Istanbul, Cappadocia, and Bodrum are some of Kadaster’s more requested destinations, but where she really shines is trips to Turkey’s more undiscovered locales. The industry vet can organize travel around any theme (wine, religion, art) to destinations all over the country, from the ancient city of Sagalassos to towns along the Georgian border. Her knowledge is so far-reaching that she once even designed a seven-week trip that didn’t even cover the Black Sea or the country’s eastern region.
Thanks to her background as an archeologist and tour guide, she’s plugged into the country’s most authentic experiences—like archeological digs and private dinners in a 150-year-old stone village house. She also has hotel hook-ups: connections at the likes of the two Four Seasons hotels in Istanbul, the history-rich Argos in Cappadocia, and the Caresse Resort in Bodrum. And while tourism has been dwindling in the past couple of years as the result of political instability, Kadaster is seeing the beginning of a resurgence this year and remains optimistic that the country’s rich history, impressive architecture, and friendly people will bring the masses back.