From the modern capital of Ankara you can explore the Central Anatolian region. The very name Konya stirs the thought of the mystical "Whirling Dervishes". The town is dominated by the blue- green dome and minarets of the former Mevlana Monastery. During the 12th and 13th centuries the town was noted as the premier centreof learning and art
The lunar landscape of Cappadocia is home to "Fairy Chimney's, Underground Cities and Cave Churches and Dwellings. Soar above the rugged terrain as dawn breaks in a Hot Air Balloon or explore an underground city, were troglodytes lived and wher early Christians hid from persecutors.
The Travertines of Pamukkale, "Cotton Castle" was formed by the calcium laden waters that flow down the mountain. Bathe in the spa waters of Hierapolis and explore the well preserved 20,000 seater theater and the largest necropolis in Turkey. Walk among the ruins of the ancient city of Aphrodisias, so named in honour of the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite .