ON THE BOSPHORUS No stay in Istanbul can be considered complete without an excursion by boat along the magical and legendary Bosphorus, the fabled and renowned winding strait... Read more


Izmir is the ttod-largest city in Turkey and its second-largest port. It is spread out around the shores of an extensive bay that is busy with shipping and... Read more


No one coming to Aegean Turkey will want to miss a visit to Ephesus, one of the most important cities of ancient times. The city was adorned with... Read more

Map of Turkey

ANKARA Ankara, Turkey’s capital, is set in the strategic heartland of Central Anatolia, its site deliberately chosen by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the modern Republic of... Read more

Travel to Turkey

HISTORY Though the city is thorougly modem in appearance, its origins date back to a Hittite settlement in the 2nd millennium BC. In the 8th century BC the... Read more


The only city in the world to be located on two continents, Europe and Asia, Istanbul spreads out on two sides of the Bosphorus, a narrow channel in... Read more