Boasting spectacular landscapes and a rich tapestry of culture, visitors on a trip to Turkey will discover a fascinating country of contrasts. For centuries it has been a bridge between the East and West and its geography has left a mark on the country's art, traditions and customs. Whether you wish to marvel at ancient landmarks, go shopping in bustling bazaars or relax on the beach in a vibrant resort, there is something to cater for every visitor. There are several international airports serving Turkey. The busiest are Istanbul's two airports, Atatürk International Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. Other main airports include Ankara's Esenbo?a Airport and Bodrum Airport. Major airlines that operate flights in and out of Turkey include easyJet, Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa.
As Turkey's capital, Ankara is a thriving, cosmopolitan city and a melting pot of both European and Asian influences, which can be admired through the city's diverse architecture, food, culture and lively arts scene. Despite Ankara being the capital, Istanbul is the country's shining star and one of the most historical and culturally varied cities in the world. Formerly known as Constantinople, it is bound to the shores of the sparkling Bosphorus, its enormous size spanning both Europe and Asia. It is famed for its collection of breathtaking monuments, bewitching markets and neighbourhoods embodying centuries of history alongside 21st century progress. Away from the cities, visitors can also discover beach resorts, ancient ruins, magical hilltop towns and enchanting natural landscapes at every turn.