Turkey Travel Guide

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Turkey Highlights

  • Pro
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     Great Ruins and Historical Sites. Fantastic Beaches. Friendly People 

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     Hagglers are a bit much, but they go away with a firm No. 

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     Beautiful place with amazing culture and history 

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Istanbul

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7887,20398,792

Marmaris

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627,1131,389

Antalya

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740,2065,330

Bodrum

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710,1642,224

Alanya

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438,992,272

Icmeler

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235,455,79

Kusadasi

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313,853,155

Fethiye

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352,878,113

Side

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144,371,177

Ankara

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374,1293,96

Ephesus

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509,1926,1

Belek

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58,170,43

Izmir

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454,1275,79

Goreme

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512,1590,67

Kalkan

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150,383,38

Hisaronu

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25,57,26

Pamukkale

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271,962,33

Altinkum

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87,77,34

Selcuk

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323,860,29

Bursa

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255,642,21

Kemer

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41,168,92

Dalyan

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138,302,50

Trabzon

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124,418,6

Bitez

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123,188,36

Konya

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179,601,10

Kas

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167,576,36

Cesme

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58,185,30

Van

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163,442,4

Ayvalik

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108,463,14

Eskisehir

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68,198,8

Gaziantep

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47,181,16

Edirne

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86,466,6

Olympos

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95,354,6

Diyarbakir

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105,301,5

Manavgat

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41,79,40

Sile

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47,110,0

Buyukada

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73,170,0

Amasra

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78,255,0

Sanliurfa

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61,144,6

Alacati

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44,198,1

Adana

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61,145,8

Safranbolu

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98,314,13

Turunc

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27,57,9

Datca

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78,270,20

Canakkale

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44,221,16

Dogubayazit

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137,356,0

Mardin

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49,204,3

Uzungol

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17,59,0

Kayseri

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28,158,9

Midyat

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58,218,0

Istanbul

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  • Topkapi Palace

    Istanbul Things to Do

    For me, the highlight of the entire palace complex was the Harem. The harem is a maze of exquisite rooms where the sultan’s wives, concubines, and even his mother, lived. The entire harem consists of 400 halls, terraces, rooms, wings, and apartments that are grouped around the sultan’s private residence. Only about 40 have been restored and opened...

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  • Four Seasons Istanbul

    Istanbul Hotels

    Housed in a former Ottoman prison, The Four Seasons in Sultanahmet is anything but. It is the...

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  • Fishing Boats in eminonu..

    Istanbul Restaurants

    One day at around lunch time we decied to have a fish sandwich (Balik ekmek) at the Eminönü pier near the Galata Bridge. At the stall "Tarihi Eminönü Balik Ekmek" the fish (mackerel) is directly grilled on the boat and then put in a half-bread together with some salad and onions. It costs 5 TYR. In front of the boat you can take a seat at one of...

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Marmaris

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  • Icmeler beach

    Marmaris Things to Do

    Marmaris is nice but unfortunately is not the best beach... If you like to spend more time on the beach I recommend to go Icmeler Beach. Its very easy just pick the Orange MiniBus (Dolmush) till the last stop where is exactly where the beautiful Beach starts!... Its also nice to walk around icmeler which is smaller than Marmaris. On the way back...

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  • Hotel Aqua

    Marmaris Hotels

    We had to overnight here once, because La Perla was overbooked, this hotel has 5 stars, it's very...

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  • Taj Mahal

    Marmaris Restaurants

    Ordered Lamb Madras along with starter which was not bad,not a lot but what do you expect for four pounds!!Main Course arrived after my wifes which looked good and according to her was lovelyMy own one came cold and did not look good it was as if the lamb was out of a tin sent it back infairness a replacement was served If I do revisit I will...

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Antalya

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Bodrum

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  • Blue Voyage

    Bodrum Things to Do

    I would like to thanks a lot to dear captain and crew for the wonderful charter holiday that we had on Cobra King from Bodrum. Yacht, crew, service, foods, water sports,everything were memorable for us. Especially, chef cooks very well and tastefully of traditional Turkish foods and international cuisine. For sure when we come back we ask for mega...

