Archaeological Expeditions to Turkey – Travel Atelier knows the way

Berthold Steinhilber
I know that most of the people think of sunny beaches when they hear ‘Turkey‘ combined with ‘Holiday Destinations’, and yes of course, there are many beautiful beaches and gorgious Boutique Hotels to stay in during your visit to the Mediterranean coasts of Turkey.  But how about making your next vacation to Turkey an Archaeological Expedition to worlds wonders?
How about visiting the oldest Temple of the world, along with other interesting sites? How about diving into 10.000 BC in a heartbeat?
This oldest Temple of the World being just about 7000 years older than Stonehenge…. Göbekli Tepe

Six miles from Urfa, an ancient city in southeastern Turkey, Klaus Schmidt has made one of the most startling archaeological discoveries of our time: massive carved stones about 11,000 years old, crafted and arranged by prehistoric people who had not yet developed metal tools or even pottery.
The megaliths predate Stonehenge by some 6,000 years. The place is called Gobekli Tepe, and Schmidt, a German archaeologist who has been working here more than a decade, is convinced it’s the site of the world’s oldest temple.
 Smithsonian Magazine

Estimated timeline world wide historical sites:

1. Göbekli Tepe, Turkey: 10,000 B.C.E.
2. Hypogeum: Malta, 3,600 B.C.E.
3. Ggantija Temples: Malta, 3,600 B.C.E.
4. Hagar Qim Temples: Malta, 3,200 B.C.E
5. Stonehenge: England: 2,500 B.C.E.
6. Knossos Palace Temple: Crete, 1,700 B.C.E.
7. Amada Temple: Egypt, 1,500 B.C.E.
8. Temple of Hatshepsut: Egypt, 1,479 B.C.E.
9. Temple of Luxor: Egypt, 1,400 B.C.E.
10. Temple of Seti I: Egypt, 1,279 B.C.E.

ILTM’s Insider Magazine made a well put point on DMC’s for Luxury Travel, and we cannot agree more on that:

Booked it, packed it – now what?
Companies are becoming more and more essential when it comes to planning the perfect trip. Travellers are no longer looking for the traditional luxury mod cons and plush surroundings – instead they want to plunge deep into an unknown culture and immerse themselves in another way of life. 

With Travel Atelier Turkey’s Special Interest Tours we offer both many years of expertise ánd a never ending hospitality. Travel Atelier is the travel agency and land operator of Proper Travel Consulting Ltd based in Cappadocië, Turkey since 2004.

Travel Atelier books at all times the best available, and we know the ways of the ‘insider’ to make your travel experience truly special and truly memorable. In addition to your sightseeing we also arrange your accommodation, airport transfers, domestic and international flights and all necessary logistics in advance.
Being one of our guests you also benefit from our extensive network from travel professionals all around Turkey and the Greek Islands, who are available around the clock to ensure your comfort, safety and enjoyment.
Travel Atelier is not only specialised in taylor made vacation itineraries but also operates incentive organizations, organizes wedding parties, gathers Special Interest groups and organizes private tours all around Turkey and the Greek Islands as well as wine and cuisine tours.

We offer private and highly personalized service for travellers who expect the highest level of luxury, service and attention to detail, from the minute you begin planning your trip to the day you return home. Our promise is to create experiential travels with what Turkey and Greece offer at its best.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for your inquiries.

Murat Özguç
Managing Partner
Travel Atelier Turkey

Courtesy Turkish Airlines Skylife Magazine, one of our favorite issue of Europe’s Best Airline. Picture is courtesy of Skylife and Mr.Berthold Steinhilber, the photographer.