Turkey retains a disconcerted balance of both east and west, representing a cultural mix with many discrepancies and contradictions. The different regions of Turkey offer an assortment of landscapes, activities and characters, and whether one is a history or archaeology enthusiast, a sun-worshipper, sailor, or city-lover keen on shopping, there is something on offer for everyone. Most visitors concentrate on Western Turkey, with its picturesque seaside resorts along the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts, scenic and recreational attractions, well-preserved archaeological sites and fascinating museums that bring its rich history to life.
Turkey is an action-packed destination with plenty to see and do for the adventurous visitor. The largest city, Istanbul, features some unique and world-class sights such as the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace, not to mention the shopping paradise of the Grand Bazaar, the largest and oldest covered market in the world.
- Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii)
- Topkapi Palace Museum
- Covered Bazaar (Kapali Çarsi)
- Ancient Troy
- Temple of Augustus
Time Local time is GMT +2 (GMT +3 March to October).
Communication: The international access code for Turkey is +90
Currency: The official currency is the New Turkish Lira (TRY)