Turkey is a country where you can find an enormous variety of natural attractions that you cannot see anywhere else in the world.
With 43 national parks and 300 wetland areas, it is easy to reconnect with nature in Turkey. In addition, Turkey has lots of natural wonders like the unique “fairy chimneys,” tall, cone-shaped rock formations clustered in Monks Valley, Göreme and elsewhere that are extraordinary and a few that are truly distinctive. From these rock formations to Turkey’s trees; Trees attract our attention with their physical dimensions, visual privileges and cultural values. Some trees living in the highlands of Turkey appears to be more than 1500 years old, making them the oldest known living trees in Europe. These physical aspects of Turkey make a naturally enriched beautiful country.
Because of Turkey’s unique geographic position, visitors can experience four very distinct climates, which vary considerably from region to region. There is the temperate climate of the Black Sea, with its lush mountain landscapes, rugged coastline and agricultural abundance, the Mediterranean climate of the southern coast, with its ancient olive groves, sun-dried tomatoes and orchards. And then there is the incomparable Aegean, a magical place of forests, sandy beaches and, what feels like, an endless summer. Central Turkey has an arid climate, home once to Mevlana and the nomadic peoples of the central plateau. The harsh mountain landscape of Eastern Turkey is a stark contrast to the warm-hearted hospitality of the people who live there.
As a peninsula in the Mediterranean, Turkey is surrounded by three different seas. Its thousands of kilometers of coastline are filled with beaches, bays, coves, ports and islands. Summer lasts as long as eight months in some areas making it perfect for winter and summer tourism.