The “Land with 100 different faces”, Turkey stretches over two continents mixing the Oriental with the Occidental together. With an important historical background formerly known as the powerful Ottoman Empire, Turkey represents a continuation of the Greco-Roman civilization combined with Islamic cultures and influences of the West. Its capital city, Istanbul is now the 3rd largest city in the world; the present status reflecting its major importance in the times when it was called Byzantium, Constantinople or the “New Rome”. Famous for the impressive architectural legacies, the greatly developed tourism industry and divine tasting cuisine, Turkey can be a sweet destination as special as the symbolic Turkish delight.
Climb one of the tallest mountains, Mount Nemrut and admire the large number of statues functioning as a royal tomb or enjoy the sun and numerous water activities in Belek or Antalya. Study the ruins of ancient Greek cities like Izmir or Pergamus and revive the legends of Troy, the city which represented the focus of the Troyan war. Walk across Istanbul’s Bosphorus Bridge connecting the two continents Europe with Asia and purchase the country’s souvenirs in the oldest, largest covered market in the world, The Grand Baazar. Learn more about Turkey’s culture in the Celsus Library in Ephesus, a monument dating from 135 AD, pray in the Selimiye Mosque in Edirne or take a hot air balloon trip over the rock formations of Cappadocia.
Enjoy the cultural blends of Turkey, a diverse, touristic and historically precious country.