Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages.
Things to know before visit Turkey
Weather in Turkey is dependent on the region. For instance in the Mediterranean and Agean coastal areas, there is typically Mediterranean climate. Summers lie between May and October and are hot and dry. Winters are mild with a lot of rains. In the area around Sea of Marmara, the weather is moderate.
Topkapi palace takes you back to ancient Turkey with its vibrant colors and artistic scenery. The pavilions of the palace are absolutely stunning, and treasured with jewels which add the royal touch to the palace.
The Sulemaniye mosque in Turkey is one of the oldest and most beautiful mosques. The mosque, which is now a landmark and pride of Turkey, is located on the third hill of Istanbul. It is a sacred destination that is not only visited by natives and believers but also by tourists from all over the world.
Built in the 15th century, Bodrum castle in Turkey still stands tall and strong. The castle has imposing views from many parts of it. The castle is huge and also has a museum of underwater Archaeology. Bodrum, as a city also has a lot to offer to its visitors. The city isn’t short of anything imaginable for a holiday.
The city of party-people, Alanya is crowned as the most lively and happening state of Turkey. Some may think of Turkey as a cultural and historic hub but Alanya is also filled with great nightclubs. The cost of food and drinks in Alanya are also comparatively low, which makes it affordable and enjoyable by one and all.
Travel Advisory: For the latest information and advice on safety and entry requirements please consult your travel agent well in advance of your departure and visit the following government website:
Department of Foreign affairs and trade www.dfat.gov.au
Smart Traveler website www.smartraveler.gov.au
Electricity: Turkey supplies electricity at a range of 230 volts in 50 alternate cycles.