explore for some time. The weather being so hot in July and August we wanted to spend a few weeks getting away from the oppressive summer […]

Turkey is home to some major sporting events including the exciting and teeth clenching Sea to Sky Enduro Rally. As a spectator you not only get the chance to watch the amazing skills of the riders from close up, you also get to meet and mingle with them throughout the event. Where and When is […]

Cappadocia is situated on a plateau north of the Taurus Mountains in the centre of Turkey. The moon like landscape, buildings carved out of rocks and underground cities make it a fascinating area to visit. This unique landscape was caused by volcanic erosion and a series of eruptions created what we now call the Fairy […]

Where And What Is Ephesus? Ephesus can be found near Selçuk in Western Türkiye and is a very popular stop on the tourist trail. The ruins were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015. They are within easy reach of the popular coastal town of Kuşadası. They also lie approximately 80 kilometres away from […]

TURSAB The Association of Turkish Travel Agencies Dear Valued Guest, We are pleased to announce that from January 2022 we have registered and paid for our own TURBAB license. The decision was made last year. Though we have been trading for many years in the UK. It made sense as we spend most of our […]

Good news that Turkey are lifting restrictions from June 1st. Newspaper, The Daily Sabah, reports as follows: Turkey is lifting restrictions on intercity travel and allow restaurants,cafes, parks and sports facilities to reopen from June 1 as it eases restrictions imposed to curb the coronavirus outbreak, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Thursday. Speaking after the […]

What’s new about our hiking tours in Turkey? At Bespoke Turkey we have teamed up some local guides to offer a 3 brand new Turkey hiking tours. As well as The Lycian Way, we will be offering guided Turkey hiking tours in 3 exciting locations. The Kackar Mountains in North West Turkey. St Paul’s Trail […]

Ancient Lycian sites Cadianda & Pinara In this blog we are looking at two key cities on The Lycian Trail Cadianda, or kadyanda, Lycian name ‘Cadavanti’, is located high on a mountainside close to Üzümlü Town, approx. 10kms from Fethiye. This historical city is likely to have dated back as far as the 5th century […]

In this blog we look at the history of the beautiful region of Kayakoy For many, The Lycian Way starts in Ovacik, the official start point. If you have time, then we recommend a day exploring Kayakoy. According to Strabo, the Greek Philosopher, present-day Kayakoy was known as Karmylassos. The only ruins left from this […]

In the next series of blogs we will be looking at the main stops on The Lycian Way route. Discussing Lycian Way history and some of the historic sites you will experience. We start with Fethiye. Lycian Way History Fethiye;  Fethiye is a city on the south west coast of Turkey in Mugla Province. It […]

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