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Old 25th November 2012, 22:08   #1 (permalink)
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Winter Trip Within Turkey

In February this year we took a trip to Capadoccia for a few days for a change of scenery. It was an amazing trip made even better because it snowed pretty much the whole time.

We are wanting to do something similar next February but are struggling to figure out where to go. We are happy to go anywhere but really fancy somewhere with snow but don't want to pay ski resort prices.

Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Hi Suscott, myself and three friends, (we've all been going to Turkish classes together in Ireland for the past few years) have booked an "educational :-))" trip to Goreme in February. We are hoping for snowy landscapes. How did you find it? could you still get around and were the balloons flying? Enjoy your next trip. Thanks, Mary
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Hi Suscott, how about visiting Trabzon ? Its located at the east of the Black Sea region and you are going the right time of year for snow. Trabzon is full of history and the surrounding areas are beautiful and fascinating. There is the alpine village of Ayder with thermal springs,the Sumela monastery and the tea growing area of Rize are close by.

This site is very comprehensive and has lots of information about Trabzon and other places in the area.

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Re: Winter Trip Within Turkey

I have been to Cappadocia twice in winter. We were rewarded with snow on both occasions. It is really spectacular when it snows. We did take a baloon trip during a snow storm which was fantastic.

One word of warning though. If it snows, they close the airports in both Nevshehir and Kayseri. I don't think they have a snow plow so it is possible you could get delayed.

Istanbul is also great after a snow. We took the ferry to Bursa on one of our winter Istanbul trips which is also great.

The Black Sea could be a problem in winter. We were there in September and the restaurants and hotels were already starting to close down. Trabzon in very nice though, especially the Sumela monestary.
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Just to say that the Black Sea seaside tourist hotels are closed in winter but there are hotels in Trabzon that stay open all year round. Zorlu Grand, Novotel to name two and I found twenty hotels altogether open in February.
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How about Northern Cyprus? Internal flight, then spend some time at the coast and then go up to Mount Olympus for skiing.
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Thanks everyone for your ideas; some real food for thought. I will definitely have a look at Trabzon as it looks lovely and appears to tick all the boxes.

Mary, we had no problems getting around Capaddocia. We got the coach to Goreme (from Datca) and flew back from Nevsehir. We were going to hire a car when we got there but in the end, used the local buses which got us to Avanos, Urgup and the underground city. We just had to make sure we checked out the times as they weren't that frequent from Goreme (it was very quiet there.) The balloons were flying but not everyday due to the weather conditions. Feel free to PM me if you want more info.

I'm still open to more suggestions if anybody has any other ideas!
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Drive over to Bulgaria lots to see,plenty to do and alot cheaper.
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Hi Sleepy, thanks for the suggestion but we spent a few weeks travelling down the coast in Bulgaria in the summer. Food and drink prices were incredibly cheap which was a real bonus but apart from Varna, we didn't really see anything that would make us want to go back. Having said that, I wouldn't mind seeing Sofia so that may be a trip for another day.
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I have stayed in Sofia several times as I had family living there for a time and I found it incredibly dull and uninteresting.

Much of the original city of Sofia was destroyed during WW2, and under the communist rule the buildings were not restored and the remains of the Ottoman Empire were deliberately wiped out.
The centre of Sofia is fairly small by city standards, and not particularly appealing to be honest.
If you like churches there are lots of them and some very attractive ones with Russian style. The shops look as if they are stuck in the 1980's and there is an air of grubbiness in some areas.
There are row after row of big grey blocks of flats dating from the communist period, which looks very depressing.

Compared to many of the wonderful cities of the world Sofia is just not in the same league.
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