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For the independent of spirit looking for a break that is far from the crowds and offers a truly alternative twist. Boutique Turkey specialist Journey Anatolia presents a brand new selection of tantalising Turkey beach breaks, funky Istanbul tours, photo excursions and a brand new designer Cave-Hotel in Cappadocia for 2008.

Away from the Crowds - Sun, Sea and a little Turtle Conservation

Hotel Arkadya - A Luxury Beach Retreat in Cirali

For total relaxation, excellent cuisine, sun and sea, look no further than the village of Cirali with its magnificent beach and glorious mountain surroundings. The ancient cities of Olympos and Phaselis are waiting to be explored as is the Chimaera, final resting place of the mythical monster and where flames still rise out of the ground today.

With just 5 detached wooden chalets, the exquisite Arkadya Hotel offers peace and tranquility for the ultimate beach break, whether honeymoon or just a quiet escape, this beach-front property is waiting to welcome you in 2008 with its immaculate service, great Turkish cuisine and not a concrete block in sight. Prices from £729 per week for 2 people, excluding flights.

NEW for 2008 - The Annex Hotel - Cirali

The Annex is a charismatic retreat set amidst an orange grove some 250 meters inland from the legendary Cirali Beach, surrounded by picturesque mountains. This is a great choice for beach chalet luxury on a budget. Prices from just £629 per week for 2 people, excluding flights.

A Contemporary Villa Holiday in a Rustic Setting

NEW for 2008 - Villa Papatya - A Private Mountain Villa in Islamlar

Villa Papatya is set in the hilltop village of Islamlar. Papatya is both country retreat and contemporary villa. Guests can enjoy the refreshing mountain setting whilst being close to excellent beaches and the charming seaside towns of Kas and Kalkan. Prices from £650 per week (Self Catering).

Istanbul City Breaks with a Twist

Eat Istanbul - A city-break with more BITE !!!

New York may be the big apple, but Istanbul is a whole lot more than a big kebab! This is an itinerary that takes you under the culinary skin of a great city and introduces you to the flavours only locals know and love. The itinerary includes a diverse cross section of culinary treats and establishments, from Istanbul's classic cafes and trendy taverns to the city's legendary street food. Whilst flavour is the essence of this break, traditional attractions are also on offer; the Ottoman and Byzantine treasures of the old city and other key landmarks including the Spice Bazaar and the Grand Bazaar.

From £369 per person. Price includes accommodation, transfers, entrance fees and a professional private guide. Price does not include flights or meals. For further information or to make a booking, visit or call 020 8761 5605.

Get Back in your Cave

NEW for 2008 - A Luxury Designer Cave Hotel in Cappadocia

Journey Anatolia is proud to present a fresh perspective on the extraordinary Cappadocia landscape. New to the portfolio of boutique hotels in Turkey is the wonderful Serinn House, a unique cave hotel that integrates cutting-edge design with the intimacy of Cappadocia's famed natural caves. Combine this great hotel with Hot Air Ballooning over the mind boggling landcape of Cappadocia.

The Hot Air Ballooning package costs from £1029 per person and includes; one week stay in Serinn Cave Hotel (BB), 2 hot air balloon flights, 2 local guided tours and private airport transfers. Flights are not included.

For further information or to make a booking, visit or call 020 8761 5605.

Take Your Photography on the Road

Western Turkey Photo Tour, from £1400 per person, departing 10th May 2008

Take your photography on the road with a 2-week photo excursion capturing a broad range of Turkey's magical landscapes, with genuine insight into its endearing culture. The tour offers a good mix of relaxation, travel, workshops and photography. Itinerary highlights include the surreal topography of Cappadocia, charming 'off the beaten track' villages, picturesque Mediterranean towns and the vibrant energy of Istanbul. The tour abounds in opportunities for photographing locals, hearing their stories and enriching your photographs with authentic context.

Whether novice or professional, this tour, led by award-winning photographer Rod Wheelans MPAGB FRPS EFIAP, caters to photographers of all levels.

Rod has become one of the most successful exhibition photographers in the UK. He is the current past President of the PAGB (Photographic Alliance of Great Britain) and will be giving lectures and photography workshops en route - a great opportunity to improve your photography with sound, professional advice.

Spaces are limited and subject to availability. Price does not include flights.

For further information or to make a booking, visit or call 020 8761 5605.

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Notes to Editors:

Journey Anatolia is a boutique Turkey specialist that offers carefully selected tours, cultural holidays, photo excursions and charming off-the-beaten-track accommodations in Turkey. Launched in 2001 for independent travellers who want authentic holidays that are sensitive to the environment and local people.

The company actively supports conservation at Cirali Beach, a nesting site for endangered loggerhead sea turtles. Journey Anatolia donates £10 from every Cirali booking towards the conservation effort.

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For further information or images, please contact: Serkan Cetin (MD) - Serkan is currently updating The Cadogan Guide to Turkey for publication in October 2008 • Mobile: 07903 735 181

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