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  • El Vino Hotel

    Bodrum Hotels

    This small property is both central (10 min walk to the bazaar and waterfront) and secluded and...

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  • Seafood

    Bodrum Restaurants

    The Bodrum Fener Restaurant is located in Bodrum Milta Yacht Club. Me and my family went there in summer 2011. Its view was good. But it had an awful service. The waitresses didn't interested in us. We had to wait for 30 minutes just for a waitress come near us but at last we left the restaurant. No one apologized from us for being waited. I will...

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Alanya

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Icmeler

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  • Boat Trip

    Icmeler Things to Do

    There are two options for sailing in the wonderful little craft that sail from Ismeler. You can go to either Marmaris for 10 L or Turunc for 15 L return. Either trip is worthwhile, especially Turunc where you hug the high cliffs along the coast to Turunc. (Go any day of the week to Turunc - the Monday market that is highly promoted consists of 4...

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  • Hotel Bonjour

    Icmeler Hotels

    The Hotel Bonjour is not listed with any tour operators and relies on word of mouth. It was our...

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  • The Champagne Bar Restaurant

    Icmeler Restaurants

    Champagne bar is amazing, not just for its food but for its excellent hospitality. It was my first time in icemeler and the staff here made me feel relaxed and welcome. I visited this bar several times during my stay and was never disappointed. The food was exceptional I had the steak, it was cooked to perfection. To eat or even just to have a...

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Kusadasi

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  • Ripp-off when purchasing jewellery in...

    Kusadasi Shopping

    Ripp-off when purchasing jewellery in TurkeyDear Sir /Madam Many tourists are tempted into purchasing hand-made jewelers when visiting Turkish gold manufactures. However, purchasing gold jewelers in Turkey often turns out to be overpriced, and the holiday-makers wish to withdraw from the purchase.Hand-made Gold jewelery has always been a popular...

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  • Marbel

    Kusadasi Hotels

    We booked a trip with corendon from the netherlands and this included allinclusive hotel and ticket...

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  • Güvercin Ada ~ "Pigeon Island"

    Kusadasi Things to Do

    Cuvercin Ada or Pigeon Island, regrettably, was not a stop on the itinerary of the shore excursion we took when we visited Kusadasi and Ephesus. Actually, I don't remember seeing Pigeon Island until our ship was leaving. As our ship slowly passed the island by on out way out of port, it looked like a very enticing place to spend a Summer's day by...

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Fethiye

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  • Blue Lagoon - Oludeniz

    Fethiye Things to Do

    Also called Blue Lagoon, Oludeniz is a resort village in Fethiye. It's one of the most popularly photographed beach with amazingly blue ocean and beach and most of the time lands on the top 5 beaches in the world. Oludeniz is along the 500kms Lycian Way walk. Less than half an hour dolmush ride from Fethiye town at TL4. Beautiful town, enticing...

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  • Montana Pine Resort

    Fethiye Hotels

    I stayed the hotel in July,2007 and I can say that it is full of nature and very silent hotel. (...

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  • Getting to Kayakoy

    Fethiye Transportation

    I've read many different versions of coming to Kayakoy and they kinda give me anxiety, that's the reason why it took me a long time til now to see the place when I've been wanting to see it for a long time.I was staying in Faralya that time (couple of weeks only, November 2012), and I took the dolmush passing by the highway (Fethiye - Faralya -...

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Side

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  • Apollo Temple

    Side Things to Do

    Whilst exploring the Temple of Apollo, you will see very close to the Temple the remains of a Basilica. You can see domes built of brick and an expanse of space that is surrounded by walls that are varying heights as they have fallen with the weather and age. There is a sign giving a little information about the Basilica which is written in four or...

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  • Side Star Beach Hotel

    Side Hotels

    This 4* hotel is located 100meter from the beach !!! Just a stroll along the pool and you are there....

