Top Five Historical Attractions of Bodrum

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Bodrum Castle

Top Five Historical Attractions of Bodrum

Bodrum on the Aegean coast of Turkey has been inhabited by humans for thousands of years, and was the site of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Mausoleum of Halikarnassus.  Although this Wonder long since largely perished thanks to earthquake, Bodrum remains rich in historical curiosities and remnants, presenting the opportunity for plenty of interesting diversions from the standard holiday beach time pursuits.  As well as being a popular tourist destination for major tour operators, Bodrum is also a fashionable stomping ground for rich Turks and an international sailing set.

The plush Yacht Club and Marina, on the Western side of Bodrum, is unsurprisingly the focus of this scene, and the surrounding shops and cafes are definitely the upmarket part of town.  While the bars, clubs and restaurants are best explored in person, it is worth giving a brief introduction to the top five historical attractions of Bodrum.

Bodrum Castle is the most imposing landmark in the city.  You will find great views of the city from the walls of the castle, and as well as being a historical attraction in its own right, Bodrum Castle now hosts the Museum of Underwater Archaeology.

Dalaman Activities

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Paragliding

Dalaman Activities; With its sandy beaches and scorching sun, Turkey has become more and more popular amongst travelling Brits. With everything from all inclusive hotels to private villas available there’s no shortage of accommodation, meaning there’s something for everyone and every budget. Dalaman is a great area to visit as it’s easily accessible from Dalaman airport and has some great activities to enjoy. Here are some of the best.

White water rafting in Dalaman
White water rafting in Dalaman

White water rafting – You’ll experience adrenaline rush you’ve never felt before as you race down the bumpy, swift flowing white water, crashing past rocks at unbelievable speeds. White water rafting is very popular in Dalaman and for good reason, the Dalaman river is thought of as one of the world’s top white water rivers. You’ll be guided by professional rafters so no need to worry about safety! Not for the faint hearted but great fun.

Mud baths – The mud baths at Dalyan are popular with visitors and for good reason, they’re great for your skin and your health! The sulphur rich mud cleanses and moisturises the skin and is said to be good for rheumatic problems and skin conditions. The Turkish locals have been bathing there for centuries and mud baths are proven to improve the skin, making it a soothing and healthy experience.

Fun Facts and Information About Turkey

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Turkey: The Land of Timeless Marvels and Mementos

Where else on the planet can you see a landscape filled with fabled palaces, ruined castles, and battlefields that still seem to smoke from the time of the Ottoman Empire? The fun facts and information about Turkey, the land of timeless marvels and mementos, is a conglomeration of juicy hearsay as well as verifiable folklore. The myths blend in with facts just like Istanbul, which blends two continents into one.

Ottoman cuisine
Ottoman cuisine

A journey through Turkey is not just about enjoying the beauty and the diversity that exists within the 9,000 species of plants that thrive in this exotic country, or by eating the delicious Ottoman cuisine, which tops menus in the markets and in the restaurants throughout the country. The fun facts and information about Turkey can start with işkembe soup the popular cure for the hangover as well as sitting in Turkey’s favorite food chain Simit Sarayi and eating simit, the sesame encrusted bread ring, but they don’t end there.

Everyone knows there’s fun in having an average of over fourteen sexual partners over the course of a lifetime afterall, Turkey is the most virile nation in the world. The tallest man in the world lives in Turkey. He over 8 feet tall and must have his own norms when it comes to virility. Some say the Turks can tell someone’s political associations from the shape of his moustache, but the meze which is a table filled with incredible treats needs no moustache. The locals never hesitate; they enjoy all of their passions.

Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture

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Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture

Istanbul

” Most inspiring city in the world “

Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture will further inspire you with its contemporary art and urban culture.

Why Istanbul?

With its geographic position and thousands of years’ cultural heritage, İstanbul has a priviliged speciality among the metropolises of the world.

By generating a creative energy, its juvenile and dynamic population has been making İstanbul ,the mirror of Turkey, one of the most dynamic cities in the world. The cultural consciousness that particularly improved during the last twenty years is reflected upon its cultural life, too.

Over the years, Istanbul has gained a quality of being a magnetic field, a cultural and artistic centre not only for those living in Istanbul but also for all of the world’s people. The 21st Century will be the one of metropolises. Reviving the identities ,imroving their cultural heritage and sharing what they accumulated, metropolises have been forming the global culture.

istanbulBy way of sharing their cultural accumulations, metropolitan people have been knowledgeable about and known each other better . The inclusion of cultures in the daily life and spreading out all sections of societies has been more important day by day.

