Turkey : Where Asia meets Europe

Turkey : Where Asia meets Europe

Turkey in September
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Turkey is amongst the top 10 most-visited countries in the world. Lying at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Turkey has intricate layers of history that goes back to the pre-historic times. It has witnessed the rise and fall of several empires starting from the mighty Achaemenid Persian Empire, Byzantine Empire, Seljuk Empire, and Ottoman Empire, to the modern day Turkish Republic.

Today, It is a modern, progressive and secular European country that offers a rich experience to travellers. Istanbul, once the capital of the country, is a fascinating city blessed with amazing museums, palaces, glorious Islamic architecture, a labyrinth of historic bazaars and plenty of historic sites; all coexisting with modern day night clubs, famous football clubs and trendy neighbourhoods.

Turkey’s cultural delights are not just limited to historic treasures. It’s also about the Turkish cuisine. A legacy of the Ottoman Empire, Turkish cuisine has refined itself to perfection down the ages and has the culinary essence of Mediterranean, Balkan, Greek, and Arabian cuisines. Every region of Turkey has different styles, flavours and elements. Turkish coffee is also a delightful beverage, much sought after by tourists.

When it comes to travel experiences, Turkey has an unmatched repository featuring exquisite historic tours to Izmir, Ephesus, and Kusadasi, and the surreal landscapes of Cappadocia, Goreme, and Pamukkale. It is also blessed with a stunning coastline of the Aegean Sea and the Black Sea, while the interiors feature charming Turkish countryside, sleepy villages, towns and historic cities like Konya. Turkey is a true traveller’s paradise!