Turkey Things to Do

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Turkey Things to Do

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Blue Lagoon - Oludeniz

    Fethiye Things to Do

    I went up the mountain from the highway in Oludeniz, a bit rocky and thorny here and there but there are like colored marks on some rocks, so I followed the marks and guess what I found? An herd of goats! I froze for a moment when I saw all of them staring at me but surprisngly they all run away, so it was the other way around -- they got scared...

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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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  • 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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  • Manavgat Waterfalls

    Side Things to Do

    The Managat waterfall on the Manavgat river lies 3km north of the town of Manavgat, itself a short distance inland from Side. The height is only a few metres but the river is impressively wide at this point and the flow is powerful as it foams over the rocks. There is a riverside cafe and the usual tourist trinkets for sale around the entrance....

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  • Virgin Mary’s House

    4 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 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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  • Horse Riding

    Hisaronu Things to Do

    Horse riding took place in the cool late afternoon when the sun wasnt so hot.Just outside Hiseronu at the Dortnal ranch.We booked with our hotel so a bus picked us up and took us here.The tutor was a very friendly man who chose horses for us depending on our riding experience and off we went on our trek up through the forest and climbing a small...

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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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  • Kürkçü Hani

    Gaziantep Things to Do

    One of numerous caravanserais in Antep, Kürkçü Hani (or Khan) was built in 1890, the late Ottoman period. It has a traditional plan with a spacious square courtyard surrounded by storage, stables, and rooms. Only the upper floor has porticoes. An inscription by the entrance in both Arabic alphabet and Armenian is a testament to the city's...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Düden Waterfall

    Antalya Things to Do

    We have planned to see that waterfall just before the "normal" shopping in Antalya. Every year we "waste" few hrs for shopping in the big modern Shopping Centers around Antalya. We haven't expected too much from that waterfall, especially after we have been few times lost in "nowhere" following the road signs. In that dry environment, with its...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 12 Islands Boat Trip

    Hisaronu Things to Do

    This gorgeous boat trip takes you off from Fethiye harbour around 12 neighbouring uninhabited islands in the Med. There are 5 stop offs at a selection of these islands with time to swim or just catch a few more rays. I highly recommend doing one of these boat trips as they are a great way to see some more of the surrounding area. Be warned that...

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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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  • Alaüddevle Mosque

    Gaziantep Things to Do

    The prominent Alaüddevle Mosque is one of the first sights one sees when entering the old city centre by car. It is named after a certain local leader, Alaüddevle Bozkurt Bey, who commissioned the original mosque in 1479. Only the cylindrical minaret has survived the original structure, for the mosque was entirely rebuilt in 1901. The Ottomans only...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Lycia

    Turkey Things to Do

    Boldly advertised as one of the “World’s Ten Best Walks” by the Sunday Times, the Lycian Way is Turkey’s first long-distance walking path covering over 500 km from a point near Fethiye to another small town just outside Antalya. Marked with white-red blazes and signed at intersections, the Lycian Way covers a wide range of the sights of Lycia as...

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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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  • Grand Bazaar

    Marmaris Things to Do

    Marmaris Bazaar is a Huge & wonderful conglomeration of Stalls, Outlets, shops, Restaurants & Bars, connected by walkways, alleys & squares, just waiting to be discovered. Covered walkways ensure it doesn't get too hot, even in summer, meaning it's a great middle-of-the-day activity. To be honest, most of the shops sell cheap tourist tat, but there...

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  • Turgutreis

    Bodrum Things to Do

    Named after the Ottoman Admiral Turgut Reis, this municipality in the Bodrum peninsula is a quiter one compared to Bodrum city. About 25 kms from Bodrum and has a good stretch of clean beach which is less congested than Bodrum. Few nice restaurants and bars beside the main square near the small marina and beachfront. There's also the popular...

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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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  • Butterfly Valley

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Fethiye Things to Do

    Last year I missed the boat tour to Butterfly Valley, my hotel in Fethiye that time told me it left already when I woke up late and trying to book it by phone. Glad I missed it, because it gives me the opportunity to - not only see it - but experience it. I stayed 5 days in the village of Faralya (Uzunyurt) with added side trip to Kabak...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Citadel

    Ankara Things to Do

    The old town of Ankara and its citadel are located on a hill just east of Ulus. This is the oldest part, with old Ottoman houses on narrow, quiet, twisting streets. Some of the old houses are dilapidated and others are nicely restored and in great shape, some housing restaurants or hotels. The area also provides some nice cafes and eateries, and...

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  • Turkish Tea

    Hisaronu Things to Do

    Because it's served in the Turkish way (in a glass, no milk, with sugar cubes provided) and is extremely refreshing in the heat. And a great deal cheaper than alcohol (which is only slightly less than in the UK).

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  • Sirince

    Selcuk Things to Do

    Ephesus is the main attraction in the area but if you have some extra time worth to visit the village of Sirence too. It’s a small picturesque village, 8km E of Selcuk, at the end of the valley which goes along the Çirkince mountain. It’s nestled on a hill so it is always more chilly here than Selcuk (which is a bid advantage during the summer...

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  • Kurtulus Camii

    Gaziantep Things to Do

    The rather unusual appearance of this mosque is owed to the fact that it was originally a church. It was built in 1892 as an Armenian Apostolic Church (i.e. Orthodox) dedicated to the Holy Mother of God (Surp Asdvazdadzin in Armenian), and was the largest church in Aintab. Its architectural style combined local elements with European styles,...

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