Escape to Turkey
Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a country straddling Western Asia and Southeast Europe. Istanbul is the capital. Turkey is famous for its incredible wonders like Capadoccia or the Pamukkale cotton castle, for their kebabs and tasty food, for its incredible bazaars, and of course, another of the things Turkey is known for is its geographical location.
Turkey is famous for a diverse set of both oriental and European elements — from the traditional Turkish tea to the majestic Hagia Sophia. It\’s also famous for its carpets, hammam and bazaars, destinations like Istanbul and Cappadocia, and sweet treats like Turkish delights and baklava.
Cities to Visit in Turkey:
Istanbul– Istanbul is a major city in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. Its Old City reflects cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here. In the Sultanahmet district, the open-air, Roman-era Hippodrome was for centuries the site of chariot races, and Egyptian obelisks also remain. Istanbul has a timeless charm that owes much to its rich history. The city was historically referred to as Byzantium and Constantinople. It served as a focal point of several ancient empires. Numerous architectural wonders, remnants of these empires, still stand tall in the heart of the city.
Antalaya– Antalya is a Turkish resort city with a yacht-filled Old Harbor and beaches flanked by large hotels. It\’s a gateway to Turkey\’s southern Mediterranean region, known as the Turquoise Coast for its blue waters. Remnants remain from Antalya\’s time as a major Roman port. It is famous for the beauty of its nature and its magnificent Roman ruins such as the ancient Roman bridge, which is still in use today. There are many wild animals such as deer, bears, rabbits and mountain goats, The valley is frequented by many water sports and camping enthusiasts.
Izmir– Izmir is a city on Turkey’s Aegean coast. Known as Smyrna in antiquity, it was founded by the Greeks, taken over by the Romans and rebuilt by Alexander the Great before becoming part of the Ottoman Empire in the 15th century. Today, its expansive archaeological sites include the Roman Agora of Smyrna, now an open-air museum. Turkey\’s third largest city is not only known for its ancient roots but also the many facets of its contemporary culture, all of which have made it one of the most important cities in the Aegean.
Bursa– Bursa is a large city in northwest Turkey, lying in the foothills of roughly 2,500m-high Mount Uludağ near the Sea of Marmara. The city is known for its mosques and historical sites from the early Ottoman Empire. It\’s nicknamed \”Yeşil Bursa\” (Green Bursa), owing to its many parks and trees, as well as its dramatic mountain backdrop. The 14th-century Ulu Cami (Great Mosque) features Seljuk-style arches and 20 domes. Bursa was also known for its fertile soil and agricultural activities, which have decreased in the recent decades due to the heavy industrialization of the city. Bursa is a major centre for tourism. One of the most popular skiing resorts of Turkey is located at Mount Uludağ, just next to the city proper.
Fethhiye– Fethiye is a port city, and district, on Turkey\’s southwestern Turquoise Coast. It\’s known for its natural harbor, blue waters and numerous rock tombs including the 4th-century B.C. Tomb of Amyntas, carved into a bluff overlooking the city. Near-shore islands are popular for day trips by boat. In the south, the beach at Ölüdeniz is sheltered by a lagoon, and Butterfly Valley is a designated nature reserve. Fethiye is home to one of the most beautiful natural harbors in Turkey and is known as a base for setting out on a yachting trip. The most famous of these trips is the Blue Cruise, a three-night yacht journey from Fethiye to Olympos. Trips set out daily during the summer months.
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