Holidays in Turkey: sailing the four seas
What did our people not see in Turkey? They all seemed to have been in Turkey, and not once, they all know Turkey up and down, like their native district, and everyone goes, goes, goes … to Turkey. And will probably go. Last year, in spite of a significant reduction in prices, in general, not cowardly domestic tourists, still somewhat frightened by the events connected with the arrest of the leader of the militant Kurds, Ocalan, changed his beloved Turkey with other maritime countries.
True, the daredevils, or those who did not believe in the prospect of getting into an unpleasant mess, or stupefied by super-ridiculous prices and who went the same to places that became almost their own, did not regret. The exceptions were earthquake victims, which no, no, and the Turkish land was shaken, and the Divorce Travel company, who had entrusted their vacation to the unscrupulous company, but such stories happen every year, and it is impossible to predict the geography of their occurrence in advance. One way or another, the people have already reached out to their neighbor by the sea, to which, one can say, is at hand.
For some reason, the majority of our compatriots associate Turkey primarily with the Black, and the fact that the state is washed at once by four seas: the Mediterranean, Aegean and Marmara, no one pays much attention. The sea – it is the sea, what’s the difference, as it is called. However, each of them has its own temper, its own nature, and not only underwater, but also coastal.
The opposite shore is mainly popular not so much for those who suffer from a delightful tan, but also for those who want to earn some money by buying all kinds of cheap goods that Istanbul markets abound with.
It is a sin not to say that vacationers from all over Turkey seek to gaze at the famous masterpieces of architecture: Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, fringing the Hippodrome Square and looking at each other with their impressive facades. And who is not curious about the device of the famous Sultan’s palace Topkapi, which is a small full-fledged town, where there is everything necessary for a person accustomed to luxurious life, even a zoo, not to mention such details necessary for the East as a harem.
Modest, just something for 300 rooms. At the same time, it is necessary to go to the Bosporus and, if not to cross it, then at least walk along one of its bridges. To live in the sultan’s mansion, of course, will not happen – in museums and touch something to which it is impossible. But in the eponymous hotel-palace, which was erected 25 kilometers from Antalya, you can hang out with a sweep, of course, for a corresponding fee.
There is more than enough hotels for every taste in Turkey: if you want – closer to the city, to be in the midst of turbulent life and to visit the colorful Turkish bazaars, if you want, on the contrary – away from the noise of the capital and so and not to go out at all, only the “all-inclusive” system (everything is included) will fit, you want – surrounded by pine forest, you want – on the territory open to all winds and sunshine … As for the excursions, then with a variety of remarkable and curious places and problems will not arise. Come at least for a whole month and every day, driving around the country – you will not look at all.
Since the tourists, beachers, time, free from swimming and sunbathing, is very little, you should pay attention to the most famous sights.
By the unique creations of nature is Pamukkale. Amazing, snow-white cascades-terraces, formed under the influence of water rich in mineral salts, reflect the bright sunshine, as if icicles on a frosty day, and with their completely non-southern landscape give coolness in the hot summer. Not far from Fethiye in the Aegean Sea there is a wonderful island on which huge floating turtles are hosted.
Since there are not only four seas in Turkey, but also mountains, all the fascinating activities associated with them are available to tourists: from hiking to paragliding and rafting along fast mountain rivers. What to do near the water, and without detailed enumeration is understandable, but, once in such a cluster of seas, you certainly need to sail on a yacht to the place where the Aegean and Mediterranean seas merge their waters together. It would seem that there can be seen? But no, looking closer, you will definitely see a line separating the seemingly indivisible.
Boat trips are simply innumerable: along the picturesque shores, to mysterious caves, which you can get only from the sea, fishing, to the islands … And local cuisine … Well, that’s another story, go and try it yourself.