Adakoy or 'Paradise Island' offers blissful seclusion with its own bay and beach, providing a natural landscape for all your outdoor activities. It is four kilometres (20 minutes in a water taxi, local charge) away from the bustling resort town of Marmaris, making it an ideal place to enjoy a bit of peace and quiet, as well as lively nightlife if you so choose. Further afield the ancient city and tombs of Kaunos can be combined with a trip to the mud baths along the Dalyan River.
The Rock Tombs of Lycia are the region's 'must-see' destination. Elaborately carved facades, columns and pediments are hewn from the rock face over 2,400 years ago! The most significant rock tombs are in the region called Caria and Pamphylia between Dalyan and Fethiye.
Weaving over mountain, valley and coastline, the Lycian Way is a long distance footpath that you can break down easily into day-long hikes, here you can enjoy peace, solitude and a real sense of timelessness. If you’re fit enough, climb to the top of Mount Olympos – all 2,400 metres of it! Strike out to the ancient cities of Termessos, Perge and Aspendos, among the best preserved of all Turkey’s classical sights. They're instant reminders that this is a land with a very long, fascinating history, Alexander the Great tried, and failed, to capture Termessos in 333BC.
The Dalyan Mud Baths are great fun – the mineral rich muds really give your skin a work out. Next to the mud you can also enjoy therapeutic springs, which will go some way to removing every last stubborn piece of mud. Make sure you wear an old swimsuit!