Arguably the most beautiful of Turkey s coastlines, the Aegean Region is perhaps best known for its turquoise sea and the enviable blue cruise route. The Aegean is littered with ancient sites, including two of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus and King Mausolus Tomb in Bodrum.
ISTANBUL & THE MARMARA REGION
This region uniquely straddles both Europe and Asia and the two continents are separated by the Bosphorus, the Sea of Marmara and the Dardanelles. Istanbul is undoubtedly the jewel of the Marmara Region, but don t miss the Ottoman cities of Edirne and Bursa.
Stretching from the south of the splendid Taurus Mountains, Turkey s Mediterranean coast is awash with sandy beaches, beautiful scenery, secluded coves and fascinating ancient sites, including the amazing Aspendos Theatre. The region also boasts an enviable climate of long, hot summers and mild winters
EAST & SOUTH EAST
High mountain ranges, plunging valleys, expansive plains and vast lakes, East and South East Turkey is a region of contrast and colours. Adorned with the unique architectural samples of Turkish culture, attractions include the impressive Ishak Pasa Palace and the imposing Mount Ararat, thought to be the landing point of Noah s Ark.
Among the most fertile regions of the country, the Black Sea area is famed for verdant plateaus, traditional villages with a way of life unchanged for generations and fields of tea, hazelnuts, tobacco and corn
Home to Ankara, Turkeys capital and political centre, Central Anatolia also boasts the fascinating City of Konya, the country s spiritual heart, as well as the expansive natural wonder that is the region of Cappadocia.