The Central and Southern Aegean Coast Feature

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Top Reasons to Go to The Central and Southern Aegean Coast

Sailing on a Blue Cruise: A gulet, a converted wooden fishing boat, is the perfect way to explore the coast, sailing out of Çeşme, Bodrum or other coastal ports and from there gliding across the warm azure waters to secluded coves.

Visit Ephesus: The Library of Celsus, with its tiered facade of columns, and ruins of temples, houses, and shops richly evoke the Greek and Roman worlds.

Wandering through Şirince: This picturesque cluster of two-story houses is set on a lush hill, and villagers sell their handmade crafts.

Swimming and scuba diving in Çeşme and Bodrum: Some of the brightest and bluest waters in the Aegean surround these coastal resorts.

Feasting on fish in Gümüşlük: Escape the tourist crush of Bodrum to enjoy a meal at one this village's waterside restaurants.

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