The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Istanbul

Located in a modern skyscraper, the hotel lobby features Italian and Turkish marble flooring, hand-woven Turkish carpets and a mahogany reception bar with opulent gold ceiling. Opened in 2001, this hotel cultivates Turkish traditions and design. International businesspeople meet tourists and local people in the Lobby bar with a panoramic view over the Bosphorus.

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Best Western Acropol Hotel,Istanbul

The Mormara – A taste of Istanbul is offered at the hotel’s rooftop restaurant. Authentic Turkish cuisine as well as a selection of Italian and French dishes are featured on the menu.
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Gunes Hotel, Antalya

Sun-worshippers can bronze on the private beach, go for a dip in the pool, or lounge on the terraces with cocktails at the poolside bar. Children can enjoy the kid’s pool and games room, and in the evening parents can make use of the babysitting services before heading down to the bar or into the resort center. The hotel’s 24-hour front desk offers a currency exchange and wake-up call service. Continue reading “Gunes Hotel, Antalya” »

The Great Agri Mountain, Mt. Ararat

Rising from the common borders of Turkey and Iran, Mt. Agri (Ararat), an inactive volcano capped year round with ice and snow, reaches 5137 meters. The Old Testament records that it was on this mountain that Noah’s Ark came to rest after the great flood. Southwest of the mountain, the Little Mt.

Adri (Ararat) reaches up to 3896 meters. The Serdarbulak lava plateau (2600 m) stretches out between the two pinnacles. Whatever your motivation for visiting this region and exploring the mountain range, climbing the spectacular Agri (Ararat) is a challenging and rewarding experience.

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Mountaineering in Turkey

A glance at a topographical map of Turkey immediately reveals that this is a country of mountains.

Rising in all four directions, mountains encircle the peninsula of Anatolia. A part of the Alpine-Himalayan mountain range, Turkey has mountainous regions of different geological formations. The North Anatolian range skirts the Mediterranean shore.

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Hot springs and spas in Turkey

A visit to Turkey would not be complete without a stop at one of the country’s better-known spas, whether to treat a health problem or simply to luxuriate in the soothing waters of natural mineral baths. A stop at one of the spas described in this booklet can easily be combined with a tour of Turkey’s most famous destinations.

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Yachting in Bodrum

With Bodrum is the center of yatching in everything from manufacturing and maintenance to repair and operation in Turkey. The tradition of building schooners continues in the İçmeler Shipyard, whose name has become almost synonymous with Bodrum itself. As big as many modern shipyards, luxury sailboats up to 30 meters can be built here using the latest available technology.

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