Turkey, Antalya


There are 22 airports in Turkey. Most of them serve flights of local airlines, international flights are operated at such airports as Antalya, Istanbul Airport (Istanbul New), Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen International Airport, Dalaman, Adnan Menderes, and Milas-Bodrum. National airlines of the country include Turkish Airlines and SunExpress.

Antalya Airport is one of the biggest in Turkey, it serves flights to and from over 300 destinations, 123 flights a day on average. Antalya is one of the major international airports in southwestern Turkey. In general, it handles over 25 million passengers per year.

The total area of Antalya Airport is 168,000 m2. The airport has two international terminals and one domestic terminal. The airport is a hub for Pegasus Airlines, Corendon Airlines, SunExpress and some other airlines. It takes 20 minutes to get to Antalya Airport from the city center by car.

Nowadays there are two operating airports situated in Istanbul: Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen International Airport (Sabiha Gökcen) and Istanbul Airport (Istanbul New, Istanbul Havalimani).

Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen International Airport, which is an important transport hub for traveling around Eurasia, is named after the first female fighter pilot in the world. The airport is located 35 km southeast of the city center, which is easily accessible by public transport: it takes one hour and a half to get there by bus and a bit longer than an hour on the subway.

Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen International Airport handles over 25 million passengers annually. For their convenience there are cafes and restaurants, including the ones specializing in local cuisine, as well as shops and currency exchange offices. The airport also has two prayer rooms for men and women in domestic arrivals.

According to long-term development plans, the recently opened Istanbul Airport will soon have the capacity to handle about 200 million yearly passengers and serve flights to and from over 350 destinations. The airport is located in the Arnavutköy district on the north of the European side of the city.

The airport is fully functioning, it features all the necessary facilities and amenities for a comfortable stay of passengers. Travelers can get to the city center by express buses, city buses and on the subway.

Nature & Geography
Nature & Geography

Turkey is a transcontinental country, located in Asia and Europe. Turkey has several mountain chains, the largest of which are the Pontic mountains, the Taurus mountains, which are divided into the Western, Southeastern and Central Taurus, and the Anatolian Plateau. High peaks, plateaus, glaciers – travelers in Turkey can admire very picturesque views.

There are about 20 rivers in Turkey, which are not suitable for navigation due to the mountainous terrain, as they have a large number of rapids, plus they often become shallow or dry up.

The shores of the country are washed by four seas. Three of them belong to the Atlantic Ocean basin – the Mediterranean Sea in the south, the Aegean Sea in the west and the Black Sea in the north. The Sea of Marmara, which washes the northwestern coast of Turkey, is internal.

The regions of the country are very diverse, they have various landscapes and climates. There are deciduous and coniferous forests, orchards, tea and grape plantations.

The climate of most of Turkey tends to be continental with hot and dry summers and cold winters. On the shores of the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas, the climate is transitional from Mediterranean to subtropical. Winters in the region are rainy but warm, while summers are dry and hot.

Historical sites
Historical sites

Turkey is a country with a very long history. In the old days it was part of many other states: the Hittite Empire, Assyria, Urartu, Armenia, Byzantium, Georgia (Colchis and Iberia), Persia, Roman Empire and others, therefore there are many fascinating historical sites in the territory of present-day Turkey.

If you travel to the largest city of the country, Istanbul, don’t miss a chance to visit the Basilica Cistern, which is the largest of several hundred ancient underground cisterns. It was used as a location for popular films ‘Inferno’, ‘The Accidental Spy’ and the 1963 James Bond film ‘From Russia with Love’. Today the Basilica Cistern is a venue for concerts and exhibitions. Other city attractions include the Blue Mosque and the Topkapı Palace, the Mihrimah Sultan and the Süleymaniye Mosques, the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, the Spice Bazaar, etc.

Sites at Turkish resorts are also worth mentioning. For example, the historical Yivli Minaret Mosque in Antalya or a medieval Alanya Castle built on the remnants of earlier Byzantine era and Roman era fortifications.

