Experience the best of Turkey before the summer crowds arrive

With summer just a stone's throw away, warmer temperatures and upbeat spring vibes are in the air in May. Explore the ancient ruins of Ephesus or Cappadocia's remarkable fairy chimneys sans the summer heat. Uncover thousands of years of history as you hike along the stunning Lycian Way. Or embark on a food-filled adventure to discover the secrets of Turkey's most beloved dishes. If you're here in early May, you may also get to experience Hidirellez – an annual spring festival with lively folk music, traditional fire-jumping and lamb feasts.

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