Hello, autumn! Don’t forget, it’s not too late to discover Turkey’s beautiful landscapes. In fact, some say it’s the ideal time, as the heat of the summer abates and the high season crowds head home.
Here are a few picturesque villages where you’ll really feel like you have the place to yourself.
Although Turkey isn’t exactly famous for its wine-making abilities (yet), in Sirince wine has been produced for thousands of years.
This former Greek hill-top town was originally settled by slaves freed from the ancient city of Ephesus. The inhabitants grew berries, oranges, apricots and pomegranates alongside traditional grapes, and used these flavours in experiments to discover the ideal wine.
Today, Sirince’s cobbled, pretty streets are popular with tourists, especially at the weekend, but is fairly quiet come September.
Take a stroll along the peaceful streets before stopping into one of the wine houses for a tasting session. Make sure you also sample the olive oil, honey and nar eksisi, a type of vinegar made from pomegranate juice. A number of converted village houses serve as inns or rental homes, making Sirince a comfortable, convivial place for a late-season holiday.
Sleepy and unspoilt, with low mountains hovering on the horizon, a tranquil turquoise sea, and narrow cobbled streets lined with cosy outdoor cafés and restaurants, the charming port town of Alacati offers an idyllic seaside break on the Turkish Aegean coast. Dating back to around the 14th century, the town is an unpretentious place, scattered with ivory‑coloured stone houses and rustic boutique hotels with old wooden doors and pastel-hued window shutters draped with purple and pink bougainvillea. It’s also known as one the world’s best windsurfing destinations
Visitors love its restored stone houses and boutique hotels and inns, and many flock here for the town’s two food-related festivals: April’s herb festival and October’s Lost Tastes festival. The town’s also known for its lovely beaches (which will be lovely and quiet at the moment) and its boutique shops. And, unsurprisingly given its place on the food festival circuit, Alacati is also home to some superb restaurants specialising in local seafood.
Cappadocia’s famous fairy chimneys just look better with fall colors. Taking a balloon ride in the morning breeze and seeing this unique landscape from a bird’s eye view is one of the rare pleaseures of life. And it’s not just this; going for a hike in Kizil Cukur, wathcing the sunset and visiting the old Stone houses that have been used as film sets could all be highlights of your trip.
Assos is a holiday town and beach resort.Assos is the town of the city of Canakkale. Assos is famous for its fascinating natural beauties, wonderful coasts, ancient city, sea and beaches.
This pretty Aegean coast resort is located amongst the ruins of an ancient civilisation. Officially called Behramkale, the town an hour’s drive from Troy is known by most by its ancient name.
Assos hosts thousands of holidaymakers every year with its accommodation facilities, hotels and restaurants.
History of Assos dates back to 7th century BC. Located in the Behramkale Village and in the Edremit Gulf; Assos and its historical heritage stands for more than 3,000 years.
The remnants of the ancient city of Assos on the high hill of the Behramkale Village on a 240 m. of altitute offer great natural beauties and sea views. The Greek island of Lesvos stands across the sea and offers fantastic landscape for the visitors.
Assos is a coastal town also where the famous Aristotle have lived.