Tourism in Turkey has a wide spectrum and rich variations. Actually, it is partly focused on many ancient and historical sites besides seaside resort on the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts.
In recent years Turkey has become a very popular tourist destination for spa and wellness services among cultural tours. Tourism in Turkey has seen its peak in 2019, drawing more than 51 million foreign tourists which made the country he sixth most popular tourist destination in the world. So as to understand the progress of tourism in Turkey, let’s keep in mind that the number of foreign tourists reached 38 million in 2017 and 46 million in 2018.
The biggest city of the country Istanbul is one of the most important tourist destinations in the world tourism scale. There are thousands of hotels in Istanbul serving a high-quality service. Istanbul has a vital position arising from a series of Byzantine history and status as the capital of the Ottoman Empire has an important center of attraction. Among many historical sites, you can visit Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque), Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace, Basilica Cistern, Dolmabahçe Palace, Galata Tower, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar and Pera Palace Hotel.
The world’s largest airport is built in Istanbul recently which makes the city a real hub connecting almost all over the world. Thanks to its climate you can enjoy 4 seasons in Turkey in any time of the year. As we said before Turkey is well-known popular tourist destination for its Mediterranean coastline, impressive historical mosques, and surely awesome natural scenery. Nevertheless, there’s also many other interesting spots which some travelers probably don’t know but be sure we will underline those spots in next articles.
So as to give just for example while you can enjoy beaches and warm summer days, you can also have great winter skiing destinations in Turkey which are interesting alternatives to the Alps or Pyrenees but cheaper