Those who visit Turkey are sure to be thrilled by this destination’s rich culture, dynamic attractions, and artistic achievements. While staying at one of Turkey’s vacation homes, visitors have a great deal to explore and do. Politically stable, physically beautiful, and culturally diverse, Turkey is an inimitable and worthwhile place to enjoy a lengthy vacation.
One of the foremost repositories of architecture and history in the nation of Turkey is the city of Istanbul, a treasure-trove of culture and beauty that is part Byzantine, part Islamic, and all worthwhile. This destination offers guests of Istanbul vacation rentals the chance to see palaces, mosques, and the Grand Bazaar, as well as to enjoy the shopping and dining opportunities of the city.
The Bosphorus, the narrow straight that divides the European and Asian continents, is home to architectural attractions and historical sites. The place where Florence Nightingale tended to the sick of the Crimean war is in this area, as is the summer palace of the old Ottoman Empire.
The Sea of Marmara is the location where a quarter million soldiers lost their lives during the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign of World War I, making this location an ideal destination for guests of vacation rentals who enjoy military history. This area also hosts the ruins of ancient Troy, Uludag National Park, and the Dardanelles.
The Aegean Coast is also of considerable significance from the viewpoint of both tourists and locals. Here, guests of Turkey’s vacation rentals can see the Acropolis, the Sanctuary of Asclepieion, and statues of Poseidon and Artemis. Visitors can also drop by the alleged homes of the Virgin Mary and John the Baptist on their way through this sunny, pleasant, and historic region.
Southwestern Turkey is home to crusader palaces, fishing villages, museums, and national parks, including the lagoon of Olu Deniz. This destination also offers guests of Turkey vacation homes opportunities for hiking, sightseeing, and even clubbing.
Along the Mediterranean Coast, visitors can explore ancient Roman cities, cultural curiosities, and fortresses. Guests of Turkey vacation rentals can also drive along scenic roads, sail through major ports, and play golf in the Mediterranean coast area.
The Black Sea Coast is part of Turkey that is especially famous for its ethnic heritage and national importance. The ancient kings of Pontus are buried here, the Turkish War of Independence began in this area, and UNESCO has designated some attractions in the area with World Heritage Status.
Central Anatolia, which is essentially the plateau region in the center of Turkey, boasts both ancient historical significance and modern urban appeal. Here, guests of Turkish vacation homes can find the remnants of the Hittite and Phrygian civilizations and visit the attractions in the bustling city of Ankara.
Cappadocia is arguably the most unbelievably beautiful region of Turkey. There is everything from snowy mountains and rugged cliffs to rock churches and underground monasteries, all waiting to be explored.
The Eastern Provinces of Turkey play a large role in both world, Islamic, and Biblical history. Here, visitors can find an area reputed to be the Garden of Eden, visit various mosques, and explore the Tigris and Euphrates, two rivers which together envelope the “cradle of civilization”.