If you’re going to Kemer, visit the historical site of Phaselis, the ruins of a Greek and Roman city discovered at the beginning of the 19th century. There are ruins of an ancient aqueduct, a theater for one and a half thousand spectaculars and many other things that will delight the lovers of history.

The Temple of Apollo, the ancient amphitheater, Nymphaeum, or the Monumental Fountain and the colonnaded street in Side, the Roman ruins at Perge and the ancient Aspendos amphitheater, which are convenient to travel to from Antalya and Belek, the archaeological site of world-famous Troy, the ancient town of Myra where St. Nicholas lived and whose church is now the landmark of the town, cave churches of Cappadocia and many other popular tourist attractions make Turkey a destination where tourists have a unique opportunity to time travel and get overwhelming emotions.


Turkey is a very popular tourist destination, the development of tourist infrastructure is one of the main focuses of attention. On average, the country hosts over 50 millions of travelers per year.

A strong transport network is set up across the country. There are many roads and highways, airlines make domestic flights. There’s a railway connection between Istanbul and Ankara.

The main types of public transport in Turkey are buses and minibuses. The fare is relatively low, but it is not always convenient for travelers to use such means of transport, since the signs and inscriptions are mostly in Turkish.

There are several sea ports in the country: Istanbul, Izmir, Alanya, Bodrum, Marmaris, Kemer and others. Dozens of cruise ships with both transit passengers and those who are going to spend holidays at one of the famous Turkish resorts, are hosted in ports of the country annually.

Most of Turkey’s tourist areas are located along the coast. Lots of them are concentrated on the Mediterranean coast where such well-known resorts as Antalya, Belek, Alanya, Kemer, and Side are situated. Marmaris, Bodrum, Dalaman and other resorts located on the Aegean sea are also very popular with tourists, as well as Amasra, Sinop, Samsun, etc. situated on the Black Sea coast. Statistics indicate that most tourists prefer vacationing on the Mediterranean coast and in Istanbul, the largest city of the country.


In spite of the fact that there are 80,000 mosques and Islam plays a crucial role in the country, Turkey can definitely be considered as a secular state. While planning a holiday in Turkey, travelers often worry that they will have to wear traditional Islamic clothing. However, there’s no reason for worrying. Since the time of Ataturk, the first president of the Republic of Turkey and the founder of the modern Turkish state, there has been no law regulating the observance of Sharia laws for people living in the country and travelers. In Turkey, it is not necessary to observe fasting during the holy month of Ramadan and there is no ban on drinking alcoholic beverages.

However, the two official holidays celebrated within Islam, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, are national ones in Turkey. It also should be taken into account that in the east of the country, in the regions located far away from tourist areas, societies are more conservative and European clothing of revealing styles can be perceived in a more disapproving way and even with aggression.

In the country special attention is paid to the development of the travel & hospitality industry, many things are done to ensure maximum comfort for tourists. Nevertheless, tourism is not the only country’s source of income. Turkey is a developing country, and despite the fact that services contribute most to the country’s GDP (about 64%), industry and agriculture are also very important with 27% and 10% correspondingly.


Turkey boasts a large variety of hotels for all tastes, so tourists can find budget-friendly accommodation facilities at almost all resorts of the country. However, usually the least expensive hotels can be found at such popular resort areas as Alanya and Kemer.

The greatest number of first-class luxurious hotels is concentrated in Belek, Didim, Fethiye, Bodrum, and Kuşadası. There travelers can find great SPA centers and magnificent golf courses, especially in Belek, since wonderful golf links are a trademark of the town.

Prices for excursions in Turkey are different. The lowest prices range from $20 to $30. It’s the cost of short distance trips which take up to half a day. Longer distance tours that can take the whole day cost $50-70. Prices for entry tickets to local attractions usually go from 10 to 60 Turkish liras but in Istanbul they can be higher and go up to 700 liras.

