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Activities to do in Turkey:

Diving: You can explore the depths of the Dardanelles; Visit shipwrecks, frozen for all time. A poignant reminder of the battles of history. Drift in the crystal clear blue waters of the Aegean at Bodrum , or maybe meet with a fish or two in the Mediterranean sea from Marmaris. Kas or Fethiye. In Fethiye we recommend: Dolphin Diving Centre (John & Maria)!

Parasailing : If being hauled along behind a boat is your sort of thing then Oludeniz, Kusadasi, Marmaris, and Fethiye are the places for you.

Trekking : Explore the wildness of Turkey on a variety of walks . Ranging from 1 day to 3 day treks , you can climb the Taurus ranges shrouded in pine forests and bush in Selcuk. What about a gentle stroll up the hills of Oludeniz to see the view that made them want to film the Blue lagoon here. What about a tramp through a national park in Egirdir, or the un-missable valleys of the Cappadocia region.

Tandem Paragliding : Fall from the sky with professional guides at Oludeniz, view the world in a whole new way. There is also a nice site in Kas.

Rafting : Now this is a thrill seeker that everyone can enjoy. With a variety of excursions available from 1 day to a whole week including camping and canoeing , there truly is something for everyone. What a setting, from the grade 4 rivers of Dalaman , to the natural wonder of Saklikent Gorge or the truly awesome Zamanti river outside of Cappadocia. The company that works these rivers are managed by a professional team headed by a Kiwi bloke Jay, so they must be good.

Horse riding : This is a great way to get out and see the real Turkey. Trot along tracks that are inaccessible by bus or car. This easy pass time can be done in a number of the beauty spots of Turkey, Cappadocia (Goreme), Olympos, Kemer, Marmaris, Patara and Kayakoy.

Sailing : With Turkey's coastline encompassing the Mediterranean sea what better place to sail the 'Turquoise coast' than here. Trips can be as little as one day around harbours and islands, to five day excursions with magical stops at seaside ruins and underwater cities. The Turkish style yachts known as Gulets, can comfortably handle groups of 12 to 16 people and supply captain, crew and meals. This relatively inexpensive activity can be enjoyed in a number of resorts but are especially pleasurable when taken from either Marmaris, Kas or Olympos.

Mopeds and Motor Bikes : Get out there and do it for yourself, mopeds optimise the independent travellers sense of fun. Blazing about the streets, hills and countryside of Turkey is a great way to spend the day and can be easily accessed in Goreme, Marmaris, Oludeniz, Fethiye, Kusadasi and Bodrum. (You can also get them in Istanbul, but I've yet to meet someone crazy enough to try.)

Jet Skiing : The motorbike of the water, rev it up and hit the waves in Oludeniz, Sunken City, Kusadasi, Didiya, Bodrum and Marmaris.

Guided Tours : Turkey has been the home of many of the greatest civilisations of the world and with so much history , the only true way to get the full story is with guided tours. Most sites supply guides who are conversant in many languages , that can bring history alive for you in a way that no guide book can compete with. Recommended guided tours are in Istanbul, Gallipoli, Ephesus and Cappadocia and can even secure discounted prices for groups as small as 5.

Ballooning : Fly the sky at dawn and sunset in the basket of a hot air balloon, what could be more special than sailing the skies of Goreme. This magical wonderland unfolds beneath you as you silently float your way over volcanic landscapes and unusual rock structures.

Ferry trips : It's so easy to pop over to Greek islands by ferry, that most people do it as a day trip. Change cultures for a day with departures from Kusadasi to Samos, Bodrum to Kos and Marmaris to Rhodes.

