Istanbul, Turkey - Istanbul, Turkey 17 days trip

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1

Istanbul, Turkey

4 nights Fri. Sep 20-Tue. Sep 24

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2

Goreme, Turkey

2 nights Tue. Sep 24-Thu. Sep 26

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Midyat, Turkey

1 night Thu. Sep 26-Fri. Sep 27

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Mardin, Turkey

0 nights Fri. Sep 27

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Antalya, Turkey

0 nights Fri. Sep 27

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Kalkan, Turkey

1 night Fri. Sep 27-Sat. Sep 28

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Marmaris, Turkey

2 nights Sat. Sep 28-Mon. Sep 30

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Bodrum, Turkey

1 night Mon. Sep 30-Tue. Oct 01

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Izmir, Turkey

2 nights Tue. Oct 01-Thu. Oct 03

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Pamukkale, Turkey

2 nights Thu. Oct 03-Sat. Oct 05

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Istanbul, Turkey

1 night Sat. Oct 05-Sun. Oct 06

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Things to do in and around Istanbul

  • Urban Density
  • Dolmabahce Palace @ Istanbul
  • Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) view
  • Topkapi Palace @ Istanbul
  • Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Street, Prince Islands
  • 13 October 2007
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Istanbul Modern
  • Inside the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
  • Sunken Palace Cistern in Istanbul
  • Traditional Ottoman village
  • Small town outside of Istanbul, Turkey
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  • Süleymaniye Camii Suleiman Mosque
  • Istanbul Archeological Museum
  • Tombeau d'Eyüp Sultan
  • Lake Sapanca, Turkey
  • Uçmaya Hazırlık (Preparing to fly)
  • Istanbul :: Yenicami
  • Istiklal caddesi
  • Abandoned winter garden glasshouse
  • ortakoy
  • Bursa Rainbow
  • Bridges
  • Church of the Holy Savior in Chora
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  • Istanbul-Constantinople
  • Iznik
   
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Istanbul

Turkey, Marmara region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life4 nightsFri. Sep 20 - Tue. Sep 24

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 Goreme

  • Goreme Kappadokia
  • Goreme - ballooning
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  • Pasabag (Monk's Valley)
  • Vue sur le site de Göreme
  • Uçhisar - Vue sur la forteresse
  • Cave Houses & Extensions
  • Underground city in Derinkuyu
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Goreme

Turkey, Central Anatolia region

HistoricNatureActiveSmall towns2 nightsTue. Sep 24 - Thu. Sep 26

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 Midyat

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  • Hasankeyf and River Dicle
  • Ain Dara (II)
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Midyat

Turkey, Southeastern Anatolia region

HistoricCultureActiveSmall towns1 nightThu. Sep 26 - Fri. Sep 27

A wonderful city with a rich and complicated history, famed for its textile handicraft and exquisite silversmithing.

Midyat is a town in Mardin Province of Turkey. The ancient city is the center of a centuries-old Hurrian town in Southeast Turkey, widely familiar under its Syrian name Tur Abdin. Midyat is the regional center of commerce.The City makes handicrafts such as carpets, towels and other cloth goods. More specific to the city is its silver crafts called telkari, which are handcrafted filigreed ornaments. Another staple in the Midyat market is its bulgur, which is a cereal food derived from wheat.Tourism in Midyat, however dwarfed compared to in Mardin, is an important part of the economy as well.
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Things to do in and around Mardin

  • Old town,  Mardin, Turkey
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  • Mardin
  • Escuela secundaria para mujeres. Mardin.
  • Ain Dara (II)
  • Hasankeyf and River Dicle
   
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Mardin

Turkey, Southeastern Anatolia region

HistoricNatureSmall townsCulture0 nightsFri. Sep 27

Travel warning: Please be advised that destinations in Southeast Turkey, particularly along the Syrian border, are under travel warning from the U.S. Department of State.

A great hilltop city dating to 13C BC, best-known for its historic Artuqid architecture, as well as various ecclesiastic buildings.

Mardin is a city in southeastern Turkey. The capital of Mardin Province, it is known for the Artuqid architecture of its old city, and for its strategic location on a rocky hill near the Tigris River that rises steeply over the flat plains. Mardin has often been considered an open-air museum due to its historical architecture. Most buildings use the beige colored limestone rock which has been mined for centuries in quarries around the area. The whole city has been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site under the "Mardin Cultural Landscape". Some of its most notable landmarks include Kasimiye Medresesi, Great Mosque, Sabanci City Museum, Church of Forties, and Mardin Castle.
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Things to do in and around Antalya

  • Antalya Old Town
  • 2009 Antalya
  • Duden Waterfall
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  • İspanya İmparatorluğu
  • Amphitheatre, Termessos
  • Kekova Kaleden
   
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Antalya

Turkey, Mediterranean region

BeachesNight lifeFoodHistoricCulture0 nightsFri. Sep 27

Turkey's largest Mediterranean coastal city is home to some of the country's finest beaches, and is dotted with historic sites.

Antalya is the eighth most populous city in Turkey and the capital of its eponymous province. Located on Anatolia's flourishing southwest coast bordered by the Taurus Mountains, Antalya is the largest Turkish city on the Mediterranean coast. Roman rule saw Antalya thrive, including the construction of new monuments, such as Hadrian's Gate. Kaleici, with its narrow cobbled streets of historic Ottoman era houses, is the old center of Antalya. With its hotels, bars, clubs, restaurants, and shopping, it has been restored to retain much of its historical character. There are also archaeological sites with traces of Lycian, Pamphylian, Roman, and Byzantine architecture and cultures.
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Things to do in and around Kalkan

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  • Kaputaş
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  • Patara Turkey 32
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  • Amphitheatre at Xanthos
   
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Kalkan

Turkey, Mediterranean region

BeachesSmall townsFoodActiveNature1 nightFri. Sep 27 - Sat. Sep 28

A historic fishing village, now home to some of Turkey's most enticing beach resorts. Don't miss visiting its charming Old Town.

