Turkey - Ankara

Ankara (Traditional English: Angora) is the capital of Turkey and the country's second largest city after Istanbul. The city has a mean elevation of 900 metres (3,000 ft), and as of 2008 the city had a population of 4,500,000. Ankara also serves as the capital of Ankara Province.

As with many ancient cities, Ankara has gone by several names over the ages: The Hittites gave it the name Ankuwash before 1200 BC. In the classical, Hellenistic, and Byzantine periods it was known as Ánkyra, (meaning Anchor) in Greek; the Galatians and Romans used the Greek name, romanised as Ancyra. The city was also known in the European languages as Angora after its conquest by the Seljuk Turks in 1073, and continued to be internationally called with this name until it was officially renamed Ankara with the Turkish Postal Service Law of 1930.

Centrally located in Anatolia, Ankara is an important commercial and industrial city. It is the center of the Turkish Government, and houses all foreign embassies. It is an important crossroads of trade, strategically located at the centre of Turkey's highway and railway networks, and serves as the marketing centre for the surrounding agricultural area. The city was famous for its long-haired Angora goat and its prized wool (mohair), a unique breed of cat (Angora cat), white rabbits and their prized wool (Angora wool), pears, honey, and the region's muscat grapes.

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Ankara: City Tour

Half Day

This tour runs on Sundays with a minimum of 2 passengers.
Visit the Anatolian Civilizations Museum at which numerous remnants from Stone Age, Neolithic Age, Hittites, Urartians, Phrygians and m

Cost $123

Ankara: Hattusas (Lunch Excluded)

Full Day

This tour runs on Saturdays with a minimum of 2 passengers.
We depart from Ankara and upon arrival to Hattusas the capital of the Hittite Empire; we visit the city gates and foundation of the g

Cost $964