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Situated between Asia and Europe, Türkiye stands out as a peninsula encircled by seas on three sides. The country ranks among the top popular destinations worldwide by its diversified natural beauties beyond comparison and irreplaceable cultural heritage.
Serving as both a physical and cultural bridge by its lands extending over two different continents, Türkiye shines out as a remarkable country under the spotlight by its geopolitical and strategic significance. This captivating country is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the south, Black Sea to the north and the Aegean Sea to the west; it connects the Black Sea with the rest of the world through the Bosporus and the Dardanelles in the inland Sea of Marmara.
The country sets forth its connective power between the Anatolia and the Thracian region as well, with the 15 July Martyrs, Fatih Sultan Mehmet and Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridges over the inland Sea of Marmara. Rising on the fertile lands of the Anatolia by its population exceeding 80 million, Türkiye keeps on developing with the historic accumulation perfectly synthesized by the various civilizations and ancient cultures all over the country.
Tourists all over the world looking for a wonderful vacation for getting to know this major cultural mosaic better prefer Turkish Airlines in their journeys, which is the largest airline in Türkiye. You may also take a look at the flights to Türkiye offered by Turkish Airlines now and set your travel plan instantly to embark on a magical adventure.
Turkish Airlines flies to 51 different destinations in Türkiye:
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As the largest airport in the country, Istanbul Airport (IST) serves in the European side of Istanbul with its passenger capacity above 65 million every year. Serving in the Anatolian side of the city, Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) is the second busiest airport countrywide with 28 million passengers per year. Antalya Airport (AYT) follows the airports in Istanbul, with its annual passenger number of 27,7 million. Esenboğa Airport (ESB) serving in the capital Ankara is the fourth busiest airport in the country, reaching the number of 12,3 passengers in a year, which is followed by Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport (ADB), serving to 12 million passengers each year as the fifth busiest airport countrywide.
Ruling over four seas by its unique geographical location and enthralling its guests by its magnificent natural beauties, Türkiye hosts numerous festivals and events almost in all cities all year round. Significant increases are observed in the touristic demand and air traffic during the festival seasons in Türkiye.
Istanbul Film Festival held by Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts in Istanbul, the most remarkable city as the cultural pioneer of the country, is an outstanding festival taking place every year with the participation of a large number of guests both from the country and all over the world. Istanbul Music Festival, Istanbul Jazz Festival, International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul Theatre Festival, International Istanbul Book Fair, Chill-Out Istanbul, Istanbul Dance Festival and Shopping Fest are among the most attention-grabbing events taking place in the city.
Countless events like Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, Adana Golden Boll Film Festival, Zeytinli Rock Fest, Ankara International Film Festival, Bursa International Silk Road Film Festival, Alanya Jazz Fest, International Foça (Phocaea) Festival, Mersin Music Festival, Adana Orange Blossom Carnival, Alaçatı Herb Festival, and Kırkpınar Ayvatlar Yoruk Fest are held with huge participation and enthusiasm every year in the country.
Apart from the joyful events and festivals, international sports organizations held countrywide welcome thousands of sportspeople all over the world, as well as many sports lover audiences. It is aimed to raise the consciousness in sports and increase the cultural exchange with various countries through the connective power of sports via many events, including but not limited to the Presidential Cycling Tour of Türkiye, Intercontinental Istanbul Eurasia Marathon and Türkiye Rally Championship.
Book your Türkiye flight with Turkish Airlines now to attend these delighting organizations and see on site the regional and cultural prosperities Türkiye offers on every corner.
As a country notable for meeting all expectations for a perfect holiday, Türkiye stands out as a fascinating destination by its history dating back to the Paleolithic Age, its geographical diversity thanks to its area of 783.562 square kilometers, together with its splendid beaches along the encircling seas. This marvelous country owns a considerable wealth addressing the tourists interested in a vacation full of sun and sea by its long summer season in its Southern part, as well appealing to those in search of winter tourism by its wonderful ski tracks and touristic infrastructure in the high mountains.