As for prices for food, here are some illustrative examples. An average price for Turkish baklava is about 150-250 liras per kilo, a price for halva starts at 100 liras per kilo, pies at bakeries cost up to 20 liras, a loaf of bread costs 6-12 liras, a price for cheese starts at 200 liras per kilo, milk costs 15-25 liras per liter.

Prices for Internet traffic in Turkey are quite reasonable. The most expensive thing is a new SIM-card which can cost 150 liras and more.


Turkey plays an important role in the world tourism industry. One of the reasons why the country is a very popular tourist destinations is that there are all kinds of entertainment for all categories of travelers. Parks and recreations, museums, aqua parks and shopping centers are located not only in big cities but in provincial towns as well. Turkey features magnificent beaches and many beautiful places for taking walks, so vacations there can be a really unforgettable experience for any travelers.

One of the most fascinating activities for tourists is diving. Resorts that boast wonderful dive sites are Marmaris, Bodrum, Fethiye, Kalkan, Side and Kemer where divers can see ship- and plane wrecks. Plus, in Antalya divers have a chance to swim among antique ruins, feeling like a bird flying over an ancient city. Scuba diving to underwater caves, for example, Gök and Suluin caves, are also very popular.

In Turkey travelers can rent a yacht or go kitesurfing almost along the entire coast. Tourists also like kayaking and rafting because there’s no lack of mountain rivers in the country. The Dalaman, Manavgat, Köprüçay, Alara, Eşen and many other rivers run through picturesque landscapes.

Tourists can fly a hot air balloon or a paraglider or take part in a safari in forests and on rivers. A perfect place to commune with nature is Köprülü Canyon which is a canyon and a National Park. It has over 500 species of trees, shrubs and rare plants, as well as various birds, giant sea turtles and other amazing inhabitants of our planet.

Popular tourist entertainment activities in Turkey include Bosphorus cruises, boat and Pirate Ship trips, visiting hot springs, for instance in Pamukkale, and local entertainment parks. The latter include Aktur Park, a mini Disneyland in Antalya that has game machines, 5D cinemas and cafes, Sealanya Dolphin Park with dolphins, sea lions and seals, a theme park The Land of Legends with various attractions and water slides. The park Kingdom of Sea in Kemer is also worth mentioning. It’s an underwater kingdom of Poseidon and visitors can literally dive into the wonderful world of antique ruins with columns, an amphitheater, streets and houses hidden under water. It’s pure magic!


Turkey is a perfect destination for MICE travels. Hotels located at the famous resorts of the country are great places to host all kinds of corporate field events aimed at team building and employee incentives.

Turkey has plenty of opportunities for organizing all kinds of business events from conferences or business meetings, to workshops or masterminds for any number of participants. Modern technical equipment, high-quality service, a large variety of accommodation facilities, entertainment and recreation attract lots of tourists to such resorts of the country as Side, Antalya, Kemer, Belek, and Kiriş.

Moreover, Turkish cities are great venues for any MICE events. For example, Istanbul, the largest city of the country, have lots of hotels for comfortable accommodation and hosting MICE events. Business trips there can be perfectly blended with fascinating excursions to various historical sites which the ancient city can be proud of.

Cities & Resorts

Turkey is a country, the main part of which is located in Western Asia, with a small portion in Southern Europe. More than 80 million people live there on an area of 783,562 km2, Turkey ranks 19th in the world in terms of population and 36th in terms of the total area.

The present-day Republic of Turkey was proclaimed in 1923 when the Sultanate was abolished and a national state was created in the area of East Thrace, Asia Minor and the Armenian highlands. In the old days, Turkey was part of many other states: the Hittite Empire, Assyria, Urartu, Armenia, Byzantium, Georgia (Colchis and Iberia), Persia, Roman Empire and others.

Turkey is a country with an amazing variety of landscapes. Wooded mountains and the sea are the factors which affect the climate significantly, so the weather in different parts of Turkey varies a lot. In the center of the country, the climate is moderately continental with hot, dry summers and fairly cold winters. In the areas located closer to the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas, winter is much warmer, the climate is mild Mediterranean though there is low rainfall in summer due to the presence of the mountains. The climate on the Black Sea coast is marine, which means that there is enough rainfall and the air temperature in winter sometimes drops below zero.

