Spend the day
Istanbul and its most famous sights: the Basilica Cistern,
the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, the Suleymaniye Mosque and the
Pera District • Fly to Cappadocia to see the rock-carved
churches at Goreme.
Retire to your boutique hotel, renovated from authentic
Cappadocian housing • Explore the underground village of
After lunch, visit the potters of Avanos, who have practiced
their craft for more than 4,000 years • Fly to Izmir and view the remains of the
great Ionian city of
best preserved classical city in the Eastern Mediterranean • Drive to Bodrum, stopping en route to explore
the ruins of
Priene, the massive Temple of Apollo at Didyma, the temple
at Euromos and the fascinating
Museum of Underwater
Archaeology • Fly to Istanbul and view the City Walls
before visiting the Grand Covered Bazaar • Visit
Dolmabaçe Palace, the finest example of Ottoman Baroque in
the city. Enjoy a private afternoon cruise on the Bosphorus
Turkey's archaeological and cultural
wonders, and its long Mediterranean coastline, are a Mecca for
tourists, attracting millions of European holidaymakers each
year. Among the top draws is Istanbul with its fabulous setting,
wealth of historic sights and vibrant cultural life. Also not to
be missed are the amazingly well-preserved remains of
Greco-Roman cities such as Ephesus or Pergamon, and the coastal
resorts with their sandy beaches and hedonistic nightlife.
For the adventurous, the austere beauty of the
Anatolian plateau, the surreal eroded landscape of Cappadocia
and the atmospheric ruins of the enigmatic Hittites await
discovery. Here, too, is the unique experience of watching the
Whirling Dervishes spin their way to ecstasy.
Wherever visitors travel in Turkey they are
assured a warm welcome. Turks have a strong tradition of
hospitality and the words ‘Hos Geldiniz', which means literally
‘Your coming brings happiness', will ring often in a traveler's
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