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Nine Ways to get more from your visit to Turkey

Byzantine Mosaic, Hagia Sofia, Istanbul

Byzantine Mosaic, Hagia Sofia, Istanbul

Turkey is at once both cosmopolitain and steeped in history; a country that sits astride both east and west, and provides a wealth of experiences for the visitor willing to delve beyond the ordinary.

Eliza Tenza, our resident Turkey afficianado, suggests nine outstanding ways go get more from your visit to Turkey. "Turkey is so much more than the cliché of carpets and kabobs. In Istanbul, I love going to the Ortakoy neighborhood and having my fortune told by a rabbit; savoring my morning Turkish coffee in Cappadocia on the Argos Hotel's magnificent terrace, while balloons float overhead, and reflecting on the day's activities while watching the sun set over the Turquoise coast."


1. Exceptional exploration above Cappadocia with sunrise ballooning.

1. Exceptional exploration above Cappadocia with sunrise ballooning.

2. Sample Turkey's blossoming viniculture with wine tasting in a natural cave at Argos Hotel.

2. Sample Turkey's blossoming viniculture with wine tasting in a natural cave at Argos Hotel.

3. Hike Termessos, a mini Machu Picchu.

3. Hike Termessos, a mini Machu Picchu.

4. Sip sundowners aboard your private gulet on the Turquoise Coast

4. Sip sundowners aboard your private gulet on the Turquoise Coast

5. Swim through crystal clear water over Cleopatra's bath.

5. Swim through crystal clear water over Cleopatra's bath.

6. Marvel in the splendors of the ancient Greco-Roman world; Aspendus, Priene and Ephesus.

6. Marvel in the splendors of the ancient Greco-Roman world; Aspendus, Priene and Ephesus.

7. Consult the great oracle at Didyma in the Temple of Apollo.

7. Consult the great oracle at Didyma in the Temple of Apollo.

8. Food, glorious food! Turkish cuisine is so much more than just kabobs.

8. Food, glorious food! Turkish cuisine is so much more than just kabobs.

9. Lock yourself away at a once infamous jail for five days at the Four Seasons Sultanahmet

9. Lock yourself away at a once infamous jail for five days at the Four Seasons Sultanahmet


Considering a trip to Turkey? Check out our 19 day Origins of Civilization tour. Be sure to email or call Eliza to get the most out of your Turkey trip: (510) 420-1550

 

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