Ankara is the capital of Turkey and its second largest city. It sees far fewer tourists than the coast or Istanbul, and unjustly so; here you can see the real Turkey, in all its diversity of culture. What’s more, Ankara offers metropolitan entertainment: the best restaurants in the country, bars and nightclubs, shopping centres and markets, concert venues and even its own oceanarium.
Ankara is situated high above sea level, which affects its climate: summers are relatively cool, about +21°C on average, and winters are comfortable, around +1°C. You can visit at any time of year.
The easiest way to do so is to fly. Aeroflot doesn’t operate direct flights to Ankara, but you can get there with a transfer. Planes arrive at Ankara Esenboğa International Airport, 28 km from the city centre.
For the cheapest fares, look for round-trip tickets, and remember to book in advance to get the best deals.