Gap Years and Backpacking in Turkey

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Turkey is a nation famous for its excellent cuisine, rich history, and awesome coastlines (on the Mediterranean, Black and Aegean Seas). A veritable goldmine of ancient palaces and castles, history lovers will find a lot to see in this southern European nation.

A family-focused and proud nation whose people find enjoyment in good food and good company, Turkey is a welcoming place to backpackers and gappers alike; travellers who share the Turks' love of life will fit in well here.

A few days swimming in the Mediterranean’s welcoming waters and a few more adventurous ones exploring Uludağ National Park's dense forests, are two vastly different experiences which will add real variety to your gap year in Turkey. If you can find time to fit them both into your travel itinerary, do so!

Map of Turkey

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