Turkey is located at the Southeastern tip of Europe and the northern most tip of the Middle East. Wikipedia describes its location as being “… mostly on Anatolia in Western Asia, and on East Thrace in Southeastern tip of Europe” I guess that works too. But to better describe Turkey’s geographical location for anyone trying to plan a tour of the region, it borders 8 countries. Bulgaria is to the northwest, with Greece to the west and Georgia to the northeast. To the east are Armenia, Iran, and the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan. Iraq and Syria are to the southeast. Turkey is bordered on to the north by the Black Sea, with the Mediterranean Sea to the south and the Aegean Sea to the west. The Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles together form the Turkish Straits, with is the boundary between Thrace and Anatolia. The Turkish Straits are also the geographic boundary between Europe and Asia. Turkey literally being the crossroads between Europe and Asia makes it geographically significant, both in terms of global politics, but also travel planning.
If you are going to do a tour of Southern Europe, and/or the Middle East, and/or the Mediterranean countries, and/or Eurasia, there’s nowhere better to use as a base of exploration than Turkey. Turkey is a tourist Mecca, offering a lot of options for travelers in the way of things to see and do. Here are 10 Must See Attractions In Turkey.
Following are listed hostel options…
Deeps Hostel – Centrally located and provides a friendly, safe and clean environment.
Caupo Hostel – Located in Karaköy, opposite the Galata Tower.
Cheers Lighthouse Hostel – Only 300 meters from Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque.
Sultan Hostel – Located in Sultanahmet, just a few minutes walk from all major attractions.
Taz-Mania Hostel – Located in Besiktas, which is short walk from Taksim Square.
The International Orient Hostel – located a few minutes walk from tourist favorites
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