Rich in history, diverse mouthwatering cuisine, gorgeous beaches, mountain getaways, and unusual man or nature-made sights make Turkey one of the most diverse countries to explore. Geographically being part of eastern Europe and western Asia, Turkey has deep and strong cultural ties to ancient Persian, Roman, Greek, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Cosmopolitan Istanbul is home to a mixture of different empires with the iconic Hagia Sophia, the massive 17th-century Blue Mosque, Topkapı and Dolmabahçe palaces dominating the main attractions of the city. However, Istanbul is much more than these sights. It’s winding streets, colorful neighborhoods, and vibrant atmosphere will charm you from the very first visit.
Capital, Ankara, is completely different from Istanbul, with a more conservative vibe featuring historical Ottoman-era architecture, the massive mausoleum of Ataturk, and some of the quirky museums to visit. Antalya is a local and foreign gateway to the southern Mediterranean area, along with Bodrum and Çesme peninsulas in the Aegean sea.
Archaeological wonders include the remains of Troy, the ancient city of Ephesus, and Roman ruins at Hierapolis to name a few. The magical Cappadocia known for the wind-cut rock formations and hot air balloons will leave you speechless.