The breathtaking beauty of nature, a great number of historical attractions, and a well-developed tourist infrastructure are the reasons why thousands of travelers from all over the world come to Turkey all year round.


Many people mistakenly consider Istanbul to be the capital of Turkey, and it’s not surprising. Istanbul is the largest city in the country, it’s an important economic and cultural center, home to more than 15 million people. It’s one of the most populous cities in the world.

By the way, Istanbul was once the capital of the Roman, Eastern Roman (Byzantine), as well as Latin and Ottoman Empires. In the past, this city had other names – Byzantium and then Constantinople.

Istanbul straddles the Bosporus Strait, which provides the only passage from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean via the Sea of Marmara. In the old days, the Silk Road traveled through Istanbul, connecting East Asia and the Mediterranean in Antiquity and the Middle Ages.

It’s a super interesting city, a nice blend of Asian and European cultures. There’s a lot of things to see and admire. The sites of the Roman-Byzantine period include the Basilica Cistern, the Golden Gate, the Aqueduct of Valens and many others, such as numerous Byzantine churches, palaces, ancient fortresses and mosques. Famous Istanbul bazaars, such as the Grand Bazaar, Arasta Bazaar and the Spice Bazaar, are also worth visiting. Don’t miss a chance to visit one of the beautiful parks and bridges full of history.


It’s the capital of Turkey where around 5 million people live. Ankara is less populated than Istanbul but its urban area is larger. Ankara was founded in the 7th century BC and took its Greek name Ánkyra or Angora. Such well-known phenomena as Angora cats and Angora wool are directly related to the city of Ankara.

The capital of the country is located in the central part of Anatolia at about 938 m above sea level at the left bank of the Ankara River. Ankara became the new Turkish capital quite recently, upon the establishment of the Republic of Turkey on 29 October 1923. The city is very old, with various historical sites but it’s also an important commercial and industrial city.

Ankara boasts lots of museums, the most famous one is the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations which houses extensive collections of artifacts of Hittite, Phrygian, Urartian, Greek, Hellenistic, Roman, and other periods. Lots of excursions are arranged in Ankara to see numerous historical sites, for example, the ruins of Gordion, the capital city of ancient Phrygia. Another landmark of the city which is a must visit place for tourists, is a 125 m high communications and observation tower Atakule which features not only open terraces and a shopping mall but several cafes and restaurants including a revolving one where tourists can enjoy delicious food and admire the views of the city.


A seaside resort Kemer is located on the Mediterranean coast 45 km west of the city of Antalya. The length of the coastline of Kemer is 60 covered with rocks, hotels and beaches are located on the remaining parts of the coast.

The town and coastal villages are very beautiful, picturesque marine landscapes are completed by mountainous and wooded ones. However, Kemer isn’t a favorite place of beach holiday lovers since there are few sandy beaches except for the beaches of some hotels where the sand was intentionally transferred to.

Nevertheless, Kemer is one of the largest Turkey seaside resorts. There are about 50 5-star hotels and almost the same number of hotels that don’t have an official 5-star rating but provide luxury services. The resort features a large number of 4- and 3-star hotels, guest and boarding houses, apart hotels, mini hotels and villas. At the same time, holidays in Kemer are one of the most budget-friendly accommodation options in Turkey, it’s the place where the cheapest All Inclusive hotels are situated.

Entertainment includes excursions to archaeological sites, a cable car ride to the famous Tahtalı Dağı mountain, also known as Lycian Olympus, visits to the munt Mount Chimaera notable for constantly burning fires and an aqua park Dolusu Park where travelers can enjoy truly extreme rides down the water slides.


Kiriş is a popular tourist area and district of a seaside resort of Kemer. It adjoins another neighborhood, Çamyuva, in fact it’s one and the same resort divided with a water channel.

