Flora and Fauna: As the climate and topography vary greatly in Turkey, so does the flora and fauna. The Black Sea region is renowned for its forests of leaf bearing and coniferous trees and for the apples, pears, cherries which is originated from Turkey, hazelnuts, mandarin oranges, tobacco and tea that are grown there. Along the eastern Mediterranean shores the local vegetation is tropical, with flourishing banana, palm and citrus trees and sugar cane and cotton. From the western Mediterranean, Aegean and Marmara coasts: olive, citrus and pine trees along the mountains are found. On the steppes of Central Anatolia: natural pastures with scattered-forested areas. In Europe, there are 11,500 kind of flora with flowers. In Turkey, this number is 9,000 but 3,000 of this flora only grow in Turkey
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Situated in the middle of the Cukurova Plain (Cilician Plain), Adana is the fourth largest city of Turkey, nestled in the most fertile agricultural area of the whole country which is fed by the lifegiving waters of River Seyhan. The city's name origi... More details
The large popular resort center of Antalya. Lies at one end of a rocky promontory which juts out into the Mediterranean between two long sandy beaches. A.13th century Seljuk Fortress-one of the most magnificent sights on the coast-crowns the headland... More details
ANTIOCH or ANTAKYA, city, Turkey's, capital of Hatay Province, on the Orontes River, near the Mediterranean Sea. The modern city is a trade and processing center for the adjacent agricultural plain. Citrus fruit and grapes are grown in abundance; oth... More details
The Antalya Region has always been settled, ever since the Paleolithic Age untill today. Since there are names of this region mentioned in Homer's Illiad, it is obvious that there was an indigenous people called Pamphilio living in in this region aro... More details
The museum at first operated in the Alâeddin Mosque in 1922, then in Yivli Mosque beginning from 1937, and then moved to its present building in 1972. It was closed to visitors for a wide range of modifications and restorations in 1982. It was reorga... More details
Aspendos Theatre-the best-preserved theater of antiquity, with seating for 15,000. Still used today, the theater's galleries, stage decorations and acoustics all testify to the architect’s success. Nearby stand the remains of a basilica, agora and on... More details
ASPENDOS ANTALYA - International Opera Ballet Festival
International Aspendos Opera and Ballet Festival Turkey's one and only opera and ballet festival attracts audiences from all over the world. Opera and ballet lovers will be entertained 09th June - until July 0... More details
BELEK RESORTS RIVIERA (Golfing)
This place is the newest holiday riviera and coast of East Antalya on the Mediterranean. In this holiday paradise there are tens of newly Hotels - Resorts or Holiday Villages available for your vacation plans. All those resorts very deluxury, modern ... More details
The city was the first Lycian town along the coast is Fethiye, which sits a top the ancient city of Telmessos. The tombs in the nearby mountains date from the seventh century B.C. At Fethiye visitors can see Lycia’s other famous ancient architectural... More details
Did you know Turkey that Has the most valuable silk carpet, in the world, in the Mevlana Museum,Konya with 144 knots per sq. cm. In the 13th century, Marco Polo wrote "The best and handsomest of rugs are woven here, and also silks of crimson and other rich colors".
Special thanks to Bahar who created a perfect program for us.
Thanks for encouraging us to do hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia as that will be a special memory and thank making that Turkish kebab meal we loved it all.
Donna – Michael Williams
Sidney - Australia