It is a beautiful city on the southern part of Turkey. 300 days a year sunshine is guarenteed. Avoid July and August due to very hot and humid months. Rest of the year is very comfortable. Some tourist from northen Europe swims on the month of Dec-Jan-Feb. At the very same day you can do water ski or snow ski. City has a lot to offer shopping to historical sites. Hakan
I am planning a trip to Turkey....What are the best cities you recommend me to visit and the interesting places and markets for shopping?
If you plan to stay in the area at least 2-3 days and do a lot of sightseeing, get the MUZE card to save on the entries to the Goreme Open Air Museum, three underground cities, and several other cave villages/churches. In high season it will save you time too - you get to skip the line... It's cash only.
Visit the hill with the windmills, try some food, walk along the marine, and visit the museum with nice amphora collection, well preserved rooms of the Crusaders, and great view to the port.
I'm going to be in Istanbul for one full day in April. What are the best destinations to see? We were thinking of taking a sea-bus to downtown. All suggestions welcome, this includes historical stops, local hang-outs and the best places to eat :)
The visit of the Museum of Underwater Archaeology at the Castle is a must! To link pleasure, beach with visit of archaeology is so rewarding! Turkey is, as many Middle Eastern countries, full of high technologies together with historical sites. Bodrum is modern and ancient (Halicarnassus) and to pass from one period to another is quite exiting! The high street is vibrant and full of good (or bad) stuff! Do not forget to eat a cake at Karadeniz, and to have a dinner on one of the restaurants...