Head to the village of Kayaköy to see the fascinating remnants of a once bustling place. Over 350 deserted houses, crumbling churches and weatherworn street signs sit here derelict on the mountain. The town was abandoned after the Greco-Turkish War in the early 20th century, and today it’s an open-air museum. The outskirts are very much full of life, so you’ll find places to shop and snack.
If you’re not pulling up your boot straps or saddling up for a trek through the countryside, hop in the car and you can be by the coast in ten minutes. Gemiler Beach is a good place to start, thanks to its gorgeous blue bay and plunging valley views. Pack a picnic, grab a lounger and hop on a boat from the wooden jetty over to Gemiler Island.