There are numerous reasons for visitingTurkey. To begin with, this wonderful land is blessed by a lovely nature. Surrounded by seas on three sides, it is covered by mountains, forests, steppes and all sorts of land variations, all of which are of superb beauty. Indeed, the big part of the country is as lovely as a national park. The genuine friendliness and traditional hospitality of Turkish people towards visitors are wellknown worldwide. And then of course, the history of this land, called Anatolia, is incredibly rich and long.
Istanbul is the cultural, economic and financial centre of Turkey with a rich cultural heritage and long history. It is the only metropolis in the world that connects two continents and has served as the capital of the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire, the Latin Empire and the Ottoman Empire. There are too many places to see and unlimited things to do depending on your interests.
Seven million foreign visitors arrived in Istanbul in 2010, when it was named a European Capital of Culture, making it the world's 10th most popular tourist destination.
Culture, history, arts, leisure, adventure, whichever is the motto of your trip, you will find such many things in Istanbul.