Useful Information about Australia & New Zealand:

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Museums In Istanbul:

PLACES LOCATION TELEPHONE OPEN/CLOSED
Archaeological Museum Sultanahmet 0212 520 7740

Open 09:30-16:30
Closed Monday

This is in close vicinity of Topkapi Palace, in the direction of Gulhane park entrance. There are many collections in the museum. From Egyptian and Assyrian empires to Roman and Byzantine statues, marvellous sarcophagi, and pieces of some Temples. A rich collection !
Kariye Museum Fatih 0212 631 9241 Open 09:00-16:30
Closed Tuesday
Known also as St. Saviour, this church is famous for it's mosaics. The second most important Byzantine church in Istanbul, has beautiful frescoes with the theme of death and resurrection.
Military Museum Harbiye 0212 233 2720 Open 09:00-17:00
Closed Monday & Tuesday
Display of ancient cannons, costumes, and weaponry from Ottoman Empires. Also the Janisary Band performs in front of the museums during the summer months, between the hours 15:00-16:00
Topkapi Palace Museum Sultanahmet 0212 512 0480 Open 09:00-16:00
Closed Tuesday
Topkapi Palace is the symbol and the centre of the Ottoman Empire. Overlooking Istanbul Bogazici (Bosphorus) and the Marmara Sea, stands this amazing building that was the great palace of the Ottoman Sultans. The palace is a collection of buildings arranged around a series of courtyards and has incredible collections of jewels, pieces of Ottoman and Islamic artwork.
Haghia Sophia Sultanahmet 0212 522 1750 Open 09:00-16:00
Closed Monday
Built by Constantin the Great, also known as the church of the Divine Wisdom designed to impress the strength and wealth of the Roman emperors. Once it was the greatest Christian church in the world.
Turkish & Islamic
Art Museum
Sultanahmet 0212 515 1805 Open 09:00-18:30
Closed Monday
Used to be the Palace of Ibrahim Pasa is a museum containing a large collection of Islamic artwork.
Basilica Cistern Sultanahmet 0212 522 1259 Open 09:00-17:30
Everyday
Built in the fourth century, is one of the underground cisterns that riddle the foundations of the city. It has been extensively excavated and renovated and is worth visiting and exploring while listening to the tunes of classical music. A unique experience !
Covered Bazaar Beyazit --- Open 09:00-19:00
Closed Sunday
The world's biggest covered historic bazaar. It is one of the most famous spots of Istanbul, always filled with crowds who not only come to shop but to window-shop carpets, jewellery, leathers, handycrafts, home decoration items and many many more.
Galata Tower Sishane 0212 245 1160 Open 08:30-20:00
Everyday
14th century Genoese fortification. The view from the tower is magnificent. All Bosphorus river is under your feet.
The Spice or Egyptian
Bazaar

Eminonu

--- Open 09:00-19:00
Closed Sunday
This is a small bazaar, known in Turkish as Misir (Egyptian) bazaar. As the name suggests, the shops have hundreds, if not thousands of different spices and different types of food, from caviar to pistachios.
Dolmabahce Palace Besiktas 0212 258 5544 Open 09:00-16:00
Closed Monday & Tuesday
The Palace was built as a second residence to the Sultan Abdulmecid mid 19th century. The palace commands a nice view right on the Bosphorus and its gardens are very pretty, especially in spring and summer. The founder of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk has died in this palace on November 10, 1938 at 9.05 a.m..
Blue Mosque Sultanahmet --- Open Everyday, except
during Prayer Times
Also called the Sultanahmet Mosque,  the Blue Mosque got its name because of its magnificent interior decorations of blue Iznik tiles. Outside of the Blue Mosque stands the tomb of Sultan Ahmet. It is decorated with 17th century Iznik tiles. The Sultan was buried here along with his wife and three sons.
Eyup Mosque Eyup --- Open Everyday, except during Prayer Times
Holiest mosque of Istanbul. The Ottoman sultans held their coronation ceremonies here.
Suleymaniye Mosque Beyazit --- Open Everyday, Except
During Prayer Times
Built by Mimar Sinan, the great architect, and completed in just seven years is considered to be the most beautiful of all imperial mosques in Istanbul. It dominates the skyline of the Golden Horn. Adjoining the mosque there are schools of theology, schools of medicine, and a caravanseray.
 

 

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