Turkey, Europe and Asia’s meeting point, has been a haven for travellers for thousands of years and has developed a rich and fascinating culture as a result. One of the world’s most cosmopolitan destinations, it also benefits from a variety of beautiful landscapes and sun-soaked, golden beaches. It’s a wonderful place to enjoy a luxury holiday.
When to visit
Turkey has a varied climate because of its huge land area and its coasts on two seas. The majority of holidaymakers prefer to visit between June and September when the climate is most pleasant. The Mediterranean resort areas are warm and dry at this time, whilst the Black Sea resort areas are hotter and more humid, with rain sometimes pleasant and welcome. The resorts along the coast of the inland Sea of Marmara are somewhere in between. Up on the Anatolian Plateau in the interior, the summers can be very hot, whereas winter sees ski resorts open as thick snow covers the hills and mountains.
To sum up
An intriguing country as rich in culture as in natural wonders, Turkey is a five-star holiday destination that everybody deserves to encounter at least once in a lifetime.
The variety of food and drink on offer in Turkey is vast, taking influence from the Greeks, the Middle East and Western cultures. Some food and drink consist of- Baklava (a syrup pastry), Doner Kebap (lamb), Iskender Kebap (lamb), Gozleme (flatbread), Manti (a type of dumpling), Meze (a platter), Pide (referred to pita bread), Turkish Coffee, Turkish Tea. Most famously it is the well-known Sis and Doner kebab’s (skewered lamb). Meat in Turkey is one of the most popular foods used. Yet there is an abundance of vegetables that go into so many of Turkeys foods too. Fresh fish is also well used and prepared in a number of different ways. For a sweet tooth, be sure to try Turkish delight, which are small, fragrant cubes of jelly dusted with icing sugar creating a tasty treat.
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