Best friends, romantics, travel enthusiasts, hot-air balloon keeners.
Exploring nooks and crannies. Beauty captivating you both inside and outside of the hotel. Conquering a fear of heights while ballooning high above the rocky yet tranquil country-side.
April, May, mid-to late September.
Argo’s slogan is “Wake Up To A Dream” and what a mystical world they’re describing. Situated on the site of an ancient monastery in the Old Uchisar Village, the panoramic views of Cappadocia will mystify you. Inside, you’ll find stunning décor and eco-conscious design. They’ve sourced the finest patterns, pottery and pillows to embellish their already elegant furniture. The rooms are a lovely blend of traditional and modern elements. On the cooler nights, find a fireplace tucked into the walls of your candlelit cave room, and for the warmer nights, wade into a private pool/grotto found just steps from your bed.
Cappadocia, known for its fairy chimneys (tall, thin spires of rock that protrude from the bottom of an arid drainage basin or badland), is quite a site to be seen. Take a tour of Uchisar as well as the surrounding areas of Goreme and Urgup. See stunning frescos on the inside of cave walls. Fly above the amazing geological formations in rainbow-coloured hot-air balloons, check out the “underground cities” used since the Bronze age, head on a rafting tour, trek through this culturally and historically magnificent part of Turkey and embrace your inner cave-being.
Start with a Turkish meze platter (mini dishes consisting of an assortment of tastes including cheese, melon, hot pepper paste, salad, artichokes, meatballs, yogurts, the list goes on) at Siri Restaurant. Finish your meal with some Turkish coffee hot chocolate cake from Seki Restaurant as you watch hot-air balloons glide over your meal.
Travel by taxi, rent a car or join organized tours.
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People looking for adventure, magic, and romance.
Spectacular views of Cappadocia sunrise from a hot air balloon. Ancient stone chimneys rising from the earth. Feeling the history from the cave walls in your room.
April to October
Welcome to Cappadocia - a mysterious wonderland of soaring rock formations - peribacalari, or 'fairy chimneys' and magical underground cities. Kelebek Hotel is located in the old part of Goreme, and is the first cave hotel in the city. Stay inside a real cave, built to provide you with the most authentic Turkish comfort. Choose between 36 different rooms and suites - cave, arch, stone or Fairy Chimney. For a hammam basin, a terrace and a fireplace - go with a suite. While on the premises, indulge in a Turkish Bath (hammam) for a tradition dating back thousands of years. Cool off in the Kelebek swimming pool and explore the mosaics showing the world map of famous Turkish sailor Piri Reis. After a day full of adventure, rest in the garden with a tea and a book.
The most unforgettable and not to be missed experience at Cappadocia is a hot-air balloon ride over the magical fairy chimneys. Explore this ancient landscape from above in this once in a lifetime experience. Alternatively, explore the ancient valleys on horseback from below. Another great venture from Kelebek is visiting the owner's family farm for a traditional Turkish breakfast and sightseeing. Get picked up by a giant converted whiskey barrel pulled by a tractor and hike to the 'hidden' green valley, where you will indulge in a wonderful spread of home grown organic goods. Eat among the roaming free farm animals. Watch your bread and tea warmed up in a stone oven.
Traditional turkish cuisine. The sweetest fruit. Honey tray straight from the hive. Stone-over baked turkish bread.
Fly into Nevsehir or Kayseri airports. Kelebek Hotel will help arrange pickup. Another option is taking a bus to Goreme from anywhere in Turkey.
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Romantics, Honeymooners, Writers, Soul-Searchers.
Take in the view from the top of Gökova cove. Clear Mediterranean water. Dinner on the terrace among lily pads and floral gardens. Watching swans floating around you. Quiet magic.
May to September
Bördübet cove, meaning "bird's bed, is a charming fishing and beekeeping village, 30 km from Marmaris in southwest Turkey. Facing the Gökova Gulf and sitting on the Reşadiye peninsula, the resort is setup on a unique landscape combination of crystal clear Mediterranean water and a dense pine forest, with a river running through it. Some parts are reminiscent of the Amazon, especially where the river meets the sea. Each room, suite, or cottage, has a private terrace and a beautiful view. Choose a house that suites you best, whether its the Observation House or the Boat House with river and forest views. The Garden House or the Forest House with its own private garden. Or, the Romantic House, sitting on the river’s edge with a large balcony. Find peace at this natural retreat, with a unique landscape greeting you wherever you look.
Visit Bördübet's private beach, by taking a scenic boat ride through the forest and the river. Hike or cycle around the area and discover the wildlife and unique flora and fauna of the village. Learn how to paddle surf for a day full of activity. If you feel like leaving this wonderful oasis, visit the Marmaris village nearby for a beautiful stroll along the coast.
Organic foods grown in Bördübet's onsite gardens. Fresh local Turkish cuisine. Goat cheese and yogurt made daily at the hotel. Just-caught seafood.
Golden Key Bördübet is 27 kilometers from Marmaris and 55 kilometers from Datça. Dalaman Airport is 125 km away - rent a car or arrange a pickup with the hotel.
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Sailers. Water Sports Enthusiasts. Honeymooners with a taste for the finer things in life.
Waking up to a surreal view every morning. Sailing through the Mediterranean. Remote luxurious paradise.
May to September.
D-Hotel Maris is a boutique beachfront resort, located on the Datça Peninsula, where the Mediterranean and the Aegean Seas meet. You are surrounded by forests, volcanic mountains, and crystal clear waters, creating a one of a kind panoramic view. There are 193 rooms and suites available, including an exclusive villa. Relax by the pool or visit the sauna and the ice fountains for a high end spa experience. Honeymooners will love the specials offered by the hotel, like sparkling wine in the room, complimentary breakfast delivery and late check out.
Sail the waters on a luxurious yacht and explore the nearby islands. Go windsurfing. Take a kayak or a mountain bike tour. Visit one of five natural beaches surrounding D-Maris. Visit the Ancient Plane Tree in the mountain village of Bajir.
The hotel offers many restaurant options, including high end Mediterranean and Italian cuisine.
D-Maris is located 130 km from Dalaman International Airport and 35 km from the city of Marmaris. A transfer can be arranged with a private car or a helicopter.
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Jet setters. Sun worshippers. Lovers and friends with a taste for the finer things in life.
Postcard views. Being surrounded by olive trees and sparkling Aegean Sea. Watching white yachts disappear into the horizon. Cocktails and dancing to the setting sun.
May to October.
Macakizi is a boutique hotel, on the edge of Aegean sea in Bodrum, Turkey. Surrounded by hills and bougainvilleas, this secret retreat is the only place you'll want to be this summer.
The rooms are set hillside, and are spacious and luxurious, with wooden accents and lots of light. Visit the outdoor spa or the glass-wall hammam or do a yoga class overlooking the water. Enjoy lazy hot summer days at the beach club and warm up by the outdoor fires on cooler nights.
Sail Macakizi's boat along Bodrum's shores for a full or half day excursion. Visit the five-mile Turtle Beach - with salt water on one side and fresh water on the other. Explore the mysterious Lycian Rock Tombs or the rejuvenating Mud Baths. Take a day trip to Pamukkale Hot Springs and the ancient city of Hierapolis.
Refined Turkish cuisine. Try the Catch of the day or the Caesar Lobster salad for lunch.
Take a short flight from Istanbul to Bodrum, following a taxi ride to Macakizi.
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