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Southern Aegean

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Southern Aegean (Güney Ege) is the southern part of Aegean Region, Turkey.



  • 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
  • Gumusluk — village on Bodrum Peninsula mainly frequented by bohemians
  • Yalikavak — village on Bodrum Peninsula

Other destinations

Travetines of Pamukkale
  • Altinkum
  • Aphrodisias — one of the best preserved Roman cities in Turkey, much less crowded than some better known sites
  • Pamukkale — the white travertines


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.


Get in

  • 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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