Metropolitan development has been succeeded by the help of  cultural change and the fact that the consciousness of  being among one of those living in Metropolises will go up the desired level. Therefore, it is required that both the administrations and non-governmental organizations should be active, and benefit from professional sources of information and experiences.

Istanbul has become 2010 European capital of culture and Europe will discover the roots of its culture in Istanbul and take a noteworthy step.

What’s more,  Istanbul’s becoming succesful as a Europen capital of culture will be obtained by Istanbul people’s taking this project up seriosly and supporting it with a noticeable participation.

Forum Istanbul, Most Biggest Shopping Center (Mall) in Europe

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Forum Istanbul Shopping Center, in Bayrampasa

Forum Istanbul
Forum Istanbul

Forum Istanbul offers a total retail and leisure area of approximately 225,000 sq m, offices and residential area of 70,000 sq m, and car parking of 235,000 sq m for a catchment area of about 4.5 million people within a 20 minute journey. The retail center includes stand-alone anchors like IKEA, DIY stores, a hypermarket, an aquarium (Turkuazoo, Turkish first and huge Aquarium ) and department stores.

Forum Istanbul is unique, adding a new dimension to the existing retail market in the region. The scheme offers a contemporary urban experience, interspersed with boulevards, plazas, avenues, courtyards, and monumental buildings. The interplay of these elements produces streets with sweeping views, narrow lanes with shadow and contrasts of scale and public squares with different spatial qualities. A public area with spectacular view, it is suitable for festivals, concerts, markets and sports events.

Office functions and residential are located in an upgraded green area, providing an elegant and park-like surrounding and enhancing the residential atmosphere. Domestic housing blocks are placed to create a community that faces inward, towards the recreational activities area. Interior vistas are formed on the roof’s green terraces. Blocks of varying height provide different settlement options for different economic lifestyle alternatives.

Forum Istanbul (Shopping Plan)
Forum Istanbul (Shopping Centre Plan)

The scheme of Forum Istanbul will provide a contemporary city lifestyle, with boulevards, large buildings, plazas and avenues. The interplay of these different structures will create long views, narrow streets, plenty of shade and an interesting spatial interaction between large and small buildings.

Forum Istanbul will become an important landmark in Europe, attracting shoppers and visitors from all over the Turkey.

Adress: Bayrampasa, Istanbul.

Official Site

TurkuaZoo Turkish Aquarium in Forum Istanbul Shopping Center

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TurkuaZoo Turkish Aquarium

TurkuaZoo

TurkuaZoo Turkish Aquarium
TurkuaZoo Turkish Aquarium

Europe’s biggest shopping center and residential area Forum Istanbul is in Istanbul and Turkey’s the first colossal aquarium “Turkuazoo” will be in the service .“Turkuazoo” which has the feature of being the first aquarium in the world being located in a shopping center promises to offer a pleasant experimentation to those who expect to spend a rollicking familial time regarding subaquatic world.You will be able to swim in an aquarium together with sharks if you have the courage.

Diving with sharks !

“Turkuazoo” endearing the sea and sea animals to kids causes the adults to experience some moments full of excitement .You don’t need to go to Capetown or to the further most place in the world.

Coming to Turkuazoo you could dive with sharks or reach the top excitement.In addition ,our sharks are completely tame and without being in any trouble you can become friends with them or you may even take photos.

Indispensable address of organisations :

Do you want more than ten thousand sea animals to be present in your wedding ceremony except your guests ? Here offers Turkuazoo that facility too.Wedding ceremonies , birthday parties, demonstration meetings and your other special days …
Turkuazoo is ready for hosting if you wish to draw attention ,be extraordinary , be talked much about , cause your guests to experience unforgettable moments …Turkuazoo is together with you if you think about doing some crazy things like getting married diving into the aquarium !

How you can go to Turkuazoo

Turkuazoo Map

Top Tourist Destinations Turkey

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Sunset, Apollo Temple, Side

Top Tourist Destinations in Turkey

Cheap holidays to Turkey are increasingly popular as this is a very interesting destination with a combination of modern and ancient attractions. The country offers a large variety of sights to see and enjoy, the following four regions are a sampling of this.

ANTALYA

This city, located in southwestern Turkey on the Mediterranean coast, is the capital city of Antalya Province, which is in the fastest growing province in Turkey and is the centre of Turkey’s tourism industry. It is surrounded by mountains on three sides and the sea on the fourth, is on coastal cliffs, and was transformed into a major international resort in the 1970’s.