The length of the coastline there is about 5 km. The beach is a pebble one, it’s a great advantage of the neighborhood in comparison with other districts of Kemer that feature shingle and rocky beaches. The area stands out with extraordinary beauty of nature: picturesque mountainous and wooded landscapes are interspersed with sea views.

Kiriş is considered to be the most luxurious place to stay in Kemer, lots of comfortable first-class hotels are located there. For example, Asteria Fantasia De Luxe, Limak Limra Hotel & Resort, PGS Hotels Kiris, Queen's Park Le Jardin, Club Marco Polo, Simena Sun Club, etc.

The tourist infrastructure of the area is well-developed, there are shops, including souvenir ones, pharmacies, restaurants and cafes. The main local tourist attraction is an aqua park Dolusu Park located on one of the banks of the water channel. Many travelers consider the water park to be the most extreme in Turkey. The slides include an 80-meter long tunnel, a ‘Cauldron’ with a whirlpool, a ‘Hill’ with a changing slope and many other water slides which won’t let anyone get bored.


Antalya resort province is located on the Mediterranean coast in the south of the country. The distance between the provincial capital Antalya and Istanbul is 480 km, between Antalya and Ankara it is 380 km. The tourist infrastructure is well-developed there: there are lots of hotels and shopping centers, many restaurants and cafes.

There are also lots of places to visit in Antalya. Travelers can enjoy walking along the narrow streets of the Old Town with traditional houses of the Ottoman Empire of the century before last, going through the ancient Hadrian's Gate, visiting picturesque Düden Waterfalls or walking through the breathtaking tunnel of Antalya Aquarium which is the biggest in the world with a length of 131 meters and a width of 3 meters. Another attraction popular with tourists is the open-air sand sculpture museum Antalya Sandland. Another must-visit place is the Antalya Museum which includes 13 exhibition halls and an open air gallery that house examples of works, illuminating the entire history of the country from ancient civilizations to present days. The exhibits include antique statues, coins and weapons.

Antalya offers great opportunities for beach holidays, there are beaches for all tastes, such as sandy and pebble ones, and even magnificent beaches on rocks. While choosing a place to stay, it’s definitely worth looking through its photos carefully in order to find a hotel with a beach that will better suit your needs.


Belek is a resort on the Turkish Mediterranean, located in Antalya province 35 km to the east of Antalya. The town is rather small, about 7,000 residents live there permanently but lots of tourists come there all year round.

In the off-season travelers come to enjoy themselves in local SPA centers or play golf. Belek is considered to be the center of the popular sport in Turkey since there are over 15 well-equipped golf links and new ones are going to be built soon.

Beach season in Belek lasts from April to October. A great number of travelers come to the town at this time because the beaches of Belek are thought to be one of the best in the country. They are mostly sandy, gently sloping ones with little amount of pebbles. The beaches are very clean and well-maintained. However, it should be taken into account that most of the beaches belong to five-star hotels, holidays in Belek are not budget-friendly, it’s quite an expensive resort.

The variety of entertainment is amazing, for example, a one-day visit to an aqua park The Land of Legends will likely not seem enough. History-lovers will be fascinated by an excursion to the Roman ruins at Perge and the ancient Aspendos amphitheater which are located near Belek.


Side is a city on the southern Mediterranean coast of Turkey in the district of Manavgat, 75 km to the east from Antalya. There are 40 kilometers of coastline, and almost all of them are beaches.

Beaches in Side are mostly sandy with a small amount of pebbles, so they can compete with such popular Turkish resorts for beach holidays as Belek and Marmaris. The beaches are gently sloping and the water in the sea is clear and azure, they are perfect for sunbathing and swimming.

Side is one of the largest Turkish resorts. There are over 500 hotels with different star-ratings, most of them are All Inclusive ones. Tourist infrastructure outside hotels is not very well-developed, there are just a few restaurants and shops almost everywhere except for the West Beach which is quite a popular place in this regard.

