Our Turkey Tours will leave you spiritually refreshed.
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Situated in both Asia and Europe and bordered by eight countries, Turkey is a diverse mix of history and culture. Whether you want to take a city break, a resort holiday, adventure holiday or even a gulet cruise, you will find Turkish delights everywhere. Turkey has a Mediterranean climate, pristine beaches, delicious cuisine and a wide range of activities and well-preserved ancient monuments, providing something for everyone.
From the hustle and bustle of Istanbul to the turquoise coast, from ancient cities to paragliding over stunning bays! Catch a glimpse of just how magical Turkey is! This video is provided by goturkey.com, the official Tourism Portal of Turkey.
REGIONS AND DESTINATIONS
Eyüp Sultan Mosque
Considered among the sacred sites of Islamic faith, Eyüp Sultan Mosque is one of the most significant mosques of Istanbul. Highly visited particularly on Fridays, the mosque attracts particular attention for its unique architecture and mystical atmosphere.
The shrine of the mosque is covered with tiles and located in the courtyard. Moreover, the mosque is in close vicinity to Pierre Loti which offers the most panoramic view of Istanbul.
The Basilica of St. John
Dedicated to the young apostle St. John, who was Jesus’s favorite gospel writer, the monumental basilica is located in the ancient city of Ephesus near to Izmir. The cross shaped basilica has six domes and was built in the 6th century.
It is assumed that one of the three tombs that have been unearthed during the excavations in the region belongs to St. John but no remains were found in the other ones. It is known that the remains were moved to the Church of the Holy Apostles in Istanbul in the 13th century.
Ephesus is one of the most magnificent and sophisticated ancient cities around the globe that harbors one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Temple of Artemis derived from the ancient cult of Anatolian mother goddess Cybele.
Established in 6000 BC, Ephesus was one of the 12 cities of the Ionian union. The antique city is not only impressive for the abundance of monuments of great significance but also for its location amidst the well preserved nature.
Within time, Ephesus took on a new meaning for Christians as it was assumed that Virgin Mary had spent the latter years of her life in this region. The area, which is also home to the St. Jean Church, is surrounded by an abundant nature.
Cappadocia, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List and located near to Nevsehir, was formed by layers of lava that volcanoes had spewed around 60 million years ago. The region, settled during the Paleolithic era for the first time, became the epitome of Christianity in the Roman period. The houses and churches carved into the rocks served as shelter as well as education and cultural centers for Christians who fled from the persecution of the Romans.
Nature enthusiasts may explore the exquisite natural landscape and behold the harmony of history and natural beauty by joining a balloon tour at sunrise. /p>
Topkapı Palace, which was used as the centre of administration and residence of dynasty in İstanbul the capital city of the Ottoman Empire, was completed in 1473 only two decades after Fatih Sultan Mehmet conquered the city. Members of the Ottoman dynasty inhabited in the palace until they moved to the Bosphorus Palaces in the 19th century. By the order of Atatürk, Topkapı Palace was opened to visit as a museum after the proclamation of the republic in April 3, 1924.
St. Paul Church and Well
The St. Paul Church is located in Tarsus, the birthplace of St. Paul one the 12 apostles of Jesus, and is candidate for inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Having escaped the religious oppression in Jerusalem and Rome, Christianity, with the efforts of St. Paul, came to fruition on the tolerant soils of Anatolia.
The church is the site where the first congregations gathered and from where Christianity spread and is therefore one of the important pilgrimage centers. The St. Paul Well in the garden is considered sacred and is believed to have a healing effect.
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