Kalkan is a town on the Turkish Mediterranean coast, and an important tourist destination. The area includes many historical sites (such as Tlos and Kekova) and many fine beaches (including Patara Beach & Kaputas Beach). Kalkan is an old fishing town, and the only safe harbor between Kas and Fethiye; it is famous for its white-washed houses, descending to the sea, and its brightly colored bougainvilleas. It averages 300 days of sunshine a year. British newspaper The Independent listed Kalkan among the best tourist destinations for 2007. The paper recommended Kalkan especially for those seeking a romantic vacation and who do not want to travel far from their home country in Europe.
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Things to do in and around Marmaris

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  • Marmaris Castle
  • The spice Bazaar in Istanbul
  • Pine Bay resort from water park
  • Pinebay Waterpark
  • Rock-carved tombs at Kaunos
  • Kos - 3
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  • Ataturk statue.
  • Fethiye 021
  • Köyceğiz Lake boat trip
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Marmaris

Turkey, Aegean region

BeachesNight lifeNatureActiveFood2 nightsSat. Sep 28 - Mon. Sep 30

A resort town known for its rugged bay, lovely harbor, and popular beaches, as well as its lively atmosphere and great night life.

Marmaris is a port town and tourist resort on the Mediterranean coast, located in Muğla Province, southwest Turkey, along the shoreline of the Turkish Riviera. Marmaris' main source of income is tourism. It has an exceptional location between two intersecting sets of mountains by the sea, though following a construction boom in the 1980s, little is left of the sleepy fishing village that Marmaris was until the late 20th century. It is also a center for sailing and diving, possessing two major and several smaller marinas. When visiting be sure not to miss the Marmaris Castle and Museum, the Grand Bazaar, the Dancing Fountains, and the Atlantis Waterpark.
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Things to do in and around Bodrum

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  • Bodrum
  • Castle of St. Peter
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  • Lake Bafa in Turkey
  • Kos - 3
  • Celsus library
  • Windmills Bodrum in Turkey
  • 5,000 year old amphitheatre
  • Bodrum
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  • Knidos Theatre
   
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Bodrum

Turkey, Aegean region

BeachesNight lifeNatureActiveHistoric1 nightMon. Sep 30 - Tue. Oct 01

The sparkling waters, beaches and relaxing atmosphere of this Mediterranean coastal town make it a highly popular getaway spot.

Bodrum is a district and a port city in Mugla Province, in the southwestern Aegean Region of Turkey. It is located on the southern coast of Bodrum Peninsula, and is also the center of the eponymous district. The city was called Halicarnassus of Caria in ancient times and was famous for housing the Mausoleum of Mausolus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Bodrum Castle, built by the Knights Hospitaller in the 15th century, overlooks the harbor and the marina. The castle grounds include a Museum of Underwater Archaeology and hosts several cultural festivals throughout the year.
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Things to do in and around Izmir

  • Asansor (Elevator) & Izmir, Turkey
  • Dia de la Madre en Kemeralti. Mother´s Day in Kemeralti. Izmir. Turkey.
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  • Izmir bazaar and mosque
  • Aslanlar (Lions)
  • Celsus library
  • Backlight Forest
  • Kibris Sehitleri
  • Borsa
  • Magnificient Arches Still Standing
  • A mosque in Izmir
  • ZEUS CAVE
  • Aqua Castle
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  • Funfair in Izmir, Turkey
  • Izmir, Konak Square
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  • House of Virgin Mary, the entrance to the house.  We couldn't take pictures inside because this is a sacred place.
   
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Izmir

Turkey, Aegean region

FoodNight lifeCultureHistoric2 nightsTue. Oct 01 - Thu. Oct 03

Surrounded by sea and mountains, the large port city of Izmir is becoming known for its lively, forward-thinking cultural scene.

Izmir is a metropolitan city in the western extremity of Anatolia and the third most populous city in Turkey. The ancient city was known as Smyrna and the city was generally referred to as Smyrna in English, until the Turkish Postal Service Law made "Izmir" the internationally recognized name. Izmir has almost 4,000 years of recorded urban history and possibly even longer as an advanced human settlement. Its main sights include Agora Open Air Museum, the St. Polycarp Church, the Kus Cenneti bird sanctuary, the Coskun Lunapark, the Hisar and Fatih Mosques, and much more.
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Things to do in and around Pamukkale

  • PAMUKKALE
  • Crystal Blue
  • Hierapolis
  • Looking over archeological site of Hierapolis from Theatre
  • Aphrodisias
  • På vei ut til Honaz
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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

NatureActive2 nightsThu. Oct 03 - Sat. Oct 05

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 Istanbul

  • Urban Density
  • Dolmabahce Palace @ Istanbul
  • Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) view
  • Topkapi Palace @ Istanbul
  • Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Street, Prince Islands
  • 13 October 2007
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Istanbul Modern
  • Inside the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
  • Sunken Palace Cistern in Istanbul
  • Traditional Ottoman village
  • Small town outside of Istanbul, Turkey
   
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Istanbul

Turkey, Marmara region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life1 nightSat. Oct 05 - Sun. Oct 06

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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