Istanbul, Turkey - Istanbul, Turkey 18 days trip

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Istanbul, Turkey

3 nights Sun. Mar 01-Wed. Mar 04

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Bursa, Turkey

1 night Wed. Mar 04-Thu. Mar 05

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Eskisehir, Turkey

1 night Thu. Mar 05-Fri. Mar 06

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Ankara, Turkey

1 night Fri. Mar 06-Sat. Mar 07

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Goreme, Turkey

1 night Sat. Mar 07-Sun. Mar 08

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Konya, Turkey

2 nights Sun. Mar 08-Tue. Mar 10

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Side, Turkey

2 nights Tue. Mar 10-Thu. Mar 12

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Dalyan, Turkey

1 night Thu. Mar 12-Fri. Mar 13

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Pamukkale, Turkey

1 night Fri. Mar 13-Sat. Mar 14

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Selcuk, Turkey

1 night Sat. Mar 14-Sun. Mar 15

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Bergama, Turkey

1 night Sun. Mar 15-Mon. Mar 16

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Canakkale, Turkey

1 night Mon. Mar 16-Tue. Mar 17

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Istanbul, Turkey

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Things to do in and around Istanbul

  • Urban Density
  • Istanbul Archeological Museum
  • The Blachernae Palace
  • Church of the Holy Savior in Chora
  • Topkapi Palace @ Istanbul
  • Traditional Ottoman village
  • Bursa Rainbow
  • Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) view
  • Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Obelisk of Theodosius
  • Sunken Palace Cistern in Istanbul
  • Bridges
  • Street, Prince Islands
  • Istanbul-Constantinople
  • mehter concert at the military museum
  • Tombeau d'Eyüp Sultan
  • Süleymaniye Camii Suleiman Mosque
  • Small town outside of Istanbul, Turkey
  • Uçmaya Hazırlık (Preparing to fly)
  • Istanbul :: Yenicami
  • Morning in Sultanahmet, Istanbul
  • Inside the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
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  • Iznik
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Istanbul

Turkey, Marmara region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life3 nightsSun. Mar 01 - Wed. Mar 04

East meets West in a vibrant crescendo of history, culture, and cuisine, making Istanbul an unmissable destination.

Istanbul, once known as Constantinople and Byzantium before that, is the most populous city in Turkey, and the country's economic, cultural, and historical center. Istanbul is a transcontinental city in Eurasia, straddling the Bosphorus strait between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Istanbul is one of the world's most populous cities and ranks as world's 5th-largest city proper and the largest European city. It's main attractions include Aya Sofya Basilica, Blue Mosque, Dolmabahce Palace, Grand Bazaar, several museums, and more.
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Things to do in and around Bursa

  • Bursa Rainbow
  • Bursa Tramline (IB24)
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  • Bursa, Turkey
  • Muradiye Tombs in Bursa
  • Urban Density
  • Traditional Ottoman village
  • Crescent and star on mosque minaret
  • Constantinople city wall
  • 38, Yesil Camii-n Madraza, gaur egun -Museo de Arte Turco e Islamico-, Bursa
  • Ulu Cami skylight
  • Bridges
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Bursa

Turkey, Marmara region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life1 nightWed. Mar 04 - Thu. Mar 05

Now a bustling industrial metropolis, the Ottoman empire's first major capital is full of history, markets, parks and attractions.

Bursa is a large city in Turkey, located in northwestern Anatolia, within the Marmara Region. It is the fourth most populous city in Turkey and one of the most industrialized metropolitan centers in the country. It has become proliferated with parks and gardens located across its urban fabric, as well as to the vast and richly varied forests of the surrounding region. Bursa has rather orderly urban growth and borders a fertile plain. The mausoleums of the early Ottoman sultans are located in Bursa and the city's main landmarks include numerous edifices built throughout the Ottoman period. Bursa also has thermal baths and several museums, including a museum of archaeology.
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Things to do in and around Eskisehir

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  • Barrio otomano. Otoman Houses. Eskisehir.
  • Mezquita Resadiye. Eskisehir.
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  • Iznik
  • Eskisehir, Turkey 2009-09-27
  • Eskişehir 2012
  • Dancing glass people
  • Eskisehir - Conte de Fées Château
  • Lake Sapanca, Turkey
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Eskisehir

Turkey, Central Anatolia region

Culture1 nightThu. Mar 05 - Fri. Mar 06

One of Turkey's oldest cities, Eskisehir is rich with historic and archaeological sites, as well as several intriguing museums.

Eskisehir is a city in northwestern Turkey and the capital of the Eskisehir Province. The city is located on the banks of the Porsuk River, 792m above sea level, where it overlooks the fertile Phrygian Valley. In the nearby hills one can find hot springs. Known as a university town, both Eskisehir Osmangazi University and Anadolu University (which has one of the largest student enrollments in the world) are based in Eskisehir. Its main attractions include the Kursunlu Cami Mosque, Contemporary Glass Art Museum, Sazova Park, Archaeology Museum, and the nearby archaeological site of the ancient Phrygian city of Dorylaeum.
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Things to do in and around Ankara

  • Ankara's Citadel
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  • Museum of Anatolian Civilizations
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  • Museum of T.C. Ziraat Bankası
  • Mausoleum
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  • Monumentum Ancyranum
   
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Ankara

Turkey, Central Anatolia region

FoodCultureHistoricNight life1 nightFri. Mar 06 - Sat. Mar 07

Often overlooked, Turkey's second largest city and capital is dynamic, cultured and teeming with lively spots to explore.

