Turkey is well known as a tourist’s delight all over the world. It has great historical sites and beautiful seaside resorts to attract all kinds of tourists. The seaside resorts which are beautiful and luxurious spread along the Aegean and Mediterranean Seacoasts. It is also well known for its culture and health and spa care. Istanbul, the capital, is on all the lists of top places to visit. It has a large number of hotels catering to all kinds of tourists. It is both a traditional as well as a modern city offering different things to different people. Major attractions are:
- Istanbul: this city is the largest city in Turkey. It is a leading global city. It has many major attractions which are historical in nature. It was the capital of Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. The most famous buildings are Sultan Ahmed Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, the Basilica Cistern, the Galata Tower, the Grand Bazaar, the Spice Bazaar, and many more such amazing wonders.
- Cruises and Beaches: many of the western tourists come to Turkey looking for its pristine beaches. Most of the beach resorts are located along the seacoast and is known as the Turkish Riviera. Antalya is very famous and is called the tourism capital of Turkey.
- Cultural Sites: there are many cultural attractions all over the country. These include Ephesus, Troy, Pamukkale, Trabzon, Konya, Didyma, Church of Antioch, Mardin and many more. Turkey has a rich culture and almost every corner of the country has some or other hidden gems.
- Caves: Cappadocia caves are famous for their uniqueness. These are ancient caves which were carved by nature and used by monks and other people. Some of these caves have been turned into hotels. You can stay there and have a unique experience. You can check the site online to learn about the hotels.
Earlier, the number of tourists was really huge. Since a couple of decades, the number has been coming down. The reasons have been many. Mainly it is the political unrest which the country has seen. Also, the region where Turkey is located is also not very stable politically and economically. In fact, the government is going all out to attract tourists. They have even asked the Turkish people living in different parts of the world to spend their holidays in the country. It still attracts a big number of tourists from Russia and some of the European countries. Apart from tourists, Turkey also gets a large number of scholars and historians who come to do research and learn more about the country and its culture.