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Turkish Delight.

It is an organized tour by Master World Tours and Travels from 11 October to 18 October, 2018. It is a fully guided tour in local luxury coach with a company of affectionate and friendly tourists.

11th October-Stay at hotel ”Charisma”, deluxe hotel at Kusadasi and explore

Kusadasi.

12th October-Departure from hotel.Go to Ephesus, one of the best preserved

ancient  sites in the world, visiting the temple of Artemis, Curetes street, famous

Roman baths, Celsius Library, Grand theatre and House of Virgin Mary.

After the lunch we visited  a place which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of

Turkey; a carpet weaving centre. Then we went on  a Turkish village tour.

Sirince’s construction style belongs to Anatolian Greeks. Sirince village also

has a reputation for making some of the best wines in Turkey-especially fruit wines.

On the way, we visited a famous leather production centre of the region.

13th October–We depart to Pamukkale. On the way we visited  one of the famous leather production centres of the region.Afterwards we visited the calcium

terraces of Pamukkale(cotton castle) and the ruins of Hierapolis.

14th October-Departed to Konya and visited the imposing green tiled Mausoleum

of Mevlana, the mystic founder of the Islamic Sufi sect. After the Konya tour

we departed for Cappadocia.

15th October-Stay at cave hotel ”Gamirasu” at Cappadocia. After hot air balloon tour, w e drove to Derinkuyu underground city, one of the best preserved and deepest underground cities in Cappadocia. Derinkuyu underground city is 55 meters deep and 8 levels open to visitors. Then we visited Uchisar castle,the highest point of Cappadocia. After Uchisar we visited Goreme Open Air Museum, the heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for

frescoes dating 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks.

Next we proceeded to Cavusin, which is an abandoned village with old cave

Greek houses. After Cavusin we went to pottery workshop, to see how to

make potteries. Then we went to Pasabagi  where we saw three headed

fairy chimneys.After Passabagi, to another workshop to see Cappadocian

handwoven carpets and kilims. Next we visited Devrent Valley, which is

also called Imagination valley, where we saw natural rock formation,

looking like animals. Last stop was Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy

chimneys with their hats which is the symbol of Cappadocia.

16 October-In the evening dinner Cruise on the Bosphorus. Enjoyed the

cruise on the Bosphorus and saw historical places like Dolmabahce Palace,

Bosphorus Bridge, Ortakoy, Rumeli fortress, Faith Bridge, Beylerbeyi Palace,

Maiden’s Tower and also Istanbul’s famous night clubs.

17th October-Istanbul’s Byzantine Hippodrome was the heart of

Constantinople’s political and sporting life and the scene of games

and riots through 500 years of  Ottoman history as well. Monuments

decorating the Hippodrome are- the Obelisk of  Theodosius, the Bronze

Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Sultanahmet

Imperial mosque, across from St.Sophia is known as the Blue Mosque

because of the blue tiles surrounding the walls of interior design.

Blue  Mosque was built in 16th century by architect Mehmet,

during the rule of Ahmed 1. Its Kulliye contains Ahmed’s tomb,

a  madrasah and a hospice. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is one of the

3 mosques in Turkey that has 6 minarets. St. Sophia, one of the

historical architectural wonders that still remains standing today

has an important place in the art world with its architecture,

grandness, size and functionality. The Hagia Sophia, the biggest

church constructed by the East Roman Empire in Istanbul, has

been constructed three times in the same location.When it was

first built, it was named Megale Ekklesia (Big Church); however,

after the 5th century, it was referred to as the Hagia Sophia(Holy

Wisdom). The church was the place in which rulers were crowned

and it was also the biggest operational cathedral in the city throughout

the Byzantine period. Topkapi Palace was one of the major residences of

the Ottoman sultans for almost 400 years(1465-1856) of their 624-year reign.

As well as a royal residence, the palace was a setting for state occasions

and royal entertainments. It is now a museum and as such a major

tourist attraction. It also contains exquisite collection of crystal, silver

and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families,

the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures and important

relics of the Muslim world, including Muhammed’s cloak and sword.

The Topkapi Palace is among the monuments contained within the

”Historic Areas of Istanbul” which became a UNESCO World Heritage

Site in 1985. The Grand Bazaar(Kapalicarsi) in Istanbul is one of the

largest covered markets in the world. In this labyrinth, there are

60 streets and 5000 shops with each trade having its own area-

the goldsmiths street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts,

such as hand painted ceramic plates, hand honed copperware,

brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum

pipes.

The sea of Marmara is the inland sea that connects the Black Sea

to the Aegean Sea, thus separating Turkey’s Asian and European parts.

Various names of Istanbul—Byzantium was an ancient Greek city

founded by Greek colonists from Megara in 667 BC and named after

their king Byzas. In 330 BC, Constantine declared the city as capital of the entire Roman empire and renamed it Constantinople. It was renamed Istanbul

in 1930 following the establishment of modern Turkey.

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