Ankara is the capital of Turkey, located in Central Anatolia, and is Turkey's second largest city behind Istanbul. The city replaced Istanbul as the capital following the fall of the Ottoman Empire. Giving its name to the Angora wool shorn from rabbits, goats, and cats, Ankara is also known for its pears, honey, and muscat grapes. It is a virtual treasure trove of various archaeological sites, as well as home to nearly 50 museums, many parks, and beautiful mosques.
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Things to do in and around Goreme

  • Goreme Kappadokia
  • Goreme - ballooning
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  • Cave Houses & Extensions
  • Eski Gumusler
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  • Uçhisar - Vue sur la forteresse
   
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Goreme

Turkey, Central Anatolia region

HistoricNatureActiveSmall towns1 nightSat. Mar 07 - Sun. Mar 08

Beautifully situated among fantastical rocky peaks, the small, laid-back town of Goreme has a unique, otherworldly feel.

Goreme, located among the "fairy chimney" rock formations, is a town in Cappadocia, a historical region of Turkey. The time that the Goreme was first settled is unclear, but it could date back as the Hittite era, between 1800 and 1200 B.C. The location was central between rivaling empires, such as the Greeks and Persians. During the Roman era, the area became home to Christians retreating from Rome. Its main sights include the Ortahane, Durmus Kadir, Yusuf Koc and Bezirhane churches, in addition to the richly decorated Tokali Kilise, the Apple Church, and a number of homes and pigeon houses carved straight into the rock formations in the town.
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Things to do in and around Konya

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  • Roman Sarcophagus
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  • Globe
  • Lake Beysehir
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  • Turkey: Konya: Mevlana Museum and Shrine - 2
  • Atatürk schoolroom
  • Medrese Karatay - Dôme
  • Aziziye Camii
  • Church of St. Paul
  • Alaaddin mosque 4, Konya
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Konya

Turkey, Central Anatolia region

HistoricCultureFood2 nightsSun. Mar 08 - Tue. Mar 10

The perfect mix of old and new, this busy city boasts ancient architecture and culture, along with a thriving modern university.

Konya is a city in the Central Anatolia Region of Turkey. It is the seventh most populous city in Turkey. Konya is an economically and industrially developed city and the capital of Konya Province. Major landmarks include the Mevlana Museum, Aladdin Mosque, Ince Minaret Medrese-Museum, Karatay Medrese-Museum, Aziziye Mosque, Konya Ethnography Museum, İzzet Koyunoglu City Museum, and the St. Paul's Catholic Church at Alaeddin Hill.
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Things to do in and around Side

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  • Roman Amphitheatre, Side, Turkey
  • The Temple of Apollo approaching storm
  • Triumph of Dionysos and the Seasons Sarcophagus  (Badminton Sarophagus)
  • The Antonine Nymphaeum, erected ca. 160-180 AD, in the background the Heroon monument built to commemorate a leading citizen of Sagalassos, Sagalassos, Turkey
  • Perga's agora
  • Aspendos
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  • Amphitheatre, Termessos
  • Alara Castle
  • The Ruins at Olympos
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Side

Turkey, Mediterranean region

HistoricBeachesSmall townsFoodNight life2 nightsTue. Mar 10 - Thu. Mar 12

An ancient Greek city resting on a coast and a bustling center, Side offers the most remarkable archaeological sites in Asia Minor.

Side is an ancient Greek city on the southern Mediterranean coast of Turkey, a resort town and one of the best-known classical sites in the country. It is located on the eastern part of the Pamphylian coast, which lies about 20 km east of the mouth of the Eurymedon River. Today, as in antiquity, the ancient city is situated on a small north-south peninsula about 1km long and 400m across. Attractions include the Side Museum, the Nymphaeum, Greek Amphitheater, Temple of Apollo, as well as the ancient city walls.
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Things to do in and around Dalyan

  • Dalyan from the Hills
  • Dalyan mainstreet
  • Rock-carved tombs at Kaunos
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  • Amphitheatre at Xanthos
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Dalyan

Turkey, Aegean region

Small townsHistoricNatureFoodActive1 nightThu. Mar 12 - Fri. Mar 13

A wonderful little town not far from the popular Fethiye, Dalyan is known for its gorgeous nearby beaches and a mellow ambiance.