Serving as the capital, Ankara is the administrative hub countrywide as a home to the governmental bodies. As a cradle of cultures on the fertile Anatolian lands, the capital hosting the national assembly is flooded by many visitors both for political, commercial or touristic purposes all year round. Offering a wide range of cultural spots such as the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, War of Independence Museum, Ankara Castle, Ethnography Museum, Hacı Bayram Mosque, the Temple of Augustus and State Art and Sculpture Museum, the city also hosts Anıtkabir, mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the modern Republic of Türkiye.
Türkiye’s largest metropolis, Istanbul ranks among the most touristic destinations countrywide by its spectacular Bosporus, glorious palaces and mosques, historical artifacts, monuments and buildings surrounded by its modern and ceaseless life. Dolmabahçe Palace, Hagia Sophia, Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque), Galata Tower, Maiden’s Tower, Emirgan Park, Atatürk Arboretum, together with the Basilica Cistern and Topkapı Palace in the Historical Peninsula district are the remarkable crowd-pulling destinations in adorable Istanbul. In addition, Chora Church, the Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum, Ahrida Synagogue, Ethnography Museum, Beyazıt Square, Istiklal Avenue, Military Museum, Taksim Square, Kadıköy district, Çamlıca Hill, Istanbul Modern, Bosporus, Anadoluhisarı and Rumelihisarı Fortresses are other iconic and popular must-see spots of highest touristic value.
Often cited as the pearl of the Aegean, Izmir is the third largest city in Türkiye, owning a large number of coastal towns and districts by its location along the Aegean Sea. It is also one of the most popular holiday destinations countrywide by its warm climate, verdant nature and companionable and warm-hearted people. The Clock Tower in Konak Square is doubtlessly the icon of the city. Kemeraltı Bazaar, Kızlarağası Inn, the historical building of Asansör (Turkish for elevator), Kadifekale, The Agora of Smyrna and Archeology Museum are the historic and cultural spots situated on the city center. Those looking for a sea vacation generally prefer the coastal districts of Çeşme, Seferihisar, Urla, Foça, Dikili, Karaburun, Gümüldür and Özdere which are a bit far from the center. Izmir promises an enjoyable vacation to all its guests by all these opportunities and advanced tourism infrastructure.
As one of the most popular cities in the Mediterranean, Antalya ranks among the top attractive destinations countrywide. Owning a breathtaking nature along the Mediterranean coastline, the city manages to preserve its charm all the time by combining its rich historical heritage with its strength from the surrounding Taurus Mountains. Antalya is high in demand throughout the year together with its notable counties, including but not limited to Alanya, Demre, Finike, Kaş, Kemer and Manavgat. Being a fantastic destination to witness the traces of the past in its numerous touristic counties far from the center, Antalya renders service to a large number of visitors every year with its wonderful facilities. Ancient Ruins of Olympos, the Chimaera, the Ancient city of Aspendus, Side and Patara Ancient Cities as well as strip of white sands are the historical icons in the city. Köprülü Kanyon National Park, Damlataş, Karain and Beldibi Caves, Düden and Manavgat Waterfalls are amongst the utterly beautiful natural attractions Antalya offers.
As another metropolitan going along the Taurus Mountains, Adana is an outstanding city in the Southern Türkiye notable for its Stone Bridge, Ulu (Great) Mosque, Sabancı Merkez Mosque and Park, as well as offering a palatable local cuisine as the favorite of the gourmet tours in the country. Another spot of gourmet tours by its delicious culinary, Gaziantep, on the other hand, is a destination with a history dating back to thousands of years by its location on the ancient Silk Road. The unprecedented Archeological Site of Zeugma and Mosaic Museum receive a great deal of attention all over the world as one of the most significant historical heritages the city harbors. Historic Antep Houses, Copper Bazaar, Zincirli, Huseyin Pasha and Kemikli covered markets, Gaziantep Citadel, Yesemek Open-Air Museum and Museum of Toys and Games are the significant attractions in the city.
Shining out by its touristic spots, Muğla is situated between the Mediterranean and the Aegean Seas. As the oldest settlement in the Ancient Caria Region, the city shines out as a popular destination for a vacation full of sun, sea and water sports, providing an insight into cultural tourism by its historical artifacts. Its popular counties like Bodrum, Dalaman, Datça, Fethiye, Köyceğiz, Marmaris, Milas and Ortaca are always in high demand during the summertime. This adorable city is the first stop of those also interested in outdoor sports thanks to many opportunities it offers in paragliding, scuba diving, snorkeling and sailing. Bodrum is one of the favorite destinations of the high society as well, by its entertaining beaches, delicious cuisine full of fresh seafood, its dynamic nightlife and beautiful boat tours on its pure turquoise sea.
