Anatolia covers a vast region of central Turkey, and although lacking in coastline, the region still covers a diverse collection of geological landscapes and historic wonders. Why not take a dip in the famous mineral spa at Pamukkale or go in search of frescoed rock caverns at Cappadocia, before taking in the immense stone carvings at Midas ≈ûehri?
This region is also home to Turkey's modern capital Ankara, where you will find the world class Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, housing archaeological collections that span the ancient world. Another popular site in Ankara is the city's thriving old town, but be aware that the sprawling apartment blocks and modern city drown out much of the town's original charm.
Then there is Turkey's Lakeland province, beginning at Beysehir Lake National Park. To the west of Konya, this region stretches across Anatolia in the direction of the coast, comprising an area of immense natural beauty and tranquility. For a more challenging trip head off on foot, taking the St Paul's trail as it heads away from Lake Eƒüirdir into the Torors Mountains.