Magnificent nature and beautiful coastline - Sailing Turkey
Turkey is a great Eurasian country that covers part of South Eastern Europe and Western Asia. Due to its special and important position between two continents, Turkey has always been an intersection of different cultures, traditions and customs. Turkey is a country of very rich, interesting and valuable historical and cultural heritage. Most of today's Turkish territory has been inhabited since the Stone Age and is considered one of the oldest continuously inhabited parts of the world. The Turkish Ottoman Empire established in 1299 was formerly one of the strongest countries in the world.
Turkey is truly unique and interesting country as evidenced by its diverse relief:: from steppe Anatolia and rocky Cappadocia in the middle of country, fascinating Pamukkale on the southwest, dry semi-desert climate on the southeast and beautiful south Mediterranean coast to the forested coastline of Black Sea on the north and the majestic Ararat Mountain on the far northeast of Turkey. Turkey is economically strong and highly developed country, and the most important economic activities are tourism, industry and agriculture.
Ankara is the capital of Turkey and the seat of government, located in central Anatolia. Ankara is an old town of rich and interesting history, with many historic buildings and archaeological sites. The largest city and economic and cultural center of Turkey is Istanbul. Former capital of the Ottoman Empire today is one of most famous and most visited cities in the world, adorned by famous buildings such as the Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace.
Turkish Mediterranean coastline attracts millions of tourists from around the world and there has been developed many beautiful tourist towns such as Antalya, Alanya, Fethiye, Bodrum and others. Turkey is also very popular sailing destination, thanks to a large number of attractive bays and beaches. There are four main starting points for sailing along Turkish coast: Bodrum, Marmaris, Göcek and Fethiye.