Information about Turkey
Republic of Turkey (Turkish Türkiye Cumhuriyeti) - a country located mostly in south-western Asia, partly in southern Europe. Formed in early 1920 as a result of the collapse of the Ottoman empire, the overthrow of the monarchy and turning area dominated by the Turkish ethnic group in the Turkish nation-state.
Turkey's geographical feature - located at the crossroads of important routes since ancient times connecting Europe with Asia, the Black Sea countries and nations - with the Mediterraneans.
European and Asian parts of Turkey are separated by a water system, which form the sea passage from the Black Sea to the Aegean sea and includ the Marmara Sea, the Bosphorus and Dardanelles Channels. Located In the southern part of the Bosporus and Golden Horn Bay (Marmara Sea) is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and the largest city in Turkey - Istanbul (formerly Constantinople).
Turkey is surrounded by four seas: the Black Sea, the Mediterranean, Aegean and Marmara. There are natural pine forest, a man impaled olive and citrus groves, as well as modern palm and banana plantations. The coastline is indented, there are beaches, snowy tops of mountain , rocky coast, with secluded coves and bays.
Aegean coast of Turkey, part of the western areas of the country, one of the most unique places on the planet. Aegean Coast is an amazing piece of land, Ägäis literally interspersed with rugged valleys and ridges.
As a result, the coast literally strewn with lots of coves, beautiful and convenient for sailing. Aegean coast of Turkey lays in the climate zone that rarely differs. It is a typical Mediterranean climate. The average temperature in the hottest months (July and August), reaches 28 degrees Celsius and the coldest months (January, February) - 10 degrees Celsius.
The Turkish Riviera (Turkish: Türk Rivierası «Turk Riverasy, also known as the Turquoise Coast) - one of the most popular resort areas on the Mediterranean coast of the Republic of Turkey. Large wellness centers - the region of Antalya is today, and combines Kemer, Antalya, Belek, Side and Alanya. Main Centre - Antalya (population 1.5 million people).
Antalya stretches along the Mediterranean coast, Antalya in a beautiful bay of a crescent shape, and is considered the most beautiful and well-kept cities in the south part of the Turkish Republic.
The ruins of many ancient Greek cities - Phaselis, Olympos, Aspendos, Myra are located here. The number of sunny days in a year on the Antalya coast - 300 or more.
Turkish Cuisine: evolved over centuries and is rooted in the culinary traditions of the nomadic Turkic tribes, which was influenced by indian, iran, arabian, meditrainian cousin, as well as Caucasus cousin and demands of the islam. All of these factors and turkish culture lead to the creation of current turkish cousin.
Turkish cuisine offers many different kinds of breads, cakes and pastries. Kebab, usually denoted roasted meat from which the Turkish chefs prepare a variety of dishes. In Turkey, as elsewhere in the Mediterranean, the tradition is the serving of snacks, usually accompanied by beverages ( "appetizers ") and are called meze.
Must know For Russian citizens there is a simplified visa procedure - visa can be obtained at any entry point to the country. Visa validity term At the border Russian citizens receive a multiple entry visa which is valid for two month.
Local currency in Turkey - Turkish Lira (TRL)
There are both local and imported medications available in Pharmacies in Turkey. However it is hard to identify them by name, it is wiser to bring the medications with you.