Turkey the Country

Turkey has so much to offer; natural beauties, unique historical and archaeological sites, newest hotels and touristic infrastructure and a tradition of hospitality and competitive prices. For this reason Turkey has recently become one of the world's most popular tourism destinations. Because of Turkey's diverse geography, you can experience four different climates in any one day. The country is surrounded by three different seas. Its shores are enclosed with beaches, bays, coves, ports, islands and peninsulas. The summers are long, eight months in some areas. Turkey is also blessed
with majestic mountains and valleys, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and grottoes perfect for winter and summer tourism and sports of all kinds.

Skiing fans, mountain climbers, trekkers, hikers and hunters can enjoy new and unforgettable experiences in Turkey. Turkey is, above anything else, a huge open-air museum, a repository of all the civilizations nurtured by the soils of Anatolia. The huge amount of historical and archaeologycal wealth in Turkey seems more appropriate for an entire continent than a single country. Recently, a new field of tourism has opened up: health tourism. The country is in fact rich with hot springs, healing waters and healing muds, which come highly recommended by the medical authorities as a remedy for many diseases.

For centuries, Turkey has also been a crossroads of religions, not only of Islam and Christianity, but also of many others now forgotten by history. Many religious devotees can find a site, a shrine, a monument, a tomb or a ruin connected with their faith or belief.