Republic of Turkey
Turkey is the country which became the favourite vacation spot of many people. The sea of ultramarines color and majestic mountains, fine beaches and set of luxury hotels, all this is Turkey. It is the one country in the world which is washed by four seas (Mediterranean, Black, Aegean and Marble). The trip will bring you the mass of new impressions, and you will be convinced that Turkey is a fantastic country with centuries-old history and the own color.
The main tourist center is the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. All beaches of the coast are the most ecologically harmless in the world. They are marked out by the special sign "Blue Flag".
The mountain district prevails in this country. It is a lot of deep rivers and beautiful falls.
There are all conditions for rest – beach and mountain-skiing.
The capital of Turkey is Ankara.
Climate of Turkey
Weather in Turkey on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea allows to enjoy the pure, warm sea and the sun from May to December. In each region climate is different.
On the coast of the Aegean Sea the swimming season begins later - in June and comes to an end in October. On the Antalya coast the summer temperature reaches 30-40 degrees, and in the winter seldom falls lower than ten.
In the east of the country in mountains, temperature reaches in the winter minus point. Here the winter begins in November and comes to an end in May. From December to April it is good to have a rest in ski resorts of Turkey (Palandoken, Uludag, Saklekent).
Hotels, resorts of Turkey
The most popular resorts are on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea and Aegean. Five and four-stars hotels have own beaches. The rooms are designed and equipped according to highest standards. In winter time in hotels covered-pools work.
Antalya – the city which has centuries-old history and is rated as the best resort of Turkey. The past and the present is harmoniously combined in it. In an archaeological museum of Antalya you may learn about rich history of this city and may see one of the biggest collections of the Greek sculpture. Modern hotels, restaurants, aquaparks and discos entertain vacationers with east hospitality. Many orange trees grow in Antalya, it even call "The capital of oranges".
The resort Kundu is located in several kilometers from Antalya. A lot of tourists are attracted by the beautiful nature and sandy beaches of this resort. Round the resort the mountains with emerald-green vegetation are located. Dyuden's river formed beautiful waterfall in east part of Antalya.
The amazing-beauty city of Kemer is located in forty three kilometers from Antalya. It is surrounded with ridges of Taurus mountains. There are a lot of the architectural monuments constructed in antique times.
The resort Side began the history since the seventh century B.C.. There are a lot of architectural monuments. Among them Big ancient theater – the Necropolis, Apollo's temples and Athens. The rich history of this amazing country will make your rest not only entertaining, but also informative. You may take excursions in Karaaliogu, Ataturk, Mermerli's natural parks and many others. The purest waterfalls and air, the beautiful nature will present to you new impressions.
Turkey opens the embraces for tourists all the year round. In the winter you can visit ski resorts Uludag and Palandoken. Hotels are not big, about 80 rooms.
For strengthening of health you can go to have a rest on resorts to Cheshme, Afyon, Bursa and Yalova. There are hotels of sanatorium type. Pamukkale resort, what means "cotton paradise", is known for the healing springs. Mineral water from spring and mud cure has a profoundly positive impact on people.
Many hotels in Turkey have "all inclusive" system.
Shopping and shops of Turkey
Turkey has the history and culture of trade. Art of the bargaining is high rate here. Everywhere shopping accepts bargaining, but you should do it skillfully and with a smile. Street-shops and bazaar is very widespread.
The bazaars represent covered constructions of rather big area. Round such bazaars you can always find a lot of small little shops. The prices there are a bit higher, than on the bazaar.
Also there are open markets which you may see everywhere in small streets and lanes of the city or on suburbs. There is everything: products, and textiles, and electronics.
Istanbul bazaars are famous around the world. The bazaar of Kapali Carsi is well-known for antiques, carpets and jewelry. Around Sultanakhmet there are a lot of the little shops trading in carpets and products of local handicraftsmen. Products from skin are appreciated.
There are also large shops and shopping centers for purchases.
Events in Turkey
In Turkey cultural life is very rich, various festivals are held all the year round. And the International regatta in Marmaris and a film festival in Istanbul are held in April. The film festival "Gold orange" is carried out in Antalya, and a jazz festival in Istanbul are held in an early autumn. In May you may visit a tourism Festival in Anamura.
Fans of extreme rest will be pleased by river floating on inflatable boats and the mountain rivers rafting. You will have quieter rest in Kuzdera. There on the ranch in a shadow of trees you may ride horse. In Belek you may visit an aquapark or a delphinarium.
Fans of seafood should visit trout economy Ulupinar. There you can fish, and fish will prepareat in small restaurant for you.
And the most important sight of Turkey are the Turkish baths (hamam). After you visit hamam (and you need three hours for this), you will feel looked younger and vigorous.Турецкие сладости надо попробовать обязательно.