Turkey Things to Do

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Turkey Things to Do

  • Hagia Sophia - Ayia Sofia - Ayasofya

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Istanbul Things to Do

    In my second visit I didn't enter Sainte Sophie, but could appreciate the influence that it had in many constructions around it, and the justice that makes it the central point of Istanbul tourism.

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  • Castle

    Marmaris Things to Do

    Marmaris Castle was rebuilt from scratch in 1522 by the Ottoman sultan Süleyman the Magnificent when he had set out for his campaign on Rhodes, for which Marmaris served as a base. Lord Nelson and his entire fleet sheltered in the harbour in 1798, en route to Egypt to defeat Napoleon’s armada at the Battle of Aboukir. Since 1979, renovation work...

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  • St. Peter Castle

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bodrum Things to Do

    The best thing with Bodrum Castle it that it works as a museum anyway but there are some interesting separated rooms where you see several antiquities. The Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology houses item that had been found in the Aegean sea from wrecks, an ancient shipwreck replica etc The old mosque(suleymaniye camii) was originally a...

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  • Kaleici - Old Town

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Antalya Things to Do

    The architecture in Kaleiçi is amazing; at every corner on every street you will find an old building worth to take a picture. Many of these building are renovated and are run as boutique hotels. In the evening you can enjoy nightlife at one of the several restaurants and bars, even some with live music. We stayed at Hotel Alp Pasha. When we...

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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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  • 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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  • black horse restaurant bar disco

    Alanya Things to Do

    black horse restaurant bar disko is the best place to visit when ur in holiday recomended to everyone just get in there and give try sure you will like it good food drinks music and dancing all you want s on one place

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  • Apollo Temple

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Side Things to Do

    Side’s most famous and most photographed landmark is the 2,000 year old Roman Temple of Apollo situated at the Eastern tip of the peninsula near the harbour. Thanks to periodic restoration work some of the Corinthian style marble columns are still standing and make for an impressive sight particularly at sunset. The Temple of Athena lies in ruins...

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  • Celsus Library

    5 out of 5 stars

    Ephesus Things to Do

    It's a long way down the main road, lined with the ruins of several buildings that your guide will describe in detail. Finally it all ends facing the library, whose facade is the best preserved of all, and the most harmonious. An excellent detail in the historical visit, that withdraws importance to everything that is next to it.

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  • AnitKabir - The Ataturk Mausoleum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Ankara Things to Do

    Ataturk is the "father" of modern Turkey, which tried to immortalize him in Ankara. His memorial is a big and austere ensemble, dominating the city. The tribute to the modernity he introduced in the country is respected in the modern lines and conception of the monument, somewhat cold and empty for my taste.

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  • Ephesus Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Selcuk Things to Do

    The best pieces in Ephesus were removed, and are now displayed in this museum. It's easy and quick to visit, located in a nice area of the city, being included in the packages from the harbour of Kusadasi when coming from Greece.

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  • Ruins of Pergamum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bergama Things to Do

    As well as the theatre, this temple is one of the most famous and picturesque sights that still remains at Pergamon. Construction started during the reign of Emperor Trajan (98-117 AD) and was completed during the reign of Emperor Hadrian (117-138 AD) and has since been reconstructed to show off its wonderful white marble columns and carved frieze...

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  • Rock Sites of Cappadocia

    Turkey Things to Do

    If you need a reason to visit Turkey, one word is enough - Capadoccia. Of course, you will see many other (also very interesting) places, but this area is... unique. A couple of days is enough, but Goreme, Uchisar, Zelve and Nevsehir are words that I will never forget,

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  • Priene

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Gullubahce Things to Do

    Mount Mycale raises high above the old site of Priene. Today, much of the forests of the mountain are preserved in a national park. A short distance to the west of the town site was where in 479 BC the Battle of Mycale occurred. Herodotus tells us that it happened the same day as the Battle of Plataea in Greece. Both battles together ended Persian...

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  • Old (Eski) Gumushane

    Gumushane Ili Things to Do

    It is almost empty, you may just see ruins of old churces, houses. But there is a good work for restorations. This Suleymaniye quarter area is 4km far from new city center. It's name was Canca untill 1566. There were many people (Turks, Rums, Armenians) due to Silver mine. Mine closed at 1894. After Fatih the Conqueror's conguered it's name...

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  • Topkapi Palace

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Istanbul Things to Do

    The Baths of the Sultan and the Queen Mother, dating from the late 16th century, and decorated in Rococo style in the 18th, consist of multiple rooms - a caldarium, a tepidarium and a frigidarium. The ceilings were conceived to allow natural sunlight in. There is marble and golden artifacts everywhere, even in the golden lattice to protect the...

