Completely unique to Volkan’s Adventures 2019, let us take you on an adventure of discovery as we guide you on a magnificent journey through the seven regions of Turkey on our Step by Step Anatolia trip.
The seven regions are categorised as Marmara, Aegean, Black Sea, Mediterranean, Central Anatolia, Eastern Anatolia and South Eastern Anatolia. Each one of these has hugely different cultures, foods, traditions, lifestyles and is independently rich in its forms of dance, folklore and music. Relax, engage and enjoy your evening as we share with you stories, dance, live music and cuisines from each of these regions, set against the stunning backdrop of Koycegiz Lake on our delectable boat.
Our evening begins as we meet at our office and make the short journey to the harbour, boarding our boat at 6pm. Enjoy your complimentary welcome alcoholic or non alcoholic drink as we begin our journey around this wonderful country.
Volkan will regale you with stories of the history of the regions with their different cultures and life styles. He will talk you through the speciality foods of each region, which will have been freshly prepared just waiting for you to try throughout the evening. We will spoil you with delicately flavoured lamb, unique to Marmara, meatballs infused with herbs only found in the Eastern Anatolian mountains, seafood cooked and prepared as is done in the Aegean region and the sweetest of pastries as prepared in Central Anatolia. There will also be huge varieties of fruits, cheeses and breads to name a few for you to feast on whilst you are with us.
The trio of musicians we will have on board for your enjoyment will delight you with music and dance, from the Central Anatolian zeybek representing bravery and honesty, to the Black Sea horon dances centred unbelievably around the areas most popular fish, the hamsi! Using only authentic turkish instruments the music and songs will transport you away in to a world you never knew existed.
TIP: If you enjoy learning about other parts of Turkey and would like to continue exploring, why not join us on our fantastic Mediterranean Highlights tour?
As the sun sets and the stars come out, take the opportunity to indulge in a moonlight swim, or some star gazing on the open top deck. Lay back and spot the constellations as the music continues to glide over you. Alternatively, why not join in and learn some traditional turkish dance moves, there will be plenty of space to show off your new skills! As the evening draws to it’s conclusion we will aim to be back at the harbour for approximately midnight, however as with all of our trips the night is yours so if dancing until sunrise is how you feel then that’s what you can do.
This extraordinary tour will open your eyes, heart and mind to the vast wonders hidden within this beautiful country.