The best news on many levels – Turkish Airlines (rated the Top European air travel) is now offering direct flights from Boston to Istanbul beginning May 2014. Having traveled to the charters shows in Turkey over the years – including these last two Marmaris Charter Shows -Turkey is the new Croatia rage.
Plan now for 2014 private yacht charters and I will customize an amazing itinerary for you to review and consider. *Sail out of Kusadasi, Bodrum, Marmaris, Gocek, Antalya.
Arriving in Istanbul allows an easy air hop to IZMIR (not to be missed ~ the archaeological sites of Ephesus) or BODRUM (home to the classic boat building of the traditional gulets) or DALAMAN (closet to the best cruising areas of Fethiye and Marmaris and the famous Blue Voyage route).
Istanbul is where East meets West and 3 days would allow ample time to discover this beautiful city that combines the old and new. Tour the Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Aya Sofya, cruise the Bosphorus, walk across the Galata Bridge between Europe and Asia for a magical experience, and do not miss a traditional Turkish Bath at the oldest hamam where men and women are bathed by experts in separate areas.
Cappadocia (pronounced: Cappa-DoKYA) 3 hour flight from Bodrum; this is where hot air ballooning is “the best and most efficient” way to see this wonder of nature. Discover volcanic eruptions, stay in a cave hotel, hike this vast expanse of moon like formations while coming upon underground cities.