Home to the robust Turkish coffee, A visit to Turkey means being a participant of the country’s vibrant historical past. Museums filled with legend and lore, ancient cities cohabiting with contemporary trends,
Turkey is a confluence of the modern with the ancient.
History lovers can spend an afternoon through the cobbled streets of Cappadocia, or experience some of the most popular historical sites at Ephesus and Troy.Mosques like the Sultan Ahmed Mosque or
the Blue Mosque at Istanbul or other tourist hotspots like the Topkapi Palace,the Galata Tower, the Spice Bazaar, provide interesting avenues of entertainment.
Make the most of the Mediterranean sun by lounging in the surf and sands of the beach resorts at Marmaris and Anatalya.The Fethive beach is a favorite among the tourists for its breathtaking beauty.
You can also cruise your way through for a waterview of Turkey’s rolling hills and peaceful coves. The Blue Cruise is a much loved Turkish cruise experience. For the young and young at heart, Bodrum offers some of the trendiest clubs and spots where you can let your hair down and party.
If you’re looking for a different sort of adventure, Turkey has myriad opportunities you can explore. If lying on a beach is not your style, try hot air ballooning for a first hand glimpse into the Turkish hinterlands.
The Turkish countryside is home to a plethora of bird species, so be sure to bring your binoculars on your trip to the country.Izmir Bird Heaven, Gediz Delta are some of the must see places for every bird-watching enthusiast.
Turkish handicrafts are some of the most popular the world over.Don’t forget to take home Turkish carpets and kilims or boxes of Turkish Delight.Shopping for silks and scarves in Turkey is a good idea- aslong as you bargain hard with the shop-keepers. Also, since Turkey is the largest producer of leather in the world, you can buy leather items at a comparatively cheaper rate here.
The best time to visit Turkey is during the national holiday season – July to mid September. But if you wish to avoid the crowds, plan your trip before or after this period. Turkey is accessible from all major airports. The main airport in Turkey is the Ataturk International Airport at Istanbul. You can also take a direct charter to the various holiday spots like Antalya.