Turkey is an enchanting country, with both culture and tradition in abundance. The sprawling nation stretches across two continents and has been a place of enormous historical significance, hosting groups from the Hittites, to the Greeks and acting as capital of both the Byzantine and Ottoman empires. While the republic of Turkey was established less than one hundred years ago, its history spans millennia, with Asian Anatolia said to have been inhabited since the dawn of civilisation. Its location, where west meets east, has impacted many facets of Turkish life, from the customs to religions and cuisine.
As for attractions, the country boasts ample natural beauty and fascinating ruins. Everywhere you look, from cosmopolitan Istanbul to the cobbled streets of Antalya’s old town Kaleiçi, you’ll see the past and present collide in a fascinating fusion like no other.