has so much to offer its visitors - breathtaking natural
beauties, unique historical and archaeological places,
steadily improving hotel and touristic infrastructure
and a tradition of hospitality and competitive prices.
Therefore, it is not surprising that this country has
recently become one of the most popular tourism destinations
of the world. Due to Turkey's diverse geography, one
can experience four different climates in any one day.
The rectangular shaped country which is surrounded on
three sides by the three different seas. Its shores
are laced with beaches, bays, coves, ports, islands
The summers are long, lasting as long as the eight months
in some areas. Turkey is also blessed with majestic
mountains and valleys, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and
grottoes perfect for winter, summer tourism and the
sports of all kinds. Skiing fans, mountain climbers,
trekkers, hikers and hunters are able to enjoy take
a new and unforgettable experience in
Turkey is, above anything else, a huge open-air museum,
a repository of all the civilizations nurtured by the
soils of Anatolia. The huge amount of the historical
and archaeological wealth in Turkey seems more appropriate
for an entire continent than a single country.
Recently, a new field of tourism has opened up in Turkey.
It is health tourism. The Country is in fact rich with
hot springs, healing waters and healing muds, which
come highly recommended by the medical authorities as
a remedy for many diseases. For centuries, Turkey has
also been a crossroads of religions, not only of Islam
and Christianity, but also of many others now forgotten
by history. Many religious devotees can find a site,
a shrine, a monument, a tomb or a ruin connected with
their faith or belief.
Ankara is the capital of Turkey, which established a
democratic regime with the foundation of the Turkish
Republic in 1923. The Bosporus and the Dardanelles,
the seas of this magnificent landscape surrounded by
the Black Sea, the Mediterranean, Aegean Marmara seas,
function as bridges connecting the lands of the region
almost like silk threads.
Proud to possess numerous riches in every corner and
territory of the country from east to west and north
to south, Turkey is blessed also with a wide range of
climatic diversity. One may encounter different climate
zones in different areas of Turkey which is comprised
of seven geographical regions and experience various
climates in one day!
Turkey is much the same as an open air museum thanks
to its magnificent heritage comprised of historical
and cultural monuments and sites built everywhere in
Anatolia since the ancient times. With the establishment
Çatalhöyük, the first proto-city settlement of the Neolithic
Age, history began to leave its marks discernible today
even in the tiniest structures.
Located at the mid-point of the European, Asian and African
continents, Turkey has a varied geography rich in mountains,
plains, caves, seas and many other natural formations and
beauties. All types of sports activities and more specifically
outdoor sports can be done amidst a breathtaking nature providing
both for adrenaline and entertainment.
The hub of all religions that have been lost in time or still
exist, Anatolia is particularly rich in monuments and heritages
bearing traces of diverse religious cultures. According to
Christianity, for instance, pilgrims travelling the route
of the seven holy churches including Ephesus, Izmir, Bergama,
Salihli, Alasehir, Denizli and Akhisar are considered to have
fulfilled their duty of pilgrimage. Furthermore, many branches
of art that originated in the Anatolian lands and were introduced
to the world are still kept alive and continue to be developed
in the present day.
of the most precious and diverse treasures of Turkey
is, of course, the Turkish cuisine. The variety offered
by this magnificent heritage of flavors which evolved
over the centuries with the blending of the culinary
cultures of many communities and civilizations is limitless.
Thousands of unique delicacies and specialties ranging
from meat dishes to cold dishes with olive oil, from
sorbets to spices are waiting to be served to guests
from all over the world.
Entertaining and lively folk dances and songs, which
originated from the combination of the local culture
with music and dance provide for unique local entertainment
in every province you visit. Thanks to its geographical
position located at the meeting point of three continents,
Turkey is able to offer fast and convenient transportation
with more than 200 direct flights to various destinations
in the world and
connecting flights to all other destinations around the globe.
It is also possible to explore different corners of Turkey
by entering the country via highway through neighboring countries
located in Asia and Europe.
Worldwide famous cruise ships visit the major ports of Turkey
on their route. Passengers of these cruise ships have the
opportunity to visit and explore the port and city centre
of Istanbul, Izmir and Kusadasi. Ferries between Northern
Cyprus and Mersin and between Bodrum, Marmaris and the Greek
islands provide for other alternatives to get to Turkey from
other lands. Turkey, well known particularly for its hospitality
and friendliness, welcomes its visitors any time of the year
offering a spectacular countryside and unique monuments all
over the land! You may already enjoy your vacation in Turkey!
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