If ever there was a country that offered the full and comprehensive diversity of tourist opportunities then that country surely has to be Turkey. Second only to Russia in area in all of Europe, this vast land has everything a traveler could hope for, including gorgeous coastlines with magnificent beaches, a whole host of world famous and truly outstanding historical Heritage sites, numerous breathtaking mountainous backdrops and for the city lovers probably one of the most remarkable metropolises anywhere in the world.
Due to the sheer size of the place, potentially the best way to experience it to the full is to take advantage of the many different tours that avail themselves to visitors. The most popular are those that transfer the tourists to the ancient ruins of the once great city of Ephesus, the location of the site of the Temple of Artemis, otherwise referred to as the Temple of Diana - one of the original Seven Wonders of the World. Other renowned former Ionian-Roman sites include: Aphrodisias, a gleaming white marble city and Pamukkale, with its hot springs, travertine terraces and famous “frozen waterfall”.
Away from the history lessons, Turkey's resorts are lapped by both the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas and attract enormous numbers year on year. Amongst the favorites are Cappadocia, Marmaris, Bodrum and Kas. Water sports are very much in vogue in Cappadocia, as they are in and around the marinas of the lively south western port town of Marmaris, which has possibly the liveliest night life along the southern coast. Further along that shoreline sits Bodrum famed for its former name of Halicarnassus and the site of another of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, that of the Tomb of Mausolus. Kas is a delightful harbor city sitting on the Med with a long stretch of fantastic golden sandy beaches.
Undoubtedly though, the most popular of destinations in the country is that of the largest city - the simply incredible Istanbul. There is no other place anywhere in the world quite like it and its mixture of wonderful architecture, stunning attractions and amazing shopping prospects, ranging from the local bazaars to huge malls - one of which is Cevahir Mall the largest in Europe and seventh biggest anywhere in the world - make it somewhere that begs to be visited at least once in a lifetime.
Bartering with store holders in the street markets is something of an art form that can be perfected over time leading to many a bargain being landed, courtesy of a little haggling. A cruise along the Bosphorus sees tourist snapping away at an array of magical scenes, from impressive structures to to thrilling views. Among the must see structures is the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia Museum and the Galata Tower, which has to be paid a visit to take in the staggering panoramas.
Any of these terrific destinations can of course be reached under your own steam, but there is something about a tour that gives these type of breaks that little bit extra. An option taken up by some is to base themselves in one spot and then perhaps choose an appropriate tour. Either way, once sampled, Turkey is guaranteed to capture the imagination and have people returning many times over.
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