Honeymoons in Turkey
A honeymoon in Turkey is your chance to discover historic architecture, oriental splendor, stunning landscapes and delicious cuisine. Turkey's friendly people will welcome you to their fascinating country, which offers you superbly preserved classical ruins, modern cities with great shopping opportunities and countless sporting activities, such as mountain trekking and river rafting.
Istanbul was the capital of the civilized world for many centuries, and it is here that Europe and Asia meet. A huge metropolis, filled with history, the city offers countless stunning sights to visitors. The enormous Topkapi Palace, the residence of the sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries, is not to be missed. Be sure to visit its imperial treasury, which is filled with gold, silver and diamonds.
The immense 6th century Aya Sofa church and the elegant Blue Mosque are among the city's other key attractions. During your time in Istanbul, you can pick up some Turkish souvenirs of your honeymoon in the bazaar, wander through the old city, or take a ferry cruise along the river.
Turkey's capital city, Ankara, is the governmental center of the country, and has its own share of ancient history to discover, including a Byzantine citadel, roman ruins and a mausoleum.
Of all Turkey's ruined cities from the classical age, Ephesus is the grandest and most impressive. The city flourished during the Greek and Roman empires, and countless ruins are waiting to be explored here - temples, brothels, fountains, pools, libraries and more, all attesting to a fascinating history.
Turkey is a fast modernizing country with much to offer, and the omnipresent reminders of times past mean that the Turkish people will never forget their glorious history. This is a country which will leave an impression on you - a honeymoon in Turkey will linger in your memory long after you have returned home.