2006 Turkey Eclipse Trip Itinerary     
    
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Mar. 21-23 Tue-Thurs Pre-trip activities Dave Moser

Galata Anemon Hotel

Istanbul

Mar. 23

Thur

Meet and greet at Hotel at 5:00 PM After a welcome briefing we had a leisurely dinner.

Nelson

Galata Anemon Hotel

Istanbul

Mar. 24

Fri

Discover the Byzantine and Ottoman treasures of Istanbul. Visit Topkapi Palace, home of the Ottoman Sultans, the famous Blue Mosque, the Roman Hippodrome Square and the beautiful Saint Sophia Church, one of the world's greatest architectural marvels.

Nelson

 

Maggie

Galata Anemon Hotel

 

Istanbul

Mar. 25

Sat

Morning visit to the Grand Covered Bazaar with over 4,000 tiny shops. See the spectacular Mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent. Then walk the neighborhood around the Mosque to observe the daily life. Evening at leisure.

Terry

 

Carolyn

Galata Anemon Hotel

Istanbul

Mar. 26

Sun

Visit the Archaeology Museum and the Dolmabahce Palace. Take an afternoon Cruise on the Bosphorus and enjoy the majestic architecture of the city.

Dick

Pat

Galata Anemon Hotel

Istanbul

Mar. 27

Mon

Transfer to the airport for our flight to Antalya.  Visit the ancient city of Perge. Have lunch on the waterfront followed by a walk in the Old Town area.

Arne & Kay

Sea Life Resort

Antalya

Mar. 28

Tue

Visit the Archeology Museum. Drive to Manavgat. Along the way visit the waterfalls of Kursunlu,  and the magnificent amphitheater of Aspendos.

David Mc

Ardisia Deluxe Resort

Manavgat

Mar. 29

Wed

ECLIPSE DAY!

Picnic lunch while awaiting the TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE.

Stuart

Bryan

Eclipse Impressions

Ardisia Deluxe Resort

Manavgat

Mar. 30

Thu

Drive west through the Taurus Mountains and visit the site of Phaselis in the forest. Continue to the ancient city of Olimpos and its wonderful beach. After an early dinner, a short hike brought us to the flames of Chimera on Olimpos Mountain.

Kathy

 

Debra

Corinthia Club Tekirova

Tekirova

Mar. 31

Fri

Enjoy the scenery while driving along the Mediterranean on our way to Myra and its Lycian rock tombs. Visit the ancient church of Father Christmas. Arrive in the lovely town of Kas in the afternoon.

Vince

 

Markus

Kas Aquapark Hotel

Kas

Apr. 1

Sat

A short drive brought us to the port of Kekova where we met our boat for an excursion to the Island of Kekova with its castle of Simena and rock tombs. Savor the magnificent views from the island while sailing along the ruins of the sunken city of Kekova. Free time in Kas.

Denise & Stefan Kas Aquapark Hotel

Kas

Apr. 2

Sun

Drive through the ruins of Patara and visit its turtle beach, one of the longest sandy beaches in the world. Free time in Fethiye. Continue through the beautiful harbor towns of the Aegean Sea arriving in Bodrum.

Chuck and Jo Manastir Hotel

Bodrum

Apr. 3

Mon

Visit the award winning Underwater Archaeology Museum at the Crusader's Castle. Free afternoon for Turkish bath or ???

Marilena

Jim

Manastir Hotel

Bodrum

Apr. 4

Tue

Drive to Didyma to see the huge columns at the Temple of Apollo. Then visit the Ephesus Museum and the ancient site of Ephesus, one of the best preserved ancient cities in the world. Tour of carpet cooperative.

Kay R

 

Becky

Hotel Pine Marina

Kusadasi

Apr. 5

Wed

After breakfast, transfer to Izmir Airport for your flight home.

 

Photos by Carolyn and Dave Moser, Markus Heuer, Dick Carlson, David McLean and Stefan Bedo.

 

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