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Turkey’s land mass straddles the line between Europe and Asia, offering a blending of cultural experiences unlike any other. Much of the country’s tourism has been focused on historical sites, so those with a thirst for discovering the past will be in delight. As one of the few nations to have two of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World (Hagia Sophia and the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus), Turkey offers a wealth of cultural and historical experiences to those visiting. Istanbul is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, as it consistently ranked as one of the most beautiful places in the Middle East to visit. It is also one of the most-Instagrammed cities in the world, guaranteeing a positively picturesque journey for those who visit. The city is also listed among the top street food cities in the world as voted by Virtual Tourist, so be sure to gnosh on world-famous doner and more.
With a new airport being developed in Istanbul that will be the largest in the world by 2018, Turkey is host to a world of culture and influence. Turkey is rich and diverse in history, with the oldest known human settlement in the world found in the Catalhöyük region. Other popular tourist destinations in Turkey include Antalya, a serene and gorgeous resort city offering luxurious beaches, fascinating Roman ruins, and the famous Kaleici district. As well, the ancient once-Greek city of Ephesus features the Library of Celsus and other ancient ruins along roads lined with epic marble columns. Journey further to Cappadocia, where one can explore “fairy chimneys”, as well as exhilarating cave experiences and the famous Uchisar Castl.
Some can’t-miss attractions in Turkey include the Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofya Museum); with awe-inspiring architecture and artistry recalling the might and power of old Constantinople. This museum of Ottoman conquests in Istanbul is a must for history lovers. As well, the Topkapi Palace gives travelers a taste of the sultan’s life as you explore the decadent and exuberant interiors rife with jewels. The Ottoman sights and attractions alone can make for a whole trip, but there are plenty of other ancient relics, culinary destinations, and unique landscapes to be found.
The comprehensive and uniquely designed tour of Turkey offered by IBMT Tours gives visitors of the country a once-in-a-lifetime journey through this legendary country. For more information on IBMT Tours and our trips, feel free to contact our expert travel representatives. Our representatives will work together with you to ensure that you check every box off your list in Turkey, and visit both the most well-known treasures and hidden gems of the country.