From historic Istanbul with its iconic mosques to Cappadocia with its distinctive fairy chimneys, and from the rich Roman remains at Ephesus to the mineral-rich thermal waters of Pamukkale – Turkey is a country filled with treasures. Stories can be found around every corner and no two are the same.
Archaeology lovers will be inspired by the sites on offer here, which range from those linked to ancient legends such as Troy to an extraordinary underground city and even megaliths that predate Stonehenge by an astonishing 7,500 years. There are an array of phenomenal museums around the country, some of which are home to the finest arrays of mosaics in the world. With the Romans, Byzantines and Ottomans all having left their mark here, it’s no surprise that the monuments left behind are truly awe-inspiring.
As for its culinary delights, there are many – and to eat one’s way around Turkey is to learn more about it as a destination. Take a sip of delicious Turkish coffee, indulge in some sweet baklava or go all out with some meaty skewers – the flavours, produce and combination of ingredients are unforgettable.