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  • Looking for something Decent!? this is...

    Side Restaurants

    Serving Traditional Turkish Food, very tasty, reasonable, should try Turkish Pan, They have karaoke twice a week, different shows in the summer, nicely decorated restaurant very clean, dancing area available, they have a very wide wine selection good quality on reasonable price, Cocktails good measure and to die for, Pool Tables available free of...

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Ankara

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Ephesus

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  • Virgin Mary House

    Ephesus Things to Do

    The house of Virgin Mary is considered to be the last home of Mother Mary. The Christians visit here for pilgrimage and it has been also visited by the last 3 popes. Outside the house, you can find 3 fountains which are believed to provide health, love and wealth. You can also see the wall of wishes. The visitors write their wishes on a piece of...

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  • Celsus Library

    Ephesus Favorites

    The Celsus Library, whose facade has been carefully reconstructed from all original pieces, was built ca. 125 B.C.E. by Gaius Julius Aquila in memory of his father C.Celsus - the General Governor of the Province of Asia, in the year 135 A.D. and once held nearly 12,000 scrolls. Designed with an exaggerated entrance -- so as to enhance its perceived...

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Belek

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  • Aspendos

    Belek Things to Do

    If you are in Antalya region, take a trip to Aspendos and do... what the romans did :)It is amazing how well preserved is the amphitheater. We have enjoyed climbing the hill behind the amphitheater and, despite the bad maintained roads, and the presence of snakes, lizards and all the wild noises coming from the bushes, I don't regret it.I would...

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  • Gloria Serenity Resort

    Belek Hotels

    After the second holiday spent in Serenity, we can say that this is a real high class resort. No...

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  • Aqua Park

    Belek Things to Do

    If you like the world of water slides, then you should go to "Troy Aqua"! It is a water park built on a 12.000 m2 area, with wave pool, 13 m high slides, kamikaze slide , an adventure river and.... a restaurant:) For the guests of Rixos Premium hotel, the entrance is free. If not, you have to pay a tax.Very important!! For the God sake... if you...

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Izmir

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  • Dont take taxi from airport to the...

    Izmir Warnings and Dangers

    when you get to Izmir airpot dont take the taxi if you are not in hurry. there is a train service to the center. easy n cheap. Also there is a shuttle service called "HAVAS". You can see busses easily and get on without doubt. it will take you to Efes Hotel(close to Hilton)-karsiyaka.

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  • Hilton Izmir

    Izmir Hotels

    Unfortunately I was not impressed with the Hilton hotels in Turkey. Of all the 5 star hotels we...

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  • Nice place to go

    Izmir Off The Beaten Path

    I stayed a week in Izmir, Turkey, with some friends in their apartment in karsiyaker. Izmir is quite a busy yet relaxing place, a beach city, pretty with plenty to see. We went to the main shopping centre outdoors, lots of European shops and some well known brands. There was a lovely tree lined walk called lovers lane with people selling jewellery...

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Goreme

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  • Underground Cities

    Goreme Things to Do

    It's remarkable the immensity and complexity of the caves built by Christians to get protection from their enemies. The airing solutions, the defensive devices, the maze like planning, all justifies the admiration of those who visit the caves. Even Horacio, with his almost 2 meters high, enjoyed the experience.

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  • Kelebek Classic Cave Hotel

    Goreme Hotels

    I did some research online before my journey to Cappadocia. Kelebek has an attractive website that...

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  • Turkish Carpets, Plus+

    Goreme Shopping

    I lived in Turkey for 12 years and Cappadocia was like a second home. Ibrahim Konukcu (owner of Kervan Carpet & Kilm Store) is one of the very few Turkish people that can actually do a perfect "repair" job of Turkish carpets, this is how he started off. He has a this little shop by the Ottoman Hotel, by canal. Since it is a small place and not on...

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Kalkan

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Possibly just as rich in history as it is saturated in current events, many tourists visit Turkey to experience the biblical landmarks. There's plenty to discover during Turkey holidays - for...