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Zeugma

Zeugma – located 11 hours (1,153 km) via car southeast of Istanbul, this magnificent ancient city, the name of which means “gate,” was founded in 300 BC on the Seven Hills by Seleucus, one of the generals of Alexander the Great. Located 10 km away from Nizip a district of Gaziantep province, Zeugma is comprised […]

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Troy

Troy (historical site)(Tevfikiye, 17100 Kalafat/Çanakkale province) – located 5 hours via car (346 km.) west of Istanbul, Troy was one of the richest cities of ancient times, and among the worldwide popular tourist attractions. Troy is located in the heart of nature in Çanakkale province. This ancient city (whose story was brought to life by […]

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Suma Beach

Suma Beach — just an hour’s drive north of Istanbul, this beach (located on the European side of Turkey and facing the Black Sea) is a popular destination for those wanting a break from the hectic pace of Istanbul. Among the activities pursued there are surfing and kitesurfing. In addition, electronic music events like “Big […]

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Solar Beach

Solar Beach (Kilyos) — with more than one kilometer long, incredible and unmatched sands, Solar Beach (located an hour north of Istanbul), a.k.a. Kilyos, provides a luxurious summer vacation for Istanbul locals with its 2,000-person capacity deck, restaurants, bars, various adult activities, water sports and unique parties. Solar Beach offers urban entertainment and vacation away […]

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Pamukkale Thermal Pools

Pamukkale Thermal Pools (Denizli Province) – located 7 hours south of Istanbul via car (or an hour via plane), this natural wonder is comprised of terraces and travertine formed by hot springs and streams depositing carbonate minerals. Pamukkale has gained eminence for its waters believed to have curative powers and been used as a thermal […]

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Nemrut

Nemrut (Adıyaman Province) – located 14 hours (via car) or 1 ½ hour flight east of Istanbul, this is a magnificent historical site located on the eastern Taurus mountain range and the 8th Wonder of the World bearing the most valuable monuments of the Kingdom of Commagene. Situated on the Arsameia antique road, Nemrut, 2,206 […]

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Marmaris

Marmaris (Mugla province)(beach town) – located 9 hours via car south of Istanbul, Marmaris (located within the Turkish Riviera) is a splendid holiday resort with a history dating back to 12,000 BC. Surrounded by a lush green forests of pine trees and the deep blue sea stretching in front of it, Marmaris bedazzles its visitors […]

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Kuşadasi

Kuşadasi — founded by the Ionians and formerly known by the name Neopolis, Kusadası has been the cradle of culture and art throughout centuries. Although the exact time of foundation of this antique city is unknown, it is for sure that this pearl of the gulf was established by the Ionians under the rule of […]

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Kaş

Kaş (seaside resort town) — one of the major cities of Lycia and located in the western part of Antalya, Kaş is a natural wonder which impresses visitors with a spectacular geography. Also known as “the Land of Light, “and the residential area of many ancient cities, Kaş is a peaceful seaside resort located by […]

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Kartepe

Kartepe (ski resort) – located 1 ½ hour (110 km) east of Istanbul, this is one of Turkey’s major ski resorts. Located on the peak of Samanlı Mountains located in Kocaeli province in the Marmara Region, Kartepe is the closest ski resort to Istanbul. Kartepe may be a suitable option for those are thinking of […]