Welcome to Turkey
Turkey at crossroads of Asia, Europe and Africa is currently the 6th most popular tourist destination in the world, attracting more than 40 million tourists annually.
On top of the high quality facilities available, having temperate climate and the unique variety of nature with sun, sea, mountains and lakes, Turkey is the ideal proposal for physical and psychological health and offers the vacationer a complete change from the stress and routine of everyday life.
Luxury international and local experienced hotel chains all over the country, private villas which offer privacy and comfort, the ability to enjoy the deep blue of the Mediterranean Sea, in combination with its ancient and historical cultural heritage and the high culinary tradition, create the best framework for relaxation, comfort and luxury.
Turkey is also one of the fastest-growing destinations for medical tourists, with over 500.000 medical travellers visiting in 2018 alone. Many patients are drawn to Turkey because of the expertise of their dental care services and the equally low prices.
Istanbul is one of the world’s great cities famous for its historical monuments and magnificent scenic beauties. It is the only city in the world which spreads over two continents: it lies at a point where Asia and Europe are separated by a narrow strait – the Bosphorus. Istanbul has a history of over 2,500 years, and ever since its establishment on this strategic junction of lands and seas, the city has been a crucial trade center.
The historic city of Istanbul is situated on a peninsula flanked on three sides by the Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. It has been the capital of three great empires, the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires, and for more than 1,600 years over 120 emperors and sultans ruled the world from here.
Surrounded by 5th century Roman city walls and stretching over seven hills, Istanbul is adorned by the masterpieces of Turkish art, the great mosques of the Sultans that crown the hills. The city presents an exquisite, majestic and serene silhouette from all directions.
Owing to its increasing global connectivity and its favorable geographical position, Istanbul is very much the center of attention with its recent rise to the 5th most visited city according to Master Card Global Destinations Cities Index 2015 with over 11.8 million foreign and domestic visitors annually.