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Cheap flights from Turkey

Transcontinental Turkey is both an Asian and European country. Hence it is often called a bridge between the East and the West. This has resulted in much of Turkish culture being influenced by several regions surrounding it and explains the concurrent presence of mosques and churches in the country.

The people of Turkey are a friendly bunch. Simply reciprocate the kindness you receive daily on the streets and you’ll find yourself with many new Turkish friends. Before bidding them goodbye, check that you have not missed out on these interesting locations:

Istanbul

Istanbul is Turkey’s largest city in which there are numerous buildings and structures of exquisite designs. Get your cameras ready at attractions such as the Basilic Cistern, Topkapi Palace and Dolmabahce Palace. With a largely Muslim population, Istanbul also has various stunning places of worship for your viewing. Be dazzled at the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Suleymaniye Mosque and Rustem Pusha Mosque.

Alanya

Alanya enjoys nice Mediterranean weather and has an abundance of beach life and resorts by the sea. Here, you can also delight in various tropical fruits that yield from the region owing to the Mediterranean climate. Also, visit Alanya castle, which is of medieval origins and the Red Tower (kizil Kule), an important symbol that is imprinted on the city’s flag.

Marmaris

Meet the friendly locals, savour local delicacies and wine and walk down the fine beaches at Marmaris. The city is also famed for resorts and clubs that combine the buzzing nightlife with natural backdrops of mountains and beaches.

When it’s time for a change of sights and sounds, look at the following countries as possible destinations:

Bulgaria

Bulgaria is Turkey’s close north western neighbour and is less than a 2 hour flight away. In Bulgaria, find mountainous landscapes, stunning beaches and exciting ski resorts. Alternatively, enjoy the sights of the annual Surva International Festival of the Masquerade Games. An important part of Bulgari’s folklore culture, people from all around the world compete in a friendly manner while dressed in memorable masks and costumes.

Greece

Greece is another neighbouring country, sitting just next door to Turkey. It is rich in ancient history, reflected in the elements found in its streets and many monumental landmarks. Much of its heritage can be found in Athens, captured in attractions such as the Athen’s Acropolis and Temple of Olympian Zeus. Also, see the longstanding windmills in Mykonos and shop for traditional Greek products in Hersonissos.

Israel

An hour and half’s flight from Turkey will see one land in Israel. As you navigate through Israel, discover the different holy grounds and sites of religious significance that the country is known for. However, the spiritual aspect is not all there is to tourism in Israel. Proceed to Tel Aviv, the commercial centre of Israel to let loose in its exciting night life and dine in its fine restaurants.

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