Turkey is a nation straddling eastern Europe and western Asia with cultural connections to ancient Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. A richly historical land with some of the best cuisine you will ever taste, scenery from beaches to mountains and the great city of İstanbul.
Turkey has played a major role in the history of the Mediterranean world. Experiencing their legacy takes you from the closeted quarters of the sultan and his harem in İstanbul’s sprawling Topkapı Palace to the romantic and mysterious Lycian ruins on Mediterranean beaches.
Interesting facts about Turkey:
- Istanbul may be Europe’s largest city, but half of it actually extends into Asia.
- The signature Ottoman treat is tavuk göğsü, or chicken breast pudding.
- Oil Wrestling is the national sport – The spectacle of two bulky men stripped to the waist, doused with olive oil, and grappling under the hot Thracian sun is a 654-year-old sporting tradition and sight to behold.