Turkey

Turkey Travel Guide

Emperors, poets, traders, warriors, religious pilgrims, explorers - over the centuries, all have found themselves drawn to the diverse, beautiful land now known as Turkey. Even today, Turkey ranks among the top travel destinations in the world, thanks to such attractions as stylish Istanbul, which has one of the globe's youngest populations, the chic beach towns along the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts, the wealth of world-class historic sites and ruins, and the unforgettable landscapes of desert spots like Cappadocia. Add to that the incredible cuisine, the famous bazaars and artisan trades, and the decadent hammam spa traditions, and it's clear that Turkey travel offers something for everyone.

Things Not to Miss in Turkey

Our Turkey travel guide will point you to the can't-miss sights and activities this diverse destination has to offer. A few highlights:

• Stroll through Istanbul's Grand Bazaar, Dolmabahçe Palace, and Topkapi Palace

• Take a cruise on the Bosphorus

• Visit the ruins at Ephesus

• Take a hot air balloon ride over the caves and towers of Cappadocia

• Lounge on the beach in Bodrum

When To Visit Turkey

The regions bordering the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas are cool and wet in the winter, with dry and sunny days in the summer. The mountain regions see snow in the winter, making them perfect for winter sports enthusiasts, while Istanbul can be visited all year round. Spring, summer and fall are best to take advantage of Istanbul's outdoor cafes, Bosphorus cruises, and city parks.

Articles about Turkey

It's hard to take a photo of Lake Tuz in Aksaray, Turkey that isn't absolutely breathtaking, thanks to its rainbow of reds and pinks. Turns out it's much more than a scenic spot—more than half of Turkey's salt comes from this shallow body of water...
It's hard to take a photo of Lake Tuz in Aksaray, Turkey that isn't absolutely breathtaking, thanks to its rainbow of reds and pinks. Turns out it's much more than a scenic spot—more than half of Turkey's salt comes from this shallow body of water...
It's hard to take a photo of Lake Tuz in Aksaray, Turkey that isn't absolutely breathtaking, thanks to its rainbow of reds and pinks. Turns out it's much more than a scenic spot—more than half of Turkey's salt comes from this shallow body of water...
It's hard to take a photo of Lake Tuz in Aksaray, Turkey that isn't absolutely breathtaking, thanks to its rainbow of reds and pinks. Turns out it's much more than a scenic spot—more than half of Turkey's salt comes from this shallow body of water...
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A few weeks ago, artists of different generations and pursuits gathered in Istanbul for the Istanbul International Arts & Culture Festival (IST.), a weekend of free conversations and art exhibits—the stuff that brings together luminaries from fiel...
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