The heart of the Turkish Republic, Ankara, is the second largest city of Turkey after Istanbul. The city lies on the border where east between west. The European and Middle Eastern cultures merged and coloured the city's architecture, food, wine, nightlife, fashion and arts. Drop the anchor in Ankara, as its name suggests, cross the border between tradition and modernity.
TurkeyHistorically positioned at the junction of East and West, Turkey is so much more than its vacationer-beloved Turquoise Coast: it is an aromatic glass of hot Turkish tea in Istanbul, overlooking the Bosporus; a dip into the thermal waters of dazzling white-and-blue Pamukkale; a soar over Cappadocia’s puzzling “fairy chimneys”; a journey into the past via historic ruins of once-mighty Ephesus with its Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
A gem of the Turkish Riviera, Antalya is a vibrant city that doubles as a paradise for vacationing families from all over Europe. The coast is sprinkled with enticing beaches, a myriad of budget-friendly and upscale hotels, and restaurants aplenty. And for those wanting a break from the all-inclusive poolside days, a wealth of intriguing ancient sites awaits nearby.
Bodrum — with its picturesque crescents and white-washed houses — is a year-round travel haven. This port city, nestled on the western coast of Turkey, has earned its reputation as 'Turkey's Saint-Tropez', and lives up to it with flair. But there's more to Bodrum than just sun, sand and sea. Today, it stands as a key centre of trade, art and entertainment. This coastal gem effortlessly weaves the traditional and the modern, crafting a harmony that is quintessentially Bodrum.
It’s easy to lose yourself In Istanbul’s grandiose history, but modern Istanbul is a simmering metropolis, well worth a visit in its own right. The shopping is world-class and the nightlife pulsates around not one but several districts. Even though Istanbul is no longer the capital, it’s still the country’s business and cultural centre, still, the city where new trends are created.
“The beautiful city”, as it is known in Turkey, Izmir welcomes the visitor with a demonstration of warmth and friendliness worthy of the renowned Turkish hospitality. A city of contrasts, Izmir offers the best of both modern and ancient worlds: steeped in history, while at the same time a cosmopolitan and vibrant city. With warm summers and mild winters, Izmir is a year-round destination.
Nestled in a picturesque bay boasting crystal-clear waters, Marmaris is where the Mediterranean meets the Aegean Sea. Towering over the horizon are the aromatic pine forests that grace the mountain peaks. With its idyllic beaches, Marmaris makes for an ideal spot to unwind and soak up the sun. Visitors can indulge in a plethora of activities and sights, ensuring a fun-filled vacation.