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Turkey

Pearl of the Aegean

Discover why this country’s untamed beauty and cultural heritage are compared to the priceless elegance of a pearl. Turks invented the kebab and their delicious cuisine that has been enjoyed in countries around the world for thousands of years. Turkish traders were the first to introduce tulips to other lands. And, St. Nicholas, known as Santa Claus, was actually born in Turkey, not the North Pole. So, whether you are exploring temple ruins dating back to the Hunter-Gatherer Era or watching muscular athletes compete in the national sport of oil wrestling, there is something for everyone in this modern-day destination of antiquity.

Experiences

The Cappadocia International Hot Air Balloon Festival

The Cappadocia International Hot Air Balloon Festival

Wake up early if you want to see hundreds of colorful, hot air balloons fill the sky over the rugged landscape of Cappadocia. The festival events start at sunrise when balloons from dozens of countri... See more

Ruins of Ephesus

Ruins of Ephesus

This seaport was the crossroads between the East and the West and was considered to be one of the most important trading centers in the Mediterranean. You can imagine yourself in the Golden Age of th... See more

Topkapi Palace

Topkapi Palace

This palace takes you into the fantastical, opulent world of the sultans. It was from here that the sultans of the Ottoman Era carved out an empire that would extend up into Europe and down through th... See more

Pamukkale Water Terraces

Pamukkale Water Terraces

These magnificent rock formations were formed by ancient hot springs cascading over white, travertine terraces.
During the Roman era, this was a popular health spa located below the ancient city of ... See more

Hagia Sophia Museum

Hagia Sophia Museum

Known as one of the most beautiful buildings in the world, Hagia Sophia, also called Aya Sofya, is not only one of the top things to do in Istanbul, but also in Turkey.
Built in 537 A.D., this former ... See more

Ottoman Bird Palaces

Ottoman Bird Palaces

Thousands of years ago, before the age of the Ottoman Empire, people were constructing bird houses. Ornate, miniature mansions were built for Istanbul’s feathered residents and for centuries, the cit... See more

Enjoy a Turkish Bath

Enjoy a Turkish Bath

Roman Theater of Aspendos

Roman Theater of Aspendos

Just south of Antalya, the jaw-dropping mammoth bulk of the Roman Theater of Aspendos celebrates the pomp and ceremony of Marcus Aurelius’ rule. Considered the finest surviving example of a classical ... See more

Cruise the Mediterranean on a Fethiye Yacht Trip

Cruise the Mediterranean on a Fethiye Yacht Trip

Pergamum the Greco Roman Ruins

Pergamum the Greco Roman Ruins

Turkey has an abundance of Greco-Roman ruins, but none can be so romantically placed as ancient Pergamum in modern-day Bergama. Once home to one of the ancient world’s most important libraries, now on... See more

Paraglide in Oludeniz and Pamukkale

Paraglide in Oludeniz and Pamukkale

Explore Old Town in Antalya

Explore Old Town in Antalya

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