If the beach is not your thing and you're looking for a taste adventure, enjoy exploring off the beaten track in Eastern Turkey. This spectacular and dramatic region promises majestic mountains, permanent glaciers, stark volcanic landscapes, stunning lakes and fascinating ancient history in one, compact area. Discover with us the alpine tea growing regions of the Black Sea, biblical Mt Ararat, where Noah's Ark came to rest, rustic churches, towering stone castles, magnificent mosques and the mysterious fallen stone heads at Nemrut Dagi.
Other unforgettable highlights include the medieval Armenian city of Ani, Ishak Pasha's Pleasure Palace, overlooking the plains of Ararat, the three thousand years old Uratian Citadel in Van, home to the startling blue Lake Van, and the soon to be sunken ruins of Hasankeyf on the flood plains of the River Tigris. It's a place of contrasts that combines great natural beauty with some of Turkey's most interesting and authentic ancient historical sites – don't leave it off your list.