Tourism Become Very popular in Turkey
Ecotourism: Again there are new projects where travellers can enjoy an ‘authentic’ experience while respecting the environment and supporting local people. The ‘honey trail’ or Balyolu is one such undertaking in which visitors enjoy the countryside of the Kars region while tasting local honey produced by women entrepreneurs along the way. Health tourism: Turkey has an astonishing number of natural, thermal spas around the country ranking first for this natural resource in Europe. Consequently tourism facilities have taken advantage of these by building establishments nearby and offering treatments using and inspired by these natural springs and thermals. Many of these establishments also offer a traditional Turkish bath experience as well as health and beauty treatments from around the world. Winter tourism: Turkey has many great locations for enjoying a revitalising break in the winter months. With 60 per cent of the country surrounded by majestic mountains as a continuation of the Himalayan Alps, and more than a hundred peaks at over 3,000 metres, there is plenty on offer for winter adventure, with altitudes on a par with the Alps. Most of Turkey’s ski resorts are nestled within forested mountains, providing a stunning setting and breathtaking views for a winter holiday – as well as all the delights of good accommodation, delicious Turkish cuisine, entertainment facilities and great value. Lesser-known regions of Turkey: Many visitors to Turkey focus on the coastal resorts and/or Istanbul but there’s so much to be appreciated and enjoyed elsewhere in the country, including the Eastern, Anatolian and Black Sea regions.