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A guide to hostel life in Istanbul: Part One

A guide to hostel life in Istanbul: Part One

Hürriyet reporter Murat Şaka spent four months in Istanbul hostels. Who are the loudest tourists? Which nations go to bed early and which ones simply cannot do it? Here are the answers

Comment(s) 8/23/2014

Remembering two historic journeys

Remembering two historic journeys

This week we celebrate the anniversaries of two famous journeys, three centuries apart.

Comment(s) 8/18/2014

Historical island to host visitors

Historical island to host visitors

The historical Tavşan Island off the coast of Bodrum’s Gümüşlük neighborhood, which has been closed for the last five years due to excavation works, will open to visitors next year.

Comment(s) 8/22/2014

Lesbos, in search for the past

Lesbos, in search for the past

In Turkey, sometimes people utter the phrase ‘burası Türkiye,’ which literally means ‘this is Turkey,’ but actually implies all of the different unexpected adventures or misadventures one can encounter here, going to Lesbos was one of those times

Comment(s) 8/13/2014

Black Sea’s Cappadocia looks for promotion

Black Sea’s Cappadocia looks for promotion

Dilim Kayalar, in the northern province of Tokat, resembles the famous fairy chimneys in the Cappadocia region. The area offers various opportunities for nature lovers, photography and eco-tourism aficionados

Comment(s) 8/22/2014

Horse trips an alternative to sea, sun and sand

Horse trips an alternative to sea, sun and sand

Tourism operators in the southern resort district of Kaş are looking to provide an alternative to the area’s sea, sun and sand by offering horse trips

Comment(s) 8/12/2014

Ancient Lycian road now has detailed map

Ancient Lycian road now has detailed map

The ancient route that was used by the Lycians in 2000 BC and later used by many civilizations is now explained in a detailed map and guide book for the use of outdoor sports lovers and tourists

Comment(s) 8/22/2014

VIDEO: Turkey through the eyes of three travelers

VIDEO: Turkey through the eyes of three travelers

A video prepared by three travelers, consisting of footage of their four-week journey through Turkey, has gone viral, exciting viewers with scenes of ancient sites and natural beauty around the country.

Comment(s) 8/6/2014

An ordinary day in Turkey’s 'Mathematics Village'

An ordinary day in Turkey’s 'Mathematics Village'

I would wake up at 6:30, welcoming the day with the company of cicadas’ endless symphony... Then, I would head to the open-air class with a pencil and a notebook in my hand... Believe me, taking a quick look at various mathematics textbooks can teach you a lot.

Comment(s) 8/21/2014

Ayvalık, an authentic village of your dreams

Ayvalık, an authentic village of your dreams

Ayvalık, a small, summer-time authentic village is a place where all your dreams can come true, from drinking great coffee to fabulous ice cream. When Istanbul days become too much, Ayvalık is a solution to your problems

Comment(s) 8/6/2014

Hotel with a camping feeling in Lesbos

Hotel with a camping feeling in Lesbos

WILCO ON THE ROAD - The Island of Lesbos is an island full of mystery, wonder and great hotels that keep that ‘homey’ feeling, reminiscent of vacationing in a camper

Comment(s) 8/20/2014

Zeyve Bazaar, a haven in Taurus

Zeyve Bazaar, a haven in Taurus

The Zeyve Bazaar Promenade is in an area connecting the district of Ermenek with Mersin’s Anamur and Gülnar districts. It is a protected area and considered a wonder of nature amid the Taurus Mountains

Comment(s) 8/1/2014

Marmaris takes action to draw Turkish tourists

Marmaris takes action to draw Turkish tourists

One of the most visited tourist places in the western province of Muğla, Marmaris is especially popular during the Ramadan holiday.

Comment(s) 8/19/2014

Ayvalık ‘garbage ladies’ reaping what they sew

Ayvalık ‘garbage ladies’ reaping what they sew

Problems with stringent heritage laws notwithstanding, Ayvalık is an enchanting place of old Rum houses that even pack one entrepreneurial surprise – one of the most unique women’s cooperatives in the country

Comment(s) 7/30/2014

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