In the morning, when the cold still dominates, the light turns a pale blue colour, the mist rolls over the valley and there is only silence on the planet of Cappadocia. Suddenly, the first rays of sunlight inundate the landscape and dozens of hot air balloons paint a coloured spectrum in the sky, floating in space above this magical planet.
On the Aegean coast in Turkey, between Selçuk and Kusadasi, is found one of the principal ancient sites of Asia Minor: that of Ephesus, which still has many ancient Greek and Roman remains today. Unfortunately, of the previously grand wonder of the world, you will only be able to admire a few fragments of columns...
A cosmopolitan district of Istanbul, Kadiköy is one of the most lively areas of the mega-city. An authentic atmosphere blending modern impulses with its young population thrilling the old warriors looking to merge into the crowds.
Hasankeyf is in south-eastern Turkey, a very small city containing numerous natural and human wonders. Associated with a rich, ancient history, the diverse geological and archaeological particularities definitely make this village a place to visit. You must visit Hasankeyf as quickly as possible, because a dam project will soon completely cover this little gem.
Do you want to get away somewhere during your trip to Istanbul? Hop on the bus to Sile! 40km from the "town centre", the small town has an authentic atmosphere and postcard-esque photos. Surrounded by 57 small villages, visiting this location combines the pleasures of nature with Turkish culture. A seaside resort in the summer, SIle has numerous treasures to share with you.
The border regions are often ignored by tourists and regarded simply as places you pass through on the way elsewhere. They can, however, have some wonderful surprises to offer. Visiting the border region between Turkey and Syria gives you the opportunity to enjoy some of the most wonderful kinds of travel experiences it's possible to have, with encounters with local people, beautiful landscapes and scenery, and a small taste of the everyday life of Syria all included in the programme. You leave the world of tourism behind here: this is travel in the truest sense of the word.
Trabzon has been a major trading post for centuries and is now one of the biggest cities on the north-east coast of Turkey. It's impossible to leave the city without visiting the Sumela Monastery which is built into the cliffs and in itself represents the passage of successive civilisations through the region.
Famous for its beaches and mountainous landscapes, Turkey's "Turquoise Coast" was known in ancient times as Lycia. Today, the region corresponds with the coasts between Antalya and Fethiye as well as with the preserved heritage of its lands... A delight not to be missed!
Let yourself be taken in by this surreal universe made up of mineral forests, of terrific waterfalls and a series of pools laid naturally flat or flowing from thermal waters, during your next trip to Turkey. You will not be disappointed!