With one foot in the East and one in the West, Turkey is an explosion of cultures and influences. If Egypt is the point where the Middle East meets Africa, Turkey is undoubtedly where it meets Europe both geographically and culturally. Turkey holidays are unique as the country offers a fusion of secular European modernity with traditional Middle Eastern and Mediterranean culture.
On a holiday to Turkey you discover the traces of myriad ancient civilisations and empires, such as the Hittites, Romans, Ottomans and Byzantinians. Medieval castles and indulgent palaces share the landscape with imposing mountain ranges and balmy Mediterranean coastline. Meanwhile Turkey’s culinary delights are tantalizing, blending eastern spices with Mediterranean ingredients.
Turkey offers a curious and exciting mix of ancient and modern; east and west; secular and pious, and visitors seldom find one trip is enough to get to grips with it all.