Situated between Europe and Asia, Turkey is slightly larger than Texas and is in a unique position to highlight some of the best qualities of both continents. The beautiful Mediterranean coastline mixes with mountain ranges and farmlands. In Turkey, the climate varies by region. Coastal areas have a Mediterranean climate with cool wet winters and hot summers.
In more suburban and urban areas, you will be delighted by skylines shaped by a mixture of modern and Ottoman architecture and find colorful markets filled with ceramics, fabrics, handicrafts, exotic spices, rich Turkish coffee and an energetic game of tavla (backgammon board game).