The country of Turkey shares its land with both Europe and Asia. Turkey has taken advantage of this strategic location for a long time. Many civilizations can be traced back to this country including the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans. The country offers something for every type of traveler. There is a special blend of eastern and western culture to be discovered. Tour Istanbul's historic Sultanahmet area, home to the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia, or take a traditional Turkish cooking class. Relax on the beach or take part in the fun nightlife in Bodrum. Ride in a hot air balloon over the majestic landscape of Cappadocia or explore the ancient Greek ruins in Ephesus.