Why is archaeological dating important

Several villages are also privileged to have ''sunken cities" (Kekova) or ruins under the sea, which you can see if you look down into the crystal clear, turquoise waters.

The Anatolian hinterland will show you glimpses of other ancient civilizations: the Hattis, the Hurris, Assyrians, the Hittites, the Phrygians, the Urartians, the Lydians and the Lycians.

The hillsides are covered with broken pieces of ancient pottery, contemporary walls often have corner stones which may date back to antiquity.

Children play and sheep graze amidst fragile remains.

Its lush tree-shaded groves graciously bestow their blessings of fine fruits.