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Ancient Ephesus - Izmir

Probably one of the most famous ancient cities in the world. Ephesus is an important location for Christianity as St Paul and St Mary lived in this ancient city.

Topkapi Palace - Istanbul

This magnificent building was the home of the Ottoman Empire sultans for many centuries and has many unique pieces worth seeing such as the Kasikci Elmasi or Spoonmaker's Diamond (86 carat diamond from the Ottoman time) and the foot step of the Prophet Hz Muhammed.

Aya Sofya or Hagia Sophia Museum Istanbul

Used to be a church with a seemingly unsupported massive dome, which later converted into a mosque.

Kapalicarsi or Grand Bazaar  Istanbul

The largest covered bazaar in the world that benefits from an ancient architecture.

Cruising the south part of Turkey with a gulet

Gulet is a Turkish style boat available all over Turkey. The best cruising sections of Turkey are between Bodrum and Kas . Especially Marmaris , Fethiye and Gocek are known as the best sailing areas. 


Nemrut
Mountain
(Dagi) - Adiyaman

Stone carvings of Greek and Persian gods from the B.C. 62. UNESCO included Nemrut Mountain as the 8th Wonder of the World.

Cappadocia – Nevsehir , near Goreme

Home of the fairy chimneys popular all around the world. Cappadocia (Kapadokya in Turkish) is the most magical place to visit in Turkey. Sightseeing with the air balloon is widely popular.

Roman Theatre at Aspendos Antalya Serik

Amphitheatre constructed in the 2nd century by the Romans and has an incredible acoustics. Several concerts take place in this magnificent place during the summer months.

Acropolis of Ancient Pergamon Izmir

Ruins of a famous Roman city from the 4th century.

Oludeniz Fethiye

Oludeniz has the beach has been photographed the most in Turkey with turquoise blue waters and sandy beaches. It is also one of the most places for paragliding.

White water rafting Antalya

Antalya has many rivers popular with rafters.

Outdoor Restaurants

Ottomans were the ones that introduced the concept of outdoor dining to Europe. There are many restaurants were you can dine outside, especially fish restaurants, which we advice you to try.

Turkish Food

Turkish people are very proud of their food culture and there are numerous number of dishes that you can try. The majority of the dishes are from the Ottomans, similar to Middle Eastern and Greek food.

Lycian Way long distance path Fethiye

The walking path takes you to the most breathtaking sections of the Turquoise Coast.  However, we do not advice you walk during the hottest months, especially July and August.

Iztuzu Beach Marmaris

Known as Turkey’s second longest beach and the worlds’ 6th best beach. Iztuzu Beach is a protected area due to its unique landscape and the caretta carettas living in the area. We advice you to get a boat tour, which will take you to Iztuzu Beach, mud baths and the ancient Caunos city.

Sumela Monastry Trabzon

Sumela Monastery located on a steep hill at an altitude of 1,200 meters (3,900 ft).

Visiting a Hamam

Turkish Baths are a tradition in Turkey and visiting one would be a unique experience for you. Get advice on the best ones available in your area or to be safe, you can try the ones available at the hotels.

Turkish Tea

Tea from the Black Sea is widely popular and majority of the Turkish people drink tea at least twice a day. Although Ottomans introduced coffee imported from Yemen, to Europe, Turkish people always had a passion for quality tea for centuries.

Ancient Assos Canakkale

A small Greek town of Assos has ruins of temples and building. By below the ruins, there are two tranquil beaches and only couple of boutique hotels, where you can only a relaxing holiday.

Surfing Alacati Cesme

Alacati is known as the second best surfing spot in the world. This authentic Greek town mainly has stone buildings and offers an upmarket holiday experience.  

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Hamam or Turkish Baths

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Hotels in Turkey with The World Luxury Hotel Awards

Unesco World Heritage Sites in Turkey

Ottoman Empire Currency

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Turkish Food Recipes

Revani - Other Desserts

Dessert

Dried Curds or Tarhana Soup - Soup

Bulgur with Meat - Rice & Pasta Dishes

Main Course

Broccoli Soup - Soup

Aubergines Stuffed With Minced Beef - Red Meat Courses

Main Course

Crusted Meatballs or Icli Kofte - Meat Mezes

Hot Meze

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