National Tourist Office
When visiting the country, the best way to great adventures is to ask the locals what to see and do. At the tourist information office you can get local, professional and free advice, for the best preparation and start of your holiday.
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Traveladvisor in Turkey: Are you going on a vacation you can get lots of free and professional help, traveladvice and information from the National Tourism Organisation.
Discover the country and the cities getting the most out of your vacation with the professional help from the people who knows their country and their culture the best.
Turkey Tourism Authority
United States of America
5055 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 850, CA 90036, Los Angeles, (+1 323 9378066)
821 United Nations Plaza, N.Y.10017, New York, (+1 212 6872194)
Massachusetts Avenue 2525, DC 20008, Washington, (+1 202 6126800)
Turkey is one of the most diverse and fascinating countries in the world, a crossroad of civilizations and religions, today’s Turkey holds the heritage of the older and much larger Ottoman Empire, of the Byzantine Empire, of ancient Roman and Greek settlers and even further down the path of time.
Turkey is located on two continents, with a small part in Eastern Thrace and the majority of the territory in Western Anatolia, on the Asian part. Turkey is bordered by eight countries (Bulgaria, Greece, Georgia, Armenia, Iran, Iraq, Syria and an Azerbaijani enclave) and three seas: the Black Sea to the north, the Aegean to the west and the Mediterranean to the south. The landscape of the country is dominated by mountains and coastline. 97% of Turkey is situated mostly in Asian Anatolia, where the Koroglu, Pontic and Taurus mountain ranges stretch over most of its territory. Turkey is a large country, with many geographical features. It has become one of the top tourist destinations in the world, mainly due to the cultural heritage and beach holidays in its many resorts.
Turkey holds one of the richest and most fascinating cultural heritages in the world, with several civilizations and religions living together through the years, making it one of the most culturally diverse destinations anywhere. Starting with Istanbul, the city of two continents and the largest urban conglomeration in Europe, Turkey holds many treasures. Of great importance are the UNESCO heritage sites and Turkey has several sites of universal importance: Archaeological Site of Troy, City of Safranbolu, Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi, Hattusa the Capital City of Hittites, Historic Areas of Istanbul, Nemrut Dagi, Neolithic Site of Catalhoyuk, Selimiye Mosque and its Social Complex, Xantos – Lethoon, Goreme National Park and the Rock Site of Cappadocia, Hierapolis – Pamukkale. These are just some of the many sights and cultural landmarks of this great country.
At the heart of modern tourism in Turkey stand the summer resorts along its coastline. There are dozens of destinations, some of them famous for luxury and first class services. Apart from the sandy beaches and azure waters, these resorts are usually located near great cultural landmarks or natural landscapes, offering many opportunities for visits. Turkey is one of the best countries in the world for beach destinations, with over 250 Blue Flag beaches all along its coastline. The best summer destinations in Turkey are: Kusadasi, Marmaris, Antalya, Alanya, Bodrum, Fethiye, Dalyan, Kemer, Side and others. These are great spots to experience the famous Turkish hospitality, with some of the best hotel services in the world. You can also have an active holiday with countless opportunities to try all types of activities and sports.
Apart from the beaches, the landscape of Turkey is also fascinating with magnificent places all across its territory. From the high mountains to the low plains, you have a choice of great natural areas to admire and experience. Another part of the Turkish charm is the traditional culture, including its delicious cuisine, with some of the most exciting delicacies in the world. All in all, Turkey is one of the best and most diverse destinations on Earth.