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Tourists revel in goo at Spain tomato-squishing fiesta

Tourists revel in goo at Spain tomato-squishing fiesta

Half-naked revellers pelted each other with tomatoes and bathed in red goo on Wednesday in Spain's Tomatina, a fiesta that draws thousands each year for "the world's biggest food fight".

Comment(s) 8/27/2014

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

Lesbos, finding the roots

Lesbos, finding the roots

Lesbos, an island conquered by Fatih Sultan Mehmet in 1462, became a refuge for rebellious and stubborn Turkmens refusing assimilation. It later became a stronghold against pirates, where a castle still stands today

Comment(s) 8/27/2014

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

Take a tour of Turkey’s women-only beach

Take a tour of Turkey’s women-only beach

Hürriyet reporter Sibel Arna has paid a visit to the Sarısu Beach, a controversial free-of-charge, women-only beach in the Mediterranean province of Antalya

Comment(s) 8/26/2014

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

A guide to hostel life in Istanbul: Part Two

A guide to hostel life in Istanbul: Part Two

Hürriyet correspondent Murat Şaka spent four months in an Istanbul hostel and reported on the life there. Here is the second part of his photo series

Comment(s) 8/25/2014

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

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

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