Uncovered in excavations in 2008, remains discovered date back to the 3rd century BC. The city prospered during the Ancient Roman period. It was briefly occupied by Italians from the end of the First World War until the Turkish Republic was founded in 1923.

The town’s orchards produce a special kind of apricot which has a sweet almond in its kernel, is dried, and exported to Egypt as a luxury.

This regions lies along a beautiful stretch of the Mediterranean which has come to be known as the Turkish Riviera and is a popular amongst travellers taking holidays to Turkey.

BODRUM

Guarding the entrance to this centre of the Turkish art community is the medieval castle of St. Peter built by the Knights of Rhodes, which has been turned into the Museum of Underwater Archeology. There is also one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, an old Mausoleum, to explore.

The Mediterranean Sea and the Aegean meet here, and there is a long waterfront with elegant yachts in the marina. The boatyards date back to ancient times, and even today craftsmen still build traditional yachts. Nearby you can swim in clear warm seas, and underwater divers can explore the caves and rock formations. There are multicolored sponges and a variety of aquatic life including octopi.

Bodrum‘s Bohemian atmosphere encourages small galleries and many restaurants, night clubs, and discos. The Amphi-theatre is on a hillside and can accommodate around 13,000 and was built around 330 to 30 B.C.

DALAMAN

This Turkish area is located between the mountains and the sea and is protected from over-development because of the sanctuary for the rare loggerhead sea turtles that frequent its huge natural beach. However, modern tourist attractions are still being planned such as new marinas and a golf course.

Dalaman is known for its international airport which is the gateway for the tourists to visit this part of Turkey. The Alexandria train staton was built in 1906 and is today the headquarters of a large state farm with mostly citrus fruits.

When looking for cheap holidays in Turkey, Dalaman offers beautiful natural scenery and incredible lagoon beaches to make your holiday memorable.

IZMIR

Formerly known as Smyrna, Izmir is Turkey’s largest port after Istanbul and the third most populous city with its ten metropolitan districts with each having its own distinct features. The city is referred to as “The Pearl of the Aegean”. Homer is said to have been born here. Various architecture is thought to have been built during the Roman Empire period.

This city survived devastations such as a 1676 plague, a 1688 earthquake, a 1743 fire, and its greatest disaster with a fire in 1922.

Izmir has an international arts festival in June and July and the Izmir International Fair in the beginning of September. There are many fair and exhibition events at other times as well.

Cesme Travel Guide

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Ilıca Beach, Cesme

Cesme Travel Guide; is popular sun and beach resort town in Izmir

Turkey | Aegean Turkey | Izmir Province | Çeşme

Çeşme Map
Cesme Map

Facts

Region: Aegean
Province : Izmir
Country : Turkey (TR)
Coordinates : 38°19′N 26°18′E
Average sea temperature : 
Temperature in August : 
Area code(s) : 232 (Turkey Country Code: 0090)
Area: 260 km2 (100.4 sq mi)

Çeşme is a shore place and the center-town of the district of the same name in Turkey‘s western-most end.

It is a pleasant enough, popular sun and beach resort town, where two thirds of the district population is concentrated, is located 53 miles (85 km) west of İzmir, the largest metropolitan city in Turkey’s Aegean Region. Çeşme has two neighbor districts, Karaburun to the north and Urla to the east, both of which are also town of İzmir Province.

The name “Çeşme” means “fountain” and possibly draws reference from the many Ottoman fountains scattered across the city.

Particularly for visitors from the United Kingdom and Scandinavia.

Beach / Resort Area

Ilıca is a resort area nearly 5 km west of Cesme to which it depends administratively, although it bears aspects of a town ship apart in many of its characteristics. It is famed for its thermal springs, which is the very meaning of its name.

There are good beaches south of Çesme, and at Ilica, easily reachable by minibus (Turkish: dolmuş).

In main squire, there are restaurants, cafes, tea houses, and nice sunset scene of the Aegean Sea.

If you would like to stay in Çesme, has ample hotels in all price ranges.

Cesme Beaches

  • ILICA
  • BOYALIK KOYU
  • ŞİFNE-BÜYÜK LİMAN-PAŞA LİMANI
  • ILDIRI
  • DALYAN VE SAKIZLI KOY
  • ÇİFTLİKKÖY VE PIRLANTA PLAJI
  • ÇATAZMAK PLAJI
  • EŞEK ADASI (Goni)

Things To Do in Çesme (What to do while traveling in Cesme.)

