A transcontinental country on the borders of Asia and Europe, Turkey has a rich history, charming landscapes, as well as a vibrant and colourful capital, Istanbul.
Turkey's diverse landscapes, from Aegean olive groves to eastern steppe, provide a lyrical setting for its many great ruins. The country's most magical scenery is to be found in Asian Anatolia, where beautiful vistas are provided by the vertiginous Mediterranean coastline. The country also includes golden beaches more than 18 km long, such as Patara.
In Turkey, you can also enjoy a magnificent mountain landscape, such as Cappadocia's fairy chimneys, which owe their name to their distinctive shape. Turkey's landscape will leave a lasting impression.
The country’s delicious specialties will take you to the heart of Turkish culture. Eat olive oil-lathered Aegean vegetables, spicy kebabs, or drink some çay or raki, the emblematic drinks of Turkey, and for dessert, what about baklava? Remember that eating is deepening your understanding of the country!
Turkey offers activities to suit every temperament: diving, windsurfing, kayaking, trekking to ancient ruins or on the Lycian Way trail, etc. To get some peace and quiet, soak in a relaxing hammam, or hit İstanbul's Grand Bazaar for some good bargains.