Turkey has long been known as the bridge between Asia and Europe. It is one of the cradles of civilisation and its cultural and historic sights will amaze and delight travellers from everywhere. With its magnificent natural beauty, unique historical and archeological sites as well as some modern hotels and facilities it is becoming a popular tourist destination. There are many seaside resorts with beautiful beaches where you can relax and soak up the sun and Turkey is blessed with a long hot summer. There is a vast array of historical and archaeological sites to visit in many parts of the country and you could spend weeks if not months just exploring these. Turkey is also rich with hot springs, healing waters and healing muds and has attracted a lot of people seeking these types of cures for their various ailments. Many religious devotees visit Turkey for its shrines, monuments and buildings associated with their faith or beliefs. Whatever your reason for visiting this wonderful country you will find the people friendly and the country worth spending some time in.