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The First World War history of Gallipoli
UNESCO World Heritage-listed archaeological site of Troy
Kas' laid-back charm and ancient Greek theatre
The mystic Sufi order known as the 'Whirling Dervishes'
Antalya's theatre at Aspendos
The surreal rock formations and valleys of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cappadocia
Underground city of Derinkuyu
Istanbul's Aya Sofya - built by Roman Emperor Justinian
Mount Nemrut's colossal statues of the temple and tomb of King Antiochus
UNESCO World Heritage-listed pools and terraces of Pamukkale
  • From the giant statues atop Mount Nemrut to unbelievable underground world of Derinkuyu; giving in to the energetic, addictive crackle of Istanbul's streets and bazaars to peaceful exploration of Ephesus and Troy, Turkey is a country of exotic indulgences amidst spellbinding scenery. Cappadocia should be on every travel itinerary: a surreal world of extraordinary natural rock sculptures, underground towns and stunning gorge walks. Feeling active? The nearby Taurus Mountains offer varied, picturesque hiking far from the madding crowds. At every corner, Turkey happily offers visitors sensual pleasures: where else but Hierapolis can you bathe among Roman remains in thermal waters, or other than at Kekova could you swim among the ruins of an ancient sunken city?

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    Istanbul & Gallipoli Experience - Independent - 5 days

    There’s a modern twist to the myth of Troy. When German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann found gold in the area in the 19th century, he touted it as the...
    Countries visited: Turkey
  • Why we love Turkey

    • Drift through the Sapphire Coast between Fethiye and Antalya on a not-especially-fast sailing boat
    • Fly over the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia at dawn by hot air balloon. A whole valley of these extraordinary stone columns reaching up like arms of the earth in the silent pink light, slowly drifting beneath you, resolute and unmoving
    • Stand in quiet contemplation at the beaches of the Dardenelles, like Gallipoli
    • Try a testi kebab, an Anatolian speciality. It’s a variation on the kebab you already know; a mixture of meat and vegetables cooked in a clay pot or jug over fire. Then, when it’s ready, the pot is smashed open and you eat from it with a chunk of Turkish bread
    • At every corner, Turkey happily offers visitors sensual pleasures: where else but Hierapolis can you bathe among Roman remains in thermal waters, or other than at Kekova could you swim among the ruins of an ancient sunken city?

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  • From our Blog

    A bounty of beauty: six of Turkey's most unmissable sights

    Turkey is a traveller's dream. As well as being full of friendly locals, it's got more beauty, culture, tradition and delicious cuisine than you could ever ask for. It's a megamix of everything that is good about travelling, all rolled into one goodlooking and endlessly loveable sprawl of land. ...

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    Gallipoli, 1915: the history, the facts and the figures

    Turkey is a land of sparkling beauty and arresting sights – but no other moment can match the emotion of Gallipoli on 25th April, ANZAC Day. 

    It is a day of remembrance, one of Australia’s and New Zealand’s most important national occasions, and an emotional, sobering travel experience....

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    What's it like to be at the Gallipoli ANZAC Day Ceremony?

    By Sarah Yates

    I wandered off in the darkness to find a quiet spot from which I could warm myself and watch the service. The track was rough, bumpy and crumbling. There were Turkish soldiers everywhere; with guns so big they looked pretend. Even though the guns on these shores were long silent...

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    Impressions of Istanbul

    By Oliver Pelling

    Before visiting Turkey, I had few preconceptions of the place. I had fewer still of Istanbul. This likely isn’t a good thing for someone who writes about travel for a living to admit, but there we go.

    All I had rattling around my mind were a few stock travel...

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    Turkish treasures: Peregrine leader Ergun Akkan

    If you want to see the real Turkey, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone better to show it to you than Peregrine leader Ergun Akkan. The leader of seven years loves telling his family and friends about all the interesting people he meets on his trip – and Peregrine travellers love telling their family and...

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