The Sea of Marmara and the North Aegean Travel Guide
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The Mediterranean has sun and sand, the south Aegean has lively nightlife and, of course, Ephesus—but if you're interested in fresh air, a cool sea, historic sites, havens in the wilderness, and generally a less touristy experience, then the north Aegean and the area south of the Marmara Sea is for you.
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Aegean cuisine is in many ways different from Turkish food elsewhere in the country. The shared Turkish and Greek culture of the region's past, the climate...read more
Things To Do in The Sea of Marmara and the North Aegean
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
İznik tiles Watch the craftswomen engraving on quartz; buy some to take home.... Read more
Most cities in Turkey claim some kind of fame for their köfte (meatballs), but İegol köfte—cooked on charcoal—are especially delicious and said... Read more
If you leave Istanbul by ferry early enough to be in Yalova by midmorning, you can catch a bus or drive to İznik and have lunch by the lake and... Read more
The Dardanelles have provided the world with many myths and heroes, romances and tragedies. The most recent, and the main reason the region draws... Read more
İznik tile makers believe that their tiles have magical properties. There is one fairly sound explanation for this (alongside any number of unsound... Read more
The world is wonderful and wide, and ever-changing for avid explorers. ... Read more
While many all-inclusive chains are well-known and already wildly popular, read on for 7 options tha... Read more
This fall saw the debut of the Hotel Ella, a 47-room hotel in Austin, Texas, set in a reimagined forme... Read more
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We decided last night to make use of the unseasonably warm weather in this part of the world and hit the road from Nicea to travel 315 kilometers to Usak, starting early this morning.
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