"The Aegean Sea and the Sea of Marmara on the west coast, the Eastern Mediterranean Sea in the south and the Black Sea in the north." This is the way Nazim Hikmet described Turkey and a look on the map shows you immediately that the country is surrounded on three sides by the sea. The population of the country is around 70 million. Turkey has a little land in Europe (24,000 square kilometers) and most of its land in Asia (756,000 square kilometers). Thrace is the name of the European part and Anatolia is the name of the Asian part. The region has developed a huge lodging industry offering accommodations such as hotels, Turkey vacation rentals and Turkey vacation homes.
Istanbul is the most important city to visit on vacations in Turkey and the population is more than 12 million. The Asian continent is connected to Europe in Istanbul, with two impressive suspended bridges across the Bosphorus, connecting the European and Asian parts of Istanbul. It is hardly surprising that seaside resorts like Antalya, Alanya, Marmaris, Bodrum or Kusadasi are very popular places to book Turkey vacation rentals for tourists from Europe on vacations in Turkey.