9 Useful Turkey Travel Tips: What to Know Before Traveling To Turkey
Visited by nearly 38 million people a year, Turkey is one of the world’s top 10 tourism destinations, and for good reason. Actually, make that many reasons: history, nature, food, culture, hospitality… With so much to explore, it can be hard to know where to start. These tips will help make your trip as rewarding as it can be.Justly famed for its ancient ruins, scenic coastlines, and the fantastical landscapes of Cappadocia, Turkey holds plenty of surprises, too. Nearly twice the size of California (at 300,000 square miles), Turkey has mountains and deserts, forests and farmland, traditional rural villages and the vibrant mega-city of Istanbul. Outdoor-lovers will thrill to hike in the rugged Kaçkar range or on the Lycian Way above the sparkling Mediterranean Sea, while foodies can enjoy fine dining in Istanbul or delicious regional home-cooking and a warm welcome in no-frills lokantas (restaurants).