Thanks to the natural beauties, sights, beaches, historical values, nightlife and food culture in Turkey beautiful, it welcomes millions of visitors each year.
While the great part of the country's lands is situated in the Asian continent, a small part is taking place in the European continent.
Turkey is a beautiful country surrounded by sea on 3 sides. The Mediterranean in the south, the Aegean Sea, the Black Sea to the north and northwest taking place in Turkey's overland waters including the Strait of Dardanelles and Bosporus involves the Marmara Sea.
The official name of Turkey is called the Republic of Turkey, northwestern Bulgaria, Greece in the west, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Iran in the east, Georgia in the northeastern, Syria in the south, a European and Asian country neighboring Iraq in the southeast.
The climate in Turkey differs in accordance to the region. Turkey has a mild and humid climate throughout the country. The weather is temperate and rainy in the Black Sea region; the Mediterranean climate in the southern and Aegean regions; in the inner, eastern and southeastern parts the continental climate is observed.
Turkey is one of the most improved among European countries in terms of tourism. Temple of Artemis which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World is also situated in Turkey. The Marmara Sea separates the Asian continent from Europe with the Bosporus and the Dardanelles. Therefore, the position of Turkey has an importance.
Ankara is the capital of the country. The official language of Turkey is Turkish. In addition, there are local languages spoken by the public. The Turkish lira is used as the currency of the country.
The most visited cities are Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Antalya and Bursa. You can go to Turkey a beautiful country in all seasons of the year. If you want to have a sea vacation and travel the country, you should select the summer months. On the other hand, if you are planning to go skiing and enjoy the snow, you can have your trip in the winter months.
Turkey has a cuisine that varies in each province. There are many different food cultures such as Black Sea cuisine and southeast cuisine. Turkish cuisine is being composed of soups, meat and vegetable dishes, pastries and desserts and thousands of types. Tea and Turkish coffee have an important place in beverages.
Foreigners prefer to live in Turkey's Antalya city. The most intense Alanya residents are foreign nationals from 82 countries accounted for 10 percent of the foreign population in the county. Turkey's most essential natural beauty as one of the destinations shown in Alanya also attracts the attention of the foreign resident population in the city.
The raise in the number of foreigners in Alanya also brings new regulations in municipal services. In this sense, Alanya Foreigners Assembly, established within the municipality, is nearly interested in the demands and problems of foreign citizens in the city. The city, the port in the Ottoman Empire, capital of the Seljuk period, in the history of the republic is Turkey's gateway to tourism, “this is the religion, language and a city where civilizations lived.
The Alanya Foreigners Assembly, established within the municipality, has been working to solve the problems of foreigners living in the district for 15 years, to keep their culture alive and to be intertwined with the local people. The assembly meets at least once a month, as the local government they continue to support foreigners in the city in every terms.
Foreigners living in Alanya have a peaceful life with the local people of the city. Alanya is a perfect city. Alanya is a city with democracy, integration and sharing that can be lived in safety and a sample model for the world.
There is also winter tourism besides summer tourism in Turkey such as ski tourism. As Turkey is famous for summer tourism, it is a country that has announced its name in the world in terms of winter tourism in recent years. Particularly investments are made on ski centers in terms of winter tourism.
Winter tourism in Turkey beautiful cities seen a boom with the construction of new plants revived and ski resorts. Such as Uludag Ski Center, Kartalkaya Ski Center, Kartepe Ski Center, Bozdag Ski Center, Palandoken Ski Center and so on.
Not just Alanya there are other Turkey beautiful cities that foreigners are very interested to live in it such as Antalya, Istanbul, Fethiye, Kalkan, Trabzon, Yalova and Bursa.
Turkey is one of the most extraordinary countries to visit, filled with magnificent natural beauties, from peaceful beaches to stunning mountains, and a collection of well-maintained architecture. You can find unmissable cities and towns in Turkey.
Amasya is taking place in the north of the country, the small city situated in a narrow valley on the banks of the Yesilirmak River, across the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains has a dramatic location. It is known to be the place where Ferhat and Sirin, one of the most popular fairy tales of Amasya Turkish folklore, situated.
