Turkey Travel Articles

December in Istanbul

As winter settles over Istanbul, December brings festive vibes and cooler weather perfect for exploring this enchanting city. Here's a complete guide on what to expect with weather, events, attractions, and tips for visiting Istanbul in December. Before you go, make...

How To Say Thank You in Turkish

Turkey has a rich cultural heritage steeped in traditions of hospitality and etiquette. An important part of interacting with Turkish people is learning how to say "thank you." There are several Turkish phrases used to express gratitude, from formal to informal. Even...

Best Beaches in Kusadasi

Turkish resorts are well-known for their excellent services and laid back atmosphere. I've fallen in love with the Turkish way of welcoming tourists from my very fist trip to Türkiye, about 30 years ago. Among all beaches in Kusadasi, I still remember Ladies Beach...

Unusual Things To Do in Bodrum

The most unusual things to do in Bodrum are the ones you won't find in any Turkey travel guides or in my other Turkey articles. Booking a beach holiday at in one of the five-star resorts around Bodrum isn't one of these one of a kind experiences, even though that's...

Samara Hotel Bodrum Review

Samara Hotel Bodrum was one of my most pleasant post-pandemic travel surprises. This five-star, private beach, ultra all inclusive hotel is an excellent choice for an amazing beach holiday in Turkey, or Türkiye. This is my honest review of Samara Hotel Bodrum. I've...

How To Visit the Ancient Cities of Ephesus & Troy in Turkey

Turkey is one of the most surprising countries in the world. Not only is it a realm of contrasts, where the rich meets the poor, and the new meets the old in a kaleidoscope of flavors, but it is also home to some of the most important vestiges of the ancient Greek...

Istanbul 3-Day Itinerary: Best Things To See & Do

What if one told you that you only had 3 days in Istanbul? How would you do your planning to see as much as possible? Would you take several guided tours or you'd put together a list and visit everything in your own, self-guided tour through the city? All in one day...

Yerebatan Sarnici, the Basilica Cistern, a Must-See in Istanbul

Istanbul is such a great place to visit! Located at the confluence of two continents, it offers the best of both worlds in terms of culture and civilization. While in Istanbul, make time to visit a few of the museums in the central area such as Hagia Sophia, Topkapi,...

Hagia Sophia Ticket, Hours of Operation, Dress Code etc.

Hagia Sophia is a beautiful but sad monument. It went through a series of transformations which you can read about in many books. At the same time, Hagia Sophia is one of the most famous photo spots in Istanbul. There's no wonder it's on everyone's Istanbul travel...

Istiklal Street – The Busiest Street in Istanbul

How many millions of tourists pass on Istiklal street each month? Before the pandemic, this was one of the busiest avenues of Istanbul. Ä°stiklal Caddesi is the Turkish for Independence Avenue. There are good reasons why tourists flock to walk on Istiklal Avenue,...

Kayakoy Ghost Town. When Going Home Means Leaving Your Village

The Kayakoy ghost town is one of the saddest places in Turkey, and maybe in the whole world. This ghost town in Turkey is the result of a post-war population exchange agreement between Greece and Turkey. Where Is the Abandoned Village of Kayakoy? Kayakoy, the ghost...

Saklikent Gorge, Fethiye, Turkey, The Place Where Time Stops

Saklikent and Tlos ancient city trip from Fethiye ☑ Round-trip shared transfer Calis, Hisaronu, Oludeniz, Ovacik ☑ Professional guide ☑ Lunch (buffet, included in the price of the trip) ☑ Pickup possible from hotels in Fethiye and Oludeniz ☑ Duration: 12...

Oludeniz, Turkey, The Blue Lagoon & More Things to Do

Fethiye & Butterfly Valley Boat Trip with Lunch ☑ Discover the beauty of the coastline near Fethiye on a traditional boat ☑ Admire the stunning cliffs and sheltered beach at Butterfly Valley ☑ Visit the Blue Cave, Butterfly Valley, Camel Beach, and Soguksu...

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