Turkey Travel Tips
Check your Midnight Express stereotypes at the door - this is a rapidly modernizing country with one foot in Europe and one in the Middle East. It's not all oriental splendor, mystery, intrigue and whirling dervishes but it is a spicy maelstrom of history knocking up against a fast-paced present.
The Turkish people have an unrivalled reputation for hospitality, the cuisine is to die for, the coastline is a dream, and many Turkish cities are dotted with spectacular mosques and castles. And while costs are rising, Turkey remains one of the Mediterranean's bargain-basement destinations.
Written by Carrie, October 2012
I have used Viator on two separate vacations: China and Turkey. I have been happy with the services both times. I plan on using Viator for future trips. It's nice scheduling activities in advance ...
Written by JC, Germany, January 2012
The ruins of Ephesus are justly famous, drawing streams of visitors year round. Far fewer make it to Aphrodisias, the spectacular ruin of a city largely destroyed by an earthquake in the 7th ...
With its vast stretch of Mediterranean coastline dotted with historic sites and sun-drenched beaches, its not surprising that Turkey remains one of the most popular cruise destinations. Whether ...
Written by JC, Germany, March 2012
History is a big deal in the town of Bodrum in the Anatolian southwest of Turkey . It was the birthplace of Herodotus, “father of history”, as well as the site of an enormous tomb built for King ...
Written by Peter, Australia, October 2010
Cappadocia is one of those places you're unlikely to ever forget. The countryside is dotted with pinnacles (that look like castle turrets or giant mushrooms) that are soft on the inside, and have ...
One of Turkey’s oldest festivals dating back almost 500 years, the Manisa Mesir festival is held each March in the Aegean town of Manisa. Organized in celebration of the region’s famous Mesir paste, ...
Written by JC, Germany, December 2011
Turkey may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of winter sports, but skiing and snowboarding centers are sprinkled across the country’s mountainous interior. Turkey’s ski ...
Written by JC, Germany, May 2012
Most visitors to Turkey
in search of a beach holiday head straight to the brash resorts which
line the Aegean or Mediterranean Seas. But Turkey’s verdant Black Sea
coast, more or less as long ...
Written by Antalya Expert: Aykut, Turkey, August 2011
As a person who lives in Antalya and working as a tour guide,I would like to share my advices with travellers.You can visit many archaeological sites and ancient cities during your stay in ...
Written by Simona, Italy, February 2011
Once you will be in Istanbul you will really feel between two continents. Enjoy a city trip and discover this authentic city.
Istanbul’s Çiçek Pasajı, or Flower Passage, is the most renowned example of the city’s ornate late 19th and early 20th century arcades, beautifully restored to its Ottoman-era glory. ...
Exploding with color and pungent aromas, Istanbul’s Spice Bazaar, or Egyptian Spice Market (so-called as the spices were originally imported from Egypt) is one of the city’s most vibrant and ...
Written by Istanbul Expert: Nesrin, Turkey, March 2012
People coming to Istanbu l usually want to see the major sights of ancient history during their stay in this beautiful city. Who wouldn’t want to see a 1500-year-old Byzantine church or an Ottoman ...
Istanbul might have a reputation for its cosmopolitan population and increasingly modern attitude, but the heart of the city still beats in the historic old town of Sultanahmet, located on the ...
With exchange rates plummeting, Istanbul isn’t quite the bargain destination it used to be, but those on budget will still find plenty of opportunities to stretch out their dollars. From marveling ...
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