Let Turkey light up your imagination. Three great things embody Turkey. Just
a four hour flight away from international London, it has a culture which is
profoundly different, distinctly unfamilar. A land on the very cusp of Europe
and Asia, with two heads simultaneously facing both east and west, it
embodies the magic and mysticism of the orient. Once nomads from Central
Asia, the Turks were for centuries the middlemen of the world, famed
merchants uniting three continents - Europe, Africa, and Asia, as far east as
China. Today, its people are famed for their warmth and hospitality, a gift
of their nomadic ancestry and Islam’s code of respect for strangers in
a strange land.
The second great thing about Turkey is its age. The place is steeped in
history. It’s the site of some of the very earliest cities, like Çatal
Hoyuk, stretching back 10,000 years. E... (more)
From the Turkish Riviera Magazine
Gumusluk is a traditional fishing village on the Bodrum peninsula in the
south west end of the Aegean part in the Turkish riviera. Bodrum or the
ancient city of Halicarnassus of Caria is a well known center of tourism
and yachting. Bodrum peninsula is also well known for the lovely bays and
coves with the suitable and very clean waters for sailing and swimming.
Gumusluk, some 25 km away of Bodrum is a peaceful village to relax and is
also a place offering opportunities for walking. The shore-line of the
village have sandy beaches and plenty of ... (more)
Golden Yachts was established in 1997 by Capt. Paris Dragnis, a successful
businessman highly involved in the commercial shipping sector. Out of his
long passion for yachts of unrivalled quality and style, and being a yacht
owner himself for many years, he was the ideal person to have the knowledge
of the demands of the exclusive clientele on a luxury yacht vacation.
The company began offering its yachting services with the 42m M/Y O’Pari
that was then the first luxury motor yacht of such high standards to charter
in the East/West Mediterranean. The yacht was built in Intermarine S... (more)
This 4th of July marked my sixth consecutive visit to the Divan Palmira Hotel
in Bodrum, Turkey. My visit this year prompted me to write this review. The
Divan Palmira Hotel is located in the Golturkbuku region of Bodrum. Two
recent cover stories published last year in The New York Times Travel Section
called this Aegien Sea summer destination The St. Tropez of Turkey.
For those readers who would like to know more about Bodrum, especially the
village of Golturkbuku, there is plenty of well written reading material
(including these two 2006 New York Times travel write-ups). In this ... (more)
Absolute Yachting is pleased to present you the luxury M/Y ELLINIA, the
ideal yacht for your clients that wish to cruise the Greek islands.
Her length is 80 ft, and she can accommodate 8/9 quests in one Master,
one VIP, and in two Twin Cabins (one twin with a pullman berth), all with
en suite facilities.
Many recreations facilities are offered including: snorkeling, fishing, water
skiing equipment and a wave runner.
Charter rate is: High season 15th of June to the 15th of September was
euro 33.600 per week plus expenses, but now is EURO 30.100 for August
and for the rest of... (more)
From the Turkish Riviera Magazine
Perge, originally, a Hellenistic settlement, later developed into a thriving
Roman city, is a historicist's delight. Situated only 18 km from Antalya in
the Pamphylia plain, Perge has a long legacy (almost from 1500 B.C.) to
narrate with its initial inhabitants being the Hittites. Its importance also
lies in the fact that the ruins of the Roman city provides a very complete
picture of the past, thus making it archaeologically invaluable. However,
even if you are wondering how an archaeologically fertile site could ever
interest you, you should ... (more)