Turkey Tours: Isa Bey Mosque near Ephesus

The Isabey Mosque in Selcuk is a beautiful example of Seljuk Turkish architecture. It is located by the Ayasulcak Castle and St. John’s Basilica in Selcuk. The mosque was built in 1375 and has a courtyard. Isa Bey Mosque exhibits aysmetrical designs with marble, calligraphy and turquoise and blue mosaics.

On your way to visit Ephesus […]

By |August 24th, 2011|Ephesus|0 Comments

Turkey Tours: Honeymoon in Turkey

“Balı Ayı” – translates literally “the honey moon” from Turkish to English. There are many wonderful and adventure filled honeymoon experiences that you might consider planning in Turkey. Many adventurous couples from continental Europe and Great Britain plan exciting destination weddings in places like Antalya, Bodrum, Fethiye and Alanya. Yachting, hiking, snorkeling, scuba diving, delicious […]

By |August 18th, 2011|Adventure, cruise, cuisine, culture, Mediterranean|0 Comments

Tour Turkey: Istanbul Archeology Museum

The Istanbul Archeology Museum is a cluster of 3 museums in the Sultanahmet area of Istanbul. You will have access to the Archeology Museum, Museum of the Ancient Orient and Museum of Islamic Art.

The museum has a large collection of Turkish, Hellenistic and Roman artifacts. A famous piece in the museum’s collection is the Alexander […]

By |August 16th, 2011|archaeology, Istanbul|1 Comment

Tour Turkey: Seven Churches of Revelation

The seven churches of the Biblical book Revelation are all located near the bustling city of Izmir. Izmir, which draws it’s name from the ancient Greek origin – Smyrna – is a city of four million people and one of the major ports of trade and industry in Turkey. A tour of the seven churches […]

By |August 10th, 2011|Biblical Turkey, Ephesus, History, museums|2 Comments

Tour Turkey: Flowers in Turkey

Flowers in Turkey



It may surprise some of you to know that Holland owes the Tulip to the Ottoman Empire nowadays Turkey. The tulip or “lale” is the national flower, a symbol of Turkey and is seen on most Turkish tourism labels (seen at the bottom of this article).

According to Turizm.net Turkey […]

By |August 9th, 2011|Mediterranean, photo, Turkey, unique|1 Comment

Tour Turkey: Galata Tower

A quick look at the Istanbul skyline and one’s eyes are drawn to one of the highest standing structures in and around the Golden Horn – the Galata Tower. Built in the mid 1300’s the tower stood as the tallest standing structure in Istanbul. After a day of walking around the Topkapı Museum, the Hagia […]

By |August 3rd, 2011|History, Istanbul, Travel, Walking Tour|0 Comments

Tour Turkey: Çıralı, Mt. Olympos and the Eternal Flames

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of revisiting one of my favorite mountain sites in Turkey. Together with 40 kids, my wife and I trekked to the top of the mountains surrounding the Turkish village of Çıralı and Olympos. This trek is one of the yearly rituals of a youth experience that we […]

By |August 2nd, 2011|Adventure, Antalya, family travel, History, Mediterranean|2 Comments