Why Visit Turkey ?


* Istanbul is the only city in the world that spans two continents (Above is one of the three bridges between Euope and Asia)
* St. Peter's Church, the earliest Christian church, is located in Antakya (Antiochus in Pisidia)
* Seven Churches of Revelation (Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodecia) are located in Turkey
* St. Nicholas (Santa Claus) was born in Patara, located on the Mediterranean coast
* St. Paul, the apostle of Jesus Christ, was born in Tarsus and his well can be seen at the spot
* The oldest known temple anywhere in the world is in Gobeklitepe, in the southeastern part of Turkey
* The word "Mausoleum" was first used after the tomb of the Carian ruler of Mausolus, located in Halicarnassus, today's Bodrum.
* The word "Turquoise" stemmed from the unique blue color of the Mediterranean Sea
* The world's greatest mosaic musems are in (Zeugma) Gaziantep and Antakya.
* Two of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World are located in Turkey: Artemis Temple in Ephesus and Halicarnassus Mausoleum
* The legendary Phrygian King Midas ruled his Empire from Gordion, near Ankara
* The Trojan War was in Troy, near Çanakkale while the author of the Iliad and Odyssey, Homeros, was born in Sardis, today's Izmir
* The well-known ancient historian Herodotus was born in Halicarnassus
* The earliest coins in history were minted by Lydians near Sardis
* Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ, is believed to have spent the last years of her life in Ephesus
* Turkey became home to many different civilizations like Hittites, Greeks, Romans, Seljuks, Ottomans along with many others of smaller sized ones

Welcome to Turkey


UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Turkey


* Historical areas of Istanbul (1985)
* Göreme National Park and the rock sites of Cappadocia (1985)
* Great Mosque and Hospital of Divriği (1985)
* Hattusas - the Hittite Capital (1986)
* Nemrut Mountain (1987)
* Xanthos-Letoon (1988)
* Hierapolis - Pamukkale (1988)
* City of Safranbolu (1994)
* Archaeological Site of Troy (1998)
* Selimiye Mosque and Complex in Edirne (2011)
* Neolithic Site of Çatalhöyük (2012)
* Pergamon and its Multi-Layered Cultural Landscape (2014)
* Bursa and Cumalıkızık: The Birth of the Ottoman Empire (2014)
* Ephesus (2015)
* Diyarbakır Fortress and Hevsel Gardens Cultural Landscape (2015)
* Archaeological Site of Ani (2016)
* Aphrodisias (2017)
* Göbeklitepe (2018) 

 

You May Like to Come to Turkey a Few Times If You Have Still Not Seen and Tasted…

Turkish Food Tastes

 

ADANA

Bürücek Plateau, Karataş Beaches, Karatepe, Nemrun Plateau, Zorkun Plateau

Adana Kebab, Beet Juice, Bici Bici, Lahmacun, Şırdan

 

ADIYAMAN

Arsemia, Besni Springs, Cendere Bridge, Gölbaşı, Nemrut Mountain

Çiğ Köfte (Raw Meatballs), Eggplant Kebab, Halvah with Cheese, Tirşik

 

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