The varied landscape of Turkey makes it a country of contrasts where you can scale the icy heights of remote Mount Ararat, cross the historic Euphrates and Tigris rivers, follow in the footsteps of St Paul or simply enjoy the golden Mediterranean resorts.
Turkey is stretching the Anatolian peninsula of south Asia and Balkans of south Europe bordering eight countries Georgia and Armenia to the northeast, Iran and Azerbaijan to the east, Iraq to the southeast, the Syrian Arab Republic to the south and Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest. It is washed by the waters of three seas: Black to the north, Mediterranean to the south and Aegean to the west. Anatolian plateau is enclosed by two mountain ranges as the Black Sea Mountains in the north and the Taurus in the south, which cause frequent earthquakes and occasional volcanic eruptions.
Turkey has a Mediterranean temperate climate with hot and dry summers and wet, mild winters. Istanbul faces sometimes very cold and snowy winters. The best time to visit Turkey resorts is in early autumn, when the weather is hot but bearable.
The majority of Turkish population is of Turkish ethnicity. 99% of country's citizen is Muslim, of over 75% are members of Sunni branch of Islam.
1 US Dollar = 1.31900 Turkish New Lira
A city reaching across two continents is the capital of Turkey Istanbul. It is the right destination for vacationers looking to explore cultural and historic heritage of the country: Byzantine ruins, splendid palaces, ancient mosques and churches, bath-houses and exotic bazaars. Modern Istanbul boosts trendy bars and nightclubs, western boutiques and Istanbul accommodation
available at all prices and tastes.
Approaching Antalya from the sea one can enjoy one of its samples of exquisite natural beauty the small and large streams cascading into the sea at points along the coast. Among historical sites you can choose to visit Kesik Minaret of the Byzantine era, the Yivli Minaret of the Seljuks, the Karatay Medresesi, and Ahi Yusuf Mescidi. There are many Hans or inns in the typical Seljuk and Ottoman fashion where you will enjoy Antalya vacation rentals
Bodrum's popularity seems to increase considerably attracting through its secluded cove or sandy bays and of course Bodrum rentals
supplied with all modern convinces.
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