Thrace & Marmara

Zeytinli is surrounded by green-grey scree-covered hills, with spectacular views over the countryside. It's an idyllic base for an island stay. Once in disrepair, the village is revitalising; in 2013, the Aya Todori Greek Primary School reopened after a 50-year closure. Be sure to sample a cup of the island's famous dibek coffee (Turkish-style coffee that is ground on a dibek stone) in one of Zeytinli's traditional Greek cafes.

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1. Tepeköy


Great for an island stay, this Greek village surrounded by scree-covered hills offers spectacular views over the countryside. Its stone houses once…

2. Eski Bademli

2.84 MILES

Hilltop Greek village Eski Bademli (Old Bademli) looks down on rather ugly Yeni Bademli (New Bademli) and over the valley to the Aegean. The village has…

3. Kaleköy


Perched on the hillside above the harbour at Kaleköy is 'High Kaleköy' (formerly Kastro), a pretty village built around a ruined Genoese fortress…

4. Dereköy

5.95 MILES

The stone houses in this Greek hilltop village overlooking the valley are mainly deserted and falling into disrepair, making it reminiscent of a ghost…

8. Cape Helles British Memorial

19.05 MILES

This British memorial is a commanding stone obelisk erected in honour of the 20,000-plus Britons and Australians who perished in this area and have no…