Ankara Tours

The capital of Republic of Turkey Ankara is situated in the centre of Anatolia, on the big Anatolian plateau. The city has over 4 million people. This metropola is very beautiful from urbanism point of view and offers plenty of fantastic park spaces. First information we have about this city dates back to the Stone age. Throughout its entire history, the city had a very important role in Turkey although Ankara gets the biggest significance on October 13th 1923 when it became the capital of Turkey. Ankara offers numerous places to see and visit and lots of interesting museums to spend time in (Aviation Museum, Museum of Art, Museum of Sculpture, Museum of Toys etc). It also has plenty of restaurants, coffee shops and nightclubs so you won’t be disappointed if you expect to have a great time. Nearby the city you will find few amazing thermal spa centres.

Guided tours visiting Ankara

Interesting Facts About Ankara

  • Atakule Tower, named in honour of Kemal Atatürk, is built in 1989 and it’s 125 metres high. From the top of the tower you can see the entire city. There are also two restaurants and one coffee shop that rotates for 360 degrees each hour.
  • Kocatepe Mosque is built in 1987 in neoclassical Ottoman architectural style. It is considered to be the peak of Islamic architecture. It can fit 100 000 people.

History of Ankara

Ankara is the city of long history with important role in big and dramatic events in the region that built and destroyed countries and empires. Colony of this place dates back to the Stone age and it has been conquered by many generals during the year. For the long time, Ankara was the scene of conflicts of local Turkish tribes and in the Ottoman empire it became peripheral city within the empire. At the time when the great battle between Mongols and Ottomans occurred on its territory in 1402 it was actually called Angora. Ankara had a significant role in building modern Turkey and since 1923 is the capital of Turkey.

When to visit Ankara?

When planning your trip in Ankara bear in mind that during the religious festivals, such as Ramadan (September) and Eid (February), many attractions will be shut down. However, during this time it is quite interesting to visit the city as festivities are usually colorful and culturally insightful.

Ankara climate

The climate in Ankara is mostly continental with cold and snowy winters and hot and dry summers. During summer months humidity is very low.

How to get there?

You can easily reach it by plane to Ankara Esenboğa International Airport. However, as Ankara is situated in central Turkey, it is the centre of the Turkish rail network so it has great connections to the other cities. High speed services are offered to Istanbul and Konya. It takes you around 3 hours and 30 minutes to get to Istanbul.

Public transportation

Ankara has a very good public transportation system. They have public and private bus operators as well as minibuses (dolmus) that offer much faster transfers and take you easily to your connection points. Metro offers great connections and is very efficient. If you don’t have enough time you can always take a taxi as there are plenty of those available in the city and they are relatively inexpensive.

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