The Red Sea, which sits between Asia and Africa, and is connected to the Indian Ocean, has long been a popular place for tourists. Temperatures are high, there are many sites of immense historical interest, and the Red Sea’s coastline has a number of beautiful resorts which are must-visit holiday choices for divers. It’s one of the most saline – this means the saltiest – seas in the world, which means that swimmers may notice an unusual buoyancy compared to swimming in bodies of water in other places. While you might think this raises issues for divers, who are primarily interested in sinking under the waves, it hasn’t done anything to damage the popularity of the area with diving fans from across world.
Turkey is a country with a long and colourful history. In its past it has been the place where great battles took place, where in 333 Alexander the Great undid the Gordian Knot to claim the rule of the whole of Asia, where Achilles fought the Trojans and where the Ottoman Empire became the largest and most enduring empires in the whole of history, and changed the face of the world.