Turkey has a lot of great destinations to offer. Exceptional landmarks, wonderful natural sceneries, historical legacies and a rich culture.
Mediterranean Region is known as Akdeniz in Turkish. Bordered by the Aegean to the west, central Anatolia to the north and South-Eastern Anatolia to the east. This lush mountainous region that features the Toros mountains, has a semi-arid climate with dry summers and mild winters. Very popular with tourists, as not only does it host magnificent beaches but also perfect for the explorer and adventure lover.
With ancient cities hidden among forests with oxygen-rich air, Antalya is a holiday paradise offering much more than one might expect.
Aegean Region of Turkey has its beautiful landscapes, dazzling coastlines, immaculate beaches, pine woods and olive groves. Perfect for nature lovers, photographers, history buffs and adrenaline junkies. Many popular holiday villages and fishing harbours are scattered up and down the coast.
The beautiful İzmir pulls you into a world of picturesque modernity and traditions, with its refreshing touches to the human souls.
Marmara Region where east indeed meets west. To the north west, Greece and Bulgaria add to local traditions. Istanbul, Turkey’s largest and most vibrant city stands, a bustling, vibrant, cosmopolitan hive of energy. Soaked in history and reminisce of the Ottoman times. The ancient Ottoman capital of Bursa is known not only for its historic architecture but also where Turkey’s elite spend their winters skiing on the mountain of Uludağ. A must visit region for every traveller.
Located north of Tekirdağ, Edirne (Adrianople) was the Ottoman capital for many years.
If you want to escape the sun-sea-sand holiday makers and experience Turkey’s more traditional side, then this is the region for you. A crossroads of civilizations in biblical times. The Syriac monasteries in Mardin and Midyat still chant in Aramaic. The summers are long and dry. As the region is perfect for agriculture, you won’t be surprised that the best kebabs and vegetables are part of everyday life as you feast on the local cuisine.
Predating Stonehenge by 6000 years, Şanlıurfa’s Göbeklitepe upends the widely-held views on the rise of civilization.
Central Anatolia, known as the cradle of civilization is home to many museums, the capital city Ankara, the famous chimney rocks of Cappadocia and the land of Mevlana in Konya. Many of the carpets that you’ll see around the country are woven in small villages in this region. This plateau like area usually has very hot and dry summers.
As an important commercial centre during the Middle Ages, Sivas stood at the junction of the caravan routes to Persia and Baghdad.
Tea, hazelnuts, cherry orchards and fresh sardines is what the region is known for. A chilly sea to the north and lush green mountain slopes to the south. A favourite area for avid cyclists and adventure seekers. Lined with seaside towns and mostly undeveloped beaches. This region is perfect for those who want to enjoy stunning back-drops in small sleepy fishing villages.
An inspiration for world-renowned travellers like Xenophon, and Evliya Çelebi who immortalized Trabzon in his travel book.