Turkey Travel Guide
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- 98%History Buffs
- 79%Local Culture
- 69%Luxury Travelers
- 61%Budget Travelers
- 61%Art & Design Lovers
- 51%Adventure Travelers
Member Reviews (99)
- TurkeyMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsWellness+ 4Feb 14, 2014
The crossroads of ancient civilisations lie in Turkey‘s grasp, offering a sensual heady cocktail of influences from Middle Eastern to Central Asian. The lunar landscapes of Cappadocia are rousing serious attention. Scattered in confetti of churches and projecting stone cliffs, dawn hot air ballooning is magical here. Visit caravanserai traditional inns to watch dervishes dance to a rhythm of village life. Capital, Istanbul, is a striking contrast of mayhem. Intriguing bazaars, Islamic monuments, Churches and Roman ruins cohabit, with a raft of religions and races. Istanbul straddles two continents, splayed across the Bosphorous Strait. Adorned in minarets and domes, booming nightlife and the glittering Sea of Marmara, this 7th Century city is hyper-frenzied. Spring’s first rays of sunshine blissfully defrost the country to life.
- TurkeyMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFoodies+ 1Dec 31, 2013
Honestly, I never expected Turkey to be all that special but it turns out I really like the place. I've been back 3 times now and look forward to doing so again. I've been in the winter when Goreme was beautiful and covered in snow. I've been in the summer when beach-goers covered the beaches of Olympos and Ölüdeniz. Both were very different and both pretty great and there is no city quite like Istanbul. The whole country has a lot of variety.
- TurkeyOct 16, 2013
Turkey has so much to offer; breathtaking natural beauty, unique historical and archaeological sites, an improving hotel and tourist infrastructure and a tradition of hospitality. It is not surprising that the country has now become one of the world's most popular tourism destinations. Turkey is surrounded on three sides by three different seas, and its interior landscape is home to very differing climates. Its shores are laced with beaches, bays, islands and peninsulas. It is also blessed with majestic mountains and valleys, lakes, rivers and waterfalls making it a perfect location for both winter and summer tourism.
- TurkeyMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsStudents+ 1Oct 15, 2013
I was so lucky I was able to study abroad in Istanbul for a full year. I loved living in that city and traveling around Turkey. Even though I was here for a year (and studied Turkish Politics) I feel like I only scratched the surface of what this country has to offer. Hopefully I'll be able to go back one day :)
- TurkeyMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 4Nov 24, 2013
There aren't enough cliches to capture Turkey's allure. I lived here for three years and in all that time I barely scratched the surface of this Eurasian country's astonishing diversity of natural wonders, historic treasures and stunning scenery. My experience of the Aegean coast and the Anatolian heartland was warm and memorable--the people were genuinely friendly. Turkish cuisine was more than delicious; it has changed my palate and my cooking. Diverse spices like cumin, sumac and mint have worked their way into my spice cabinet.
- TurkeyMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 3May 27, 2013
I have many wonderful memories, great experiences in this country. Fantastic place, all cuisine, local Turkish foods are really tasty for me. Wherever I go, always see the Turkish flag both state and private building. Turkish people are so proud in their country. I loved these and so why I will go Turkey again and again.
- TurkeyMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7Mar 05, 2013
Welcoming people, amazing food, a diversity of history and culture, and just enough quirkiness to feel like you're in but out of Europe. You can spend weeks traveling through Turkey and not sample all its, um, Delights.
- TurkeyMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersWellness+ 3Feb 14, 2013
Turkey is a huge country - it takes 12+ hours to get between some of the major cities on the bus. If you are short on time and have the funds, fly around, otherwise, the night buses are comfortable, safe, and get you to your destination early enough to enjoy the day.
Turkey is beautiful and varied - from desert to almost tropical, barren underground cities to stunning coastlines. There is ruins, beaches, cities, shopping, mosques, and museums - something for everyone.
As long as you have to spend in Turkey, you will need - take the time to do this spectacular country justice.
- TurkeyOct 28, 2012
I have been to Turkey, for the past 8 yrs, value for money destination, hire a car and see outside the tourist areas, get yourself up in to the Taurus mountains, some awesome scenary went to Elmali from Fethiye then onto Kas and back to Fethiye did almost 400km in a day saw a lot, when in Elmali I was asked to join a Turkish wedding there ` one brit and hundreds of Turks` best memory i have had there, so hospitable people
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Aliases: Anatolia, Ἀνατολή, Anatolē , Μικρὰ Ἀσία, Mikrá Asía , Asia Minor, Anadolu, Republic of Turkey, Türkiye, Türkiye Cumhuriyeti , Anatolian peninsula, East Thrace, Doğu Trakya