Turkey is the largest country in Asia Minor. It has an extremely varied nature, diverse climate and topography. Culturally and economically this is a country of great extremes. The contrast between the highly developed and modern cities and backward and conservative province is incredible. The country ranks among the 20 most developed countries in the world, but the benefits are very unevenly distributed. On the one hand are the dynamics, innovation and modern style of life at the metropolis Istanbul, on the other hand is the province in which at many places the lifestyle is generally without changes in the last 100 or 200 years.
Turkey’s culture and history, including sites like Mount Nemrut, is what makes the country so attractive today.
Hip, cultural Istanbul is where many travellers start their voyages of discovery. Like New York isn’t America, Istanbul isn’t really Turkey, but a state in it’s own right. Unlike New York, Istanbul has 3,000 years of civilisation to inspire herself with. On the same latitude as Rome (and also built on seven hills), this was the perfect capital for the Emperor Constantine to establish the Eastern Roman empire from, just when old Rome was tearing itself to pieces.
Turkey is a very special and magnificent country. Situated in between Asia and Europe, it has blended in the cultures of both continents and emerged as something totally new. The Turkish people take their pride in their earth, their majestic monuments and architecture, their food and their history. Turkey is the symbol of luxury, beauty and elegance. The houses and monuments are very intricately built. Visit the Antalya beach to experience the cleanest Mediterranean beach. Istanbul is a must for every turkey visitor as it is right in the middle of two continents. Turkey’s cultural heritage comes alive here.
The capital Ankara is also a great spot. It has beautiful tourist spots like the Cave of Seven Sleepers where ancient and fascinating Greek and Muslim stories come to life. Turkey is moreover a good place to invest in real estate. If you’re visiting with your family, make sure that you allow the ladies to shop till they are completely satisfied as turkey’s shopping destinations are world famous.