Straddling Europe and Asia, Turkey is an unparalleled and intriguing crossroads of cultures, which will take you out of your comfort zone and make your travels all the more fascinating.
The country is characterised by wild landscapes of unique natural beauty, crossed by ancient roads, castles and monasteries. You will really take it in by choosing to stay in the open-air, pitching a tent in the warm summer air or renting a rustic wooden chalet.
We recommend basing yourself near the dreamy beaches of the Aegean and Mediterranean coast, between Mugla, Antalya and Mersin, for relaxation and watersports in your downtime from exploring. (But you must also discover the wild, picturesque inland areas, tracing the footsteps of ancient civilisations through monasteries and caves.)
Staying near Istanbul, on the other hand, would allow you to fully immerse yourself in the culture of this vibrant and diverse city, visit its museums and places of worship, explore the markets, enjoy the rich gastronomy and traditional Turkish coffee.
To feel lost in nature and experience a complete disconnect from your day-to-day life, opt for a Black Sea campsite amidst rivers, waterfalls and lush green forests.
Whatever you do, don't forget to track down the iconic hot-air balloons at sunset!
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