The Central and Southern Aegean Coast Feature

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Top Reasons to Go

Feast on local seafood and fresh mezes: Enjoy a relaxing meal at one of the many seafood restaurants.

Swim, windsurf, and scuba dive: Some of the brightest and bluest waters in the Aegean region surround the sophisticated coastal towns of Çeşme and Bodrum.

Take a Blue Cruise: A gulet, or wooden boat, is the perfect vehicle for exploring the Aegean coast, visiting secluded coves sprinkled along pristine clear waters.

Visit Ephesus: For a glimpse into the Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine periods, take a walk through the ruins of Ephesus, lined with the remains of temples, houses, shops, and the famed Library of Celsus.

Wander through Şirince: This picturesque winemaking village is surrounded by lovely restored houses; the hills are great for hiking.

Updated: 2014-04-03

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