The republic of Turkey is situated at the northeastern part of the Mediterranean Sea, Southeast of Europe and mostly on Anatolia in Western Asia. Its capital city is known as Istanbul. Turkey has a rich history, a variety of landscapes, sandy beaches, numerous places to visit and several activities to do.

Istanbul

As mentioned earlier, this is the capital city of turkey. For an introduction to the Turkish culture, Istanbul is a magnificent first stop. The metropolitan city is full of history and is packed with museums, mosques, and ruins.

If one is a social butterfly they can visit the Taksim Square where there are plenty of bars, lounges and clubs for people to choose from. One cannot lack anything to do when in Istanbul.

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Antalya

It is the most rapidly growing city in turkey and tourists from the world over are discovering its fantastic mix of pleasant beaches.

There are several beautiful restaurants with ocean views, beaches, malls, tea-shops, and the beach parks for the kids, which include water sliding and visiting the Dolphin land, home to sea lions, white whales and dolphins.

The tram quickly transports you from one point to another for as little as 1.50 Turkish Lira. On some days, it is totally free. For those who enjoy nightlife, the town has several lounges and bars to explore.

The city provides fun activities for everyone including mountain climbing, swimming, sight-seeing, sailing among others.

The Grand Bazaar

Grand indeed, the Grand Bazaar is located in Turkey’s capital, Istanbul.

It is one of the oldest covered markets in the entire world with over 3000 shops and 61 covered streets within.

The Bazaar attracts between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors each day.

The bazaar houses, shops for all kinds of items, mosques, and restaurants among others.

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Konya

Best known for its Whirling Dervishes and Seljuk architecture worldwide, Konya is one of the world’s oldest cities.

This City that thrived under the rule of the Seljuk Dynasty in the 12th and 13th centuries hosts some of the attractive buildings from back then, including the ruins of the Seljuk palace and the Alaeddin Mosque.

Ephesus

The city boasts of the great Temple of Artemis, being one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Its ruins, very well preserved make the city one of the nation’s most popular tourist attraction sites.

The attractions therein include the Hadrian Temple, the massive theatre, a double story structure constructed to house over 12000 scrolls and the popular Celsus Library.

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Bodrum

Bodrum is situated in southern Turkey.

It was home to the Mausoleum which is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

The cliff-top resorts, intriguing ruins and the beautiful resorts attract tourists from around the world.

A tour of Bodrum can never be complete without having seen the Bodrum Castle or the Castle of St Peter.

Marmaris

This is one of the country’s most popular beach resorts.

It is a startling cruise port with lots of adventure for tourists, sightseeing opportunities, excellent dining and nightlife, and watersports.

Some of the best hotels in Turkey include D-Hotel Maris Marmaris, Georges Hotel, Istanbul, Adahan Hotel Istanbul among others.  Tourists may visit the embassy/ consulate for their Turkish visas to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this country.