Walking & Sailing Through History:
Turkey - September 2019

Troglodyte cave house
Troglodyte cave house

Amphorae recovered from ancient shipwrecks
Amphorae recovered from ancient shipwrecks

Zeus and Antiochus, Nemrut Dag
Zeus and Antiochus, Nemrut Dag

Turkish gulet yacht in Bodrum Harbor
Turkish gulet yacht in Bodrum Harbor

Woman weaving a carpet on hand loom
Woman weaving a carpet on hand loom

 

 

Magnificent blue tiled mosques and Ottoman palaces, pure turquoise seas, rocky, forested mountains and spectacular geological oddities -- Turkey is all this.  In Istanbul we begin with the Byzantine masterpiece of Hagia Sophia,  the Blue Mosque,  Justinianís underground cisterns, the sprawling opulence of the Topkapi Palace, perched on the cliffs above the Bosphorus and bustling covered and spice markets. After visiting the Anatolian Museum in Ankara, we move to  Cappadocia to  explore troglodyte caves and underground cities.  Pottery and carpet weaving are among the many crafts to be found here. 

From Antalya, we walk in ruins of once prosperous city states such as Perge, Aspendos,  following Alexander to Phaselis and the flaming rocks at Chimaera, Heading southwest we travel to Konya, the shrine of Rumi, founder of the whirling dervishes.  On the way we stop for the rock cut Lycian tombs at  Myra and the St. Nicklolas church.  We finish by exploring Aphrodisias, the travertine terraces of Pamukkale and the ancient ruins of Ephesus.

A pre-tour extension visits the Green Mosque of Edirne, Troy, and the silk markets of Bursa.

 16 day tour starting in early September

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Janissary band performing,  Ottoman painting
Janissary band performing, Ottoman painting



Hagia Sophia night

Blue Mosque night
Harbor and gulets
Harbor and gulets
Troglodyte cave house
Troglodyte cave house
Naval scene, musicians, Ottoman painting
Naval scene, musicians, Ottoman painting
 

Aqueduct, Phaselis
 

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