World in 4K – Antalya is a Turkish resort city with a yacht-filled Old Harbor and beaches flanked by large hotels. It’s a gateway to Turkey’s southern Mediterranean region, known as the Turquoise Coast for its blue waters. Remnants remain from Antalya’s time as a major Roman port. These include Hadrian’s Gate, built to honor the Roman emperor’s visit in 130 A.D and 2nd-century Hidirlik Tower, with harbor views.
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Walking Tour: Bodrum In Southwestern Turkey (4K)
Bodrum is a city on the Bodrum Peninsula, stretching from Turkey’s southwest coast into the Aegean Sea. The city features twin bays with views of Bodrum Castle. This medieval fortress was built partly with stones from the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, completed in the 4th century B.C. The city is also a gateway for nearby beach towns and resorts.
Seaside Travel Tour: Kaş In Southwestern Turkey (4K)
Kaş is a seaside town on the Mediterranean coast in southwestern Turkey. The modern town occupies the site of ancient Antiphellos, with still-visible ruins including a theater. The 4th-century-B.C. Lion Tomb, with 2 carved lion heads, is one of many Lycian rock tombs in the area. The town center has whitewashed houses and buildings covered in bougainvillea. The Lycian Way, a marked trail, passes by the town.
Walking Tour: Antalya In Southwest Turkey (4K)
Antalya is a Turkish resort city with a yacht-filled Old Harbor and beaches flanked by large hotels. It’s a gateway to Turkey’s southern Mediterranean region, known as the Turquoise Coast for its blue waters. Remnants remain from Antalya’s time as a major Roman port. These include Hadrian’s Gate, built to honor the Roman emperor’s visit in 130 A.D and 2nd-century Hidirlik Tower, with harbor views.
Coastal View: Oludeniz To Butterfly Valley, Turkey
A walk and boat tour in Oludeniz Fethiye Turkey. We begin on Ölüdeniz beach, site of the famous blue lagoon – so called because of its stunning blue waters and soft sands. You really have to watch out for the paragliders here, as they swoop down to land on the beach. Ölüdeniz is one of the world’s best places to go paragliding, with its breathtaking panoramic views and excellent wind conditions. Watch the paragliders launch from Babadağ Mountain, over 6500 feet above and ride the thermals. And nearby is the ghost town of Kayaköy. Completely abandoned in 1923, when the local Greek population were sent back to Greece, Kayaköy is home to hundreds of stone houses slowly falling into decay. In this video we take a boat to Butterfly Valley – a small community accessible only by boat. It’s a great place to swim, have a drink or learn more about this intriguing way of community living.
Aerial Views: Alanya In Southwestern Turkey (4K)
Alanya is a resort town on Turkey’s central Mediterranean coast (also known as the Turkish Riviera). Its wide beaches lined with hotels include Cleopatra Beach, where the Egyptian queen reputedly swam. Alanya Castle, a giant Seljuk-era fort turned open-air museum, stands on a rocky bluff above the beachfront, alongside red tile–roofed Ottoman villas and the octagonal Red Tower, a symbol of the city dating to 1226.
Beach Walks: ‘Ölüdeniz – Southwest Turkey’ (4K)
Ölüdeniz is a resort village on the southwest coast of Turkey. It’s known for the blue lagoon of Ölüdeniz Tabiat Parkı and the wide, white Belcekız Beach. Overlooking the village is Babadağ mountain from where paragliders take to the skies. The Lycian Way is a long-distance marked footpath starting in Ölüdeniz, and has coastal views. To the south, Butterfly Valley is a nature reserve with a secluded bay.