Posts tagged: Turkey

Explore Turkey by land and sea

Odysseus Cruising, for 23 years the most experienced specialist in luxury gulet holidays on the Turkish Riviera, unrivalled in knowledge and for happy holidays. See www.odysseuscruising.com for information. Because we believe that holidays in Turkey by land and sea offer such superb experiences we’d like you to suggest that you take a look at the […]

Sunday May 17th, 2009 in , , | Comments Off on Explore Turkey by land and sea

Grand Tour, anyone? How to achieve a classical education on our gulet cruise holidays

In the past, the wealthy Englishman went on the ‘Grand Tour’ to Europe, including Italy, involving a long hard journey, much inconvenience and a great deal of money and expenditure of time – perhaps a year or so, but he could return an educated man. Now we can compress into a week or two the […]

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My favourite architectural treasures of the Turkish Riviera

Image: Landscape with Aeneas at Delos, Claude, 1600-1682. The classical world as pictured by Claude, with a building just like the Lydae Roman mausoleum. Dargan Bullivant’s list of favourite architectural treasures of the Turkish Riviera, plus his personal choice of reading matter on this topic:

Tuesday April 14th, 2009 in , | Comments Off on My favourite architectural treasures of the Turkish Riviera

Buying Turkish carpets

Image: a Yagci Bedir Turkish carpet One of the most valued presents that travellers buy in Turkey is, of course, a Turkish carpet. There are many well-stocked shops in the villages along the coast of the Turkish Riviera where our luxury gulet ‘MS Odysseus’ visits. You will be spoilt for choice but choosing the right […]

Saturday March 14th, 2009 in , | Comments Off on Buying Turkish carpets

St. Nicholas lived on the southern Turkish Coast

St. Nicholas, originally the son of a wealthy grain merchant of Patara in the province of Lycia, lived on the southern coast of Turkey in the 4th Cent BC. Scholarly when young, he became a bishop at a young age and attended the Council of Nicaea with Emperor Constantine. Eventually, many years later, after his […]

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