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  • Icmeler beach

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Marmaris Things to Do

    Nice situated all inclusive hotel on the beach. Nice view to Marmaris bay, beach boulevard 3,5 km to the centrum, dolmus leaves to centrum or Icmeler just front of the hotel. The hotel itself was very good size, nice hotel staff, good food, good entertainment group, hotel guests in many different countries. We had good 2 weeks holiday July 2014.

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  • Blue Voyage

    Bodrum Things to Do

    last year 2015 we had amazing trip to turkey for gulet charter vacation. known as the "blue cruise" we actually 6 of them we did a private charter by renting a entire gulet for us. It was a great idea since itl be worth the money because the total cost divide on 6 of us and we feel like we own the gulet!!! it was a perfect experienced for us and...

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  • Hadrian's Gate

    4 out of 5 stars

    Antalya Things to Do

    Antalya's famous city icon, the Hadrian's Gate is located along the main Ataturk Street in Kaleici. People start their walking tour of the Kaleici (old Antalya) through this gate. The gate was built in honor of Roman Emperor Hadrian's visit to Antalya during the year 130. The turkish call this gate the Uckapilar which means 3 gates because of its...

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  • Beach

    Icmeler Things to Do

    We did not actually go on the beach through our two week stay apart from walking along it at night when it was quiet. As the photo shows it is very crowded and the sun beds and canopies are very close together - the most densely used beach I have ever see. In central Icmeler you have to pay to use the beaches but this does give you access to...

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  • Lycian Tombs

    Fethiye Things to Do

    One reason why I came to Fethiye is to see the rock-cut tombs on the side of the mountain in Fethiye - the Tomb of Amyntas. On my second day, I roam around the town looking for these tombs, passing by several historical stuff before finally reaching the place - on foot. It's located right at the large mountain at the edge of the town. There are I...

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  • Aspendos

    Side Things to Do

    Aspendos is probably one of the best-preserved theatres of the antiquity that I have seen. It was built for 15.000 spectators. Still used today, the theatre’s galleries, stage decorations and acoustics all testify to the architect’s success.

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  • Grand Theatre

    Ephesus Things to Do

    The biggest construction remaining in Ephesus, and the most impressive after the Library, is the great theatre. Built under Greek influence, it was enlarged and transformed by the Romans, and, despite the effects of time and earthquakes, it still impresses by its size and wise conception, integrated in the hills.

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  • Museum of Anatolian Civilisations

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Ankara Things to Do

    In a rather modern town, and after visiting the Ataturk Memorial, we were taken to the Civilizations Museum. I thought it was just another museum, to fulfill a couple of hours in a common city, with no many attractions, and I entered it without any enthusiasm. The strike came absolutely by surprise. My God. There, lined in the long corridors,...

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  • St John Basilica

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Selcuk Things to Do

    Walking further up the road from Isa Bey mosque I reached the St John Basilica that once upon a time dominated Ayasuluk Hill and was one of the largest churches of Byzantine Empire (130 x 40 meters). It was during 6th century when Emperor Justinian turned the small church that was standing over St John grave (since 3rd century, probably from...

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  • Asclepion of Pergamum

    Bergama Things to Do

    This large temple lies beside the Temple of Asclepius and is dedicated to another god of medicine. Patients used to sleep here in the hope that Telesphorus would send a cure or diagnosis in a dream. Incidentally, Telesphorus had 2 daughters, Hygeia and Panacea... both with strong medical connections.

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  • Athena Temple

    Gullubahce Things to Do

    Athena Polias is the same incarnation of the goddess Athena for which the Parthenon in Athens was erected – Athena, Protector of the People. As was the Parthenon the most important temple erected in Athens, so it was for the Temple of Athena here in Priene. As noted in the introduction, the completion of the temple – originally designed by Pythius,...

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  • Karaca Cave - Magara

    Gumushane Ili Things to Do

    Karaca Cave is surrounded by the borders of the village Cebeli in Torul. It is 17 km (11 mi) far away from the city center at an elevation of 1,550 m (5,090 ft) high above sea level. It is including very different formats. Road is a bit high and like a snake. But worth to drive. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karaca_Cave

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  • Blue Mosque - Sultan Ahmed Mosque

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Istanbul Things to Do

    A second look at Blue mosque was a great opportunity to observe some missed aspects in the first visit. First of all, that this mosque, built in the 17Th century,was strongly inspired in Hagia Sophia, adding Byzantine elements to Ottoman style. The second one is that "Blue mosque" is a strange name for a Portuguese - we are used to blue...

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  • Boat Trip

    Marmaris Things to Do

    Fantastic Boat Trip in Marmaris with the ORCA II BOAT. Turtle Beach, King Tombs, Aquarium Bay, Mud Baths ....what You see in the Youtube video is what You get! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHk_2y91Das

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  • Marina

    Bodrum Things to Do

    It was really nice to see the Marina of Bodrum. There are hundreds of beautiful boats, yachts and other sailing boats waiting there for your eyes and your photo camera’s memory card. The marina has a large capacity that goes up to 450 yachts. I spent some time there only strolling along the promenade, watching people passing by etc Some of the...

