By Ali Riza Akkir
MUGLA, Turkey (AA) - Bill Gates is visiting Turkey's picturesque beaches in Fethiye on the Aegean coast.
The founder of Microsoft came to the town of Fethiye on the luxury yacht “Lana,” a 107-meter-long and 16-meter-wide Cayman Islands-flagged vessel.
The yacht offers a gym, a jacuzzi, a beach club, a swimming pool, water sports equipment as well as stabilizers to minimize the effect of movement.
Fethiye is famous for its natural harbor, blue waters and numerous rock tombs, including the 4th-century B.C. Amyntas Rock Tombs, carved into a cliff overlooking the city. The town is also home to well-known sights, such as the beach of Oludeniz sheltered by a lagoon and the Butterfly Valley.
Gates was in Izmir on Friday to visit the ancient city of Ephesus and the House of Virgin Mary.
He later visited Turkey’s famous resort town of Bodrum in the southwest on Sunday.
* Writing by Dilan Pamuk in Ankara