Shopping in Cesme

What to buy. Where to buy it. And what to pay.

  • Carpets and Turkish Arts
  • Pedestrianised street

Hotels

  • Sheraton Cesme Hotel Resort And Spa
  • Sisus Hotel
  • Rainbow
  • Club Ilica
  • Ilica Hotel
  • Grand Ontur (Half Board)
  • Albano
  • Delmar Thermal Hotel
  • Babaylon Hotel

Cesme Photos

Izmir Travel Guide

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Izmir port, from Konak Pier

Izmir Travel Guide; Turkey | Aegean Turkey | Izmir

Izmir Map
Izmir Map

Izmir Facts

Region: Aegean
Province : Izmir
Country : Turkey (TR)
Coordinates : 38°26′N 27°09′E
Average sea temperature :

Temperature
in August :
Area code(s) : 232 (Turkey Country Code: 0090)

Izmir port, from Konak Pier

Izmir (ancient name: Smyrna ) is Turkey’s third most populer city and the Turkey‘s largest port (harbour) after Istanbul. It is situated Gulf of Izmir, by the Aegean Sea. It is the seat of Izmir Province, which has an area of 7350 km2, is about three million people.

Also Izmir is a popular local tourist destination, is also has one of the most popular beach area in Turkey, located in Cesme is a poular resort town.

For summer holiday – vacation go Çesme.

Districts

  • Balçova
  • Bornova
  • Buca
  • Cigli
  • Gaziemir
  • Güzelbahce
  • Karşıyaka
  • Konak
  • Menemen
  • Narlıdere

See & Visit (famous places and landmarks)

  • Agora

  • (Archeological – ruin)
  • Archeological Museum

    • Archeological exhibit, museum
    • Coin collection
    • Glass, porcelain, pottery exhibit
    • Jewels – diamond cutting
  • Ataturk Caddesi (Kordon)

    • Scenic site
  • Ataturk Museum

    • Historical museum
  • Bazaar

    • Historic trade route, caravansaray
    • Islamic – artifact collection
    • Market – shopping area
  • Caravan Bridge

    • Dam, bridge, lock, and waterway
  • Harbor

    • Nautical museum – attraction
  • Culture Park

    • Amusement, or leisure park
    • Garden or botanic place
    • Provincial or municipal park
    • Zoo – animal collection
  • Diana’s Bath

    • Lake
  • Ethnological Museum

    • Furniture display
  • Kadifekale – Panoramic View

    • Architecture – Roman, Greek, classical
    • Archeological site or ruin
    • Scenic site or route
    • Stadium or sports facility
    • Theatrical hall or company
    • Tombs, burial site
    • Towers, monuments, observation deck
  • Konak Square

    • Paintings, art collections
    • Institution building
    • Architecture
    • Clocks
  • Republic Square

    • Standalone sculpture, statue
  • Roman road

    • Architecture – Roman, Greek
    • Scenic site / route
    • Well, spring, oasis,

Climate / Weather

Izmir has a typical mediterranean climate. Izmir is characterized by long, hot and dry summers and mild to cool, rainy winters.

The average max temperatures in the winter, is between 12 – 14 °C.

Rarely, snow can fall in İzmir in December, January and February staying for a period of hours rather than a whole day or more.

The summer months ( May – October ) usually brings average daytime temperatures of 30 °C or higher. On a number of occasions, temperatures as high as 46°C have been recorded in the city.

Airports

Adnan Menderes International Airport
Adnan Menderes International Airport

Address: TAV İZMİR TERMİNAL İŞLETMECİLİĞİ A.Ş.

İzmir Adnan Menderes Havalimanı Yeni Dış Hatlar Terminali  Sarnıç Mevkii 35410 Gaziemir / İZMİR
Telephone (Dom.Term.)  +90 232 455 0000for more information :
Izmir Adnan Menderes International Airport

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Izmir Adnan Menderes International Airport

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Adnan Menderes International Airport

Adnan Menderes International Airport

Adnan Menderes International Airport

Address: TAV İZMİR TERMİNAL İŞLETMECİLİĞİ A.Ş.

İzmir Adnan Menderes Havalimanı Yeni Dış Hatlar Terminali  Sarnıç Mevkii 35410 Gaziemir / İZMİR

Telephone (Dom.Term.)
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+90 232 274 2626

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