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Location: Arnavutköy

Day 1 - 18 Aug 2018

Istanbul Airport

Arnavutköy, Istanbul Airport

Content: We leave from Malpensa airport and arrive in Istanbul! Unfortunately we arrive very late and are unable to visit the city. 😥

Location: Fatih

Day 2 - 19 Aug 2018

Chora Museum (Kariye Müzesi)

Fatih, Chora Museum (Kariye Müzesi)
Fatih, Chora Museum (Kariye Müzesi)
Fatih, Chora Museum (Kariye Müzesi)

Content: We started visiting Istanbul city! 😍 We visit the ⛪️ Church of San Salvatore in Chora, one of the most important examples of Byzantine architecture. The interior of this church is elegantly decorated with golden mosaics and magnificent frescoes from the Byzantine era.😍

Location: Eyüpsultan

Day 2 - 19 Aug 2018

Eyüp Sultan Camii

Eyüpsultan, Eyüp Sultan Camii
Eyüpsultan, Eyüp Sultan Camii
Eyüpsultan, Eyüp Sultan Camii
Eyüpsultan, Eyüp Sultan Camii
Eyüpsultan, Eyüp Sultan Camii
Eyüpsultan, Eyüp Sultan Camii
Eyüpsultan, Eyüp Sultan Camii
Eyüpsultan, Eyüp Sultan Camii
Eyüpsultan, Eyüp Sultan Camii

Content: Continue to Eyup, the sacred quarter of Muslims.

Location: Fatih

Day 2 - 19 Aug 2018

New Mosque

Fatih, New Mosque

Content: Later we approach the Bosphorus to visit the New Mosque (Yeni Camii).

Spice Bazaar (Mısır Çarşısı)

Fatih, Spice Bazaar (Mısır Çarşısı)
Fatih, Spice Bazaar (Mısır Çarşısı)
Fatih, Spice Bazaar (Mısır Çarşısı)
Fatih, Spice Bazaar (Mısır Çarşısı)
Fatih, Spice Bazaar (Mısır Çarşısı)
Fatih, Spice Bazaar (Mısır Çarşısı)
Fatih, Spice Bazaar (Mısır Çarşısı)

Content: We then move on to the fascinating Spice Bazaar, also known as the Egyptian Bazaar.😍

Suleymaniye Mosque

Fatih, Suleymaniye Mosque
Fatih, Suleymaniye Mosque
Fatih, Suleymaniye Mosque
Fatih, Suleymaniye Mosque

Content: Let's also visit an imperial mosque! The Suleymaniye Mosque, an awesome architectural work! 😍😍 You can't miss it!! 🔝

Location: Fatih

Day 3 - 20 Aug 2018

Hippodrome (open air museum)

Fatih, Hippodrome (open air museum)
Fatih, Hippodrome (open air museum)
Fatih, Hippodrome (open air museum)

Content: We visit the Byzantine Hippodrome where chariot races on horseback were held.

The Blue Mosque

Fatih, The Blue Mosque
Fatih, The Blue Mosque
Fatih, The Blue Mosque
Fatih, The Blue Mosque
Fatih, The Blue Mosque

Content: We then move to the Blue Mosque, a masterpiece of Islamic architecture with minarets and a dome decorated with blue majolica. Unfortunately it was being restored so we couldn't see it in its complete beauty!

Topkapı

Fatih, Topkapı
Fatih, Topkapı
Fatih, Topkapı
Fatih, Topkapı

Content: We continue with a visit to the Topkapi Palace, the former residence of the Ottoman sultans, now transformed into a museum which houses priceless collections and jewels in its rooms, located inside the Harem. It's a really nice place! 😍

Hagia Sophia

Fatih, Hagia Sophia
Fatih, Hagia Sophia
Fatih, Hagia Sophia
Fatih, Hagia Sophia
Fatih, Hagia Sophia

Content: We then go to visit the famous Santa Sophia, built at the behest of the Emperor Justinian in 532 AD. Born as a Church which later turned into a Mosque, when we visited it in 2018 it was a museum open to the public. Today it's a Mosque🕌, you can visit only when there are no religious services.

Grand Bazaar

Fatih, Grand Bazaar
Fatih, Grand Bazaar

Content: After concluding our visit we reach the Grand Bazaar, the largest covered market in the world. It will be interesting to immerse yourself in this atmosphere, a city within a city!

Bosphorus Tour

Fatih, Bosphorus Tour
Fatih, Bosphorus Tour
Fatih, Bosphorus Tour
Fatih, Bosphorus Tour
Fatih, Bosphorus Tour
Fatih, Bosphorus Tour

Content: Before sunset 🌇 we leave for a awesome cruise on the Bosphorus (lasting two hours.), during which you can observe the European and Asian side of this magical city from the point of view of the water. You cannot miss the magnificent sunset on the Golden Horn.🌞

Location: Unknown

Day 4 - 21 Aug 2018

Lake Tuz

Unknown, Lake Tuz
Unknown, Lake Tuz

Content: We cross the bridge that connects Europe and Asia to reach Ankara, the administrative capital of Turkey. We stop at the salt lake (Lake Tuz), a unreal place, and then continue towards the magical region of Cappadocia, where we will arrive in the evening!

