Welcome to Turkey
A richly historical land with some of the best cuisine you will ever taste, scenery from beaches to mountains and the great city of İstanbul.
From the ancient port city of Ephesus (Efes) to the soaring Byzantine dome of Aya Sofya, Turkey has more than its fair share of world-famous ruins and monuments. A succession of historical figures and empires including the Romans, Byzantines and Ottomans have all left their mark on this former stopover along the Silk Road. Experiencing their legacy takes you from the closeted quarters of the sultan and his harem in İstanbul s sprawling Topkapı Palace to the romantic and mysterious Lycian ruins on Mediterranean beaches.
The best thing about sampling Turkey s delicious specialties ranging from meze on a Mediterranean harbour to a pension breakfast featuring ingredients fresh from the kitchen garden is that they take you to the heart of Turkish culture. For the sociable and family-orientated Turks, gathering together and eating well is a time-honoured ritual. So get stuck into olive oil lathered Aegean vegetables, spicy Anatolian kebaps and dishes from Turkey s many other corners and as you drink a tulip-shaped glass of çay and contemplate some baklava for dessert, remember that eating is deepening your understanding of Turkey.
turkey s attractions:
turkey s extraordinary park
Aladaglar is one of the most important regions of the mountain tourism. More than a hundred lakes and various waterfalls are situated in the national park of Aladaglar covered by first class, long trunk black pine forest named Hacer Forest.
ikidere akirgel waterfall
Akirgel Waterfall is such as a door opening to different worlds. It is possible to see every corner of the enormous waterfalls of the Black Sea Region in Turkey.
mugla active holidayes
An activity holiday is perfect for groups of family and friends. The geographical features make Mugla a wonderful destination for outdoor activities in Turkey and attracts tourists from all over the world.
turkey s music festivals
If you want to listen to some of the most incredible music in the world and enjoy then you will want to attend the international or local music festivals in Turkey. Experience the all music festivals for jazz, pop, classic, dance, blues, rock, hip-hop, latin or traditional music.
Popular Holiday Destinations and Resorts within Turkey
There are a number of holiday destinations within Turkey that play host to over 25 million visitors a year.
For a city break, you should consider visiting Istanbul or Ankara. The South-west and West coast of Turkey also has many holiday resorts such as Bodrum, Fethiye, Antalya and Marmaris.
Cappadocia 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.
Visit the destinations category on my blog to discover more about ideal holiday destinations within Turkey.
Why Take a Tour?
Having authored travel guidebooks to Turkey for decades, I believe many travelers can تور ترکیه on their own, but many visitors may find Turkey different enough that they want some help with their touring.
Help can range from a half-day walking tour to get a feel for Istanbul, all the way to a 22-day all-inclusive luxury tour of the entire country.
It s important to realize that tour doesn t necessarily mean 45 people jammed into a bus zooming by old buildings. A تور ترکیه لحظه آخری can be:
Walking to and through Istanbul s most interesting sightswith a small and congenial group of fellow explorers led by a friendly, knowledgeable guide.
How To Get Around Turkey Traveling Long Distance
urkey might be a bigger country than you realize. It s over twice the size of Germany and bigger than, say, Norway, Greece and the United Kingdom combined. So it s not surprising that there s a lot of different kinds of terrain to see.
But how do you get around such a vast area? Is travel inside Turkey easy? Well, you re in luck! Yes, it s incredibly easy and much cheaper than in most countries. There are reasonably priced domestic flights (that even have complimentary food service!), newly installed high speed rail, and even ways to take the scenic route if you re not in a rush.
There are 36 international airports in Turkey, with flights regularly flying between the country s two biggest hubs of Ankara and İstanbul. In short, there s an airport within an hour or two s driving distance of just about any destination in the country, which makes travel relatively simple.
There are both discount airlines and more established airlines, and both options are better than alternatives in most country. Many of the discount airlines offer reasonable prices for in-flight meals, and the larger airlines offer meal service complimentary on the flight. During heavy travel periods, domestic airliners often plan in advance so it s relatively rare that you can t find a seat on a given day, though of course it always makes sense to book well in advance.
Almost all airports have buses and taxis that go to the primary destinations, with prices listed on a big board for either bus or taxi so you know what you re paying in advance. In short, if you re pressed for time then air travel is almost always the quickest and easiest way to go.
High-speed rail has been installed between İstanbul and Ankara, and between both of them and Konya. These routes form some of the most popular for business travelers in the country and there are one or two stops on the way if you re traveling in between. For speed and efficiency, the high speed rail between İstanbul and Ankara might be easier than plane just because it s city center to city center, and you don t have to deal with the hassle of getting to the airport early and the occasional discomfort of air travel. Most trains come equipped with sleeper cars as well if you want to really relax.
Buses are more common in Turkey than in just about every other country, with regular bus routes running between every city, no matter how far away. The buses are modern and extremely comfortable, and there are major bus stations in just about every major city from which the buses depart.
Boats / Ferries
Ferries across the Marmara are quite common, with boats running between Bursa and İstanbul multiple times a day. But as so much of Turkey is surrounded by sea, if you re looking for a sea adventure, there are almost always a few ferries a day or per-week taking you slowly and serenely to whichever seaside town you want to go to.