Lakes: In terms of numbers of lakes, the Eastern Anatolia region is the richest. It contains Turkey's largest, Lake Van (3713 sq.km.). There are also many lakes in west Tourus Mountains area; the Beyşehir and Eğridir lakes. Important lakes are; the second largest lake in Turkey, Tuzgölü, Burdur, Sapanca, Iznik, Ulubat, Manyas (bird sanctuary), Akşehir, and Eber. As a result of the construction of dams during the past thirty years, several large dam lakes have come into existence in the Eastern Anatolia such as, Keban, Karakaya, and Atatürk
Full Day visits: Turkey Sinop Black Sea Shore Tours: Sinop is the most beautiful natural harbor the Black Sea. There are many legends about the foundation of the city but the most dependable is that the Miletion colonists founded it in the 7th century BC and the city is the birthplace of the cynic Philosopher Diogenes. According to another legend the province is said to have received its name from the Amazon Queen "Sinova". The town's citadel dates from that early age and the foundations of the Temple of Serapis is to be found on the grounds of the Archaeological Museum where some beautiful golden icons are displayed.
08:30am Meet with your Tour guide at port (Marina) of Sinop and transfer from Boat, Our bus depart to visits 09:00-09:30 Meet at Sinop Port, get our bus and seats drive to visit Balatlar Church 09:30-10:15 Visit to Ethnographial Museum 10:15-11:00 Drive to Archaeological Museum 11:00-11:30 Alaeddin Mosque and Theological School 11:30-12:00 Follows we have visit to the Old Historical Prison 12:00-1:00pm Hamsilos Fyord and Akliman Bay 1:00 -2:00pm Lunch 2:00-3:00pm The South Sinop Castle 3:00-4:30pm Inceburun (The most Northern of Turkey) 5:30Pm Back to Sinop and Port arrival to Boat. End of our tours and service. (L)
Modern, air-conditioned, vehicle for land transportation. Professional English speaking tour guide, Admission fees to sights and museums Parking, portage, tipping (except guide, driver), tolls V.A.T.
- Airfare of International and domestic flights within our program itinerary - Air and departure taxes - Bottled beverages or alcohol and lunches - Travel insurance - Visas,
Herewith I would like to emphasize again the excellent experience we had last week with our guide Yildirim on the climbing of the Ararat. He was taking care of us with a lot of attention and we could really trust on him. Also after the climbing he was escorting us very kindly and all appointments were taken accurately. It was really a great pleasure for us.
We should also congratulate Celam who prepared nice meals, always with enthousiasm, and we will remind him as our good cook forever.
As soon as we have the opportunity, we will send you some pictures about this expedition.
Be assured we are happy about the way it was organised.
Pierre Kockerols / Brussel