Turkey's Turquoise Coast - in Timelapse

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Sit back and enjoy this lovely journey through Turkey...

from the MatadorNetworks site.


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[for our Spanish guests] 

Somos Especialistas Profesionales con lugares únicos y emocionantes como la Cisterna Basílica en Estambul! Deje en manos de DMT la organización de su Cena de gala o Cóctel en éste u otro lugar histórico alrededor de Estambul y toda Turquía.
Disfrute al menos una vez en la vida esta experiencia en la Cisterna Basílica subterránea del siglo cuarto rodeado de cientos de columnas de mármol, estatuas de cabeza de Medusa y cocina gourmet. Cene en el mismo lugar donde Dan Brown ha filmado “Inferno”, protagonizada por Tom Hanks y donde también fueron filmadas escenas de la película de James Bond “De Rusia con amor” y de la serie de James Bond, Skyfall; como así también la última de Russell Crowe “El maestro del agua” sobre la batalla de Gallipoli.

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Gala Dinner in the Underground Basilica Cistern!

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We are the go-to professionals with exciting and unique venues like the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul! Let DMT arrange your gala dinner is this or other historic locations around Istanbul and throughout Turkey.

Enjoy your once-in-a-lifetime dining experience in the 4th century underground Cistern surrounded by hundreds of marble columns, Medusa head statues and gourmet cuisine. Dine in the very location where Dan Brown's Inferno was just filmed, starring Tom Hanks - and the James Bond film From Russia With Love - and in the film in the James Bond series, Skyfall, and Russell Crowe’s film The Water Diviner about the Battle of Gallipoli.

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Just in Time for Summer! The Top 7 Beaches in Bodrum

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Our friends at The Guide Istanbul has compiled a great list of the best beaches in Bodrum - 

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"Maçakızı Sunbathe on the wooden deck, swim in the beautiful sea, or indulge in Aret Sahakyan’s daytime menu. Most likely, you’ll want to do it all, repeatedly. Kesire Mevkii, Narçiçeği Sokak; T: (0252) 311 24 00

Juju Nestled in the beautiful Cennet Koyu on the grounds of Mandarin Oriental, Juju may have the best location of all Bodrum beaches. Make sure you stay until late in the afternoon for the happy hour. Mandarim Oriental, Bodrum, Cennet Koyu, Çomça Mevkii 314. Sokak No.10; T: (0252) 311 18 88

Xuma If you want it all – laid-back days under the sun and energetic music during sunset parties, reading a book under the shade and dancing under the sun, eating to your heart’s delight and burning calories during a pilates session – Xuma has it all. Merkez Mahallesi Küdür Caddesi No.81; T: (0252) 385 47 75

Aspat This bohemian beach doubles as a playground for those who want to try their hand at water sports. Akyarlar Tuzla Mevki; T: (0252) 393 85 20

Kuum Upscale and luxurious, Kuum is the place to flaunt your latest beachwear. Atatürk Caddesi No.150; T: (0252) 311 00 60

Flamm Chic and cozy, the beach at Flamm is ideal for a calm day by the sea with good music playing in the background. Yalı Mahallesi 30 Sokak No.12/2; T: (0252) 357 76 00

Palmabeach White sand has been brought here for your utmost beach satisfaction. Palmalife Bodrum Resort & Spa, Gökçebel Mahallesi, Kızılburun Caddesi No.1; T: (0252) 396 60 50,


Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia

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One of the most beautiful landscapes in the world is just a short flight from Istanbul - if you've never been, here is a grand introduction...we will feature Cappadocia this summer with many interesting articles.

In a spectacular landscape, entirely sculpted by erosion, the Göreme valley and its surroundings contain rock-hewn sanctuaries that provide unique evidence of Byzantine art in the post-Iconoclastic period. Dwellings, troglodyte villages and underground towns – the remains of a traditional human habitat dating back to the 4th century – can also be seen there.


Ephesus Added to the UNESCO World Heritage List

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The Majestic and Spectacular Ephesus has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. Turkey now offers 14 World Heritage Sites.

Ephesus (Turkey)—Located within what was once the estuary of the River Kaystros, Ephesus comprises successive Hellenistic and Roman settlements founded on new locations, which followed the coastline as it retreated westward. Excavations have revealed grand monuments of the Roman Imperial period including the Library of Celsus and the Great Theatre. Little remains of the famous Temple of Artemis, one of the “Seven Wonders of the World,” which drew pilgrims from all around the Mediterranean. Since the 5th century, the House of the Virgin Mary, a domed cruciform chapel seven kilometres from Ephesus, became a major place of Christian pilgrimage. The Ancient City of Ephesus is an outstanding example of a Roman port city, with sea channel and harbour basin.


