While costs are rising, Turkey remains one of the Mediterranean’s bargain-basement destinations.
Check your Midnight Express stereotypes at the door - this is a rapidly modernising country with one foot in Europe and one in the Middle East.
It’s not all oriental splendour, mystery, intrigue and whirling dervishes but it is a spicy maelstrom of history knocking up against a pacy present.
The Turkish people have an unrivalled reputation for hospitality, the cuisine is to die for, the coastline is a dream, and many Turkish cities are dotted with spectacular mosques and castles.
|Areas||: 783,562 km²|
|Density||: 93 /km²|
|Currency||: New Turkish Lira / TRY|
|Border with||: Bulgaria | Greece|