A richly historical land with some of the best
cuisine you will ever taste, scenery from
beaches to mountains and the great city
From the ancient port city to the soaring Byzantine dome, Turkey has more than its fair share of world-famous ruins and monuments. A succession of historical figures and empires – including the Romans, Byzantines and Ottomans – have all left their mark on this former stopover along the Silk Road. Experiencing their legacy takes you from the closeted quarters of the sultan and his harem inIstanbul's sprawling Topkapı Palace to the romantic and mysterious ruins on Mediterranean beaches.