Plan an amazing trip to Turkey
Whether its for a holiday by the sea or for a cultural visit, Turkey has to be discovered for its beautiful countryside and its centuries old heritage.
Between the Black Sea, the Mediterranean, the Sea of Marmara and the Aegean, the country’s mediterranean coastline is dotted with numerous seaside resorts such as the festive Kusadasi, with magnificent beaches, bays and unspoilt national park. Bodrum, with its whitewashed houses and medieval fortress is the ideal place for water sports and diving. Antalya, in the heart of the Turkish Riviera, has magnificent abrupt cliffs and Ottoman era houses in the historic quarter. The principle Greco-Roman ruins are found along the coast. Ephesus is a famous ancient Greek town which is beautifully preserved and listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. Bergama, the ancient city of Aprhrodisia, is located just a little further inland.
Cappadocia, in the heart of Anatolia, has a dry and desert like environment and unforgettably beautiful countryside. Its fairy chimneys, geological formations sculpted by the wind over thousands of years, troglodyte villages (such as Nevsehir) and subterranean towns (Kaymaki) are fascinating. Pamukkale, further east, is a unique thermal spa town where terraced pools of turquoise water are set in a pristine white landscape.
Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, built on seven hills, possesses all the charm of the orient. Between the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, the Hagia Sophia, the Grand Bazaar and magnificent views of the Bosphorous, you can’t help but be taken aback by this city which is both ancient and modern.
Between Europe and Asia, the east and west, modern Turkey is a surprising country which blends the Greco-Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman cultures which proceeded it.
Best time to go to Turkey
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