??Hi Guys Amazing Arabella, I have a real treat in store for you so I have been learning all about Turkey and its history and geography and also some amazing facts about Turkey that I bet you all didn’t know! ??
??Well as mentioned I have been learning about the history and let me tell you there is so much to learn about from archaeology, religion, war and also fashion yes would you believe that so any way lets get into this as I cant wait to tell you all about my trip and what I got up to and also my top ten facts about Turkey. ??
??So this May myself, JD and 10 other influencers went to the turquoise coast of Turkey to #DiscoverMugla what is Mugla I hear you say its a coastal region of Turkey and hosts some of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. ??
??First stop was Bodrum now a few facts about Bodrum ??
- The Bodrum peninsula on the Aegean Sea coast.
- It was built on the ruins of the ancient city of Halicarnassus during the early 15th century – Wow spooky
- It is also a centre for underwater archaeology in the Mediterranean. – Ohh wonder if there are mermaids 🙂
??When we were at Bodrum we stayed at The Royal Asarlick Hotel, which was located on the beachfront with views that would definitely put a smile on your face – the hotel was lovely and the staff were so friendly. ??
??Hammock Life ??
??They have such beautiful flowers here ??
??Next stop is Marmaris – here are a few facts about Marmaris??
- Although it is not certain when Marmaris was founded, in the 6th century BC the site was known as Physkos (Ancient Greek: Φύσκος) and considered part of Caria.
- According to the historian Herodotus, there had been a castle on the site since 3000 BC. In 334 BC, Alexander the Great invaded Caria and the castle of Physkos was besieged. The 600 inhabitants of the town realised that they had no chance against the invading army and burned their valuables in the castle before escaping to the hills with their women and children.
- In 2018, archaeologists discovered the tomb of the ancient Greek boxer Diagoras near the city of Marmaris. They announced that a pyramid-shaped structure was the mausoleum of the Greek boxer. The following words inscribed in the mausoleum: “I will be vigilant at the very top so as to ensure that no coward can come and destroy this grave,” Until 1970, the structure was believed to be the grave of a saint and was visited by locals seeking answers to their prayers, but upon discovery that it was not a holy site, the structure was looted and everything was stolen
??Tonight we are staying at Orka Lotus Beach in Marmaris its such a beautiful hotel, you can see more of what we got up to here on the Vlog – here are some images that I took there??
??So relaxing here who loves the sea? ??
??Lifeguard duty ??
??Come on guys its amazing to #DiscoverMugla, now we visited the marina area where you can shop till you drop and look at the very beautiful boats on the marina – its such a beautiful city. ??
??We are now stopping at Green Nature Diamond Resort again in another side of Marmaris and this again is a lovely hotel the hotel is more family and up-beat and has lots of activities – cant wait to find JD to explore – I think we are going to visit the beach front and also go and splash around in the pool.??
??Being a unicorn at Green Nature Diamond Resort ??
??Love doing Yoga in the morning ??
??The only way is up feeling amazing here??
Next stop is Fethiye, first we are stopping at Kite Valley its lovely here and so high up but if you look closely you are able to see the people on the beach front wow look at them go check out my vlog you’ll be able to see it all there
Now Fethiye is an amazing town and my favourite in Mugla they have so many different areas and each unique. Fethiye is a port city, and district, on Turkey’s southwestern Turquoise Coast. It’s known for its natural harbour, blue waters and numerous rock tombs including the 4th-century B.C. Tomb of Amyntas, carved into a bluff overlooking the city. Near-shore islands are popular for day trips by boat. In the south, the beach at Ölüdeniz is sheltered by a lagoon, and Butterfly Valley is a designated nature reserve. Here are some facts about Fethiye:
The Tomb of Amyntas, also known as the Fethiye Tomb is an ancient tomb built in the city and district of Fethiye in Mugla Province, located in the Aegean region of Turkey.
- Modern Fethiye is located on the site of the Ancient Greek city of Telmessos, with the Tomb of Amyntas located in the south side of the city in the mountainside, in the base of the mountain. The impressive looking tomb was built in 350 BC, and was named after the Greek inscription on the side of it which reads “Amyntou tou Ermagiou”, which translated to English means “Amyntas, son of Hermagios”.
- The tomb was built by the Lycians, the people who lived in this area of Turkey at the time. The Lycians were never members of a specific country, but rather a tightly knit confederation of independent city-states, which included Telmessos.
- Kayaköy has many ruins left from the population exchange between Turkey and Greece in 1923. Beautiful countryside, Turkish village life and a sad reminder of the past. This village is more known as the old ghost town – wonder what might happen if you did a over night challenge here eeek!
- This is the mountain from where you soar should you choose to do the paragliding in Ölüdeniz. Baghdad is one of the highest mountains in the world to para-glide from – are you brave enough.
??Now we are visiting Alesta Yachts today and I am so excited as these are the top luxury yachts in the Fethiye area and wow do they live up to their expectations – they are beautiful, we have been taken out to sea and the views are so amazing, I would just like to add that the sea is the bluest I have ever seen!! ??
??A quick visit to Alesta Hotels and what a view from the roof-top restaurant – feeling really great right now – not only am I getting to learn about the history – I am seeing and experiencing all these amazing yachts and hotels too! ??
??We have now arrived at Orka Sun Life and again Orka is a lovely hotel we love the Orka brand, if you are ever in Turkey you have to check out these lovely hotels – here’s some images at Orka. ??
??What a great room buy first I’m going to do some reading! ??
??Love the Ölüdeniz Beach ??
??Quick stop at Seahorse Beach Club – Look at these cakes and this mocktail is delicious. ??
??So there you have it my trip to Turkey – everything you need in one country there is so much to see and do and I loved every part of it – it’s a dream. Guys I definitely recommend going with your family to Turkey especially Mugla its awesome and all the hotels come fully recommended. If you want to see more of what we got up to head over to my YouTube channel and watch the vlog. Make sure to hit like and subscribe. ??
??Bye for now XOXO??