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Turkey is a country largely situated in Western Asia, although parts of the country are situated in southeastern Europe. Turkey has been at the center of thousands of years of history and culture, and has seen conquests from the likes of Alexander the Great, to the Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans. Legend has it that Turkey is also home to the ancient city of Troy, the fabled city at the heart of the Trojan wars. Today, Turkey is a thriving tourist destination, and most of the major cities boast plenty of both modern and historic attractions ideal for both families and romantic getaways. Finding your perfect hotel in Turkey can be a daunting task, especially since there are thousands of hotels across dozens of cities to choose from. Thanks to Venere you can find and book your ideal hotel with the aid of user submitted reviews, photo galleries, and our Google maps applet for exploring the area.
What's Turkey Like?
Whether you have come to Turkey to indulge in sun, sea, and sand, or experience first hand some of the historic attractions, there is something available for everyone. The capital city, Istanbul, was the former capital of the Byzantium Empire, and today many traces of that period in history can still be found. The gargantuan 6th century Hagia Sophia is an ancient Basilica which dominates the cityscape, and has been impressively gilded with over 30 million gold tiles. The Istanbul Archaeological Museum will appeal to history buffs, and is brimming with artifacts and exhibits from as far back as the ancient Greeks. For a relaxing afternoon soaking up the sun, you can head down to the Florya, Solar, and Yorukali Plaji beaches.
Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Turkey
The climate in Turkey will vary greatly depending on which part of the country you visit. For instance, the regions close to the Mediterranean Sea will experience hot and dry summers of around 33°C, while regions close to the Black Sea will often experience warm and wet temperatures of around 26°C. If you stick to the major cities and tourist resorts, then many of the locals and most of the vendors will speak English, however the locals in smaller towns are likely to only speak Turkish. There is no shortage of attractions in Turkey, and with 13 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, there is also no shortage of history and culture. As exciting as many of the tourist areas are, they are also popular spots for pick pockets to prowl, so be sure to keep your valuables zipped up tight.
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