It so happened that for most Russians, vacationing in Turkey is a holiday with crowded Mediterranean beaches, noisy parties and trendy music, endless labyrinths of oriental bazaars. Can the local cities and resorts offer something else, because the country has such a rich centuries-old architecture and a huge selection of non-trivial places? Well-read travelers, of course, know – yes, Turkey is capable of a lot, its possibilities are almost endless. And it can surprise not only hotels with animators and an all-inclusive system.
When the question arises: Side or Alanya, it is not easy to answer it, because these cities are like two sides Continue reading
Uludag is located 150 km from Istanbul and 35 km from Bursa. Almost every hotel here has its own ski lifts, the cost of using which is included in the price (but this does not mean that the ski lifts of one hotel are closed for guests of others: a ski pass to the lift of a “foreign” hotel can always be bought at its lower station, it happens for several rises or several days). Snow cover (its maximum thickness is 3 meters) lasts from the second half of December to the end of March. The slopes for alpine skiing are located at altitudes of 1750-2543 m above sea level, wide and well-groomed, they mostly pass in the forest. The best time for skiing is between December and March. Continue reading
On the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, at the foot of the Turkish mountains covered with forests, lies the ancient “city of the sun” – the picturesque Fethiye. From a bird’s eye view, the resort looks like a postcard – a long, continuous strip of beaches, turquoise lagoons and yachts parked along the coast.
This elegant town is popular with lovers of a relaxing holiday. Tourists tired of noisy cities come here to breathe in the cleanest air and get a tan on Cleopatra’s beach, walk along the Butterfly Valley with a butterfly net, paraglide from Mount Babadag, take a boat ride to the habitat of giant turtles. Fethiye gives its unique flavor its historical sights – witnesses of its glory in ancient times. The main and most impressive of them is the Lycian tombs carved into the rock. Continue reading