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Ankara, the Turkish capital, was once called Angora, after the fine, soft hair (tiftik) on Angora goats, which are still a thriving Turkey tradition. Although it attracts few tourists than Istanbul and the coastal areas, the trek inland to this rather stately city is worth it to experience the real Turkey in the surrounding countryside. Purchase cheap car hire in Ankara right here today, before you leave for your holiday, and explore this stunning part of Turkey. We will find you the cheapest deals across the market.
Ankara is a protected city, unlike Istanbul, as it is situated amongst many other small towns, therefore protected, from invaders. The city contains the biggest library in Turkey, and also has many well thought of universities and colleges.
Located in Ulus Square is 'The Victory Monument' marking the courage of many heroes of the 'War of Independence'. If you take a stroll to Sihhiye Square you will find 'The Hatti Monument' which stands tall as a constant reminder of the country's Anatolian roots.
The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations is worth a special detour, consisting of monuments and museums. Among the more fascinating exhibits are those items brought from Catal Hoyuk, the earliest known human community.
Ankara is a stepping stone to the southern parts of the country, drawing in many tourists to the popular Cappadocia, which is situated in the east. Here large volumes of water and great gusts of winds in the past have led to the creation of fantastic land forms. Some features you'll see include forests, mountains and valleys. The cave dwellers of Cappadocia are famous.
On your way to Cappadocia make sure you have time left to stop off at Konya, best known as the birthplace of the mystical Sufi sect. Here you’ll find famous sea-side resorts offering world-class tourism facilities with a romantic Mediterranean backdrop.
Turkish airlines link all major cities, including the busy Istanbul-Ankara corridor. Most of the international flights arrive in Istanbul, a busy regional hub, and many choose to connect from here. However, Ankara International Airport is serviced by many European cities.
Car rentals can either be reserved at a depot in town or at one of the airport's rental desks. Car rental companies operating from Ankara Esenboga Airport's international terminal include; Opal, Avias, and Eco, and from the domestic terminal; National, Sixt, Europcar, Hertz, Avis, and Budget. Prices are expensive, and cars limited so prebook online in advance.