Southern Aegean ( Güney Ege) is the southern part of Aegean Region, Turkey.
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Akyaka — coastal town on the tip of Gulf of Gökova, with beautiful traditional architecture
Bodrum — trendy resort town featuring a citadel, Roman ruins, and trendy clubs
Datça — unspoilt local resort on the Datça Peninsula, nearby Knidos forms the boundary between Aegean and Mediterranean proper
Didim — near the Roman city of Didyma with the statue of Medusa
Denizli — relatively big city inland, hub for visiting Pamukkale
Gümüşlük — village on Bodrum Peninsula mainly frequented by bohemians
Muğla — pleasant inland city with a well-preserved old quarter
Yalıkavak — village on Bodrum Peninsula
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Aphrodisias — one of the best preserved Roman cities in Turkey, much less crowded than some better known sites
Pamukkale — the white travertines
[ edit] Understand
Essentially a northwestern extention of
Mediterranean coast, this region has the typical “Turkish blue coast” – with mountains covered by pine forests descending right to the sea level. Historical names for this region include Caria.
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International airport of the region is located in Bodrum.
Ferries connect most towns on the coast to the nearest respective islands belonging to the Dodecanese island group of Greece.
Aydin and Denizli has daily train services from Izmir.
A motorway connect the region with Izmir in the north. D400 connects Fethiye with Antalya in the east through Lycian coast.
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