Turkey
Explore Turkey

Turkey, the main crossroads from Asia to Europe, is a very unique destination.  Its land and ancient sites bear witness to virtually every major empire throughout history.  Consequently, it has developed a culture with an immense number of influences and a rather unique way of thinking about the issues of life. It is at once Asian and European in character – eastern and western in its approach to things. 

Turkey has a remarkable variety to offer travelers: from the cosmopolitan city of Istanbul, with its Blue Mosque, the Aya Sophia, the Grand Bazaar and the Egyptian (Spice) Market, to the Byzantine mosaics of the Kariye Camii; from ancient castles,  palaces and Roman ruins to modern beach resorts. The architecture, art, culture, food, and drink of Turkey reflect a culture that has seen the best of the best for millenniums. Cappadocia has a rich variety of beautiful and wondrous natural beauty as well as the amazing history of cave dwellers and underground cities.  Come explore this country’s two coasts, along the Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea, visit its incredible small villages, which offer intriguing experiences for the traveler, and relax with one of Turkey’s many resort islands and local cruises.
Unique Experiences

Take a sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride in Cappadocia

Spice Market in Istanbul

Enjoy the Pamukkale Thermal Pools

See the amazing formations at Goreme National Park

Explore the historic Ruins of Ephesus

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Facts & Statistics:
Name: Turkey
Population: 77,804,122
Capital: Ankara
Languages: Turkish (official), Kurdish, Dimli, Azeri, Kabardian
Currency: Turkish lira (YTL)

The highest peak in Turkey is Mount Agri (5,166 m). It is also said to be the place where Noah's Ark came to rest.

The Temple of Artemis (Diana), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, was in Ephesus.

The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, in southwestern Turkey, was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Istanbul, initially Constantinople, was the capital of the Byzantine Empire and the Ottoman Empire.

St. Peter’s Church, situated in Antioch (Antakya) - Turkey, is the first church built by man.

It were the Turks who introduced coffee to Europe.

It was the Turks who introduced coffee to Europe.

Istanbul is the only city in the world that is spread over two continents.

All the ‘Seven Churches’ of Apocalypse are situated in the Aegean region of Anatolia, namely Ephesus, Smyrna (Izmir), Pergamum, Thyatira (Nazilli), Sardis, Philadelphia (Alasehir) and Laodicea.

The oldest known human settlement is in Catalhoyuk, Turkey (dating back to 7th millennium BC).

Turkey is the only secular Muslim country amongst all the Muslim countries in the world.

Turkey is one of the few countries in the world that is agriculturally self-sufficient.

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