Location: Unknown

Day 5 - 22 Aug 2018

Cappadocia

Unknown, Cappadocia
Unknown, Cappadocia
Unknown, Cappadocia
Unknown, Cappadocia
Unknown, Cappadocia
Unknown, Cappadocia
Unknown, Cappadocia

Content: We wake up at 4 am and by bus we go to a field full of magnificent balloons.🎈 Let's take off and witness one of the most beautiful sunrises ever seen! 😍🤩 An unforgettable emotion! ❤️

Location: Gülağaç

Day 5 - 22 Aug 2018

Saratlı Kırkgöz Yeraltı Şehri

Gülağaç, Saratlı Kırkgöz Yeraltı Şehri
Gülağaç, Saratlı Kırkgöz Yeraltı Şehri
Gülağaç, Saratlı Kırkgöz Yeraltı Şehri

Content: We move to the underground city of Saratli: Cappadocia is scattered with underground cities. 😯 The populations who inhabited these regions to escape from enemy invasions created a rock universe with underground cities that could accommodate thousands of people.

Location: Ürgüp

Day 5 - 22 Aug 2018

Göreme Historical National Park

Ürgüp, Göreme Historical National Park
Ürgüp, Göreme Historical National Park
Ürgüp, Göreme Historical National Park
Ürgüp, Göreme Historical National Park
Ürgüp, Göreme Historical National Park

Content: Once the flight is over, we visit part of Cappadocia, an area of ​​rare beauty characterized by conical pinnacles, spiers, a very suggestive lunar landscape. We visit the Goreme Valley, with the open-air museum where the largest number of rock churches of the Byzantine era are concentrated with magnificent frescoes. 😍😍

Location: Uçhisar

Day 5 - 22 Aug 2018

Uçhisar

Uçhisar, Uçhisar

Content: We reach the village of Uchisar to observe the imposing Castle carved into the rock. 😍😍

Location: Aksaray Merkez

Day 6 - 23 Aug 2018

Sultanhanı Caravanserai

Aksaray Merkez, Sultanhanı Caravanserai
Aksaray Merkez, Sultanhanı Caravanserai
Aksaray Merkez, Sultanhanı Caravanserai

Content: We set off on the road, destination: Konya along the route to visit the interesting Sultanhani caravanserai.

Location: Konya

Day 6 - 23 Aug 2018

Konya

Konya, Konya
Konya, Konya

Content: We arrive in Konya, an ancient city located in a strategic position along the caravan routes and considered the Holy City.😍 Visit of the Mausoleum of Mevlana which houses the tomb of the founding poet of the Order of Whirling Dervishes. After lunch, we leave for Pamukkale! Where we will arrive in the late afternoon.

Location: Pamukkale

Day 7 - 24 Aug 2018

Pamukkale

Pamukkale, Pamukkale
Pamukkale, Pamukkale
Pamukkale, Pamukkale
Pamukkale, Pamukkale
Pamukkale, Pamukkale
Pamukkale, Pamukkale
Pamukkale, Pamukkale
Pamukkale, Pamukkale

Content: We visit the archaeological site of Hierapolis and Pamukkale also known as the “Cotton Castle”🏰☁️, an extraordinary place. On top of a hill gush hot springs rich in calcium salts that over the years have shaped petrified waterfalls, terraces and stalactites of a dazzling white, a truly fantastic place!

Pamukkale

Pamukkale, Pamukkale
Pamukkale, Pamukkale
Pamukkale, Pamukkale
Pamukkale, Pamukkale
Pamukkale, Pamukkale

Content: Near to Pamukkale there is the archaeological site of Hierapolis, a Hellenistic-Roman city in Phrygia, not to be missed! 😍 Then we moved to Selçuk, where we will arrive in the late afternoon.

Location: Acarlar

Day 8 - 25 Aug 2018

Ephesus Ancient Greek Theatre

Acarlar, Ephesus Ancient Greek Theatre
Acarlar, Ephesus Ancient Greek Theatre
Acarlar, Ephesus Ancient Greek Theatre
Acarlar, Ephesus Ancient Greek Theatre

Content: We visit the wonderful Ephesus! 😍😍 This ancient city is located in the Central Aegean region of Turkey, near modern Selçuk. Its ruins span centuries of history: from classical Greece to the Roman Empire, when Ephesus was the main commercial hub in the Mediterranean, up to the spread of Christianity. Here you cannot miss the majestic Celsus Library, what a wonderful place! 😍😍🤩🤩