This dinky Turkish village started life as a fishing harbour. Over the last few years, the colourful fishing boats have largely been replaced by tour boats, but the village has managed to retain its traditional feel. Its sleepy streets are lined with wild flowers and family-run restaurants serving the catch of the day. The beach is the real star, though – Forbes magazine voted it one of the most luxurious stretches in the world. Take one look and you’ll understand why. Dramatic cliffs plunge down to cobalt waters, while soft white sands are backed by a ribbon of greenery. The views are just as impressive, with the Greek island of Kos over in the distance. And because hotels are the exception rather than the rule in these parts, the beach tends to stay pretty quiet. It does mean everything else is pretty quiet too, though. Shops and bars are thin on the ground, and tourist attractions are pretty much non-existent. But that’s how most people like it. Besides swimming and sunbathing, days are best spent exploring the countryside, either on foot or by bike. And if you fancy a spot of shopping or dancing, the brighter lights of Bodrum are only about a 30-minute drive away.
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