, a vast plateau broken by mountain ranges is considered the heartland of modern Turkey
. The Central Anatolia plateau rises from thirty-three hundred feet to almost sixty-five hundred feet and is home to splendid natural vistas, wonderful museums, medieval Seljuk Turkish
, (pre-Ottoman) mosques and caravanserais and hundreds of Roman Archeological
sites. It is home to the incredible moonscape of Cappadocia
, as well as Hittite
cities founded over three thousand years ago, and older sites dating back an amazing seventy-five hundred years.
The areas cities include Ankara, Konya, Karaman, Sivas and Anasya
, giving tourists a great many accommodation and lodging options, including hotels, condo rentals, vacation rentals, and apartment rentals. The city of Amasya
, the Provincial Capital, is a charming town built on the Yesilirmak (Green River)
along a narrow gorge is one of Turkey’s undiscovered treasures. Ancient tombs of the kings of Pontus
dating back to the third century are carved into the sheer rock cliffs rising above the town center. Many of the graceful old Ottoman
houses throughout the city have been turned in to pensions offering tourist accommodations, vacation rentals and apartment rentals. Other attractions include several thirteenth century Seljuk buildings
, a Mongol madhouse
and a museum who’s exhibits include a collection of mummies.
is large bustling modern city and the National Capital of Turkey
, offering accommodation, vacation rental and apartment rental options for families, couples or solitary vacationers alike. Visitors will love sitting at local cafes sipping coffee and tea, or finding the perfect restaurant to banish their appetite with many of the incredible local dishes, or perhaps find souvenirs, local crafts and an intriguing array of goods at the local markets. Ankara
is also famous for its ancient hilltop Citadel
and the Museum of Anatolian Civilization
, a historic caravanserai
with artifacts dating back over seventy-five hundred years, situated near the citadel. Close to the foot of Citadel hill, near Ulus Square
are the remains of Roman Ankara
which include the Temple of Augustus and Rome
and the Column of Julian
. Across town, on another hilltop sits Anıtkabir
the impressive Mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk
One of Turkey’s most famous gems is the Cappadocia
region, a must see on everyone’s list. An incredible volcanic moonscape
where erosion has formed caves, clefts, and pinnacles (fairy chimneys) all filled with lavishly decorated homes, workshops, and cave churches. Tourist may even find accommodations in a cave motel, all carved out of the volcanic rock.
Other areas in the region include the town of Beysehir
, home to the Esrefoglu Camii
, one of the finest and most unusual Seljuk Turkish
mosques in Anatolia. Or head to Konya
, once capital of the Seljuk Turkish Empire of Rum
, and visit the tomb of Jelaleddin Rumi
founder of the Whirling Dervishes
. Spend a day in Gordion
and see the tomb of the fabled King Midas
, Ruler of Phrygia
almost twenty seven hundred years ago.
has something for everyone. Find the apartment rental, condo rental, or vacation rental that’s right for you and go explore.