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The vast Turkey offers numerous destinations for travelers. Where do you start? From European Istanbul minarets, St. Sophia and Roman ruins along the western and southern coasts, the mountains of Lycia and Pamphylia sunny beaches, snowy mountains of the East, the clubs and noisy tourist Bodrum and towns of Anatolia with such intense aroma of genuine Middle East, the mountains of the eastern Black Sea, the steppes of Central Anatolia? There is something here for everyone. Something that will touch and beat anyone no matter how much money will be spent.

Important destination for sure is Constantinople (Istanbul), which probably does not want many specific recommendations. The largest city in Turkey, former capital of the Ottoman Empire and the Byzantine culture - financial center and the only capital of the world that actually connects two continents. Picturesque, romantic, full of contrasts, with many attractions is a European city which itself can distract you at least 2-7 days of your program once and you'll have plenty to do and see. It is no coincidence that has been declared as one of the three European Capitals of Culture for 2010. Things not to forget to do is the Classic Cruise on the Bosphorus, the traditional walk around the walls of Theodosius, the baths (hamam). Visit the palace of Dolmabahce, the Column of Constantine, the Tower of Galata, the Great Market, Spice Market (Misir Carsisi), Sultanahmet Square, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace, the Museum of Calligraphy, the Museum of Carpets and rugs, the Archaeological Museum, the High Gate, Suleymaniye Mosque and the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

Important stop for any visitor is undoubtedly Ankara, Turkey's capital and second largest city in the country. This is a city which has 3.5 million inhabitants and is situated in the heart of Central Anatolia. There are many monuments, museums and archaeological sites like the Museum of Anıtkabir, Tower Atakule, Fortress, Roman Theatre, the Temple of Augustus, the Roman Baths, the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, the Ethnographic Museum etc.
The Antalya (Antalya) is a rapidly growing city, a key transition point for many coastal tourist destinations. Visit Kaleiçi, a picturesque old quarter surrounded by ancient walls and walk through the narrow alleys. Browse the most interesting archaeological museum and do not miss the theater.
Next stop in Bodrum (ancient Halicarnassus). This is a beautiful coastal city that fills domestic and foreign tourists during the summer months, has a very good tourist infrastructure, many clubs hectic as well as several archaeological sites to visit.
The Edirne was the second capital of the Ottoman Empire and today is a rising tourist destination with many attractions. Visit the Selimiye Camii, imposing mosque built on the hill, the Eski Cami or otherwise Old Mosque (Old Mosque) with its beautiful wall inscriptions, the Üç Şerefeli Mosque (Üç Şerefeli Cami) unique creation of the 15th century with four unique and special beauty minaret and the archaeological museum.
The Izmir is the third largest city in Turkey and the second port after Istanbul. Modern, significant commercial and financial center belted by a magnificent bay and surrounded by high mountains. Walk to the Konak Square and watch the tower with the clock is a registered trademark of Izmir. Admire Asansör (Elevator) project a Jew who wanted to make easy access to the highest point of the hill and built this kind of lift in 1907. Also visit Teleferik (cable car) and the ancient castle of Kadifekale.
The Konya (Iconium) is the next stop on our tour. Several large city known as the city of "rotating dervish" and famous for its particular architecture, which has received strong influences from the Seljuks. Do not leave here unless you visit the Mevlana Museum / Mausoleum of Rumi (Mevlana Müzesi) The Tzelalentin Rumi (1207-1273) was a Persian poet and teacher of theology. He also taught law at Konya. His influence was significant in both the ideological and the religious Muslim area, but a source of inspiration especially in Muslim mysticism. He founded the Mevlevi Order of Sufis.
Next stop was Trabzon (Trabzon). On the outskirts of town we can visit an array of attractions, like Monastery Kaymakl within 3 km. And the beautiful and majestic Monastery of Panagia Sumela (Sümela Monastery) at a distance of 36 km.
Finally, the multicultural Urfa will reward you with magic and landscapes. Distinctive architecture, friendly people, built 8 km east of the Euphrates and intense aroma and atmosphere of the Middle East. Here the cave is said that Abraham was born (Cave of Abraham), shop in the bazaar, and walk in the old castle.



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