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The legacies of the Hittites, Greeks, Romans, Christian apostles, Byzantines, Ottoman Turks & the other civilizations that have called this land home have made Turkey into a vast outdoor museum full of beautiful, intriguing sites. Highlights of Turkey's many treasures include the spectacular Byzantine churches & beautiful mosques of Istanbul; the ruins of the fabled city of Pergamum on its windswept hilltop; the holy city of Konya where Dervishes still whirl; the extraordinary landscape & cave dwellings of Cappadocia; the great theatre of ancient Ephesus; the magnificent beaches of the Aegean & Mediterranean with signs of ancient civilizations at every turn & so much more...

 

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    Istanbul: Once known as the capital of capital cities, has many unique features. It is the only city in the world to straddle two continents and the only one to have been a capital for 3 mighty Empires Roman, Byzantine & Ottoman. Istanbul still remains the commercial, historical & cultural pulse of Turkey, Ancient & modern, religious & secular, Asia & Europe, mystical & earthly all co-exist here.   The Bosphorus Istanbul  
 
    Troy: Immortalized by the writings of Homer, the legendary city of Troy invites the wanderlust with its picturesque settings & historical ruins. While on vacation in Turkey, an excursion to this ancient city will give you the opportunity to savor the striking scenery & wealth of archaeological sites of a long lost kingdom. If mythology is what intrigues you or if you are an avid literature lover, Troy is the perfect choice for a day tour.   Trojan horse Troy Turkey  
 
    Kusadasi: One of Turkey's principle holiday resorts, offers an excellent environment for an unforgettable holiday. Situated on the west coast of Turkey- 90km south of Izmir, Kusadasi, is reputed for one of the most attractive city of the Aegean, as it is close to the important historical sites including Ephesus, Didyma, Priene, Miletos - the principals of ancient times & ideal for sightseers.    Kusadasi port Turkey  
 
    Ephesus:  Was established as a port & used to be the most important commercial centre of Asia Minor. It played a great role in the ancient times with its strategic location. Ephesus is located on a very fertile valley. Once, the trade centre of the ancient world, a religious centre of the early Christianity & today, Ephesus is an important tourism centre in Turkey. The ancient city is located near Selcuk, 30 kms to Kusadasi.   Ephesus Celsus Library Turkey  
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  Pamukkale:  Is one of the most interesting places in the world, justly famous not only for the beauty of its unique geological formations but also for its historical remains. The calcium oxide-rich waters flowing down the southern slope, over the millennia, built up deposits of white travertine on the plateau thus fully justifying both the site's ancient name of Hierapolis (Holy City) & its modern one of Pamukkale (Cotton Castle).   Pamukkale Denizli Turkey  
 
  Bodrum:  Situated on a beautiful peninsula, Bodrum, home of the famous Greek historian Herodotus, is these days better known as a popular holiday resort with non-stop nightlife. Enchanting villages of houses painted in white & trimmed with purple bougainvillea together with miles of sandy beaches & ideal locations for water sports. The medieval Crusaders Castle is the worlds largest underwater archaeology museum.   Bodrum Marina Turkey  
 
Marmaris:  The town of Marmaris is located at the meeting place of the Aegean & Mediterranean seas, on the world's largest natural harbour, surrounded by pine-clad hills. Situated in southwest Turkey, to the north lies the Gulf of Gokova, to the south the Mediterranean. All year round Marmaris is surrounded by blue & green. The hills running in to the sea & the beautiful bays make Marmaris very special.   Marmaris Turkey  
   
  Fethiye:  Is steeped in history with ancient Lycian & Roman sites. The Lycian civilization left it's mark as carved rock tombs in Fethiye's cliffs. The lovely marina & water front area a hive of activity with sleek yachts, traditional Turkish Gulets & pleasure crafts in & around Fethiye. Oludeniz is very famous as it is probably the most photographed beach in Turkey if not Europe, by paragliders taking off from the nearby summits.   Oludeniz Fethiye  
 
    Antalya:  Offering all the mysticism of past in our day, is now called the "Turkish Riviera" due to its natural beauties & its perfect climate throughout the year. Antalya is the place where sea, sun, history & nature blend in perfect harmony. Antalya features a shoreline of 657 km with beaches, ports & ancient cities scattered throughout. Antalya has an ideal location for travelers visiting nearby Aspendos, Side, Perge, Kas, Olympos.   Antalya City, Kaleici Old Quarter, Turkey  
 
    Konya:  Situated at an altitude of 1016 meters in the south central region of the vast Anatolian steppe, the city of Konya is famous far beyond the borders of Turkey. The city's renown derives from the nearby ruins of Catal Huyuk & more so, from the shrine of Rumi, the great Sufi poet. Remains of numerous ancient settlements have been discovered on the Konya plain, giving evidence that humans have long favored this region.   Konya Whirling Dervish  
 
    Cappadocia: Boasts one of the worlds most dramatic landscapes. The lunar-like setting has become popular for hot-air ballooning. Natural cone formations, made from volcanic eruptions smoothed over time by wind & rain known as fairy chimneys, contain caves & labyrinths. As early as the 3rd  century, those chimneys became a hiding place for early Christians who fled persecution & are now the homes of locals.   Cappadocia fairy chimneys  
 
    Mt. Nemrut:  Was discovered in 1881, but excavation didn't start until 1953. The site was constructed by Antiochus, who believed himself to be the descendent of Apollo so, he built a statue of himself along with those of Apollo, Zeus, Tyche & Hercules flanked by a lion & an eagle. An artificial mountain peak of rock 50 mts high is piled between the two ledges of the gods & some suspect Antiochus' tomb may be underneath it.   Mt. Nemrut Kahta Turkey  
 
    Sumela Monastery: Situated in a very beautiful & natural setting, Sumela Monastery built in the 14th century is nestled into the side of rocks in a famous valley in Macka, 50 km's away from Trabzon. The setting is 1200 meters above the sea level. Two Greek monks, Barnaby & Sophronios started the original building. The 7th century icon apparently painted by an anonymous Trabzon artist became the symbol of the monastery.   Sumela Monastery Turkey  
 
    Safranbolu: Displays its extremely rich historical & cultural heritage through 1008 architectural structures displaying a good example of Turkish architecture, all preserved in their original environment. Safranbolu was placed in the world Cultural Heritage list by UNESCO in appreciation of the successful efforts in the preservation of its heritage as a whole. Safranbolu has deserved its real name for its houses.   Safranbolu Houses, Unesco World Heritage Site Turkey  
 
    Ankara:  Is the capital of Turkey & the country's second largest city after Istanbul. Centrally located in Anatolia, Ankara is an important commercial & industrial city. It is the center of the Turkish Government & houses all foreign embassies. It is an important crossroads of trade, strategically located at the center of Turkey's highway & railway networks& serves as the marketing center for the surrounding agricultural area.   Ankara Anitkabir Turkey  
 
 

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