TURKEY

With one foot in Asia and one foot in Europe, Turkey emerges on the tourist map as a fascinating cultural mystery, with ancient cities and towns as frequent as freckles and a history that is as long as it is complicated. Mount Ararat, the ancient Biblical towns of Ephesus and Antakya, the fairy tale formations of Cappadocia and the cultured beach towns along the Mediterranean coast make up further ammo for the Turkish arsenal of touristy delights.

ISTANBUL

The city which divides Asia and Europe is the only city in the world which is situated on two continents. While you are there make sure you visit Aya Sofia. It is a former mosque and former church for the old European part of Istanbul. It was the leading church for the Eastern Orthodox Church for over 900 years. In 1935 it was converted into a museum by orders from the first president of Turkey (Ataturk). Other place you have to visit is the Galata Bridge. The first one opened in 16th century. The longest span of the bridge is 80m and 42m wide. There are walkways, recently even a tramway across the bridge, making the bridge one of just a few moveable bridges in the world with electrified rail. Give Europa Coaches Dubrovnik a call and we will take you on a wonderful tour.

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