Turkey is a Eurasian country that stretches across western Asia and
Southeastern Europe. Turkey borders eight countries: Bulgaria, Greece, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran,
Iraq and Syria. Due to its strategic location, Turkey is often referred to as
the Gateway to Europe or Gateway to Asia whichever way one looks at. Its culture
also displays a unique blend of Eastern and Western tradition.
Tourism in Turkey is focused largely on a variety of archaeological and historical sites, and on seaside resorts along its Aegean and Mediterranean coasts. In the recent years, Turkey is also becoming a popular destination for spa and health care tourism.
Istanbul is one of the
most important tourism spots of Turkey. There are thousands of hotels and other
tourist oriented industries in the city, catering to both vacationers and
visiting professionals. İzmir is also a popular tourist destination with its beautiful beaches and historical legacies.
Beach vacations and Blue Cruise, particularly for Turkish city-dwellers and visitors from Western Europe, are also central to the Turkish tourism industry.
Turkey is an excellent getaway from major European destinations and now home to
a variety of activities and attracts tourism
based on that.