DAILY ISTANBUL VILLAGE TOUR ITINERARY:
One of the best alternatives to the classic holiday destinations of Bodrum, Cesme, Kusadasi, Antalya etc. There are many ways you can enjoy a mini- break from the hustle and bustle of Istanbul city.
An authentic small village tucked away in a slice of green paradise and only a 25- minute drive from Istanbul's European side, Polonezkoy offers a quick getaway from the bustle and stress of the city.
Indulge yourself in the simple pleasures of life within this relaxing environment that reunites nature and culture; and get a helping of clean air as you step back to gaze onto the surrounding flowered pastures and luscious forests.
In the middle of the 19th Jhs. immigrant from Poland founded the Turkish village of Adampol, otherwise known as the "Poland Village".
Today it is known as a sophisticated quiet country family vacation. In spring everything is blooming, the fruit trees shine in full splendor, and the village celebrates the occasion with their annual cherry festival in Autumn.
Czestochova Mother Mary Church and Polonezkoy Cemetery
The quaint church, surrounded by daisies and off to the side of the main road is visible before you enter the village. Walking up the flowered lane in the cool shade of the trees with the church rising up ahead of you, you truly feel yourself to be entering a place of sanctuary.
The church is beautiful in its simplicity both from the inside and outside and is well worth a visit. Across the road in the small peaceful cemetery lie the graves of all the Polish founders and residents. Church open only on Saturdays (grounds accessible every day)
There are bicycles for rent and horses for riding. There are still some Polish families who farm the land mainly for organic products, make their own cherry and walnut liqueur and bake Polish pies and breads. You will experience nature, history and Village culture, crafts and life.
DAILY ISTANBUL VILLAGE TOUR INCLUDES:
- Pick up transfer from your hotel in Istanbul at approx. 9:00am
- Professional English-speaking tour guide
- All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
- Return transfer to your hotel at approx. 5:00pm