Mavişehir, Didim – Aydın – Turkey
GPS : 37°23’37.4″N 27°12’56.3″E / 37.393734, 27.215641
Mavişehir which means Blue City in Turkish is 15 min. drive away from Didim. The area has got beautiful views of Aegean sea, especially popular for sunsets.
Everyday is a market day starting from morning till the sunset. Here you can find a lot of souvenirs to look at and mostly the market wares are based on textile and souvenir. On the local market you can buy everything you want out of food, spices, clothing, etc at low prices. In summer, the market is open around the clock so you can shop when it is not so hot – it does it is usually easier and more enjoyable.
If you are in Mavişehir looking out to sea then the Greek islands that you can see are Agathonissi and Farmako (Phamakonisi). In Roman times Julius Ceaser was hold captured on the island of Farmako by kidnappers for 34 days.
On a good day you can see the islands of Samos to the North and to the west are Lipsi, Arki and Patmos, all part of the Leros group.
Life in the small town Mavişehir is modest and leisurely, with small cafes and restaurants and local shops. This is the place for you to escape the everyday hustle and bustle and who yearn for a tranquil blue lagoon where you can recharge your batteries.
Although Mavişehir is known for its peace and quiet, you do not go far to find more life and activities. It takes 5 minutes to drive by bus to Aqua Park – a huge water park with numerous slides, wave pool, activities and beautiful parklands. The famous Temple of Apollo is also just 5 minutes away and is a valuable cultural treasure. Didim town located 10 minutes away and offers a wide range of services and activities, nightlife, bustling seafront.