Turkey

Turkey’s diverse landscapes, which range from Aegean olive groves to the eastern steppe, provide a stunning background for the country’s many notable ruins. The country’s most breathtaking sights include the vertiginous Mediterranean coast, Cappadocia’s surreal ‘fairy chimney’ rock formations and wavy valleys, the alpine meadows of the Kaçkar Mountains, and golden beaches like the 18-kilometer-long Patara. Whether you relax with a çay and take in the view over mountain-ringed Lake Eirdir or explore the rocky hinterland of the southwest coast’s many peninsulas, Turkey’s grandeur will leave a lasting impression.