Trabzon, Ordu, Artvin, Giresun, Amasya, Samsun, Sinop and Kastamonu are the notable verdant cities of the Black Sea region, which are full of utterly beautiful natural gems, globally known by their local hallmarks and gorgeous tablelands. Make sure to visit during your stay Trabzon, a home to Uzungöl, a lake and the village on the lake’s coast enthralling with its fabulous view, together with Ordu, where you can enjoy the panoramic view of entire Black Sea from Boztepe Hill, Artvin, fascinating by its one of a kind tablelands, Giresun, which manages to preserve its natural beauty all seasons by its verdant nature, Amasya, shining out by the remarkable King Rock Tombs and its nature beyond comparison, Samsun, which is popular with its Amisos Hill and Museum of Bandırma Boat, Sinop, getting credit by its waterfalls, lakes and coastline by Boztepe Cape, and Kastamonu, hosting natural and winter sports centers, surrounded by Küre and Ilgaz Mountains, which all serve as the attention-grabbing spots in the Black Sea region.
Adıyaman with its Mount Nemrut of 2150 meters together with its famous monuments, the Mesopotamian city Ağrı, drawing attention by the Ishak Pasha Palace and Doğubayazıt Fortress, together with Diyarbakır, which provides an insight into the historical past by the Grand Mosque, Malabadi Bridge, St. Mary Church and Suluklu Inn, are the other centers of attract,on worth-seeing during your stay in Türkiye. In addition, as a home to Deyrulzafaran Monastery, Mardin is amongst the favorite spots of the culture lovers, together with Şanlıurfa, which often cited as a City of Prophets and another attractive spot of gourmet tours notable for the Pool of Sacred Fish, and Hatay, titled as “City of Peace” shining out as another gourmet destination with its local tastes, hosting Hatay Archaeology Museum, which is the second largest mosaic museum worldwide.
As one of the top favorite photo shoot destinations recently by its lavender fields and rose gardens, Isparta is a remarkable must-see spot in the country. Moreover, Balıkesir, as a favorite destination with Antandros and Cyzicus Ancient Towns and Mount Ida as well as its holiday resorts, Çanakkale, which stands out with its valuable spots like Gelibolu (Gallipoli) Peninsula National Park and the Ancient Troy, Denizli, as a home to worldwide known Pamukkale travertine, Eskişehir, with its Historical Odunpazarı Urban Site, Sazova Park and Wax Museum, Kütahya, known for its Frig Valley and hot springs, Bursa, as a home to Grand Mosque of Bursa, Green Mosque, Ataturk’s House Museum and Uludağ, a popular skiing center, and Kocaeli which hosts the verdant Maşukiye and Kartepe winter sports center are among the pleasant destinations recommended to visit during your stay.
Conquering the hearts with its famous hand-churned ice cream, Kahramanmaraş, on the other hand, is a home to the Ancient City of Germenicia dazzling by its beautiful mosaics. As one of the most ancient settlements worldwide, Kayseri is another enjoyable destination located on the foothills of Mount Erciyes. Konya, which plays host to the dervish lodge of Mevlana, generally known as Rumi, whose writings and teachings of tolerance have kept influencing the world, and Nevşehir, a worldwide popular destination by its nature’s wonder fairy chimneys and its valleys enlivened by the colorful balloons floating in the sky, are the other crowd-pulling spots which should definitely be seen to enjoy an unforgettable stay.
Harboring peerless treasures on every corner and offering numerous alternatives for natural, cultural, gourmet, sun-sea, winter and tableland tourism as well as outdoor, water, summer and winter sports, Türkiye welcomes millions of tourists each year by its advanced infrastructure in tourism. Succeeded in reaching the modern world standards with its cultural background of thousands of years, this charming country fulfills all expectations of the guests and promises an amazing holiday by its advanced transportation network, its modern solutions in communication and its well trained staff.