Dalyan is a town in Mugla Province located on the southwest coast of Turkey. Life in Dalyan revolves around the Dalyan Cayi River which flows past the town. The boats that ply up and down the river, navigating the maze of reeds, are the preferred means of transport to all the local sites. Above the river's sheer cliffs are the weathered facades of Lycian tombs cut from rock, circa 400 BC. The ruins of the ancient trading city of Kaunos are a short boat trip across the river. The south of Dalyan on the Mediterranean coast, lies Iztuzu Beach, near the village of the same name is a popular area for sunbathing and swimming.
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Things to do in and around Pamukkale

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  • Hierapolis
  • Crystal Blue
  • Looking over archeological site of Hierapolis from Theatre
  • Aphrodisias
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  • View on the forum and the basilica B with Pangaion Hills in the background, Philippi
   
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Pamukkale

Turkey, Aegean region

NatureActive1 nightFri. Mar 13 - Sat. Mar 14

A city famous for its archaeological sites and unique natural attractions, including hot springs and mineral water terraces.

Pamukkale, meaning "cotton castle" in Turkish, is a natural site in Denizli Province in southwestern Turkey. The city contains hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. It is located in Turkey's Inner Aegean region, in the River Menderes valley, which has a temperate climate for most of the year. Tourism is and has been a major industry. People have bathed in its pools for thousands of years. When the area was declared a World Heritage Site, the hotels on the site were demolished and the road leading here removed and replaced with artificial pools. Wearing shoes in the water is prohibited to protect the deposits.
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Things to do in and around Selcuk

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  • Ephesus Museum
  • temple of artemis
  • Selcuk street
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  • Celsus library
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Selcuk

Turkey, Aegean region

HistoricSmall townsNature1 nightSat. Mar 14 - Sun. Mar 15

Resting near major archaeological sites, Selcuk is a vibrant city featuring many historic buildings, churches, and a mosques.

Selcuk is the central town of Selcuk district, Izmir Province in Turkey. Selcuk is one of the most visited tourist destinations within Turkey, known for its closeness to the ancient city of Ephesus, House of the Virgin Mary and Seljuk works of art. The 6th century Basilica of St. John the Apostle, which, some claim, is built on the site of the Apostle's tomb, is also inside the town. The old quarter of Selcuk retains much traditional Turkish culture.
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Things to do in and around Bergama

  • Pergame - Herôon et vue sur Bergama
  • pergamon museum
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  • The remains of the Temple of Trajan in the Acropolis, Bergama (Pergamum), Turkey
  • Assos, Kefalonia
  • Asansor (Elevator) & Izmir, Turkey
  • Pergamon Asklepion, theater
  • Turkish Baths in Bergama
  • Backlight Forest
   
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Bergama

Turkey, Aegean region

HistoricSmall towns1 nightSun. Mar 15 - Mon. Mar 16

A UNESCO-listed town, known for its easy-going atmosphere and significant ancient ruins.

Bergama is a populous district, as well as the center city of the same district, in Izmir Province in western Turkey, and the second largest district in the province. Its main attractions include the Selcuk Minaret, Cukurhan caravanserai, Great Mosque of Bergama, and the Acropolis, among others. Bergama is also known for its historic quarter, where old Ottoman houses in the traditional style are found.
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Things to do in and around Canakkale

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  • CANAKKALE NAVAL MUSEUM WESTERN TURKEY OCT 2011
  • The Trojan horse used in the 2004 film
  • Sanctuary, Troy
  • Assos, Kefalonia
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  • AB Gökçeada Kampı: Doğu Kumsalı
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  • Çanakkale Martyrs' Memorial
   
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Canakkale

Turkey, West Marmara region

HistoricCulture1 nightMon. Mar 16 - Tue. Mar 17

A thriving university town with a fascinating past, Canakkale provides great access to a number of historic military sites.

Canakkale is a city and seaport in Turkey, in Canakkale Province, on the southern (Asian) coast of the Dardanelles at their narrowest point, having territory in both Europe and Asia. Ferries cross there to the northern (European) side of the strait. The city is the nearest major town to the site of ancient Troy. The "wooden horse" from the 2004 movie Troy is exhibited on the seafront. Canakkale is the second city to be situated on two continents after Istanbul. Some points of interest include Military Marine Museum, Cimenlik Castle, Trojan Horse, Canakkale Archaeological Museum, as well as the gorgeous beach.
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Things to do in and around Istanbul

  • Urban Density
  • Istanbul Archeological Museum
  • The Blachernae Palace
  • Church of the Holy Savior in Chora
  • Topkapi Palace @ Istanbul
  • Traditional Ottoman village
  • Bursa Rainbow
  • Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) view
  • Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Obelisk of Theodosius
  • Sunken Palace Cistern in Istanbul
  • Bridges
  • Street, Prince Islands
   
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Istanbul

Turkey, Marmara region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life1 nightTue. Mar 17 - Wed. Mar 18

East meets West in a vibrant crescendo of history, culture, and cuisine, making Istanbul an unmissable destination.

Istanbul, once known as Constantinople and Byzantium before that, is the most populous city in Turkey, and the country's economic, cultural, and historical center. Istanbul is a transcontinental city in Eurasia, straddling the Bosphorus strait between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Istanbul is one of the world's most populous cities and ranks as world's 5th-largest city proper and the largest European city. It's main attractions include Aya Sofya Basilica, Blue Mosque, Dolmabahce Palace, Grand Bazaar, several museums, and more.
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