Turkey

About Turkey

Welcome to Turkey, a country where ancient civilizations blend with stunning landscapes, vibrant culture, and warm hospitality. From the bustling streets of Istanbul to the breathtaking landscapes of Cappadocia and the pristine beaches of Antalya, Turkey offers a diverse range of experiences that will captivate your senses.

Immerse yourself in the rich history of Turkey as you explore its remarkable archaeological sites. Visit the awe-inspiring ruins of Ephesus, a once-thriving ancient city that showcases stunning structures like the Library of Celsus and the Great Theater. Discover the ancient city of Troy, famous for the Trojan War, and marvel at the well-preserved ancient theaters in Aspendos and Side.

Experience the unique landscapes of Cappadocia, where surreal rock formations and cave dwellings create a fairytale-like ambiance. Take a hot air balloon ride at sunrise and witness the magical sight of hundreds of colorful balloons floating above the enchanting valleys. Explore the underground cities and ancient cave churches, and immerse yourself in the local culture and traditions.

Indulge in the flavors of Turkish cuisine, known for its rich flavors and aromatic spices. Savor the world-famous kebabs, try delicious mezzes, and sample traditional sweets like baklava. Don’t miss the opportunity to sip on Turkish tea or indulge in a cup of strong Turkish coffee at a local cafe.

Relax on the stunning beaches of Antalya, where crystal-clear waters meet golden sands. Soak up the sun, take a refreshing swim, or indulge in water sports such as snorkeling or jet skiing. Explore the ancient ruins of Perge and Termessos, located amidst breathtaking natural landscapes.

Discover the warm hospitality of the Turkish people, who will make you feel welcome wherever you go. From the bustling markets to the tranquil villages, you’ll be greeted with smiles and genuine warmth. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage, attend traditional music and dance performances, and learn about the vibrant customs and traditions of the country.

Turkey offers a tapestry of experiences that will leave you with unforgettable memories. From its ancient wonders to its natural beauty and vibrant culture, this captivating country invites you to embark on a journey of discovery and create moments that will last a lifetime. Your adventure in Turkey begins here!

Things to Know


Best Time to Visit:
All Year Round

Official Name:
Republic of Turkiye

Region – Continent:
Europe & Asia

Area:
783,356 km²

Population:
85,279,553

Spoken Languages:
Turkish

Currency:
Turkish Lira ₺

Calling Code:
+90

Driving Side:
Right

Annual Average Weather

  • Temperature
  • Sun
  • Rain
  • Humidity
  • Wind

December
6 °C
(43 °F)
11 hours per day
83 mm per month
71

% average

5 mph average
January
3 °C
(37 °F)
11 hours per day
95 mm per month
77

% average

6 mph average
February
6 °C
(43 °F)
10 hours per day
68 mm per month
73

% average

6 mph average

March
10 °C
(50 °F)
11 hours per day
100 mm per month
63

% average

7 mph average
April
16 °C
(61 °F)
12 hours per day
73 mm per month
54

% average

6 mph average
May
21 °C
(70 °F)
13 hours per day
93 mm per month
53

% average

6 mph average

June
25 °C
(77 °F)
12 hours per day
65 mm per month
52

% average

5 mph average
July
28 °C
(82 °F)
13 hours per day
12 mm per month
46

% average

6 mph average
August
29 °C
(84 °F)
13 hours per day
9 mm per month
43

% average

6 mph average

September
25 °C
(77 °F)
12 hours per day
24 mm per month
43

% average

5 mph average
October
19 °C
(66 °F)
13 hours per day
50 mm per month
51

% average

5 mph average
November
12 °C
(54 °F)
12 hours per day
42 mm per month
57

% average

4 mph average

Turkey Tours

    • Day Tour

    Ephesus and Virgin Mary’s House Private Tour

    Kusadasi Hotels & Cruise Port
    • Biblical
    • Historical
    From: $123
    • 5 Hours
    Explore
    • Multi-Day Tour
    Inside of Pamukkale Travertines

    Ephesus and Pamukkale Private Tour from Istanbul

    Izmir Airport
    • Cultural
    • Historical
    From: $719
    • 2 Days
    Explore
    • Multi-Day Tour
    Visit Ephesus with our Ephesus Tour from Kusadasi Cruise Port

    Ephesus Luxury Private Tour from Istanbul

    Izmir Airport
    • Cultural
    • Historical
    From: $549
    • 3 Days
    Explore
    • Multi-Day Tour
    Woman in red dress in Pamukkale Travertines

    Istanbul, Ephesus and Pamukkale Luxury Tour

    Istanbul Airports
    • Cultural
    • Historical
    From: $1,429
    • 7 Days
    Explore
    • Multi-Day Tour

    Istanbul and Ephesus Luxury Private Tour

    Istanbul Airports
    • Cultural
    • Historical
    From: $1,239
    • 6 Days
    Explore
    • Day Tour

    Ephesus Private Tour from Selcuk

    Selcuk Hotels
    • Historical
    • Cultural
    From: $129
    • 4 Hours
    Explore
    • Day Tour

    Ephesus Private Tour from Kusadasi

    Kusadasi Hotels
    • Historical
    • Cultural
    From: $129
    • 4 Hours
    Explore
    • Day Tour
    Pamukkale Private Tour from Kusadasi - Pamukkale Travertines

    Pamukkale Private Tour from Selcuk

    Selcuk Hotels
    • Nature
    • Archeological
    From: $159
    • 12 Hours
    Explore
    • Day Tour
    Visit Celsus Library with our Ephesus Tour from Kusadasi Cruise Port

    Private Ephesus Tour from Kusadasi Cruise Port

    Kusadasi Cruise Port
    • Historical
    • Cultural
    From: $129
    • 4 Hours
    Explore
    • Event
    a honeymoon couple Cappadocia Professional Photography Tour

    Wedding Proposal in Cappadocia

    Cappadocia Hotels
    • Romance
    • Photography
    From: $499
    • 3 Hours
    Explore
    • Activity
    Ephesus Quad Safari - a tourist enjoy the ride of quad bike

    Ephesus ATV Quad Safari Tour

    Kusadasi Hotels & Selcuk Hotels
    • Adventure
    • Nature
    From: $89
    • 2 Hours
    Explore
    • Event
    Visit Maiden Tower on Bosphorus with our Istanbul Private Yacht Tour

    Istanbul Private Yacht Tour

    Istanbul Hotels
    • Blue Cruise
    • Romance
    From: $299
    • 2 Hours
    Explore

Turkey Travel Tips & Stories

Terrace Houses in Ephesus: Uncovering the Lives of the Wealthy in Ancient Times

March 2, 2024

If you’re fascinated by ancient civilizations and their remarkable architectural achievements, the Ephesus Terrace Houses are a treasure trove waiting to be discovered. Nestled within the ancient city of Ephesus in present-day Turkey, these well-preserved residential structures offer a glimpse into the opulent lifestyles of the Roman elite. In this article, we’ll take a journey…