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Turkey is a charming country. Hundreds of cultures intertwined here, numerous civilizations left their mark on the land of Asia Minor, the territory of which is occupied by modern Turkey. Contrary to popular belief, Turkey is not only and not so much all-inclusive hotels. The rich history, monuments of antiquity and the Christian era since the Byzantine Empire, beautiful mosques and palaces of the Ottoman Empire, unique natural attractions, mild climate, wonderful beaches of the Mediterranean, Aegean and Sea of Marmara and excellent cuisine attract independent travelers to Turkey.
Why go to Turkey
Plunge into the incredible atmosphere of Istanbul, stroll along the corridors of Topkapi, admire the views of the Bosphorus, buy Turkish spices and bargain heartily at the Grand Bazaar.
Visit the tiny historic city of Osmanov – Safranbolu and see what Turkey was like hundreds of years ago.
Take a good steam bath in one of the traditional historical hammams of Turkey.
Live in a cave house and see the incredible valleys of Cappadocia.
Explore the ancient ruins of Ephesus and relax in the healing waters of Pammukale.
Sail along the turquoise coast of Turkey in a traditional gulet and / or explore the magnificent coastal sites along the Lycian trail.
Try real kebab, Turkish Ayran, baklava and sooooo strong Turkish coffee.
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Where to go in Turkey
To Istanbul and / or along the Sea of Marmara region – if you want to get acquainted with Turkey during the Great Ottomans and / or plunge into the atmosphere of one of the most magnificent cities in the world.
To Cappadocia – if you want to see incredible unique landscapes, learn more about the history of the first Christians and live in cave hotels.
To the Aegean coast – to see the magnificent monuments of the ancient era, swim in the hot springs of Pammukale and feel the charm of the small coastal cities of Turkey.
To the Turquoise Coast – if you want to spend time on the most picturesque coast of the region, away from large hotels and crowds of tourists and get acquainted with the history of ancient Lycia.
To the Mediterranean coast – if you want to spend a week or two of beach holidays in comfort and bliss)
Regions of Turkey
The Sea of Marmara region is the former capital of the Ottomans Bursa and Edirne, magnificent Istanbul, national cuisine, colorful markets, the culture and history of the Ottomans, small towns and islands, hot springs and ski resorts.
Aegean coast of Turkey – small coastal cities, monuments of antiquity, pleasant atmosphere, ascetic seascapes, olive groves.
The turquoise coast of Turkey – the Lycian trail, ancient monuments, charming seaside cities, picturesque seascapes, gulet cruises, traditional Mediterranean ships.
The Mediterranean coast of Turkey – beach resorts, beach infrastructure, restaurants, cafes and bars.
Central Anatolia is the modern capital of Turkey, small cities, traditional architecture, cities and valleys of Cappadocia.
The Black Sea region – mountains, the Black Sea coast, the small historical cities of Safranbolu and Amasya.
Eastern Anatolia – Lake Van, Mount Ararat, ski resorts, the ancient city of Ani, mountain climbing and eco-tourism.
Southeast Anatolia – the remote historical cities of Mardin and Urfa, Mount Nemrut.
Istanbul is the soul and heart of Turkey. Cappadocia and Pammukale are two places with unique landscapes and a special atmosphere. Well, the Bizyurovaya coast is, in our opinion, the most picturesque and enjoyable part of the Turkish Riviera.
Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul … City-Museum. Great and majestic once, today Istanbul is friendly and full of oriental charm. Charming streets and squares, beautiful mosques, palaces and museums, traditional hammams, colorful markets, wonderful restaurants, some of which are located on the roofs of the city, and hundreds of tiny shops with unique Turkish sweets – almost everyone likes Istanbul because everyone finds their own in it , vivid impressions.
Cappadocia is perhaps one of the most mysterious and amazing places on the planet. Here you can see the extraordinarily beautiful landscapes of volcanic origin, underground cities and cave settlements, which at one time became a refuge for the first Christians. Göreme – a provincial town with a special atmosphere, located in the heart of a picturesque valley, most of the hotels and guest houses are located in caves. Yurgup is a more modern and structurally developed city, mainly lovers of a comfortable stay and good wine stay here.
Pamukkale is translated from Turkish as “cotton castle”. A magnificent landscape created by nature – fabulous white terraces with numerous ponds. The source of mineral waters, thanks to which this beauty was formed, is located in the center of the ancient city of Hierapolis, which, together with Pamukkale, is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.