Ancient Ruins PPP
From the ruins of Troy and the battlefields of Gallipoli to the domes, minarets and seething markets of İstanbul, the former capital of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires, history is writ large on Turkey's vast and varied landscape.
Once a Roman provincial capital, Ephesus has survived in remarkable shape and its ruins are one of Turkey's headline sights. Elsewhere you can trawl ancient ruins at Troy and Pergamum, an important medical centre in ancient times.
Turkey's Mediterranean seaboard, known as the Turquoise Coast, boasts some superb beaches and heavenly azure waters. Popular spots include Patara; the beautiful Butterfly Valley; Olympos, famed for its ancient ruins and tree houses; and Çiralı.