Turkey is renowned as a destination where “East meets West,” due to its unique position between Europe and Asia. Home to the legendary city of Troy, Turkey has historic cultural ties to the ancient Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
The metropolitan city of Istanbul perfectly blends remnants of the past with the modern world. On your trip, you will likely be tempted to spend the majority of your time there, but don’t forget to visit the Turkish countryside as well, which is filled with treasures to explore.
Check out this comprehensive Turkey Packing List, which will also touch on what to wear in Turkey, what NOT to bring, and other FAQs.