Turkey is Getting Ready to Be the Capital of World Tourism

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Turkey is Getting Ready to Be the Capital of World Tourism

It is not a secret that Turkey, with its picturesque sea coasts of the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas, has already turned in one of the biggest tourism centers of the world. The record flow of tourists was in 2015. Though, the statistical data differ greatly from one source, to another one, according to the official Turkish statistics, almost 5,500,000 tourists visited this country in 2015. The data of the official Istanbul affirm that in 2016 the majority of tourists arrived from four countries: Georgia (13.36%), Germany (7.46%), Iran (9.63%), and Bulgaria (7.38%). The plans of the present day Turkey are even more ambitious. In the nearest 2018-2020 years, Turkey is going to become the world tourism leader.

marmaris turkey
marmaris turkey

Bodrum is one of the favorite sea resorts of the world tourists, having a mild Mediterranean climate, and magic sand beaches, it attracts swimmers, divers, water skiers, and sail boaters from all globe corners. The history fans can find out there The Castle of St Peter, built by the Crusader Knights, the Mausoleum of Mausolus, belonging to one of the Ancient Seven Wonders, and the Theater of Halicarnassus, an impressive Greek site, conquered by Alexander the Great in 334 BC.

Marmaris is one of the tourism gems, belonging to Turkish Riviera. Located in the southwest of Turkey, it turned into the world center of volleyball players, cruising boaters and yacht owners. Those tourists who choose this sea resort, can`t but visit the world famous Marmaris (Caria) castle, which was built, according to ancient historian Herodotus 3000 years BC. In 334 BC, this castle was conquered by Alexander the Great, though all the local people managed to escape from it on the nearest hills. Lord Nelson also had a rest in Marmaris in 1798. Before the crucial battles with Napoleon`s armada fleet, he stayed there with all his fleet.

Fethiye is one of the famous tourist jewels of the Aegean Sea. At first, this town was called as Telmessos, built, according to official sources in the 5th century BC. According to Greek mythology, it was a place, where Greek hero Appolo fell in love with beautiful princess Agenor. To get the love of his beloved girl, he even turned into a nice puppy. Agenor answered the puppy love of her boyfriend Appollo and turned into his wife. One of the characteristic features of Fethiye sea resort, that it belongs to the favorite sites of the British tourists. Officially, 7,000 British citizens live there on a permanent basis. Non officially, the locals affirm that their number is two times more. So, if you want to plunge into English speaking atmosphere during your summer holiday, Fethiye is one of the best options.

Summary. The tourism potential of Turkey is really great. With every passing year, more and more tourists from Western and Eastern Europe start choosing Turkey. It relates to Ukrainians, Russians, Byelorussians, Scandinavians, and other European and Asian countries. Every year brings something new. Thus, just several years ago the world biggest hotel was built on one of the sea resorts of Turkey. The Turkish football teams, suddenly, broke through in the European and world leaders of this kind of sport. So, if you have never been to Turkey resorts, don`t hesitate a lot, and go there to see the future world leader in sphere of tourism.

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