NEVSEHIR, TURKEY - APRIL 17: Light illuminates cave hotels at sunset in the town of Goreme on April 17, 2016 in Nevsehir, Turkey. Cappadocia, a historical region in Central Anatolia dating back to 3000 B.C is one of the most famous tourist sites in Turkey. Listed as a World Heritage Site in 1985, and known for its unique volcanic landscape, fairy chimneys, large network of underground dwellings and some of the best hot air ballooning in the world, Cappadocia is preparing for peak tourist season to begin in the first week of May. Despite Turkey's tourism downturn, due to the recent terrorist attacks, internal instability and tension with Russia, local vendors expect tourist numbers to be stable mainly due to the unique activities on offer and unlike other tourist areas in Turkey such as Antalya, which is popular with Russian tourists, Cappadocia caters to the huge Asian tourist market. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)


Ancient cities, centuries-old culture, and some of the Mediterranean's best coastline: welcome to Turkey. Straddling Europe and Asia -- the Bosphorus cleaves between the two -- it's a country of breathtaking natural beauty, with a history to match. Istanbul, of course, is a bucket list city -- a place where layers of history are stacked up along the sides of the Bosphorus. But there's far more to that in Turkey, from capital Ankara, with its blend of ancient and modern, to Antalya, which combines Ottoman mansions and modern skyscrapers with a spectacular coastline. Cappadocia's lunar-like landscape of jagged boulders and houses carved from the cliffs sits in the center of the country, while the Mediterranean coast sees laid back villages plonked amid green-furred cliffs and mountains. Don't forget the classical sites -- Ephesus is one of the best preserved ancient cities around the Med.
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