It’s a land of wonders and there is no shortage when it comes to the history that this country has seen over time. From its stunning architecture, intriguing museums, modern-day civilizations – you will be hard-pressed not to find something in Turkey worth seeing!
Only when arriving in Turkey and beginning to visit its various regions does the traveller become aware of why this country is one of the great cradles of civilization. Hittites, Persians, Lydians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Seleucids, and Ottomans built their empires on this land. There are so many peoples who have continuously occupied the current Turkish territory for five millennia that the heritage is immeasurable: monuments, architecture, philosophy, art, design, science. The natural setting is as important in Turkey as its historical legacy. In the center of the country, the Cappadocia region is one of the most unique landscapes in the world. Thirty million years ago, volcanic eruptions covered these valleys with ash and, once hardened, it began its erosion process. The Aegean coast, cut out and sprinkled with islets, has the charm of the entire Mediterranean region. But there is also a place for another rarity, such as Pamukkale, a mountain of travertine marble. Large lakes and volcanoes pierce the central and western Anatolian plateau. The Turkish people are among the most hospitable: they are delighted that you visit their land, of which they are incredibly proud, and they welcome the strangers with a cup of apple tea in hand and open arms. Turkey also takes advantage of its cultural and climatic heterogeneity when presenting its typical flavors: fish, fruits, cheeses, yogurt, kebab or spicy stews. But the Ottoman cuisine assimilated influences from the various regions to which the power of the crescent reached. Impossible not to mention the pastries and sweets, the benefits of tea and coffee.