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Republic of Turkey

Turkey is a Eurasian country that stretches from Thrace in the Balkan region of south-eastern Europe to Antolian Peninsula in western Asia. It is bordered by Bulgaria to the north-east, Greece to the west, Georgia to the north-east, Armenia, Iran and Azerbaijian to the east and Iraq and Syria to the south-east.

The capital of Turkey is Ankara although Istanbul is its largest city. More foreign tourists visit Istanbul than Ankara. Turkish is the official language of Turkey. It has a total area of approximately 780,000 square kilometres and a total population of approximately 72 million people.

The following are two of our favourite tourist attractions in Turkey:-

Antalya Harbour, Southern Turkey

The Antalya Harbour is located at south of Kaleici Old Town near the heart of the city. It is dotted with lots of souvenir shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. The harbour is a popular tourist attraction which attracts thousands of tourists every day. The Antalya Harbour is also known as the Turkish Riviera.

Boats of different colours and sizes are anchored in the harbour, many of them are sight-seeing tour boats. You may take an hour boat tour along both sides of the harbour by paying between ten and twenty Turkish liras (approximately five to ten euros).

Beautiful rock formations, caves, mini waterfalls, luxury villas and condominums can be seen along both sides of the harbour. The view of the harbour from the sea is truly amazing!

Harbour of Alanya, Southern Turkey

Alanya Harbour is located on the east side of the rocky Alanya Peninsula which divides the city into two sections. This is a great tourist destination. All foreign tourists who visit Alanya will somehow visit the picturesque harbour as the harbour is the most visited part of Alanya. It is situated approximately two kilometres from the city center.

The harbour was a great naval base used by the Romans, the Byzantines, the Seljuks, the Ottomans and the Turks during their conquests and their reigns of the city and the harbour. Among the tourist atttractions at the harbour are the Red Tower and the Old Dockyard. Boat tour around the harbour is also a favourite attraction for the tourists.

The harbour is dotted with numerous cafes, bars and restaurants. In the evening you may want to walk along the coast enjoy strolling or just sit on the bench, watch the sea and the many boats at the harbour and take a deep breath if you need a break from the chaos of the city.

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  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Mar 9, 2014 at 12:59 AM

    we loved our 4 weeks driving around Turkey in June-July last year (another special place for a birthday!) very different to the huge group tour i was with for 2 weeks in 1999!

    • hopang's Profile Photo
      Mar 9, 2014 at 10:56 AM

      Hi Angela, Thanks for your visit to our Turkey travel pages, your ratings and your comments. We really appreciate them. Turkey is one of our top tourist nations in Europe. We can't wait to go back to Turkey again in the near future. ~ho & pang

  • Mikebb's Profile Photo
    Sep 30, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    Excellent page Ho & Pang. Brought back memories of our 2010 visit and introduced us to many sights we had missed.

    • hopang's Profile Photo
      Oct 21, 2013 at 6:30 AM

      Hi Mike, Thanks for visiting our Turkey travel pages. The country is one of our favourite tourist nations in Europe. We hope to visit more cities in Turkey in the near future. ~ho & pang

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  • Aitana's Profile Photo
    Dec 17, 2011 at 11:36 AM

    Hi Ho&Pang, thanks for a great page and fantastic tips of Turkey.

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2011 at 8:02 AM

    Excellent page Hopang! The Hagia Sophia, Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Statue of Seljuk Sultan, Hadrian's Gate, Red Tower (Kizilkule in Turkish), Library of Celsus are beautiful. Turky has such contrast with the old and new, and it all seems to meld together nicely!

  • xaver's Profile Photo
    Jun 5, 2010 at 5:06 AM

    This is a country I still strongly wish to visit. Great tips.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    May 26, 2010 at 10:59 AM

    Hello, friends! You have managed to visit so many picturesque places there and hence have splendid memories.... Good for you!><><><

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2010 at 1:21 PM

    Ho and Pang, fabulous overview with brilliant photos of Turkey. Very practical transportation tips. Although I have been to most countries in Europe I still haven't made it to Turkey. I would love to take a Mud Bath right now. :-)

  • Mikebb's Profile Photo
    May 1, 2010 at 4:28 PM

    Enjoyed your page, very informative. Taking a 15 day coach tourlate September this year. Looks like we are in for a fantastic time.

  • morne's Profile Photo
    Apr 14, 2010 at 2:08 PM

    Fantastic page filled with lots of info. thanks for taking me on the tour of Turkey

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Feb 13, 2010 at 5:34 AM

    Hi Ho & Pang, I've just been looking through your Things to Do tips on Turkey. I think I would especially enjoy visiting Ephesus with the Temple of Artemis, the Library of Celsus and the Great Theater.


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