Turkey is a country with feet in both Europe and Asia, bordered on three sides by the Mediterranean, and the Aegean and Black Seas.
It is a country which, as with so many others, has a fascinating history which is present today in its magnificent ruins and areas of outstanding beauty.
One such is Ephesus, a city where to wander its streets brings history alive so that if you listen carefully you can almost hear the echoes of past lives in the whisper of the breeze. Troy is also an historical site evoking the passion of Schliemann and the drama of the Illiad, and not to be missed.
Another is Pamukkale, a small town perched on the side of a hill which at first sight is made of glistening sugar crystals, but is in fact white travertine, a type of calcium which exudes from the waters below the rocks, cascades from the hilltop, and as it falls, hardens to form the spectacular shimmering terraces and pools.
Istanbul, one of the most well-known cities, has three impressive buildings in the Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet), Sulaymaniyah Mosque, and Agia Sofia (now a museum). These buildings are surrounded by a thoroughly modern, sophisticated country and its capital, Ankara, although smaller than Istanbul, is at the centre of everything, be it transport, government or commerce and the country revolves around this busy cosmopolitan hub.
Outside the cities and along the coast, resorts such as Bodrum, Izmir and Side cater for all types of tourism from villas, luxury hotels and apartments to all-in-one complexes. To the north, on the Black Sea are the cities of Zonguldak, Amasra and Trabzon. These are not as well-known as their Mediterranean counterparts, but well worth a visit for a more natural Turkey.
Nestled in the heart of Nisantasi, The St. Regis Istanbul is surrounded by the exclusive district’s shops, dining, art, and entertainment. Mere steps away are such attractions as Maçka Park, the convention centre, the city centre, Taksim square and the...read more
There are few places in the world which offer classical history and natural beauty in equal measure. The Aegean region of Turkey is one such place. This fabled coastline is where Homer’s heroes were born, where the ancient Greeks consulted their oracles...read more
Located in the heart of Cappadocia on the site of an ancient monastery in Old Uçhisar Village, Argos in Cappadocia has carefully restored the remains of historical dwellings, underground tunnels and caves to offer guests not only an unsurpassed place to...read more
Turkey’s first contemporary boutique art hotel, Casa Dell’Arte Residence is a unique seafront, stylish hotel located in one of the most enchanting spots in Bodrum, the old fishermen’s village of Torba. Luxurious yet never ostentatious, the Casa Dell’Arte...read more
This 5 star luxury Imperial Palace & Hotel crowned by excellent Kempinski service is also the first Turkish member of The Leading Hotels of the World. With its 313 rooms including 20 suites in the hotel and 11 suites in the historical Palace, it...read more
High on a hillside on the magnificent Datça Peninsula, where the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas meet, you will find an exclusive resort that exceeds all expectations. With spectacular and breathtaking views, small islands, luscious pine forests, volcanic...read more
D-Resort Göcek is situated in a quiet fishing village surrounded by gardens, offering all the natural treasures of the Aegean and the Mediterranean. The resort is located in the heart of Göcek village surrounded by beautiful mountains, and is...read more
Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay, brings you an oasis of serenity, kissed by the pure sea and caressed by gentle breezes, a place where you can discover the luxury of making time stand still... Recline and drink in the gentle sun, dive into the turquoise...read more
Welcome to Belek, where the emerald green pine forests meet the clear turquoise of the Mediterranean. Kempinski Hotel The Dome, a luxury golf and thalasso resort with a private beachfront, has found a perfect setting in one of the most picturesque corners...read more
Maçakizi was established in 1977 by Ayla Emiroglu as a pension and a private beach located in Bodrum town. The original aim was to create an inspiring environment for writers, painters and intellectuals. Over the years, Maçakizi continued to evolve and...read more
Enjoying an idyllic location on Paradise Bay, Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum offers a seductive blend of style, luxury and comfort. With two private beaches, a range of dining establishments, an outstanding spa and choice of contemporary rooms, suites and...read more
Six Senses Kaplankaya is nestled in the breath-taking natural beauty of this ancient land. Undulating hills clad in evergreens, wild olives and cypresses amplify the invitation extended by warm breezes and the turquoise sea's gently lapping waves....read more