Interesting facts about Turkey

The fourth largest producer of grapes in the world, Turkey was one of the earliest wine-producing areas

Turkey is not often thought of when you think about great wine-producing nations, but thanks to its fertile soil and climate, vineyards can be seen as you travel from one place to another. Wines are the highlight of a visit to the country, and they complement the delicious cuisine. You can visit some of these vineyards while travelling through Turkey. For Villas in Kas, visit Kas4Villas, who specialise in Villas in Kas.

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Istanbul is the only city in the world to stand in two continents – Europe and Asia

Istanbul has two sides: European and Asian. The European side is split in half by the Golden Horn.

Istanbul’s districts all have their own unique character and atmosphere. Most of Istanbul’s most famous sites can be found in or around Sultanahmet, the Old City. Nisantasi has a number of high-end shops and cafes, and Fener and Balat are known for their dilapidated cafĂ©s, brightly painted houses, and steep cobblestone streets that overlook the Golden Horn.

Karakoy is a wonderful area that stretches out from the Galata Bridge. You can enjoy local street foods like bread and mussels on the waterfront. There is also a maze of narrow streets dotted with coffeehouses.

The Turks introduced tulips to the Netherlands, as well as cherries and coffee in Europe

Tulips originated in Turkey. The government plants thousands of bulbs in Istanbul every year to commemorate the fact. The bulbs bloom from late March to early April and add a splash of colour to the city.

Turkey is self-sufficient in terms of food. It exports more than it imports, and places a high value on local ingredients. The result of blending Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Central Asian cuisines is delicious. Especially the abundant vegetable meze dishes. They are usually made with nuts, garlic and spices and served with local olive oil, fresh bread and pomegranate sugar if in season. The freshest fish is served along the coast. Marinated seafood is also a popular dish.

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Saint Nicholas (also known as Santa Claus, was born at Patara and became bishop in Demre

Saint Nicholas’ Church is a small church in Demre, but it has well-preserved murals. It is also known as the place where Saint Nicholas was buried. He was a bishop in an old church. This is a piece of Byzantine architectural significance. Most visitors today are Eastern Orthodox Christians, for whom Saint Nicholas holds a special religious significance as the patron saint of children. Russians often weep when visiting the tomb of Saint Nicholas.

The Lycian rock-cut tombs of Myra are nearby, which were carved into the rock and now overlook agricultural fields. There is also an ancient theatre. Myra as well as Saint Nicholas’ Church are accessible from Antalya or Cirali.

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