Turkey is friendly, beautiful, culturally rich, and good value for money. Also, it is modern enough to be comfortable yet traditional enough to be interesting. Turkey is one of the world’s top 10 travel destinations, welcoming more than 35 million visitors every year.
REASONS TO VISIT TURKEY
Turkey has the most amazing luxury and boutique hotels in the world. On the other side, you may find the most beautiful hotels at very affordable rates due to intense competition among travel agencies.
Turkey’s history of human habitation goes back 25.000 years. The Hittites, Hellenes, Romans, Byzantines, Seljuks, and the Ottomans as well as a great number of other civilizations rose and fell here through thousands of years, leaving behind a multitude of historical sites. Turkey has 15 ancient sites on the UNESCO list and 60 more waiting on the tentative list. As well as Old Istanbul, Pamukkale, and Ephesus, recent additions include the Black Sea city of Safranbolu and Bursa, the former capital of the Ottoman Empire. Excavations are always ongoing and every so often, an astonishing new find or discovery is announced.
Turkey’s world-famous 32 museums and archaeological sites can be visited online on the digital platform, sanalmuze.gov.tr, which was unveiled by the country’s Culture and Tourism Ministry in March 2020 Over 12 million people visited Turkey’s 32 museums and archaeological sites in the first 10 months of 2020 through the government’s digital platform, tourism officials have said. Virtually the most visited is the Gobeklitepe Archeological Site Museum, with around 3.5 million visitors so far.
With nearly 8400 km of coastline on four seas, the Mediterranean, Aegean, Black Sea, and the Marmara Sea, water sports and yachting are big favorites. Hiking, rock climbing, hot air ballooning, mountaineering, white water rafting, and bicycling are all important, and growing, as is skiing.
It is one of the most varied and richest in the world. Turkey is at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, East and West. This unique location combined with the migration of Turks over the centuries from Central Asia to Europe has shaped the identity of its gastronomy. The great diversity of fauna and flora in Turkey has also contributed to the great variety of regional cuisines. Almost every region in Türkiye offers its own gastronomic experience and tradition. Turkish cuisine is the best example of the Mediterranean diet.
Sea, Sand, and Sun:
The unique Mediterranean climate and beautiful nature of Turkey allow almost 6 months of summertime in southern parts. The sandy beaches are splendid and the sea, especially the Aegean/Mediterranean coastline, is the most amazing. It is a mildly cold sea that allows for a refreshing experience. “Blue Voyage” is the most favorite way to visit the beaches and antique sites with a yacht while enjoying swimming around the spectacular coastline and feasting on the authentic Turkish cuisine onboard.