- What’s On
Buy a stand-alone digital subscription and get unlimited access to dozens of back issues for just £18.99 / $18.99 a year.
Print subscribers automatically receive FREE access to the digital archive.
Please register at www.exacteditions.com/digital/cornucopia with your subscriber account number or contact email@example.com
“This is one of the most dramatic of coastlines,” wrote Barnaby Rogers in Cornucopia 10, off in search of the enchantment described in Freya Stark's Lycian Shore, “alternating between sandy beaches and hostile cliffs that have long been the terror of sailors.” Once the domain of the kings of Lydia, the exceptionally beautiful Turquoise Coast between Marmaris and Antalya is best appreciated by boat. To aid sailors, it was mapped two centuries ago in an epic survey that sparked a hunt for its wealth of ancient treasure, as Nicholas Courtney explains in Beaufort's Hunt Cornucopia 27. The 500km Lycian Way, Turkey's first long-distance footpath, follows the spectacular coast from Fethiye to Antalya, while the flora of Caria and Lycia were explored by Andrew Byfield in Cornucopia 55.
East of Fethiye are the translucent waters of Ölu Deniz, which have helped to give the Turquoise Coast its name. Behind it is Butterfly Valley, and beyond are the small ports of Kalkan, Kas and Myra (Demre). “Two fertile valleys that have traditionally supported their inhabitants are honeycombed with the ruins of a unique civilisation,” Barnaby Rogerson noted in his article on the coast. Xanthos and Tlos are the main sites among an astonishingly rich cluster of classical remains. Rock tombs are impressive at Myra, and stone sarcophagi seem to float in empty bays such as Aperlae. This is also place of idyllic hideaways, as Andrew Finkel discovered when he visited the spectacular home built for US Congressman Stephen Solarz and his wife Nina (Cornucopia 29)
Cornucopia has joined forces with the digital publishing platform Exact Editions to offer individual and institutional subscribers unlimited access to a searchable archive of fascinating back issues and every newly published issue. This brand new resource is available cross-platform on web, iOS and Android and offers a comprehensive search function, allowing the title’s cultural content to be delved into at the touch of a button.
Digital Subscription: £18.99 / $18.99 (1 year)Subscribe now