Destination: Bodrum

Ruins + Beaches of Southern Turkey

On a recent trip to Turkey we spent some time exploring the absolutely amazing southwest coast along the Aegean Sea. The coast is full of beautiful scenery, lush greenery, turquoise waters and historical ruins. After flying into the Izmir airport and renting a car, we set off to do some sightseeing at our own pace on a little road trip. Our first stop was at Ephesus, one of Turkey’s most famous historic sites. Ephesus was once an ancient Greek city—and later a major Roman city—and contains the largest collection of Roman ruins in the eastern Mediterranean. The most amazing of the excavations is the Library of Celsus (built in 124 AD) and the theater that dominates the view down Harbor Street, leading to the now dried-up harbor. Read More ›