We start in İstanbul, the hub of culinary delights for the emperors and the sultans. We continue to the Thrace Wine Route, one of the wine regions of Turkey, where people know how to drink. During this epic food journey, we will stay at selected wineries, take a cooking class, explore Gallipoli Battlefields National Park, Troy, get cozy with seafood at Bozcaada (island), finally head back to İstanbul stopping at Bursa, the home of İskender Kebap.
The trip deliberately balances the rustic, traditional food, and top of the line restaurants.
Our Food & Wine trips are both designed with Slow Travel principles. We spend as low as 40-45 miles a day average on transportation, which gives us enough time to absorb the experiences and digest our food.
Anemon Galata Hotel serves in a building with a second-degree historical monument status which is restored to its authentic state. The hotel is conveniently located right next to Galata Tower, at a walking distance from İstiklal Street, with a clear view of historical sites like the Spice Market, Topkapı Palace, and St. Sophia.
Our hotel is located in the middle of 230 acres of vineyards in the village of Yazır Karaağaçlık, on the hills of the Barbaros region in Tekirdağ. With a philosophy of “giving back earth, what we have taken from the earth”, we do organic, sustainable, and biodynamic agriculture.
Hotel Caeli is situated at Eceabat, Kumköy; Gallipoli Peninsula’s historical and natural treasure. Surrounded by unique vineyards, Hotel Caeli also embeds artistic elements. Personalized details await you at the crossroad of art and nature.
The white rooms at Hotel Ela Tenedos are decorated in a simple style with parquet floors and ceilings. They offer sea and castle views. Each unit comes with modern amenities as well. Daily breakfast with homemade jams, olives grown on the island, and locally produced cheese is served buffet style on the terrace.
Assos Nazlıhan Hotel is the most suitable address to be provided to those who wish to experience the history of Assos in the ancient harbor. The hotel is situated at the foothill of the acropolis of Assos ancient city, where Aristotle spend time. Like the few other hotels in this spot, Nazlıhan is also converted from a historic warehouse, where they used to store the acorn before shipping.
his small, family-run hotel is located in the hills of Balikesir. Its terraced garden offers views over the Aegean sea and is filled with olive trees that provide welcoming shade. Zeytinbaği’s restaurant serves home-cooked Aegean cuisine using local produce. Guests can also take a cooking class at Zeytinbagi Hotel.