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The Great Agri Mountain, Mt. Ararat

Rising from the common borders of Turkey and Iran, Mt. Agri (Ararat), an inactive volcano capped year round with ice and snow, reaches 5137 meters. The Old Testament records that it was on this mountain that Noah’s Ark came to rest after the great flood. Southwest of the mountain, the Little Mt.

Adri (Ararat) reaches up to 3896 meters. The Serdarbulak lava plateau (2600 m) stretches out between the two pinnacles. Whatever your motivation for visiting this region and exploring the mountain range, climbing the spectacular Agri (Ararat) is a challenging and rewarding experience.

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Mountaineering in Turkey

A glance at a topographical map of Turkey immediately reveals that this is a country of mountains.

Rising in all four directions, mountains encircle the peninsula of Anatolia. A part of the Alpine-Himalayan mountain range, Turkey has mountainous regions of different geological formations. The North Anatolian range skirts the Mediterranean shore.

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Istanbul Nightlife

Istanbul is one of the most thrilling, exciting and energetic cities in the world. In fact, it is even considered to be the cultural capital of Europe because there are so many things to do in Istanbul. After sunset, Istanbul really comes to life as there is dancing, drinking, live music, shows and much more. Many people book flights to Istanbul to get away from the pressures of everyday life and enjoy some electrifying nightlife, Istanbul is the place to be. Some of the most popular nightlife attractions in the city include:

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Rivers in Istanbul

İstanbul’s only real river is the Bayrampaşa Creek, which used to be known as Lykos but acquired its other name during the Turkish period. (more…)

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Bosphorus Tour

A stay in Istanbul is not complete without a traditional unforgettable boat excursion up the Bosphorus, that winding strait that separates Europe and Asia. Its shores offer a delightful mixture of past and present, grand splendor and simple beauty.

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The Bey Mountains

The Western branch of the Toros (Taurus) mountains, the Bey Mountain range, is located in the province of Antalya. The crest of the range parallels the North- South line of the Western shore of the Gulf of Antalya. With altitudes ranging between 600 and 3086 meters, these mountains offer geologists and geographers many peculiar morphological characteristics. Tekedorugu, Bakirlidag, Tahtalidag and Kizlarsivrisi summits are particularly remarkable.

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Süphan Mountain

Süphan Mountain, a magnificent dormant volcano rises from the Northwest shores of Lake Van. Throughout the winter, snowfalls on Süphan reach a depth of three to four meters. The mountain’s steeply inclined slopes and snow blanket combine to make it a good location for “Heli-skiing” – using helicopters to drop you off on the slopes for an adventure of high mountain skiing.

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The Toros Mountains

The Toros (Taurus) Mountains are the Westernmost branches of the great mountain chain that stretches across all of Asia – the Himalayan mountain belt. The Turkish section of this massive mountain range follows the Southern border of Anatolia and is itself made up of four major sections, the Western, Central, Southern and South-eastern (Taurus) Toros ranges. The highest peaks rise out of the Central and Southeastern branches, a stretch of mountains, which are rugged, magnificent and arduous to climb.

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The Kackar Mountains

In the rainy and lush landscapes of Northeastern Turkey, the Kackar mountains form the Northern section of the Anatolian mountain chain. The Kackar-Kavron summit, at an altitude of 3932 meters, is the highest point in the range. Extensive glacier and water erosion have given these mountains their craggy, rugged look, and they are known for the complexity and power of the streams and rivers which rush down to the lower altitudes. In fact, this range is the third most important glacial region in Turkey following the Agri (Ararat) and Cilo-Sat mountains. The geological and mountaineering aspects of the Kackars contribute to their importance in Turkey’s economy and tourism.

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