The Best of Turkey

G Adventures May 7, 2012 10

Recently G Adventures own Jon T. ventured to Turkey to experience as much of the stunning scenery and fascinating history as possible in a week on The Best of Turkey tour. Here’s just some of the pics he snapped along the way.

Little Hagia Sophia (Turkish: Küçuk Ayasofya Camii), is a former Eastern Orthodox church dedicated to Saints Sergius and Bacchus in Constantinople, converted into a mosque during the Ottoman Empire.

The Basilica Cistern (Turkish: Yerebatan Sarayı – “Sunken Palace”, or Yerebatan Sarnıcı – “Sunken Cistern”), is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul.

Prayer time in Selcuk.

Bosphorus boat tour

Morning light in Ayvalik

Turkish desserts

Whirling Dervishes

Turkish carpets

Hookah time!

10 Comments »

  1. Cristina May 7, 2012 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    Andrew these shots are stunning. I love the cultural touch of folk dancers. Turkey will need to be my next stop!

  2. carmen rosa May 7, 2012 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    Im full in love about Turquish, a wonder in this world really, soo beautifull history, so nices places, and I know too about The kwing Zuleiman, I love Turquish

  3. Adventure Traveler May 9, 2012 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    great photos Andrew! Looks like a fun time

  4. Pete May 10, 2012 at 12:54 am - Reply

    Our 3 month visit to Turkey is soon coming to an end and I feel like there is still so much we need to experience. It is such an amazing country and I’m looking forward to our return.

    Where did you see the Whirling Dervishes? I would love to experience this.

    And what flavor of Nargile did you try?

  5. G Adventures May 10, 2012 at 1:01 am - Reply

    Thanks for the comments on the pics. Jon did a great job capturing the best of Turkey!

  6. Jon T May 10, 2012 at 10:19 am - Reply

    Hi Pete!

    We went to see the Whirling Dervishes in Pamukkale. It was a great experience! I believe you can also visit them in Istanbul.

    We tried apple and peach nargile… both delicious!

    Enjoy the remainder of your time in Turkey!

  7. Karen McCann May 10, 2012 at 12:34 pm - Reply

    Istanbul is such a nutty town. Great fun and always something surprising around the corner. My favorite food: the fresh-caught fish, grilled and salted, slapped into a baguette and sold right from the fishing boats. Yum.

    Karen McCann
    enjoylivingabroad.com

  8. Matthew May 12, 2012 at 3:26 am - Reply

    To be honest when you get away from the tourist resorts most of Turkey is interesting and the Turks are really friendly people.

  9. Jenny52 May 12, 2012 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    I was just on the Absolute Turkey tour – there is so much to see and the people are so friendly. Istanbul with 17 million people is fantastic – safe, interesting, beautiful and friendly. Cappadocia is out of this world : the hot air balloon ride in the early morning, the hiking through the valleys, the hobbit-like structures of the town of Goreme. Pamukkale with its white cliffs is amazing.

  10. Leah Penales June 2, 2012 at 8:51 am - Reply

    love turkey, who wanna join me there? please give us places where and what to do there….thanks

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