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Whether you are an art and history buff, an archaeology nut or a nature lover, enjoy browsing through markets or going diving, the different regions of Turkey offer endless possibilities all year round. Each area has its own personality, history, landscape and even cuisine, and with so much on offer to visitors it is not surprising that one trip to Turkey is never enough.

Surrounded by four different seas, Turkey is a beach paradise with over 8000 km of sunny strips of sand. It also has an abundance of plant and wildlife species that can be enjoyed while camping or trekking in the many national parks which are dotted around the country.

Home to more than 20 different fascinating civilisations, Turkey has a 10,000 year-old heritage, much of which is still being uncovered. Its rich history is very much part of the present, with temples, ancient theatres, churches, mosques, tombs, statues of gods, palaces and fortresses, and of course the many detailed and fascination museums which bring the past to life.

And of course in cities like Istanbul, there is a modern, lively ambience of contemporary society living alongside tradition, where art and music can be enjoyed whether it belongs to today or yesteryear.

The Mediterranean
Aegean
Beginning from the south of splendid Toros Mountains lies the Mediterranean coast with beautiful sceneries, sandy beaches, secluded coves, tranquil ruin places and attractive holiday facilities... It will be out of exaggeration to depict Anatolia presenting its utmost spectacles to Agean coasts. As to Heredot's statement "Embracing the most beautiful sky and mildest climate of the world" gulfs and peninsulas, coves and golden beaches line up one after the other among the Agean coast...
The Black Sea Region
Central Anatolian Region
Coasts curling besides mountains covered with very green forests, valleys and plains. Fields of tea, hazelnut, tobacco and corn, highway parallel to narrow coastline, coves,villages and beaches... Being at the center of Turkey, Central Anatolian Region embodies assorted beauties.Having been witness to the transitions of important civilizations, today the region is the political center of Turkey.
 East  and Southeast Anatolia 
 Marmara
With its high mountain ranges, valleys, plains and lakes,streams and riverbeds integrated with colors of purple, brown, grey, yellow and red ,and adorned with the unique architectural samples of Turkish culture, East and Southeast Anatolian Region bring to the sight pleasurable panoramic views... Hills of various sizes,fields of sunflowers and vineyards as far as the eye can see. And Trakya constituting the European side of Turkey.The region separated from Anatolia by Bosphorus, The Sea of Marmara and the Dardanelles. A traveller from Europe on his/her arrival to Edirne first encounters the masterpiece of Mimar Sinan, Selimiye Mosque.This province boasts to have the most authentic works of Ottoman architecture.
 
01- Current concerts, films, plays and even football games are listed in the Internet site Biletix (in Turkish only!), where tickets can be bought on-line. Front Desk will be happy to provide further information. www.biletix.com
02- Dances of Colours; Spectacular dances, Amazing costumes, great music. Dances from 10 different regions of Turkey. Whirling Dervishes, belly dance of Istanbul and more. Click here

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