Turkey, the startling country situated at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, a cultural mixture of east and west, the crossing point for 28 civilizations in world's history, has an history stretching back thousands of years. Today, the country's archaeological and cultural wonders, and its long Mediterranean coastline, are a Mecca for tourists, attracting millions of holidaymakers each year. Among the top attractions is Istanbul (Byzantium, Constantinople), the impressive imperial city, with its fabulous location, a wealth of ancient sights and lively cultural life. And more…for those interested in history there is the city of Troy which is central as the city of Ilium in Homer's Illiad; also not to be missed are the very well-preserved ruins of Greco-Roman cities such as Ephesus or Pergamon. But Turkey means also Turkish baths, sun, sea and beautiful sandy beaches, leisure, sports and hedonistic nightlife that you can experience visiting the popular seaside resorts -since Cleopatra's time!- from Marmaris to Antakya.
Need some adrenaline? For the adventurous and lovers of jeep safari, rafting, ballooning, parachuting, mountain climbing, biking, spelunking, the austere beauty of the Anatolian plateau, the surreal eroded landscape of Cappadocia and the atmospheric ruins of the enigmatic Hittites await discovery. But allow for Turkey is the world of thoughts and theology as well. The branch of Sufic mysticism is widely practiced and here is the unique experience of watching the Whirling Dervishes spin their way to ecstasy!
Finally, Turkey is the warm hospitality of the people, a delicious cuisine and so many other things that will make you live unforgettable moments.