In addition to relaxation on the beach, travelers like canoeing and rafting, as well as diving, since there’s an amazing underwater museum in Side. It includes over one hundred statues up to six meters in height. History lovers will definitely find fascinating a tour to the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Side, one of the best-known classical sites in the country which features an amphitheater, a part of an antique temple, baths and many other sites.


Alanya is a beach resort city, a municipality and district of Antalya Province. It’s located on the southern coast of Turkey, in the country's Mediterranean Region, 135 kilometers east of the city of Antalya, 830 km away from Istanbul and 530 km away from Ankara. Alanya’s neighbor in the west is another world-known resort, the city of Side, but if you travel from Alanya to the east, you’ll get to small Turkish resorts such as Anamur and Kizkalesi.

Alanya is considered to be the resort which is especially popular with tourists from Germany, though travelers from other countries also like spending time at local beaches which are just numerous there. There are sandy beaches, as well as the ones with small or big pebbles, tourists are up to choose which ones they like most.

There’s a great number of hotels too. According to some sources, nowadays the resort can offer its visitors over 150,000 beds. Travelers can find accommodation for any budget, however, it’s widely known that Alanya is quite a cheap place to stay, in comparison with many other resorts of the country, prices in Alanya are more attractive.

The city boasts such attractions as a medieval Alanya castle, the Red Tower, the Tersane (a medieval drydock), Damlataş Cave, and beautiful Sapadere Canyon.


Turkey is a popular tourist destination, travelers from all over the world come there every year to spend their holidays. Tourist infrastructure is very well-developed there, so tourists can choose between hotels of various levels of service and targeted at different categories of travelers, such as families or individuals, young travelers who like noisy get-togethers, couples having romantic trips, or active tourists who are in love with sports, long walks and tours to historical sites.

Hotels are concentrated at resorts on the Mediterranean coast (such as Antalya, Belek, Alanya, Kemer, Side), the Aegean coast (Marmaris, Bodrum, Fethiye, Dalaman, Kuşadası) and the Black Sea coast (Amasra, Sinop, Samsun, Rize, Trabzon, and Hopa).

Budget-friendly accommodation facilities can be found almost at any resort but, speaking about holidays on the Mediterranean coast, the least expensive accommodation options are available at the hotels of Alanya and Kemer. Most of the luxury hotels are situated in Belek which is famous for splendid SPA centers and golf courses.

The hotels located in Kemer are popular among young travelers and those who prefer active leisure. Travelers who like calm and relaxed stays should consider spending their holidays in Alanya, Antalya and Side which are good choices for comfortable stays in the velvet season.

You’ll definitely find suitable accommodation of any kind within a wide range of hotels:
Budget-friendly hotels from $9 per person per night
Hotels for beach holidays for any budget
Hotels for young people
Hotels for family holidays
Hotels for sport teams
City hotels
Hotels suitable for MICE events
Luxury hotels

Guided Tours

The height of the mountain is over 2,365 m. From the summit travelers can enjoy a panoramic view over the coast. One cable car line leads to the summit of Tahtalı, and a ride there delights all tourists.

Tahtalı Dağı mountain (Lycian Olympus)

13 exhibition halls and an open air gallery house masterpieces of Roman and Byzantine periods, including statues, household items and various coins made of gold, silver, electrum, and copper.

The Antalya Museum

In the area of the world-famous ancient city visitors can see the remains left behind from the 3rd millennium BC to the 5th century AD.

The Archaeological Site of Troy

It was an ancient metropolis, the suburbs of which were inhabited in the Neolithic era. The archaeological zone of Ephesus today occupies more than 10 kilometers.

The ruins of Ephesus

They were built many centuries ago during the heyday of the city of Side. Today, elegant columns have been preserved, which look perfect in front of the sea.

The Temples of Apollo and Athena in Side

The ancient amphitheater, which could accommodate about 20,000 spectators, has been preserved almost completely. The museum exhibits are unique historical illustrations.

The Roman theater and the archaeological museum in Side

The city is famous for the Roman theater which has been remarkably well preserved. The construction was started in the time of Anthony Pius and completed in the era of Marcus Aurelius.

