Why travel to Turkey?
Turkey is a large peninsula that bridges the continents of Europe and Asia. Turkey is surrounded on three sides by the Black Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Aegean Sea. Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, is built on land in the Bosporus seaway. The city is partly in Europe and partly in Asia.
Here you will find a friendly Turkish culture, historical sites, places and destinations that will make a wonderful country for your holidays or to live in Turkey. The Turkish culture welcomes people from all over the world. The emphasis is on family and friends and you will find it easy to have a conversation or make friends with Turkish people, no matter which destination you decide to visit.
There are a number of holiday destinations within Turkey that play host to over 25 million visitors a year. The South-west and West coast of Turkey also has many holiday resorts such as Bodrum, Fethiye, Marmaris, Antalya, and Alanya.
A trip point in Cappadocia, which is famous for its cave houses and an early morning balloon ride over the fairy chimneys.
The Black Sea region is not mainly visited by foreigners however Turks head there for their summer vacations.
The first national park in Turkey opened in 1958. Today there are 39 parks where rare species and their habitats are protected.
Also worth a visit is the Cotton Castle. The white cliffs in Pamukkale in western Turkey are made of a calcium-rich mineral called travertine. The cliffs look like a sheet of ice covering a hillside from a distance. A spring flows from the pool to pool.
The Turkish people will go out of their way to help and invite you for a tea or take you out for lunch, they are some of the kindest people in the world.
Especially for Turkey :
• The food here is so flavourful. With Middle Eastern, Asian and European influences. Most meals are served with free appetizers of salad, soup, bread and usually a tea at the end.
• Own sightseeing trip. This is easy to do in this massive country. Turkey has its main tourist draws, but outside of them, you can wander or take a bus to a random town, where the real Turkish hospitality can be found.
• Sheesha Pipe (Nargile). Even if you’re not a smoker, you can probably find yourself in a teahouse somewhere or relaxing in a cafe with some local people, who will inevitably be smoking these flavored tobacco water pipes. Join in, socialize and do as the locals do!
• The Ruins of Ani. These ancient, isolated ruins are set in the far eastern side of Turkey right on the Armenian border. The scenery here is stunning and the ruins are in great condition. If you make it all the way out here, you won’t be disappointed!
• Cappadocia. The Maryland-Flintstone’ish landscapes around Cappadocia are truly awe-inspiring! There are many independent walking tours you can do through different valleys and rock formations, each with its own shape and color.
• Value For Money. Since a portion of Turkey is a part of Europe, people always assume it’s going to be expensive to travel here. But it isn’t. The living standard in turkey is quite cheap and most of the currencies are everywhere accepted.
• The Bazaars. Spending a day at one of Turkey’s bazaars is a sight in itself! The hustle and bustle, the smells, the people and the energy in these places are phenomenal.
• The Hammams. These traditional, ancient bathhouses have been around for years. The amount of skin and dirt that comes off during the process is unbelievable. Your skin will never feel so smooth.
• The Mediterranean. The quiet waters of the Mediterranean Sea are stunning! Make your way to Kabak, Butterfly Valley, Ölüdeniz, Olympos, Antalya, Alanya and enjoy the beautiful beaches and calm waters.