Turkey: A Country For All Tastes

Turkey is a modern country with a captivating blend of antiquity and contemporary and East and West. A unique beauty with a magnificent coastline, great cities and lovely landscape, combined with the tradition of hospitality, delicious Turkish culinary and the competitive prices makes Turkey one of the world's most popular tourism destinations. Enjoying the Mediterranean climate with its elongated summers the Country enjoys plenty of sunshine, mild temperatures and a limited amount of rainfall, giving its visitors an unforgettable experience. The rectangular shaped country is washed on three sides by three different seas, a total of 8,333 km of coastline. Its shores are laced with beaches, bays, coves, ports, islands and peninsulas. The Turkish Riviera is an area of southwest Turkey, the most stunning part of Turkey's Mediterranean and Aegean coasts with its perfect sun, clean beaches, ultra-luxury resorts, charming nature, ancient history, good entertainment and nightlife.

Turkey is also blessed with majestic mountains and valleys, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and grottoes making it a perfect destination for all seasons. Due to Turkey's diverse geography, one can experience four different climates in any one day. Skiing fans, bikers, mountain climbers, trekkers, hikers and hunters as well as golf players can enjoy new and unforgettable experiences in Turkey. However, Turkey is above anything else, a huge open-air museum, a repository of all the civilizations nurtured by the soils of Anatolia. The huge amount of historical and archaeological wealth in Turkey seems more appropriate for an entire continent than a single country.

With a history that stretches back to the dawn of time, Anatolia has hosted many civilizations and belief systems. To this day, you can see both the remnants and the living testimony of different beliefs and religions scattered within the country.

Turkey is also a leading player in the medical tourist/healthcare facilitation industry. It is increasingly emerging as the destination of choice for a wide range of medical procedures. Turkey's advantage in medical tourism is the high number of accredited hospitals in ophthalmic surgeries, bariatric and metabolic surgery, plastic surgery, transplantation and oncologic treatments as well as its affordable prices, high-quality service, and is a leading tourism destination with historical, cultural and natural attractions. In 2017, Turkey hosted 700,000 visitors for medical tourism. Health and spa tourism becomes more and more attractive as the country is rich with hot springs, healing waters and muds which come highly recommended by the medical authorities as a remedy for many diseases. Turkey has some wonderful spa holidays where you can restore yourself to glory with holistic spa treatments and daily fitness activities.

It is not possible in this page to represent all the touristic attractions of Turkey. To have a taste of Turkey, its people, culture and on touristic destinations and cultural events in Turkey please visit the website of the Ministry of Tourism with the following link: Ministry of Tourism or the Offical Tourism Portal of Turkey

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Contact Information
Turkish Culture and Tourism Office Belgium

Conseiller De I'nformation Pres L'ambassade
De Turquie Rue Monteyer 4
1040 Brussels
Tel: (+32) 2 - 513 8230 / 502 2621
Fax: (+32) 2- 511 7951

Working hours:
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