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Turkey is a treasure chest of art and culture, with spectacular cliffs and beautiful landscapes. Istanbul is a city divided between Europe and Asia, with domes, minarets and the romantic Bosphorus. The ancient city of Ephesus keeps impressive archaeological treasures as known as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. On the beaches and bays with turquoise water of Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea, you can make a sailing trip through the islands and the coasts of Bodrum, Izmir and Antalya.
The lunar landscape of Cappadocia with the cave churches and fairy chimneys is even more impressive if you take a hot air balloon ride. Konya, the centre of Sufism and the mystical dance of the Dervishes, guards the shrine of the great poet Mevlana.
Those who venture farther away, at the eastern end of Turkey, achieve the spectacular Mount Ararat, where it is told that Noah’s Ark had stranded…