A fascinating country with diverse cultural influences from the ancient and modern worlds, Turkey straddles two continents. This gateway between east and west has a rich history, encompassing Roman architecture, Byzantine art and Ottoman palaces, and it also boasts astounding natural beauty, such as Bodrum's idyllic coastline

DISTANCE FROM AIRPORT TO CITY CENTRE: 45 kilometres | TIME ZONE: Summer GMT +3 hours, Winter GMT +2 hours | CURRENCY: Turkish Lira (TRY). Credit cards are widely accepted and ATMs are plentiful in main towns | LANGUAGES: Turkish is the official language. English is spoken in places frequented by tourists |