Turkey

With cosmopolitan cities, traditional caravan towns, jagged mountains and a coastline bordering three seas, Turkey is a melting pot of cultures. Istanbul, straddling Europe and Asia, is one of the world's great cities whilst the western Aegean coastline passes some of the most iconic classical sites of the Mediterranean with Troy, Pergamum and Ephesus giving way to pretty seaside towns and villages. Central Turkey is best known for the unique natural rock formations and underground cities of Cappadocia or head towards the Black Sea to explore the beautiful Ottoman town of Safranbolu. To the east, the Plains of Mesopotamia are relatively unknown and little-visited with the iconic statues of Mt Nemrut, Akdamar Island on Lake Van and snow-capped Mount Ararat particular highlights. We have over 25 years’ experience planning tailor-made holidays and tours to Turkey.

Essential Information

Capital: Ankara

Main Language: Turkish

Time Zone: GMT + 2

Currency: Turkish Lira (TRY)

When To Go

This is a general overview suggesting when to travel in the country. Please note that this may not directly apply to any specific itinerary or region.

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