Turkey

Turkey is a nation straddling eastern Europe and western Asia with cultural connections to ancient Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empire ...

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Antalya

Antalya is a Turkish resort city with a yacht-filled Old Harbor and beaches flanked by large hotels. It's a gateway to Turkey's southern Mediterranean region, known as the Turquoise Coast for its blue waters. Remnants remain from Antalya's time as a major Roman port. These include Hadrian’s Gate, built to honour the Roman emperor’s visit in 130 A.D and 2nd-century Hidirlik Tower, with harbour views.

Weather in Antalya

Average Rainfall

1009 mm mm

Typical June

32°c

Typical December

10°c

Bursa

Bursa is a large city in northwest Turkey, lying in the foothills of roughly 2,500m-high Mount Uluda? near the Sea of Marmara. The city is known for its mosques and historical sites from the early Ottoman Empire. It's nicknamed "Bursa" owing to its many parks and trees, as well as its dramatic mountain backdrop. The 14th-century Ulu Cami features Seljuk-style arches and 20 domes.

Weather in Bursa

Average Rainfall

646 mm mm

Typical June

31°c

Typical December

2°c

Cappadocia

Cappadocia is fundamentally Center of Turkey, is known for its particular "fairy chimneys," tall, cone-moulded shake arrangements grouped in Monks Valley, Göreme and somewhere else. Different notables destinations incorporate Bronze Age homes cut into valley dividers by troglodytes and later utilized as shelters by early Christians. The 100m-profound Ihlara Canyon houses various shake face temples.

Weather in Cappadocia

Average Rainfall

840 mm mm

Typical June

10.0°C°c

Typical December

-4°c

Istanbul

Istanbul is a major city in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. Its Old City reflects the cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here. In the Sultanahmet district, the open-air, Roman-era Hippodrome was for centuries the site of chariot races, and Egyptian obelisks also remain. The iconic Byzantine Hagia Sophia features a soaring 6th-century dome and rare Christian mosaics.

Weather in Istanbul

Average Rainfall

747 mm mm

Typical June

27°c

Typical December

5°c

Izmir

Izmir is a city on Turkey’s Aegean coast. Known as Smyrna in antiquity, it was founded by the Greeks, taken over by the Romans and rebuilt by Alexander the Great before becoming part of the Ottoman Empire in the 15th century. Today, its expansive archaeological sites include the Roman Agora of Smyrna, now an open-air museum. The hilltop Kadifekale, or Velvet Castle, built during Alexander’s reign, overlooks the city.

Weather in Izmir

Average Rainfall

687 mm mm

Typical June

31°c

Typical December

7°c

Konya

Konya is a city south of Ankara in Turkey’s Central Anatolia region. It’s a pilgrimage destination for Sufis, focused on the tomb of the founder of the Mevlana order, Jalaluddin Rumi, in the Mevlana Museum. Sema whirling dervish ceremonies take place at the Mevlana Cultural Center, east of the museum. The 12th-century Alaeddin Mosque is surrounded by the green parks of Alaeddin Hill.

Weather in Konya

Average Rainfall

600mm mm

Typical June

73°F°c

Typical December

2°F°c

Trabzon

Trabzon is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeast Turkey. Built as a church in the 13th century, the city's Hagia Sophia has served as a hospital and a museum, but today is a mosque with restored ceiling frescoes. The Trabzon Museum, set in an early-20th-century mansion with rococo and art-nouveau elements, traces the city’s history with archaeological and ethnographic exhibitions.

Weather in Trabzon

Average Rainfall

830 mm mm

Typical June

27°c

Typical December

7°c

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