Ankara is Turkey’s capital city, known for its history, ancient ruins and huge local university. The cosmopolitan metropolis attracts plenty of tourism, but it's also home to a number of Turkey's larger companies and has a quickly growing business sector. With very good local infrastructure and hotels well-accustomed to greeting business travellers, you'll have plenty of choice in regards to where you might want to stay. Esenboğa International Airport is the city's principal international airport. Public transportation makes getting around from your hotel in Ankara a snap.
What important art and cultural landmarks should I visit?
The Turkish State Opera and Ballet has its headquarters in the city. If you have time to spare, check out events at the Ankara Opera House or Anjara Sanat Tiyatrosu, the local performing arts theatre. Lovers of music will also find the city a paradise for orchestras. Ankara well-known for hosting several annual theatre and international music festivals. For those more interested in history and museums, the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations is highly recommended.
What can I expect in the business district in Ankara?
Ankara is home to a number of companies, including several in the chemical and aeropsace industries. Turkish Aerospace Industries can be found in the neighbourhood Söğütözü, in Yeminahalle, which is also home to the Ankara Chamber of Commerce and the city's Technical University. In this modern area, easily accessed by metro, you'll also find plenty of high-rises and shopping malls.
What can I do during my free time, apart from enjoying the facilities at my hotel in Ankara?
Head to Hisar, an ancient hilltop fortress where most of the historic sights of Ankara are located, to take a walk in a different era. See the area's intact walls, marble sarcophagi, beautiful fountains, and watch towers. At the foot of the citadel are remnants of Roman Ankara with the Temple of Augustus and Rome, Column of Julian and Roman baths available for viewing. For antique lovers, the Samanpazari is the place to go. For wine-lovers, a trip to Kavaklıdere from your Ankara hotel is a must. This family-owned winery is Turkey's oldest and most famous. At night, entertain clients at one of the city's many fine restaurants, and end the evening with drinks at a bar in buzzing downtown Ankara.