Fabulous Holiday Destinations

If you haven’t decided where you are going for ‘bayram’, have a look at these holiday alternatives all over Turkey. You will see that there is still a lot you don’t know about this beautiful country of ours.

FABULOUS HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS
If you haven’t decided where you are going for ‘bayram’, have a look at these holiday alternatives all over Turkey. You will see that there is still a lot you don’t know about this beautiful country of ours.

SİNASOS MANSIONS
Sinasos is the old name (new name Mustafapaşa) of an historic settlement just 15 minutes from Ürgüp in Nevşehir province. Fairy chimneys, rock-carved dwellings and mysterious churches lie waiting to be discovered in the Gomeda Valley, one of the treasures of this area which boasts some of the most beautiful mansions in Cappadocia.

MULTI ACTIVITY IN KAŞ
This dynamic program, which offers a different activity every day, starts with a canoe tour around the island of Kekova in the open waters off Kaş. A 40-kilometer bicycle tour along the Lycian Way awaits you the next day. Canyoning in the Taurus is one the most exciting parts of this holiday program, which culminates in scuba diving.

BOZBURUN PENINSULA
Easily accessible from Dalaman Airport, this peninsula is a true natural paradise with its tranquil coves and fishing towns. You can tour the area and stay at one of the many hotels or bed&breakfasts between the village of Selimiye and the town of Bozburun, which boasts a natural harbor. The village of Taşlıca at the tip of this peninsula dotted with waterfalls is famous for its wild horses.

AFYON FAIRY CHIMNEYS
A volcanic plateau to rival that of Cappadocia stretches across the Afyon-İscehisar-İhsaniye triangle. Human beings made their homes in shelters they carved out of the rock in this area which was home to the Phrygians in history. Dazzling white volcanic tufa, fairy chimneys, rock-cut churches and cave dwellings intermingle here with Phrygian monuments.

TOKAT CUISINE
Known for its Antiques Market and the authentic texture of the nostalgic town of Zile and its printed fabrics, Tokat is also one of Anatolia’s most interesting taste stops.  A form of vine leaves stuffed with bulghur, walnut ‘bat’, stuffed broad beans, walnut sausage made with butter, spring chicken with grape molasses, and quince stew are just a few of the tasty local dishes.

MENDERES WEIRS
One of Turkey’s best-kept touristic secrets lies along the banks of the Büyük Menderes River (the Greater Meander of antiquity), which empties into the sea near the ancient city of Miletus. A series of lagoons formed when alluvion carried by the river blocked the opening to the bay, old fishing weirs on the verge of oblivion and fishermen’s wharves form a habitat for flamingoes and pelicans.

GEORGIAN CHURCHES
You can see impressive Georgian churches of cathedral proportions at Artvin in Turkey’s northeast. These majestic structures, some of which date back a thousand years, are scattered in villages along the length of the Çoruh Valley. Dörtkilise (Four Churches) near Yusufeli, İşhan in the village of the same name, and Öşkvank in the village of Çamlıyamaç are the most magnificent.