Turkey is a country sharing land borders with both Western Asian and Southeastern European countries. The vast coastal areas along the Mediterranean Sea, Aegean Sea, Black Sea, and the Sea of Marmara enjoy an oceanic temperate climate with warm and humid summer, as well as mildly cool winter. Therefore, Turkey is a great tourist destination for Europeans, who want to enjoy a pleasant summer vacation here and visit all the famous tourist spots of this country. The period between June and September is the summer in Turkey when millions of tourists visit here every year.
Exciting water sports – Sailing in yachts is the most popular water sport along the coasts of Turkey. The blue voyage is the term used for visiting all the beaches of Turkey while sailing in yachts through the turquoise blue seawater. The sailing holiday in Turkey continues along the 8400 Km coast of this country. Water rafting is another thrilling recreational activity enjoyed by tourists in the seawater. People also love swimming in the mildly cool water of the sea, keeping close to the shore.
Various summer festivals – Due to the friendly weather during summer, multiple cultural festivals are organized in Turkey at this time. Marmaris Yacht Show is organized in May and it is one of the main attractions for spending a sailing holiday in Turkey. Marmaris International Short Film Festival held in June and Antalya Film Festival held in September are popular worldwide. Tourists also love to watch Aspendos Opera Festival that is usually held in June every year.
Exclusive scenic beauty – The sandy beaches of Turkey offer wonderful pleasure to walk around or enjoy the comfortable sunshine of summer. Butterfly Valley is another prominent tourist site in this country, which can be reached by sailing on a boat only. This valley hidden between high cliffs is heaven for campers and backpackers; though there are also a few bungalows close to the beach where accommodation is available at a low cost. Rock climbing, hiking, and mountaineering are also practiced here for more thrills.
Delicious local cuisines – Turkish delicacies can be another reason for the attraction of visiting this country to food lovers. Non-vegetarian cuisines are usually popular here, among which Iskender Kebab, Sis kebab, Kofte, and Menemen are the prominent ones. Corba is Turkish soup and Dolma is a vegetarian dish that tourists cannot miss tasting. However, Turkish beverages and wine are also popular among European tourists.
Visit historical sites – Presently, 17 places in Turkey are marked as UNESCO World Heritage Sites and 51 more places will be enlisted as World Heritage Sites. Aphrodisias, Aizanoi, Side, and Ephesus are historical cities of Turkey that were built in the ancient period. Antalya Museum, Alanya Castle, Topkapi Palace, Anzac Cove, and the Blue Mosque are other famous historical sites of this country.
Tourists also love shopping in renowned shopping malls and marketplaces of Turkey. Carpets, ceramic plates, rugs, and Turkish sweets are the products that all tourists buy for their near ones back at home. Adventurous tourists also enjoy hot air balloon rides and bicycling while spending their vacations in Turkey.