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  • Archeological Museum

    Antalya Things to Do

    There is a fine coin collection that came from the different cities and later, regimes of the area. Much known history is only known through the coins that have been found relating to distant rulers or myths. It is interesting to see the coins get thinner as the years go by. The coins date from ancient times up through Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and...

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  • Marmaris

    Icmeler Things to Do

    When having a holiday in Marmaris, a good idea for having a break for the beach life is to go to see the cosy small and sweet town of Icmeler. It is also a holiday resort, but much smaller and with less services and e.g. restaurants/clubs and bars than Marmaris. This makes Icmeler an ideal place to come for even a whole holiday with kids or elderly...

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  • Kayakoy

    Fethiye Things to Do

    Kayakoy (Levissi - to the greeks who once lived there) is a ghost town turned into tourist spot, converted into a museum village. The greeks used to populate the town until the population exchange in 1923, where the greek orthodox have to go back to Greece and the muslim Turkish from Greece have to go back to Turkey. The muslims from greek...

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  • Roman Ruins

    Side Things to Do

    Side was an important and prosperous trading centre during the period of Roman control which lasted until the 3rd century. The extensive ruins from this time which can be seen in and around Side are an archaeologist’s dream and evidence of the advanced building and engineering skills of the Romans. Work to document and restore these ancient remains...

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  • Curetes Street

    Ephesus Things to Do

    The main street, named Curetes, is lined with lots of ruins, most of them impossible to identify or just to imagine what they were in the old days until you listen to a guide - then everything is explained in detail.

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  • Castle

    4 out of 5 stars

    Ankara Things to Do

    From Şark Kulesi, turn left and you soon exit the upper castle through the southern gate Güney Kapı. This takes you into the more sanitized and gentrified part of the castle, a place where the restored boutique hotels and expensive restaurants have started to penetrate, and there's clearly a lot of work going on here. The road begins to...

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  • Ephesus Site

    Selcuk Things to Do

    Here is the Imperial cult on full display. Sited on the west side of the political agora, the remnants of this large temple have been found. There is not much left since the building and much of its adornments were stripped for re-use over the ensuing years. The temple was erected it was initially thought for the Emperor Domitian – 81-96 – the last...

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  • Red Basilica

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bergama Things to Do

    The biggest structure in the town is the Kizil Avlu (Red Basilica), a temple built of red brick in the 2nd century AD and dedicated to the gods of Egypt. The two pools in the temple with towers indicate ritual cleansing rites and a religious background that was neither Greek nor Roman. The fact that it faces west, and is decorated with statues in...

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  • Twinhouses Etnographia Museum

    Gumushane Ili Things to Do

    (Twinhouses etnographia museum) I liked to be there. Very nice museum, old houses. You can imagine old days... I would like to live at that house. It is free. Open except monday. (As usual) Opening houses: 8:30-12:00-- 13:00-17:30

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  • Basilica Cistern - Yerebatan Saray

    Istanbul Things to Do

    This sight is also in the Sultan Ahmet area. For some reason many tourists don't visit the Yerebatan Saray. Perhaps they have not heard of it, don't notice it or think it won't be all that interesting. Personally I rather liked it. It's certainly something different. Yerebatan Saray means underground palace. It is a huge underground cistern. It...

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  • Marina

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Marmaris Things to Do

    Want a nice outdoor Restaurant but can't find one, thats because they all seem to be located in the one area. If you continue walking the Esplanade, make sure you go around the corner where the Castle is located. Around here, is the Netsel Marina, and this is where Restaurant after Restaurant is located, all with waterfront views. Nice! Its also...

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  • Mausoleum

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Bodrum Things to Do

    Foundations of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus St. Peter's Castle, with the underwater museum which has exhibited the glass wreck the Uluburun, an important archaeological find from the late Bronze Age and the tomb with the skeleton of Ada of Karie. - City walls from the time of Alexander the Great, including the Myndospoort - Greek Theatre -...

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  • Aspendos

    Antalya Things to Do

    Turning off the Antalya-Alanya road at kilometer 30 in the direction of the village of Belkis we come to the best-preserved ancient theater in Turkey. Aspendos was also used as a caravansarai in later years. Caravansarai's are found on the silk route every 27km.

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  • Market

    Icmeler Things to Do

    rWednesdays in Icmeler they have their own market, which was bigger that we thought it would be. Same sort of goods as in the shops but all in one place for you to barter and compare. The fruit and vegetable market looked like competition area. The colours of the clothes, costume jewellery, trinkets, shoes, table wear in beautiful cotton, all at...

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