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6 Reasons why we love (affordable) TURKEY

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  1. Ankara is the capital (and political centre) of Turkey and not Istanbul as claimed by many. Ankara is quieter and presents itself with many parks, lush trees and some beautiful buildings. Some claim that the city is more affordable and better for shopping compared to Istanbul, which is generally recognized as the ‘heart’ and tourist capital of Turkey.
  2. So, why visit Istanbul? There are MANY reasons, but here are a few unmissable highlights…
  3. Visit the beautiful Hagia Sophia, originally built as a Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal basilica in 537 AD. This architectural beauty has survived riots, an earthquake and various political and religious ownerships. It was designed and used by Greek Orthodox Christians, then remodelled as an imperial mosque and today remains a must-see museum with many ancient Christian mosaics restored.
  4. Visit the Grand Bazaar, the oldest and biggest covered bazaar in the world! It has 18 different entrances, 61 streets and more than 3000 shops! This very traditional and exciting Turkish experience will make you feel like you’re part of a movie scene. Close to the Grand Bazaar you will find the Spice Bazaar (or Spice Market). It is similar, but smaller, less crowded, more authentic and the prices are better! (Important note: do not buy from isolated street vendors with entertaining sales pitches. It is likely to be a tourist trap)
    • Cruise the Bosphorus strait (canal) that separates Europe from Asia! Iconic Istanbul views include the famous Rumeli Fortress, Ottoman Palaces, mansions and modern villas as well as other historical and natural sights on both shores. We can offer several half and full day tour options, including a cruise on the Bosphorus, a delightful cable car ride and many others.
    • If you plan to visit Istanbul on a very hot day or just need some peace and quiet, visit the spectacular underground Basilica Cistern that was built in 532 AD! Walk along raised wooden walkways and admire plentiful fish swimming between 336 columns which supports the ceiling. The dimmed light, classical background music and water dripping from the ceiling makes this a tranquil and romantic hiding place.
  5. Turkey is home to a multitude of significant Biblical sites (contact us for tailor-made tours)
    • The Apostle Paul was born in Tarsus (located in southern Turkey).
    • Antioch, now called Antakya in southern Turkey, is the place where believers in Jesus Christ were first called Christians. One of the first Christian Churches originated in a cave, just outside of Antioch. It was also the apostle Paul’s home base during his missionary journeys.
    • The apostle John wrote to the “Seven Churches of Revelation”, which are in the western part of Anatolia, Turkey. These early Christian communities were based in Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea.
    • One of the best well-preserved archaeological sites in the world is the ancient city of Ephesus, which is mentioned in the letter to the Ephesians. It is also said that Mary, the mother of Jesus, spent her last days here. “Must-see” sites in Ephesus include the large baptismal pool which was used for adult baptisms in the early church and the Great Theatre where Paul preached. Take a gentle stroll on the long-marbled street on your way to the Agora, the once flourishing marketplace of Ephesus. En route you will discover and be astounded by the ancient Library of Celsus. Ensure you have enough time to visit a new excavation site, “The Terrace Houses” with astonishing evidence of how the wealthy lived in ancient times; fascinating indeed!

 

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