|Special Interest Tours
Within the seas of Turkey, divers can discover a fascinating submerged
world, from underwater caverns to sunken ships and even the remains
of ancient cities. The only areas prohibited from diving are military
zones, those conducting scientific research and areas under protection.
which has a long history and is known for being the most environment
oriented sport, is showing a great development in recent years in
Turkey. About 50 million people of every gender and layer of society
in nearly 30 thousand fields are playing golf, which is the oldest
sports branch with written rules, and also one of the most profitable
ones. As golf enables the players to have a break from daily problems,
by spending hours in the nature, it is an ideal recreation and for
some, a way of life. That is why specialist attribute the improvement
of the prductivity and health of societies, to the increase of the
number of golf clubs.
GOLF IN TURKEY
Adopting an approach of diversifying tourist activities and expand
those to the whole year, the Ministry of Tourism is attaching great
emphasis on the golf tourism. To this end, the Ministry studied areas
suitable as golf fields, which are near to our shores and the high-capacity
accommodation plants. The planning on these areas has already been
cocluded. Golf is a kind of recreation preferred by the high income
level foreign visitors. Taking this into account, the Ministry has
foreseen to include other sports facilities in planned golf fields
and targeted at internationally-compatible standards. The Ministry
aims at holding international golf tournaments in our country in future
years and determined 10 golf fields to this end. Under the Tourism
Incentive Law No 2634, the Ministry determined some public areas to
be turned into golf fields with all relevant environmental facilities
and allocated these areas to investors.
Turkey, with its rich natural resources and hundreds of rivers, provides
great opportunities for water sports like rafting, canoeing and water-skiing,
while always respecting the cultural, historical and environmental
qualities of the country. The most famous is the River Coruh, renowned
internationally as one of the fastest flowing in the world, and venue
of the 4th World Watersports Championships in 1993 which saw 300 competitors
from 28 countries.
WEDDINGS & HONEYMOONS
Alone together. At last. Just the two of you, with nothing but love
on your mind. You need only think of each other, because we've thought
of everything else. A honeymoon in Turkey is your chance to discover
historic architecture, oriental splendor, stunning landscapes and
delicious cuisine. Turkey's friendly people will welcome you to their
fascinating country, which offers you superbly preserved classical
ruins, modern cities with great shopping opportunities and countless
sporting activities, such as mountain trekking and river rafting.
The world has gained greater appreciation for Turkey's distinctive
cuisine and resurgent wine industry. The Turkish taste for fine dining
dates back to the exacting standards of the great Ottoman courts and
is an inherent part of the culture. Every region of Turkey specializes
in a different type of cuisine. This tour is a culinary odyssey, in
which you learn how to prepare some of the succulent dishes so popular
throughout Turkey and where to find the secret ingredients they are
You will also enjoy regional cuisine with local people in their homes and have opportunity to see regional cultures first hand and gain insight into how they have developed.
HIGHLANDS ( YAYLA )
spent on the yayla is particularly suited to a holiday of relaxation
and the enjoyment of nature. You wake up each morning startled at
the tranquility and heart-stopping splendor of the surrounding landscapes.
Whatever your interest - butterflies, wild flowers, birds or other
animals - leisurely walks in the rolling meadows and through the pine
forests will provide a welcome change from city life. In surroundings
free from the harsh glare of urban lights, night watching and star-gazing
take on new meaning. For those who want a more active holiday than
strolling through tranquil pastures and capturing magnificent views
on camera, the yaylas can offer more energetic activities. You could
try grass skiing on the vast meadows, trekking or mountain-climbing.
In some areas white-water rafting is possible. After exerting yourself
to the desired degree, you can enjoy the simple but exquisite fare
of yayla meals. Fresh milk, cheese, honey, butter, bread, hot yogurt
soup, nourishing stews and wheat dishes satisfy even the most sophisticated
palate. In the evening you too can settle down to the community and
friendship of an open fire, songs and long tales.