Getting Around in Istanbul : Uber launches UberBOAT for your luxury water transportation needs

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Uber, on its first anniversary in Istanbul, launches UberBOAT thanks to a partnership with the leading luxury sea transport company Navette.

With the tap of a button they were able to request an UberBOAT and ride to their destination enjoying a great view of the Bosphorus without any traffic.


When you’re by the seaside you can see UberBOAT option on the vehicle menu.
If there’s any empty boat nearby, set your pick up location and request UberBOAT.
The captain will call you to confirm your ride and a speed boat will embark shortly.
New to Uber? Sign up here with promo code UBERTEKNE and get 30 TL off your first ride.
The company serves with speed boats that have passenger capacity of 6 to 8 people. UberBOAT fares are based on distance (sea mile) and time and will be automatically charged on your credit card at the end of a trip.


Top 10 Things to do in Bodrum!

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Bodrum offers an incredible adventure for every style and interest. Here are a few of our favorite things to do in Bodrum.

Do you have any favorites to add to the list? 
We'd love to hear what you love about Bodrum? 

  1. Castle of Saint Peter:
    Constructed in the 15th century during the crusades of the middle ages, and it was given the name The Castle of St. Petrus, or Petronium (Turkish version: Bodrum). This magnificent castle in the harbor offers hours of adventure and also houses Bodrum’s remarkable Museum of Underwater Archaeology as well as hosting several Turkish cultural festivals throughout the year.
  2. Underwater Archaeological Museum: 
    Including Bronze Age Shipwrecks exhibit displays interesting findings recovered from sunken trading vessels discovered by local sponge divers. The artifacts, from the 13th and 16th century B.C., are indispensable for understanding the late Bronze Age. Also on display is the world’s oldest known shipwreck, also one of the richest finds, discovered at Ulu Burun in 1982.
  3. Ancient Sites & Ruins (Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, Bodrum Amphitheater, Myndos Gate):
    In 377 BC, the city of Halicarnassus (modern day Bodrum) was the capitol of a small kingdom along the Mediterranean coast of Asia Minor. Today, the region is rich in ancient history including the Mausoleum - one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. 
  4. Jet-setting bars, cafes & luxury shops: for the best cafes, bars and gourmet restaurants, Bodrum cannot be beat...with the beautiful coast as a backdrop, the food just tastes better!
  5. Boat rentals - Gulet cruises: we offer luxury gulet and yacht arrangements. We have the experience and know-how to book your gulet holiday or take care of your luxury yachting needs. Visit our page http://www.dmtcmt.com/dmt-tailormade/yacht-charters/
  6. Yalikavak, the "St. Tropez of Turkey" with Palmarina - one of the most beautiful bays of the Bodrum Peninsula and a port for more than 3000 years, Yalikavak is a blending of old-world charm with jet-set luxuries. 
  7. Diving & Snorkeling - some of the most beautiful diving sites are around the Bodrum peninsula. With crystal-clear waters and ruins aplenty, Bodrum is paradise for watersports of all kinds.
  8. Beaches - beautiful beaches line the Bodrum peninsula and offer something for everyone from quaint stretches of secluded beaches to luxury hotel beaches with loungers and first rate service. 
  9. Gumusluk (Gümüşlük) and Rabbit Island - this quaint village is the perfect place to get away from the crowds and enjoy the quiet village. Wade out across the waters to reach Rabbit Island and enjoy the crystal-clear waters.
  10. The Bodrum Cup International Wooden Sailing Yacht Regatta - takes place every 3rd week of October and offers privately-owned foreign & domestic yachts filling the majestic harbor and horizon. 

Top 10 Ways to Enjoy the Warm Weather in Istanbul

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Top 10 Ways to Enjoy the Warm Weather in Istanbul 

What are your favorites? Please comment below with your experiences.

Istanbul is one of those magical cities that offers something for every style, every interest and every budget. Rich with outdoor terraces, cafes, public gardens and quaint side streets - not to mention the amazing boating and island-hopping opportunities - Istanbul is at her most beautiful and active in summer. Here are a few of our favorite ways to enjoy Istanbul in the summer:

  1. Cruising the Bosphorus & Golden Horn
  2. Prince's Islands
  3. Camlica Hill & Pavilion
  4. Eminonu & Galata Bridge
  5. Passageways off Istiklal Boulevard
  6. Outdoor Cafes
  7. Rooftop Terraces
  8. Public Gardens
  9. People Watching
  10. Street Food