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Best Things To Do in Turkey

Turkey travel highlights for families, couples and other travelers.

Turkey - Take flight in a Hot Air Balloon Over Cappadocian Landscape
Take flight in a Hot Air Balloon Over Cappadocian Landscape
Experience breathtaking views of the beautiful and surreal Capadoccian landscape, with its valleys, canyons, limestone cliffs and unusual rock formations, all from the privacy of your own hot air balloon. See More >
Turkey - Visit Asclepion: The Birthplace of Hippocrates, Father of Medicine
Visit Asclepion: The Birthplace of Hippocrates, Father of Medicine
Have your travel expert organise a sailing trip along Turkey's Lycian coast, which includes a private tour of the ruins of the ancient city of Asclepion on the island of Kos, known to be the birth place of Hippocrates - The Father of Medical Sciences. Image Copyrights See More >
Turkey food kebabs
A master Chef's Guide to Turkish Cuisine
Turkish cuisine is lip-smacking good and famous worldwide. Learn how to make delicious kebabs and sweets under the guidance of a master chef. Over and above being a fun outing for the entire family, you will take home some serious culinary skills to last a lifetime. See More >
Turkey - Gobekli Tepe: The world's oldest Archeological Site
Gobekli Tepe: The world's oldest Archeological Site
Visit the famous archeological site of Gobeklitepe in southeastern Anatolia, considered to be the world's first temple ever, dating back to 10,000 BC. Even for non-archeology buffs, this is fascinating stuff, replete with myth, history and one hell of a story about its discovery. See More >
Turkey - Sail to Bodrum - The Aegean Jewel
Sail to Bodrum - The Aegean Jewel
Unwind aboard a luxury gullet on an exclusive sailing trip to Bodrum, which, despite being a tremendously popular destination, never fails to amaze and entertain with its iconic and signature castle, bustling marina, and rows of endless cafes and bars lining its white-washed streets. See More >
Turkey - Ancient Roman History in Etheral Ephesus
Ancient Roman History in Etheral Ephesus
Capture the essence of ethereal Ephesus, the best preserved Roman city in the Eastern Mediterranean, and the former commercial centre of the Mediterranean. Stroll through its ruins that reflect centuries of history. See More >
Turkey - The Reservoirs of the Basilica Cistern
The Reservoirs of the Basilica Cistern
Like most of Turkey's monuments, the Basilica Cistern also boasts an unusual history. The largest of Turkey's several cisterns (or underground reservoirs) was built in 532 BC by Emperor Justinian. With 336 columns, its symmetry and grandeur are quite breathtaking. See More >
Topkapi palace Istanbul
The magnificent Topkapi Palace: Home of Ottoman Sultans
The largest palace in Istanbul, Topkapi Palace was one of the major residences of the Ottoman Sultans for almost 400 years. Tour the colourful palace (now a museum) and get glimpses into the lives of its former residents as you visit grand sweeping pavilions, treasuries once filled with jewels, and its vast harem. There are probably more juicy stories here than in any other palace in the world. See More >
Hagia Sophia Istanbul Turkey
Hagia Sophia: A Historical and Cultural Symbol of Turkey
Originally built as a cathedral, and having served as a mosque, the magnificently-domed Hagia Sophia is now a museum. Famous for its beautiful architecture, the building and everything it contains represents Turkey's varied and chequered history and culture. See More >
Grand bazaar in turkey
Istanbul's Grand Bazaar: A Shopaholic's Mecca
A shopaholic's Mecca - Istanbul's Grand Bazar - is the perfect place to hunt for curios, spices, trinklets, and quite frankly just about anything. Colourful, beautifully lit up and swirling with an energy that is contagious, it is the perfect place to spend an afternoon or a whole day, taking delicious coffee and kebab breaks from your endless browsing. See More >
Turkey - The Blue Mosque of Istanbul
The Blue Mosque of Istanbul
You haven't experienced Istanbul if you haven't visited the surreal and gorgeous Blue Mosque in the heart of the city. Wander through its hypnotic main room and be mesmerized by the 260 blue stained glass windows. See More >

Best time to go to Turkey

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Peak ( Jun - Aug )

Gorgeous summer months, perfect for swimming, sailing, hiking, mountain biking and just about anything. This is also the season for cruise ships, so expect crowds at all tourist attractions, over-flowing cafes and bustling bazaars. Istanbul and Ephesus are very busy, and Cappadocia less so, with carpets of wildflowers making hiking a pleasure.

Shoulder ( Apr - May , Sep )

The months of spring and autumn, when temperatures are cooler, crowds are less, and hotel-rooms easier to book (except Istanbul, where it is still peak).

Low ( Oct - Mar )

Chilly throughout most of the country, except Antalya in the SE which retains comfortable temperatures. It may snow in Cappadocia, creating a gorgeous panoramic winter landscape. If you don't mind cooler temperatures, you will have most of the tourist attractions to yourself.

Meet your Turkey Experts

Experience Turkey with a true insider. Get expert advice and on-the-ground support.

Sail the breath-stopping beautiful coast of the Turkish Aegean and Mediterranean under the loving care of seasoned experts who have been traversing these azure waters for near on 60 years, and have refined their craft to high art. Currently the team is headed by an expert who has been planning trips for 35 years. Being an avid sailor and captain himself, we could not put you in better hands. Surrender yourself to these experts, for an experience that has been rhapsodized in some of the world's top food and travel publications.

Their mission since 2007 has been simple, but not easy: to have you arrive as a foreigner and leave a well-immersed local. Led by a professional with 27 years experience in the tourism industry, and one who has scoured every inch of his beloved country, theirs is a team of dedicated individuals with an almost encyclopaedic knowledge of their country's history, art, culture and food. From private scholar guides to deep insider knowledge about the best eating and shopping experiences, they have it all, just for you.

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