Why should one travel to Turkey?
Let us introduce you to the wonders of Asia Minor, the land that forms a large peninsula bordered by the Black Sea in the north, the Mediterranean in the south, and the Aegean in the west. Once sailed by the ancient mariners these waters adjoin a land where many civilizations were born and flourished, leaving indelible marks that have influenced the culture of our world, where the Mother Goddess Cybele was once worshipped, and where the Apostle Paul was born. This land is now the modern, secular country of the Republic of Turkey.
Turkey, with one foot in the Balkans and the other in Western Asia, is an important corner of the stage on which the history of humankind has been played. This is where some of the earliest accomplishments in efforts towards a more civilized life have been recorded. Throughout history and pre-history it has been a bridge between East and West –a place where the ancient and modern blend together exotically.
“Why does one travel to Turkey and want to come back? I think it is neither the abundant ancient ruins of the greatest civilizations, nor the rich cuisine and the beautiful landscape, but it is the warmth of it’s peoples hearts.” Joan Richstone, A Traveler in Turkey, March 1996
Join Asia Minor Travel & Tours on one of our Turkey tours and see the remains of the great Hittite civilization that formed one of the earliest sophisticated governmental systems. Roam through the legendary city of Troy and explore ancient Ephesus, which was once the capital of the Roman province of Asia. Fall under the spell of Istanbul, the city that straddles two continents, endowed with the legacies of the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. Add to all this the natural beauty of the land with its untouched turquoise coast and the genuine hospitality of its people and you have all the ingredients for a fascinating and truly satisfying Turkey travel experience.