Sure, you’ve probably seen the Blue Mosque in magazine photos and marveled at the whirling dervishes in travel guides, but did you know Old Saint Nick was born in Turkey? Or that Cappadocia is home to literally hundreds of underground cities? Read on to learn five more interesting tidbits about Turkey’s intriguing past and present.
Straddling the border of Europe and Asia, Turkey’s largest city is home to a rich culture that reflects its split personality. Here are our top five things to do in this storied urban center. Marvel at the Blue Mosque Officially known as the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, the Blue Mosque owes its nickname to the more than 20,000 handmade ceramic tiles lining the interior, many of them a dazzling blue. In the daytime, ove
Tour Consultant Alexandra Errante just came back from our 10 day Istanbul & Coastal Turkey tour and wanted to share some photos from her trip. Some of the tour highlights included the Bosphorus Straights Cruise, where she saw the beautiful metropolitan cityscape of both the European and Asian sides of Istanbul, fulfilling her dream of visiting Troy, and getting a traditional Turkish bath in Pamukkale.