According to the myth, Ferhat fall in love with Sirin, a beautiful princess, and dug tunnels under the mountains to bring water to her father's palace, so he was able to win his consent. Even nowadays, the amazing view of the city is perfectly appeal for the romantic fairy tale. The city itself is full of special Ottoman-style houses and antique bridges.
Bozcaada which is a little gem of an island in the Aegean Sea is managed to get away from Turkey’s most of the modernization and still preserves most of its original architecture and structures. The town has a beautifully maintained fortress dating from the 15th century. It is established on the ruins of several ancient palaces, the castle overlooks the island’s skyline and gives a great feeling to the small seaside town.
In addition, the island has many natural beauties, from soft, sandy beaches to light hills that rise above the clear blue sea. With its attractive winding streets and conventional seaside cafes, Bozcaada is an excellent Aegean island.
The beautiful town Goreme lies in the Cappadocia region, a region popular for its wonderful rock formations, with hundreds of amazing rock "fairy chimneys" rising from the ground and sprinkled with the villages and homes.
The thing that makes the creations unique is their perfect uses made by the inhabitants for centuries. The Turkey beautiful decorated churches, houses and underground cities complete the region and some of the most stunning structures take place in a church and monastery complex called Goreme Open Air Museum.
In addition, Goreme is famous for its fabulous hot air balloon rides, and a group of hot air balloons mostly fill the sky to give visitors and tourists a magnificent view of the landscape.
One of the largest and most popular city in Turkey is Istanbul. This city hosts Turkey's beautiful buildings with amazing views. The city is taking place in the strait between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea and creates a perfect contrast between calm blue waters and the crowded city.
Istanbul is famous for bring the point where the east visits the west both geographically and culturally. There are numerous beautiful churches, mosques and palaces that respect the diverse and fascinating history of the city. The art and architecture of the city has become one of the great places to experience Byzantine and Ottoman ruins together.
Kas is a cute and preserved fishing village on the foothills of the green hills on the Mediterranean coast, has become a great and famous tourist destination. Because of its natural beauty, it is mainly well maintained historical ruins and streets, and plenty of diving opportunities.
While the ancient ruins of Antiphellos are sprinkled with smaller streets, traditional homes and cafes of newer times, calm, beautiful beaches remained open and maintained in spite of their popularity. Most of Kas's beauty lies below the surface, with an amazing array of fish, turtles and other sea creatures that will be discovered on scuba diving trips, as well as interesting wreckage areas on the seafloor.
The unusual name of Safranbolu originated from the word saffron and the Greek city word (polis) because the town was initially one of the largest growing commercial centers for valuable spices. At the recent years, the town is famous for its outstanding historical sites and well-preserved homes. It has over 1000 registered historical monuments, including tombs, Turkish baths and several 17th-century mosques.
In addition, Safranbolu is remarkable for traditional Ottoman style houses, which are known for their long, wide, half-timbered facades, attractive shuttered windows and tiled roofs. These remain one of the best preserved models of Ottoman architecture in the country.
Sanliurfa is famous as the city of Edessa during the Mesopotamian period, is situated on the exact trade routes between Europe, Asia and Africa. Sanliurfa has been seen the important historical movement and the great works in Turkey's history including Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and Alexander.
According to the Jewish and Islamic tradition, Sanliurfa is said to be the birthplace of the prophet Abraham, who was only burned alive by King Nimrod, and the God to turn the fire into water. This legendary area is now known to be in the courtyard of Halil-ur-Rahman Mosque, a calm pool encircled by attractively carved walls and the minaret of the mosque. Since this pool includes so many fishes, it is called in Turkish as Balikligol (lake with fish).
Side, where there are a wide number of Roman and Hellenistic ruins, is a great town that history lovers should not miss visiting it. The original Roman amphitheater contrasts with luxury homes, bars and the hustle and bustle of everyday life, right in the center of the city.
For the present, the dramatic ruins of the Temple of Apollo, which become more and more magnificent every day, lie on the sea shores, in the reddish glow of the sunset. Side is also famous for its natural beauty. The town which is taking place on a small peninsula only one kilometer wide, is bordered by golden sand on both sides and the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean.