Turkey considered as the gateway between Europe
and Asia is an Eurasian country located on the Mediterranean
stretching across the Anatolian peninsula in southwest Asia and the
Balkan region of southeastern Europe. It is bordered by the Black
Sea, the Marmara Sea, the Aegean Sea and Mediterranean Sea.
Turkey is a fascinating country where many important civilizations
have flourished since 9,000 BC. Turkey was home from the ancient
Hittites, Persians, Macedonians, Romans, Byzantines to the Ottomans
which have left behind them superb architectural, archaeological and
historical heritage. Modern Turkey is a secular and democratic
Moslem country, founded in 1920 by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, and from
that time, Turkey has been suffering big changes and one of the most
notable is its rapidly economic development. Despite of its
traditional and Islam roots, Turkey is decidedly western oriented
country and today is considered as a candidate to be part of the
European Union, which will permit to the country grow up more.
Istanbul and Ankara are the most important cities in Turkey, the
first is a city of mosques, palaces and fabulous treasures, sultans
and mysterious harems; and Ankara the capital of the country.
Turkish people are very friendly and hospitable, welcoming people of
many races and religions, certainly in this country coexist
harmoniously the Islam and Christianism. Visitor can find in Turkey
dozens of things to do and see then they never would be
disappointed. Historical ancient cities such as Troy, Ephesus,
Tarsus, Konya, and many other more are very interesting places to
visit. Turkey boasts peaceful harbours, quiet gardens, golden sandy
beaches and lively nightclubs and hectic bars, is also the perfect
place for leisure and sports. Turkey also has an enviable
Mediterranean climate, not for nothing it is said that you can find
the four seasons simultaneously. Holidays to Turkey are filled with
the perfect mix of sea, sun, lakes and mountains which offer a
complete change from the every day grind. The climate in Turkey is
absolutely ideal between the months of April and October, which
makes it the perfect holiday destination spot for anyone who wants
to relax under the sun on the gorgeous unspoiled beaches or to take
in every single sight that Turkey has to offer. There is something
for absolutely everyone who might be planning on taking their
holidays in Turkey, regardless of whether they want to spend time
along the 5000-mile coast line, or want to take in all of the ten
thousand year old historic treasures that the country has to offer.
Enjoy the warm sun, the white sands, the beautiful sights and
sounds, rich culture and history and the hopping night life and your
holidays to Turkey will be spectacular.
Istanbul Travel guide
Istanbul is often described as
"the crossroads of Europe and
Kusadasi Travel guide
Kusadasi, is set in a superb
gulf in the Aegean region of
Black Sea Region, Pontic coastof
This northern coastal region has a
steep and rocky coast, and rivers cascade through gorges of the
coastal ranges. A few of the large rivers, those cutting back
through the Pontus Mountains (Dogu Karadeniz Daglari), have
tributaries that flow in broad, elevated basins. Access inland from
the coast is limited to a few narrow valleys, and, as a result, the
coast has always been isolated from the interior. The narrow coastal
ribbon running between Zonguldak and Rize, widening here and there
into fertile deltas, is an area of concentrated cultivation. All
available areas, including mountain slopes wherever they are not too
steep, are put to use. The mild, damp climate favors commercial
farming. The western part of this region also hosts much of Turkey's
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