East Med – Turkey

Turkey – an absolute delight. A white star and crescent moon were initially associated with Constantinople renamed Istanbul in 1930. Constantinople was the capital city of the Roman/Byzantine Empire, the Latin Empire and the Ottoman Empire. The crescent and star also represented Persia and the Ottoman empire; two important kingdoms of antiquity.

CURRENCY:  The Turkish Lira (TRY). The second-best is Euro, and then US dollars. However, you will get more value for your money if paying in Lira rather than Euro and dollars.

For a cruiser, it separates the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea. Passing Istanbul into those waters is a longer cruise into a bigger adventure.

Eastern Mediterranean - Turkey

Alanya
clear sky
24.1 ° C
24.1 °
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65 %
2.5kmh
1 %
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Alanya, Turkey. Regent, Phoenix, Azamara and Oceania are amongst those who sail here.

ALANYA, Turkey – available TOURS

Turkey will surprise you over and over again,

Antalya Province
scattered clouds
22.8 ° C
24.3 °
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76 %
4.1kmh
40 %
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Port Akdeniz is the cruise terminal just outside Antalya. There is a concrete dock but if there are multiple ships a tender might be used. Silversea, Seabourn, Seadream, Regent, Azamara, TUI, Crystal and Oceania are amongst those who go here.

St George’s Day (or will it be Shakespeare Day in the future)

While many religious-based events may be said to be waning, the celebration of St George’s Day seems to be on the increase.

Antalya, Turkey. On the Turkish Riviera.

About 25 minutes away from the cruise port in the container port, the shuttle will drop you in the main area.

ANTALYA, Turkey – available TOURS

Turkey will surprise you over and over again,

Bodrum
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25 ° C
25 °
23.7 °
67 %
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Phoenix, Seabourn, TUI, Windstar, Star Clippers and Seabourn are amongst those who sail into Bodrum.

BODRUM GUIDE. Turkey.

Bodrum is famous for building yachts or Gulets, and they are parked along the dock awaiting the guests that book them for sailing holidays.

BODRUM, Turkey – available TOURS

Turkey will surprise you over and over again,

Tenedos
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22.9 ° C
22.9 °
22.9 °
69 %
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Turkish Island that Seadream, Star Clippers, Seabourn and other small ships get to.

BOZCAADA, Turkey – available TOURS

Turkey will surprise you over and over again,

Çanakkale Province
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20.3 ° C
20.3 °
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51 %
1.7kmh
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This port is at the start of the Dardanelles Strait as you head from the Med to the Black Sea. Kepez is nearby. A favourite for those wishing to see the grounds of the battle of Gallipoli. Viking, Azarama, SAGA and Windstar are amongst the many who stop here.

THE ANCIENT CITY OF TROY, Turkey

Top cruise port. Troy is a real city that used to be on the coast and was inhabited for over 3000 years.

St George’s Day (or will it be Shakespeare Day in the future)

While many religious-based events may be said to be waning, the celebration of St George’s Day seems to be on the increase.

GALLIPOLI MEMORIALS, ÇANAKKALE, TURKEY

The Gallipoli Campaign was the Turks’ greatest victory in the Great War. Now, Çanakkale is a student town and is therefore young and vibrant. A total contrast to the solemn memorials and war graves across the Dardanelles strait.

TROY MUSEUM, Çanakkale, Turkey

The museum is full of artefacts from the real city of Troy which used to be on the coast and was inhabited for over 3000 years.

ÇANAKKALE PORT GUIDE, Turkey

The best Trojan Horse by far is at the port, on the promenade. It is the one from the movie Troy starring Bradd Pitt and

ÇANAKKALE, Turkey – available TOURS TROY & GALLIPOLI

Turkey will surprise you over and over again,

Çeşme
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25.8 ° C
25.8 °
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44 %
3.6kmh
20 %
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CESME, Turkey – available TOURS

Çeşme Castle, now houses the Çeşme Archaeology Museum. Turkey will

Dalyan
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24 ° C
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4.1kmh
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They have a turtle beach and a turtle statue in the middle of town. Star Clippers and boats go there. It has a small shallow bay.

Dikili
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26.9 ° C
26.9 °
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33 °

Regent, Silverseas, Celestyal Cruises and Star Clippers get there.

Fethiye
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23.9 ° C
23.9 °
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48 %
2.8kmh
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When a cruise ship docks, it looks huge sitting at the end of the approaching street. Seabourn sail there.

Istanbul
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23.4 ° C
25.1 °
21.2 °
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A major city that has had its place throughout history. It sits guarding the passage out of the Med and into the Black Sea.

İzmir
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26 ° C
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Izmir is a larger port and a wider variety of cruise ships stop there including Costa and Carnival.

Kusadasi
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24.8 ° C
27.5 °
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The Ephesus region is a guided tour from Kusadasi. Drive to the House of the Virgin Mary, and explore the city of Ephesus, and with a visit to Artemis Temple.

KUSADASI GUIDE – the easy place to walk around.

Kusadasi is a popular beach resort on the Aegean coast also famous for its genuine fakes and historic ruins from ancient Greece to the Roman Empire.

St George’s Day (or will it be Shakespeare Day in the future)

While many religious-based events may be said to be waning, the celebration of St George’s Day seems to be on the increase.

EPHESUS MUSEUM and PANORAMIC TOUR.

Kusadasi is a beach resort on the Aegean coast but importantly the gateway to Ephesus and the Temple of Artemis.

KUSADASI, Turkey – available TOURS

Turkey will surprise you over and over again, The Ephesus region is a guided tour from Kusadasi.

EPHESUS, Turkey – available TOURS

Turkey will surprise you over and over again,

Azamara Journey – Elizabeth goes cruising again for Doris Visits

This is an Aegean Coast and Greek Island Cruise out of Istanbul.

Marmaris
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22.8 ° C
24 °
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57 %
3.7kmh
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Azamara, Seabourn and Regent sail there.

Mersin Province
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23.4 ° C
23.4 °
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5.3kmh
5 %
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A modern container port, the largest port in Turkey and a gateway to Tarsus.

Mudanya
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22.5 ° C
22.5 °
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3.7kmh
61 %
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Mudyana plays host to the SeaDream Yacht Club. It is too small a port for ships.

Sinop Province
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16.2 ° C
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Trabzon Province
light rain
17.1 ° C
17.1 °
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88 %
4.6kmh
75 %
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