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Turkey Travel Guide

Turkey Travel Guide

5 reasons to travel to Turkey

Trips to Turkey are heavily promoted by tour operators. The country has a lot of pluses and there's pretty much something for everyone.

  • 1.
    Come and discover a destination that has it all.
  • 2.
    For starters, you can stroll though markets and bargain away with Turkish sellers.
  • 3.
    Jump from one continent to the other
  • 4.
    Eat delicious food
  • 5.
    Discover a unique culture

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Is this the destination for you?

Do you dream of visiting a country that's not overly far from the UK? If so, a trip to Turkey is the one for you. Do you want to explore distant, faraway lands? Then you'll need to go further afield.

You should go if

  • You're looking to enjoy a vacation not too far from home.
  • You've always dreamed of traveling down the legendary Bosphorus River.
  • You can't wait to immerse yourself in a different culture.
  • You want to, in few steps, leave one continent and join another.
  • You want to stroll through bazaars
  • You love squidgy, oriental pastries
  • You appreciate the beauty of religious monuments
  • You've always wanted to get lost in honeycombed Cappadocia

You shouldn't go if

  • Historic monuments bore you to tears
  • Sugar makes you want to throw up
  • You love shopping, but only in contemporary malls in big, modern cities
  • You hate bargaining and doing it with a cup of mint tea in your hand is unthinkable
  • You have negative media images of Istanbul flashing before your eyes.

Culture and Discovery

A trip on the planet of Cappadocia

In the morning, when the cold still dominates, the light turns a pale blue colour, the mist rolls over the valley and there is only silence on the planet of Cappadocia. S...
Silvia Garcia & François Vioud 23 November 2015
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The ancient site of Ephesus, from one temple to another

On the Aegean coast in Turkey, between Selçuk and Kusadasi, is found one of the principal ancient sites of Asia Minor: that of Ephesus, which still has many ancient Greek...
Marie TSOUNGUI 5 January 2016
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Authentic promenade in the districts of Kadiköy

A cosmopolitan district of Istanbul, Kadiköy is one of the most lively areas of the mega-city. An authentic atmosphere blending modern impulses with its young population ...
Clemence Zisswiller 23 November 2015
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Hasankeyf, ephemeral splendour.

Hasankeyf is in south-eastern Turkey, a very small city containing numerous natural and human wonders. Associated with a rich, ancient history, the diverse geological and...
Silvia Garcia & François Vioud 23 November 2015
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Sile, a green setting in Istanbul

Do you want to get away somewhere during your trip to Istanbul? Hop on the bus to Sile! 40km from the "town centre", the small town has an authentic atmosphere and postca...
Clemence Zisswiller 20 November 2015
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The surprising beauty of the Turko-Syrian border region

The border regions are often ignored by tourists and regarded simply as places you pass through on the way elsewhere. They can, however, have some wonderful surprises to ...
Silvia Garcia & François Vioud 20 November 2015
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