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Resting in December in Turkey, a beach holiday for me faded into the background. No, no, the sea was just what we need - +19°C, and the sun shone tenderly.…

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For those who go to Turkey, all inclusive has long been the norm. However, every year in local hotels there are new varieties of this food system, beckoning tourists consoles…

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Paradise Lost
Istuzu beach stretches six kilometers of sandy strip separating the Mediterranean sea and the Dalyan river. The guides tell us that this is the place where the Mediterranean and Aegean…

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City of light in the city of the sun

There was a city. Not that big, but not too small. In a beautiful Bay, surrounded on all sides by twelve cute Islands (just like in the fairy tale about the brothers-months). At the junction of the Aegean and Mediterranean seas, somewhere in the middle between today’s Marmaris and Kemer, opposite the island of Rhodes, at the foot of mount Mendos. Residents of the city were incredibly proud of their history. You bet! Once on these same lands located one of the largest ancient settlements of Lycia, the city of the Sun — Telmessos. The second reason for their sincere and genuine pride was the rocky slopes of Mendoza, transformed by the Rhodes knights of the order of St. John into a Grand architectural ensemble, up to the top “encrusted” with tombs. Whatever it was, but a reminder of antiquity, magnificent natural landscapes and hospitality of the hosts, in a word, all together, “in the complex”, Fethiye served a good service. And one day he turned in… the city is a paradox. Whether the city, or the port, or an open-air Museum, or a resort… Fethiye is known for its beaches, rugged coves, coast and lively bazaars no less than the rock burials and lush subtropical vegetation. Although… For a resort of this class here is unusual privacy and few people. Too clean for the port. For the Museum — too modern. For the city — too Museum. Yes, not to forget the main thing — the scent of romance! Like the fragrance of coffee or hookah: everywhere and at the same time subtle, barely audible. In the blue of the open sky, in the seeming vastness of the sandy-pebble expanses, turquoise waters, caravels, silently scurrying under the sails… And Fethiye is literally covered with flowers — giant colorful “garlands”, winding the banks and hotels. Illustration to Paradise, and only… City-a fairy tale, place — dream. Fethiye Dalaman starts with Because to get into the story on the plane, bypassing the Dalaman airport is the nearest runway from the resort location, you can’t. That’s first. Secondly, to get your hands on the coveted pass to the promised Paradise, you again need a Dalaman, or rather, a visa, which is bought on arrival at the airport for a symbolic $ 20. Fethiye is 60 km away. To overcome them, I used Dalaman transport — bus. All the way subjectively can be divided into three parts. The first, it is the shortest and almost straight, — a piece of the route among the landscapes bleached by the sun, dried up in the heat of palm trees and colored houses. Second — serpentine (who was in the Crimea, will know what I mean): bus sways in a serpentine no end to the road, and in the ears — “bravely” sounds restless and cheerful voice of the attendant who is trying hard to distract… pretty “podvyavshie” fatigue and impatience of tourists. And finally, the third part of the road, it is also the most impressive — directly on the lands of Fethiye… Which float before your eyes like a Mirage And continue, hiding behind the slopes… you Can stop in the Central part of the city, where it is equally pleasant to wander, eat, drink and dance. And where is the so-called turquoise coast, which, in turn, is divided into two parts. Elite, located just North of the city, here just the same breathes “luxury life”: a few VIP-hotels hidden in coves with their own pebble beaches, expensive restaurants and shops. And less elite, but no less attractive — just South of the center, in the blue lagoon Oludeniz (which literally means “dead sea”in Turkish). There are at least 50 hotels of “easier” class with beautiful sandy beaches, free, that is for General use. However, the apparent simplicity more than pays off with a pleasant surprise: on the North side of the Bay is securely protected by the famous Turtle Peninsula, which is also called Cleopatra beach. You can swim here even in winter! But the main thing — the sea. It is a lot, and it is everywhere! A separate ode to sunsets and breezes, which is especially famous for the nearest to Fethiye town of Chalysh, located almost “two steps” (4-5 km) from the resort, in the farthest corner of the Bay. Fethiye provides a lot of opportunities for recreation and entertainment: animation, discos until dawn, paragliding, rafting, jeep Safari, diving, rowing, water skiing, yachting on 12 adjacent Islands with stops near four of them. For the most restless and curious — excursions. In Dalyan (where many turtles live) or Tlos (with a lost city, a canyon and a waterfall), in saklykent (with a beautiful mountain gorge) or Pamukkale (“cotton castle” with snow-white frozen lime baths on the rocky terraces of the spurs of the Taurus mountain). Although you can just lie on the beach, go shopping or arrange yourself… belly Feast (not to be confused with Oriental dance) Food in Turkey is a cult. And Fethiye is no exception. And the feast of the belly can last the whole day. After all, any local institution — from a modest – looking eatery to a prestigious restaurant — can cause a gluttonous impulse. The morning begins with a well-known and quite democratic in relation to the stomach buffet. In Fethiye, it is almost the same familiar thing as the local Oriental table-locante — for those who like to eat on the go. And time together with appetite inexorably is moving to lunch. It’s time to visit the small kofteci — flavored stuffed pork chops spice. Or just search “soup”, by the way, delicious in soup Evie or Corbis. Lunch flows smoothly into the afternoon snack. Time to drink coffee, tea or one of the sweet herbal infusions — the salep or the Bose. The choice is limited only by your imagination. In between meals, you can eat fruit, which are offered fresh, dried, dried and candied. And if you want sweet, but under a Cup of coffee or the famous Apple tea (although local with undisguised pleasure drink and other useful for digestion teas — rosehip or sage), do not hesitate to choose a juicy honey-cinnamon baklava with nuts or Turkish delight. On the city’s waterfront sell for about twenty kinds of cake! By the way, as for coffee, it should not just try — it should be done correctly. That is, slowly, with feeling, with sense and with the arrangement: the ritual of making a drink is not inferior to the importance of the tasting ceremony. In addition, coffee in the East — not only cooking in pots and on the sand. These are recipes! With sugar and without, with egg yolk, cocoa, chocolate, spices… In any case, it turns out unexpectedly and wonderfully. The evening is coming, and your feet carry you to the restaurant. Be sure to taste the fish! Fish-restaurants are quite easy to find on the signs “Balik” or “Balik evi”. Please note that the fish cooked in Fethiye may differ significantly from those cooked in another seaside town — the specifics are proud of here, and the recipes are kept secret. Also be sure to go to meykhana — the national Turkish Inn, which was previously available only to men. For residents of the East, this institution is like a bath (Hamam): not in consumption, but in the preparation itself. First the atmosphere, then — pleasure! How many do not list the gastronomic pleasures of the resort, and to try everything is simply unrealistic. But to pass the main “vessel of pleasure” — nargile (hookah), the same dessert as any other, which is served after the fruit, but before the coffee — is unlikely. And curiously, in the end: twilight, silk pillow, the fragrance from which dizzy. Just a picture from the tales of “a Thousand and one nights.” Nagele gives peace, helps chat, meet and does not forget… the Sun — light. Clouds — muslin. Air — transparent. Mountains with dandelions of colorful parachutes. Everything is the same as in any other Sunny place. And yet, there is one “but”: the city is too similar to a fairy tale…

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