From Romans to Byzantines to Ottomans, many ancient empires have had cities rooted in Turkish soil which in turn has effectively led to the very diversified and distinct cultural landscape of Turkey.
If one were to stand and take a panorama of the country, they would find an image so rich and replete it'd be hard to believe that it's all one country. With romantic Lycian ruins at one end to Mediterranean beaches on the other, there is indeed so much.
Dotting the majestic scenery are Aegean olive groves, palaces, ethereal rock formations, several of which have been modified into cave hotels mostly concentrated in Cappadocia.
Turkey also offers a wide range of outdoor activities to choose from, be it cruises on the Mediterranean and Aegean, kayaking by Lycian ruins or rafting in mountain gorges.
A discussion about Turkey would be incomplete without mentioning its resplendent cuisine, rich in flavours and aroma, it is often said eating is the best way to unravel the many layers of Turkey.
Istanbul - Cappadocia
Cappadocia - Antalya
Pamukkale - Kusadasi - Istanbul