Popular Destination: Turkey

The country is endowed with a large number of historical, cultural and archaeological sites and charming seaside resorts along the Mediterranean and Aegean coasts.

By Xelexi Travel

Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque), Istanbul, Turkey
Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque), Istanbul, Turkey

Turkey is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, mainly in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. Turkey is well known for its rich cultural heritage and ethnic diversity. In 2014, the country received 39.8 million international visitors, which ranked as the 6th most popular tourism destination in the world.

The capital city of Turkey is Ankara, which is the second largest city after Istanbul. Beside these two, Turkey has many beautiful places with astonishing view like Izmir, Antalya, and Alanya.

Tourism
Turkey has 13 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as the “Historic Areas of Istanbul”, the “Rock Sites of Cappadocia”, and the “Neolithic Site of Çatalhöyük”. Turkey also hosts two of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: the Mausoleum in Halicarnassus and the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus.

Packed to the brim with ancient monuments remaining from the parade of conquerors and endowed with a showcase scenery that never fails to impress, Turkey is an enchanting destination that straddles Asia and Europe.

Turkey offers a rich variety of destinations for tourists. From the domes and towers or minarets filled skyline of Istanbul to the Roman ruins along the western and southern coasts, from the beaches of Antalya and the Mediterranean seaside resorts to the misty mountains of Eastern Black Sea.

Climate
Turkey’s diverse regions have different climates, with the weather system on the coasts contrasting with that prevailing in the interior. The Aegean and Mediterranean coasts have cool, rainy winters and hot, moderately dry summers. Generally, rainfall is less to the east. The Black Sea coast receives the greatest amount of precipitation and is the only region of Turkey that receives high precipitation throughout the year.

Mountains close to the coast prevent Mediterranean influences from extending inland, giving the interior of Turkey a continental climate with distinct seasons. The Anatolian Plateau is much more subject to extremes than are the coastal areas. Winters on the plateau are especially severe. Temperatures of −30 to −40 °C (−22 to −40 °F) can occur in the mountainous areas in the east, and snow may lie on the ground 120 days of the year.

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Weather

Istanbul, TR
clear sky
15.5 ° C
16 °
15 °
63%
7.7kmh
0%
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16 °
Sun
17 °
Mon
17 °
Tue
9 °
Wed
9 °

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Turkey Airport Code

Atatürk, Istanbul (IST)
Sabiha Gökçen, Istanbul (SAW)
Antalya (AYT)
Esenboğa, Ankara (ESB)
Adnan Menderes, Izmir (ADB)

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