Bordering eight countries, straddling two continents—and featuring coastlines on the Mediterranean, Aegean, and Black seas—Turkey is a destination unlike any other. Its ancient monuments tell of a succession of ancient civilizations while its many fine beaches attract sun worshippers and water-sports enthusiasts. Discover the vast interior of Turkey to see natural wonders and traditional villages where day-to-day life has changed little for centuries. Book hotels in Turkey to see it all for yourself.
Turkey's huge capital, Istanbul, is a top tourist destination packed with cultural treasures that are awe-inspiring for all ages. Among them are the sixth-century Hagia Sophia, the 17th-century Blue Mosque, and 15th-century Topkapi Palace. Cruise on the Bosphoros river to see Asia on one bank and Europe on the other, an experience not possible anywhere else. From hotels in Istanbul you can walk to Ottoman imperial mosques, Byzantine churches, and the Grand Bazaar with some 3,000 stores among its covered rows and bays. Couples will love strolling the old town by day and returning to exotic boutique hotels at night.
One of Turkey's 15 UNESCO World Heritage Sites is Goreme National Park in the center of the country. It has a remarkable landscape: "Fairy-chimney" rock formations carved by natural forces surround churches hand carved out of rock in the ninth to 11th centuries. Book Turkey hotels near this park for easy access, or you can see it from above on a hot-air balloon ride. Alternatively, Monastery Valley is a more quiet place see some of the finest examples of rock formations up close.
If your family finds beaches more appealing, discover some of the best hotels in Turkey in the coastal resort towns of Bodrum, Kusadasi, Didim, and Alanya. The major city on the Turkish Riviera is Antalya, and its attractions include historic, cobbled streets and Ottoman-era buildings. You'll really feel like you've gone back in time at the archaeological sites of Ephesus and Troy.
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