Turkey

 

Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey
Blue Mosque in Istanbul

Facts about Turkey

Area: 779 452 sq. km

Population: 67 803 000

Capital: Ankara

Other major cities: Istanbul, Izmir, Bursa and Antalya

Currency: Turkish Lira (TRL)

Language: Turkish

Telephone country code: 00 90

Time Zone: EET (GMT + 2 hours)

Turkey Map 


TOP Destinations in Turkey

Situated along the shores of the Marmora Sea and of the Bosporus Strait, Istanbul straddles the geographic border between Europe and Asia; one of the longest suspension bridges in the world now physically connects the two continents and two parts of the city. Also known as the “Gate to the East”, thanks to its 3000 year history, there are a vast number of interesting sights awaiting the tourists; the colourful agglomeration of mosques, palaces, baths and museums make the city unforgettable. The historic quarters of the city are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. More...

Cappadocian region is the place where the nature and history come together with one of the most beautiful scenes in the world. While geographic events are forming Peribacaları (fairy chimneys), during the historical period, humans had carried the signs of thousand years old civilizations with carving houses and churches within these earth pillars and decorating them with frisks.More...

Because of the archaeological and natural riches of the area, Antalya is also known as the Turkish Riviera. The sun, sea, nature and history combine to form a very popular resort, highlighted by some of the cleanest beaches in the Mediterranean.More...

Built on a peninsula formed by the meeting of the eastern and western harbors, Bodrum, with its narrow streets winding down to the sea, is famous for its castle, its world-renowned yachts, its shipyards and the dazzling white houses and tombs lining the shores of its two harbors.More...

Fethiye with its cultural wealth, natural beauties and geography, is among the important touristic centres of Turkey. It is famous for its works of art belong to Persians, Lycians, Carians and Romans. This charming county is in a bay within Fethiye Gulf where both large and small islands are scattered. The rear of the bay is surrounded by pine forests.More...

Once a sleepy fishing village, Marmaris is one of the largest resorts on the Aegean coast of Turkey. There are many beaches around the bay, and there are ancient cities and seaside villages close by for day trips. The yacht harbour is the biggest and newest in Turkey, and therefore the busiest charter port especially for trips along the Turquoise Coast.More...

Cappadocia, Turkey
Cappadocia, Turkey
 


World Heritage Sites in Turkey

Situated along the shores of the Marmora Sea and of the Bosporus Strait, Istanbul straddles the geographic border between Europe and Asia; one of the longest suspension bridges in the world now physically connects the two continents and two parts of the city. Also known as the “Gate to the East”, thanks to its 3000 year history, there are a vast number of interesting sights awaiting the tourists; the colourful agglomeration of mosques, palaces, baths and museums make the city unforgettable. The historic quarters of the city are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. More...

Cappadocian region is the place where the nature and history come together with one of the most beautiful scenes in the world. While geographic events are forming Peribacaları (fairy chimneys), during the historical period, humans had carried the signs of thousand years old civilizations with carving houses and churches within these earth pillars and decorating them with frisks.More...

At the junction of the East and West civilisations, Nemrut Dagi (Mount Nemrut) is one of the most astounding sites in Turkey: A collection of colossal statues on a remote mountain 2150m high, adorning the temple and tomb of King Antiochus. More...

The stunning white calcium pools in Pamukkale, which cling to the side of a ridge, have long been one of the most famous picture postcard views of Turkey. Pamukkale was formed when a spring with a high content of dissolved calcium bicarbonate cascaded over the edge of the cliff, which cooled and hardened leaving calcium deposits. More...

Belek holidays are the perfect way to enjoy the exotic, coastal side of Turkey this summer. 


While relaxing along the coast of Turkey you can enjoy the endless hours of sun, but as the sun sets you can experience a divine evening meal in one of Aegean Coast restaurants which will also provide you with a great view!