My first solo adventures began as a young 20 year old when I waved goodbye to my friends from a small catamaran bound for Turkey from the Greek island Rhodes. I had just spent a month island hopping around the beautiful islands of the Greek Cyclades and although my friends were heading home, I had decided that my journey was not quite at an end. A few hours later I arrived into Fethiye, one of Turkey's many pretty little marinas', with only a small plan to head for the little guest house I had stayed in the year previous. Here I remained for the next year, helping out in the guest house, meeting new people, learning the language and enjoying their incredible cuisine and culture on a daily basis. I travelled to and visited nearby areas and over the years since this first adventure I have returned many times visiting more of Turkey's stunning villages, cities, landscapes and historical sites. I had simply fallen in love with this incredible country.
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When you think of world-renowned wine producers, Turkey might not immediately spring to mind. However, with the lush and rolling landscapes and the enviable climate, Turkey actually produces some incredible tasting wines to suit a variety of palates. I was lucky enough to sample these delicious wines at the Yedi Bilgeler Vineyard en route to Sirince, and as a big fan of wine and a huge fan of beautiful, natural surroundings, I absolutely loved my time here. Not only was I treated to a generous sharing of each wine on my tasting experience, but I also got to enjoy the stunning views that the Yedi Bilgeler is surrounded by, similar to the rolling hills of Tuscany or Napa Valley. If you fancied a night here as well as a wine tasting experience, you're in luck as the Yedi Bilgeler is also home to beautiful rooms overlooking the vineyards.