Turkey has always been the gateway between Europe and Asia. It features rich cultural connections to many civilizations over the last three thousand years including ancient Greece, Rome, Byzantine, and the Ottomans. From the bustling and diverse Istanbul to the resort getaways along the Mediterranean and the thermal waters of Pamukkale, there’s so much to discover and explore. Here are just of a few of the great reasons you should head to Turkey on your next vacation:
Everything Begins in Istanbul. There’s no better place to begin than the incredible city of Istanbul. This city which connects Europe and Asia sits across the Bosphorus Strait. In the Old City, you can discover its long roots as you make your way across Roman-era artifacts like the Hippodrome, home to famous chariot races. You can also visit the Hagia Sophia built in the sixth century with a soaring dome. Then, you can jump into the present by taking a boat tour around incredible places such as under the Galata Bridge, a popular fishing spot and so much more.
Kick Back at the Beautiful Resorts along the Mediterranean. After you’ve had your fill of the excitement of Turkey’s largest city, head out to the Mediterranean and the many incredible destinations that lie along there. One of the most popular is Bodrum which is well-known for its fantastic beaches, nightlife, and medieval castle. Not far from here is Fethiye, one of the best boating destinations in Turkey and gateway to a wide range of islands just off the coast.
Set Sail for the amazing Turkish Islands. When most people think of Mediterranean islands, Greece and places like Santorini and Mykonos probably come to mind. If you are looking for something a little less touristy and more authentic than head out to some of the incredible Turkish islands. There are over 500 to choose from! For example, Bozcaada, Turkey’s third largest island is home to vineyards, historic monuments, and crystal-clear waters. Or you can enjoy the quiet and peaceful Burgazada Island which is one of the best places to escape it all. If you are looking for a vacation experience that is rich in culture, cuisine, and diversity, there’s nowhere else better to discover than Turkey. And the best way to do that is by having your own boat so reserve your charter today to unlock your next great adventure.