With Ankara as its capital, the country of Turkey is the cradle of cultures and civilizations connecting the two continents of Europe and Asia. Thanks to its glorious heritage comprised of historical and cultural monuments, Turkey is like an open-air museum. Because of its beautiful destinations worldwide famous cruise liners visit the major ports of Turkey in their itinerary and give chance to the tourists on board to explore the portand city centre of Istanbul, Izmir and Kusadasi. The only capital in the world to straddle two continents, Asia and Europe, Istanbul combines the best of the East and the West to deliver a truly unique experience to all those who decide to pay a visit. From Ottoman mosques that have withstood the sands of time to some of the trendiest bars and art galleries around, the old and the new exist in perfect harmony in the Turkish capital. A visit to the exquisite Blue Mosque and Top kapi Palace that bear testimony to the grandeur of the Byzantine Empire is the ideal start to your sojourn. Additionally, there are enough art galleries, bazaars, Turkish hamams and eating joints to engage and seduce all your senses. Inscribed in the list of World Heritage Sites, the destination of Cappadocia is a unique combination of history and nature. Pamukkale, as a destination is a home to 17 thermal springs and swimming in its thermal waters believed to be the cure for many diseases as well as has known for the rejuvenation of human body. The ancient city of Ephesus, welcomes visitors from all over the world every year and along with its many other sites, Ephesus is famous for The Temple of Artemis, one of the most important monuments of Turkey. Well known for its warm hospitality and openness, Turkey welcomes the visitors during the whole year and offers impressive countryside,vibrant nightlife spots, unique monuments and rich heritage.