Turkey is a beautiful country located in both Europe and Asia, and as such, it features elements of both Western and Asian cultures. Book cheap flights to Turkey using ebookers, and you can save on flights, hotels, and car rental.
Turkey boasts seven cities with populations over one million. Istanbul is the largest, and it is often-incorrectly-regarded as the capital of Turkey. Istanbul stands on the threshold of Europe and Asia, and the former capital of the Byzantine Empire is well connected to both continents. Ankara is the actual capital, and it lies in the centre of Turkey. It used to be called Angora, and it is where Angora wool originated. Izmir is on the west coast of Turkey, and it is a major port. Bursa, a major car manufacturing area, is just below Istanbul. The other three cities are Adana, which is in the south, Gaziantep, located 40 miles from the Syrian border, and Konya, situated in the south of Central Anatolia. If you need to book a flight to a hotel in any of these Turkish cities, you can save money with ebookers.
Turkey has been populated for thousands of years, and its dry climate and status as a major civilization mean it has withstood everything from Mongol hoards to Crusaders. The Byzantine Empire left its mark in Istanbul, which was originally called Constantinople after Emperor Constantine. Examples include the Hagia Sofia, the Hippodrome, the Topkapi Palace, and Julian's Cistern. Moving to Central Anatolia, the GÃ¶reme Open-Air Museum is a huge monastic complex that is well worth the drive. It is notable enough to be a World Heritage Site. Approximately 24 miles south of Ã‡anakkale, on the west coast of Turkey, you will find the legendary site of Troy. Another major archaeological site lies an hour south of Izmir, near the town of SelÃ§uk. A minor noble looking for a bit of notoriety torched the former city of Ephesus, and the classical-style ruins are now available for tours. Another site to visit is Safranbolu, where you can see a collection of old Ottoman houses.
Turkey is a popular destination thanks to its beaches and sun. Most of the good beaches are associated with major hotels and resorts, and these beaches are often kept clean and tidy. You may have to pay or stay at certain hotels to use these beaches, but the price is often worth it, because the public beaches are not always as clean. You can find great flight and resort packages when you use ebookers to plan your trip to Turkey.
As with many countries, cars provide the easiest way to get around. You can arrange for a rental car through ebookers, and it can even be ready for you upon your arrival in Turkey. If you're thinking of heading into Istanbul, public transport, such as the rail, bus, and tram systems, may be more appropriate, as the roads can get very crowded, and the drivers are sometimes rather aggressive. Wherever you need to go in Turkey, you can save on the basics by booking your flights to Turkey with ebookers.
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