A Travel Guide to Turkey
Turkey is becoming known as the next great tourism destination. The year round good weather and the amazing buildings and history bring in tourists from around the world. Istanbul is a very popular city and the miles of beautiful coastlines along the Mediterranean and Aegean Coasts is perfect for Sun worshipers.
Turkey is a country with rich history and offers a huge variety of historical attractions, these include the Aspendos Theatre, built in 155AD, an impressive structure that still stands almost completely intact today. Mount Nemrut is another of Turkey’s interesting attractions; at the summit there are the ruins of what is believed to be the tomb of a King from the 1st century BC.
The Library of Celsus was built by the Romans in 135AD and is home to the Tomb of the Roman senator Julius Celsus for whom the library is named. The Ruins are very well preserved and the impressive facade is still largely intact. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul is both beautiful and incredibly impressive. Built in the 1600s the mosque is known for its blue tiles and this has caused it to become known as the Blue Mosque. Another example of Turkeys beautiful architecture is the Hagia Sofia, once a church built by the Romans it later became a Mosque and is now a Museum.
Turkey is also known for its beautiful coastline and its sandy beaches; the towns of Bodrum and Olu Deniz are extremely popular. Olu Deniz is known for its natural beauty, the town sits overlooking a secluded bay with perfect blue waters. Bodrum has a mix of historic attractions such as the castle and also has some of Turkey’s best beaches and a pretty Marina.
Those looking for a city break will be well catered for. Istanbul is one of the most visited cities in Europe and there are a range of high-class hotels, restaurants, shopping and nightlife to experience.
There is a wide variety of self catering holiday accommodation in Turkey ranging from villas and apartments to rent on the Mediterranean and Aegean Coasts to city breaks in Istanbul.