Turkey. Awake to the early morning’s hail to prayer from the unique towering Turkish Minarets of Ankara and Istanbul. Turkey stands at the northeastern end of the Mediterranean Sea in southeast Europe and southwest Asia. To the north is the Black Sea and to the west is the Aegean Sea. Its neighbors are Greece and Bulgaria to the west. The Dardanelles, the Sea of Marmara, and the Bosporus divide the country.
The Cathedral of St. Sophia was built in honor of Emperor Justinian. Without doubt, this Cathedral is one of the most prominent symbols of Byzantine architecture and a perfect example of the “Golden Age” of this significant Empire. The awe-inspiring Blue Mosque follows the conquest of Constantinople by the Turkish civilization in 1453; the main Muslim temple of the Ottoman Empire was represented for many years by the grand Orthodox Church of Hagia Sophia and converted to this stunning Mosque.;
The Grand Bazaar of Istanbul is one of the largest covered markets in the world. A wide assemblage of 2600 shops, 24 private hotels and marketplaces, 65 streets, 2 covered markets, restaurants, mosques and fountains. This becomes your souvenir destination where authentic Turkish gifts and artifacts become the envy of all your friends upon your return!
Turkish delight, not only an affectionate description is also the nation’s exquisite confectionary which adds flavor to your unforgettable adventures across Europe’s eastern destination of intrigue!