The ancient Greco-Roman city of Aspendos

According to ancient myths, it was founded by the son of Andromache and Helenus. One of the Seven Churches of the Apocalypse with an Altar which is often referred to as the "Seat of Satan", is situated there.

The ancient city of Pergamon

It’s an impressive natural attraction mentioned in the ancient myths. The mount is notable for constantly burning fires

Mount Chimaera

It’s an octagonal powerful structure with battlements, built in the 13th century. The height of the tower is 33 meters, 85 stone steps lead to its top.

The Red Tower (Kızıl Kule)

It’s the principal mosque of Istanbul, an outstanding example of Islamic architecture. The mosque features six minarets, it’s a combination of Ottoman and Byzantine styles.

The Blue Mosque (the Sultan Ahmed Mosque)

It was the Orthodox cathedral of Constantinople for the Byzantine Empire and an architectural and cultural icon of Byzantine and Eastern Orthodox civilization which is now a mosque.

The Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque (Hagia Sophia)

It’s the second most important mosque in Turkey which also has been the largest in the country until recently. The construction with four elegant minarets was built in 1550-1557; the height of its dome is 53 m.

The Süleymaniye Mosque

It’s a group of three archaeological museums with millions of exhibits, including sarcophagi, statues, coins, household items and other things of ancient civilizations.

The Istanbul Archaeology Museums

It served as the administrative center of the Ottoman Empire, and was the main residence of its sultans till the 19th century. Now it’s a large museum which houses 65,000 exhibits which is actually the tenth part of the collection.

The Topkapı Palace

It’s one of the largest bazaars in Istanbul, the construction of which was started in 1597. The variety of sweets, delicacies and spices is an embarrassment of riches.

The Spice Bazaar (the Egyptian Bazaar)

This truly amazing place is characterized by volcanic landscapes, underground cities created in the 1st century BC, and cave monasteries dating back to the time of the early Christians.


Deep valleys with rock-cut churches of the early Christians who found refuge there from the persecution of the Romans at Dawn of Christianity.

Göreme National Park

It’s a unique natural attraction, an unbelievably beautiful area with hot springs and unusual landscapes.


The pool is located on top of the mountain in Pamukkale. Water there has healing rejuvenating properties which tourists can experience by themselves while swimming or taking some water away.

Cleopatra’s Pool

It’s an ancient city whose extensive remains are adjacent to modern Pamukkale. The place is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Everything there is filled with history. The Tomb of Philip the Apostle is also located there.


It’s a picturesque place with crystal-clear azure water through which an ancient town that had been destroyed by an earthquake during the 2nd century and sunk, can be seen.

Kekova Sunken City

St. Nicholas lived and preached there and his church is the landmark of the town. Now the place is one of Christian pilgrimage sites.

The ancient town of Myra

Tombs carved into the rocks are located in the town of Demre. The Roman theater for 10,000 spectators and other remains of Roman Myra are located nearby.

Lycian rock-cut tombs

A picturesque cascade of waterfalls, equipped with beautiful lighting, which allows you to admire the spectacle of falling water around the clock.

Düden Waterfalls

It’s one of the largest tunnel aquariums in the world. The length of the tunnel is 131 meters, the width is 3 meters. Various species of marine animals and fish live there.

Antalya Aquarium

It’s a gorgeous canyon 750 meters long in the Taurus mountains. The place features the diverse flora and fauna and beautiful landscapes.

Sapadere Canyon

The cave is full of stalactites and stalagmites that were formed in fifteen thousand years. The cave is popularly known as an "asthma-cure cave" due to the unique combination of the air composition, humidity and air temperature.

Damlataş Cave

It’s an aqua park with a total area of 60 hectares. There are over 70 different water slides, a wave pool, a sandy beach and much more.

The Land of Legends

The visitors can watch a great show with dolphins, sea lions and seals. Spectators can take two pleasures at one place: they can swim in a pool and see marine animals.

Sealanya Dolphin Park