Why to Visit Turkey

Turkey is friendly, beautiful, culturally rich and good value for money. Also, it is modern enough to be comfortable yet traditional enough to be interesting. Turkey is one of the world’s top 10 travel destinations, welcoming more than 35 million visitors every year. It is definitely worth to travel and here we summarise eight reasons to visit Turkey.

8 Reasons to Visit Turkey

Sea, Sand, and Sun

Fethiye - Image Credit: muglakulturturizm.gov.tr

Fethiye – Image Credit: muglakulturturizm.gov.tr

The unique Mediterranean climate and beautiful nature of Turkey allow almost 6 months of summertime in southern parts. The sandy beaches are splendid and the sea, especially the Aegean coastline, is the most amazing. It is a mildly cold sea that allows for a refreshing experience. Blue voyage is the most favourite way to visit all the beaches with a yacht while enjoying the turquoise sea.

Damlatas Beach - Image Credit: http://alanya.bel.tr

Damlatas Beach – Image Credit: http://alanya.bel.tr

See Also: Top 10 Best Beaches in Turkey

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Historical Places

Turkey is the home of the many civilisations. The Hittits, Hellens, Romans, Byzantines, Seljuks, and the Ottomans as well as a great number of other civilisations rose and fell here through thousands of years, leaving behind a multitude of historical sites.

Gypsy Girl Mosaic is the symbol of the ancient city of Zeugma

Gypsy Girl Mosaic is the symbol of the ancient city of Zeugma

If we name some of the examples of historical and cultural places which may tempt you to visit Turkey, the magic city Cappadocia,  amazing ancient city Ephesus, the world’s biggest mosaic museum Zeugma, the world’s first temple Gobekli Tepe (Gobeklitepe), the land of beginning Çatalhöyük, the sacred place of Commagene Kingdom: Nemrut, a world heritage city: Safranbolu.



Turkish Cuisine

Turkish food is world famous, and rightly so. Everyone comments on how good the Turkish food is. You can have an amazing food with affordable price then enjoy Turkish Tea and Turkish Coffee. If you are a guy who has a special room for dessert, Great! you can enjoy mouth-watering Turkish desserts. You should also try the street foods of Turkey.

Adana Kebab - Image Credit: yemek.com

Adana Kebab has world famous reputation

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Accommodation in Turkey

Gamirasu Cave Hotel

Gamirasu Cave Hotel is like a scene from fairytale

Turkey has many types of accommodation for your holiday. Have you ever thought to stay in the cave and feel the comfort of the five-star hotel? If you think it is not possible, probably you haven’t heard of  Cappadocia.

Perimasali Cave Hotel is luxury boutique cave hotel in Urgup, Cappadocia

Perimasali Cave Hotel is luxury boutique cave hotel in Urgup, Cappadocia

Do you like the nature and want to spend some time looking towards to beautiful mountains? Then, you should check for the Ayder Valley to have the best nature holiday.

Oberj Hotel has a nice view of Çamlıhemşin

Oberj Hotel has a nice view of Çamlıhemşin



Are you looking for resort hotels? Don’t worry, Turkey has the most amazing luxury and boutique hotels in the world. On the other side, you may find the most beautiful hotels at very affordable rates due to intense competition among travel agencies.

Titanic Beach Lara has Titanic on the land for a romantic holiday.

Titanic Beach Lara has Titanic on the land for a romantic holiday.

Special Activities

With nearly 8400 km of coastline, water sports and yachting are big favourites. Hiking, rock climbing, hot air ballooning, mountaineering, white water rafting, and bicycling are all important, and growing, as is skiing.

Wind surfing at Alacati - Image credit: http://ipu.gov.tr

Windsurfing at Alacati – Image credit: http://ipu.gov.tr

Entertainment

Sit at a long table in a taverna in Istanbul, Kusadasi, Bodrum, Antalya, Marmaris or any other cities order a glass of beer, wine or pungent Turkish raki and join in the songs and stories. Turkish people revel in good food, good friends, good times, and good nightlife.

Business Opportunities

Turkey is one of the largest economies in the world yet it is still considered a developing nation. This provides enormous business and investing opportunities, especially in the real estate sector.

Shopping

Ever since the days of the Silk Road, Turkey has been a magnet for merchants purveying in the exotic and wonderful, and those in search of retail therapy. Turkey offers everything from hand-woven Turkish carpets and kilims to jewellery, antiques and Iznik ceramics, carved meerschaum and a growing number of famous designer brands.

Yemeni Shoes with Kutnu Fabric - Image Credit: discovergaziantep.com

Yemeni Shoes with Kutnu Fabric – Image Credit: discovergaziantep.com

Authentic gifts, carpets, rugs, kilims are among the tourist favourites and shopping is a breeze if you know where to go. There are more artistic features and special creativity in Turkish carpets than any other carpet in the world.

See Also: Fabric of Palaces : Kutnu Fabric

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