Tag Archives : Sightseeing


4 Greek Islands You Can Visit from Turkey

Along Turkey’s south and west coasts there are a few Greek islands in close proximity, allowing you to visit two countries in one trip. Everyone knows Santorini and Mykonos but have you heard of Kos, Lesvos, Chios or Samos? These four can be visited as a day trip from Turkey and vice versa – Turkey can be visited from these Greek…

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Daytrips from Selcuk

4 Day trips from Selçuk by dolmuş

When it comes to planning my travel itinerary, having a variety of experiences is on top of my list. I can only take so many days at the beach before I need to do something cultural. Just as I can only be in the city so long before I need some slow paced village time. And vice versa. That’s why…

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Ephesus and Beyond

7 reasons why you should stay longer in Selçuk

Selçuk (pronounced ‘sell-chook’) is a small farming town located in southwestern Turkey, whose claim to fame are the ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus, located 3km from the town. That’s all most people know about it and is the main reason that the town is a popular stop on the traveler’s trail. Most travelers stop here for an overnight,…

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Ancient Sites Around Antalya

Side, Aspendos, Kekova, Myra and Perge
– A daytrip from Antalya

Turkey’s Antalya province, known in antiquity as the region of Pamphylia, is a treasure trove of archaeological sites from Greco-Roman and Lycian times. Pamphylia, which means “land of the tribes,” was sandwiched between the ancient regions of Lycia and Cilicia, causing the area today to be rich in discoveries left by the different civilizations who have left their mark on…

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Yerebatan Sarnıcı, Istanbul

Finding Peace Underground at the Basilica Cistern

Needless to say, my relationship with Istanbul is not going well. It is very cold and rainy; something I didn’t prepare for. This morning when I woke up and looked out the window, I knew that it was not going to be a good sightseeing day. Looking for options that were inside, rather than out, I took the opportunity to visit…

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Istanbul Blue Mosque Interior

Istanbul & the Tout Experience

Breakfast this morning at the hotel was pretty good, but for me, it’s hard to eat such rich food so early. The spread included bread with jam, sliced tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers, black olives, yogurt, sigara böreği (fried dough with cheese inside that are rolled up and resemble mini cigars), fruit and Nescafe, a poor substitute for real coffee. Unfortunately,…

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