"6. Catch a water taxi in Turkey
Where: Iztuzu beach, Dalyan, Turkey
The vibe: Reached by a gentle 45-minute water taxi ride on a dolmus from Dalyan, Iztuzu lies at the mouth of a beautiful river delta. As the boat splutters through 10ft-high reeds, Lycian tombs slide by adorning the hillsides. The beach itself is a spit separating the delta from the sea, so you have the choice of freshwater or seawater swimming. Sun worshippers need armfuls of sunscreen as the only shade is at either end of the beach (and bear in mind that the beach is three miles long), where there are limited sun loungers and facilities.
The people: Euro crowd.
The look: Cheap and cheerful.
The drink: Efes Pilsen beer.
How to get there: Metak Holidays (020-8290 9292; metakholidays.co.uk) offers a seven-night b&b break at the two-star superior Ozalp Hotel from £359 per person, based on two sharing, including return flights to Dalyan and transfers."
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