Explore the fascinating country of Turkey
In days gone by, Turkey would have been located at the point where the three continents that made up the old world met. Because of this position, the area has always been at the center of trade and commerce allowing it to grow and develop over the years. It has seen a fusion of diverse cultures and influences and this has resulted in a truly dynamic sense of culture. It was even the center of the Ottoman Empire until 1922.
Geographically speaking, the land is somewhat varied - coastal mountains causing more significant changes than might otherwise be expected. That said, one will typically enjoy warm summers and cool winters depending on where and when they plan to visit. The Anatolian plateau seems to experience much more extreme weather than other parts of the country.
What would you find if you were to visit Turkey - truly one of the more beautiful destinations on this planet? Well, apart from beautiful blue waters, amazing ruins, artifacts and places of historical interest, you will find a wonderfully diverse and friendly people who are willing to welcome you with open arms. Whether you visit Istanbul, the largest city, Ankara, the city's capital or Izmir, the proposed birthplace of the ancient poet Homer, you will find something to captivate your interest and keep you entertained for days on end.
Turkey is also home to the world famous Hagia Sophia. Named after the godly quality Theia Sophia (holy wisdom), this amazing building was considered to be colossal even during its inception. It has weathered the ages and survived wars and now it is one of the most visited monuments in Turkey.
The Hagia Sophia is only one of the amazing wonders to be seen in this beautiful country. You can take your time and explore them all at your leisure or organize a quick tour that focuses mainly on the sights. Whatever your choice, you can be sure that a visit to Turkey will be an unforgettable experience.