Turkey is a Mediterranean country famous for its turquoise sea, golden beaches, and bright sun. It attracts a large number of tourists every year and it has never been this much appealing before due to a decline in purchasing power. Here are 10 places you must visit during your visit.
Istanbul is located between Europe and Asia and it is the only city in the world which connects two continents. This city has the largest population and it is full of historical monuments. The rich history of the city also supported with rich ethnicity. You can find many opportunities from Ottoman places to traditional and exotic bazaars.
You can also find many beaches to relax in. Golden Beach and Solar Beach are some of the popular beaches that you can visit during your stay.
Antalya is the fifth-largest city in Turkey and it is located on the Mediterranean shore of the country. It has been one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world for decades. If you are looking for a sea sand sun vacation then this city is for you.
You can experience the Mediterranean culture in this city. Konyaalti Beach is one of the most popular beaches in the area but do not miss to see Duden Waterfalls during your visit. You won’t believe that such natural beauties exist in our world.
Izmir is located in the Aegean shores of Turkey and it was the home of many ancient civilizations throughout its history.
You can enjoy the beautiful sea and sun or you can visit the highlands to cool down a little bit during the hot summer days. You can experience the atmosphere of Ancient Greece and Armenia by visiting the historical sites. Visitors can witness the ancient Roman library and other important monuments by visiting Ephesus.
Another popular destination which is preferred by both foreign and local visitors. You must visit the blue lagoon where the water temperature reaches 26 degrees during the summer. If heaven would exist in our real world then this place must be what heaven would look like.
You can take part in many activities such as paragliding or diving to witness the underwater nature in Gemiler Island. You can also visit Babadag Mountain to breathe some fresh air and relax by getting rid of the stress of city life.
Bodrum is a peninsula which is known for its white houses with blue rooftops. Moreover, there are many fantastic beaches and stunning coves in the town.
You should spare some time to visit Bodrum Castle to experience the history of the town. Visitors can also visit the underwater archaeological museum or taste the traditional dishes as well as fresh fish species in spectacular restaurants.
Marmaris is the new favorite destination of many Turkish celebrities and it welcomes many superstars from all around the world every year. You can find plenty of things to spend your time such as visiting dolphin therapy center and historical castle, doing watersports or relaxing on one of the great beaches.
If you are looking for a calmer stay then you can visit nearby towns such as Turunc, Hisaronu, and Icmeler to have a great vacation in the foothills of the Taurus Mountains.
Dalaman is famous for its streams, lakes, and beaches and every year millions of tourists visit the area. You can find many activities to attend such as whitewater rafting or water parks.
If you like to spend your time in nature during your vacation then Dalaman can be the best choice for you. You can also taste the traditional and organic foods of Turkey both in Dalaman and nearby towns.
Pamukkale is famous for its striking landscapes which are formed with the thermal waters. The name of the town is “Cotton Castle” in Turkish and you will acknowledge the Turkish people once you visit this town.
In addition to numerous thermal spas, you can also find ancient theatres and quaint settlements in the nearby towns.
If what you are looking for is stunning landscape then Goreme can be a great choice for you. You must see the fairy chimney rock formations that are formed with the effect of the wind during the thousands of years. In addition to this, you can ride a hot-air balloon which is the most famous activity in the area.
This town is located in the Eastern part of Turkey and it may be a good idea to visit the area to experience a different Turkish culture. People living in the area is also famous for their hospitality.
Kusadasi is located on the Aegean shore of Turkey and it is famous for its golden beaches.
It is also one of the main destinations for major cruise tours and it is possible to see one of the seven wonders of the ancient world during your stay. Artemis Temple is located in this town and preserved very well when compared to other monuments of the same age.
The most popular beach is known as Ladies Beach. Only women used to be allowed to this beach during the Ottoman times however everyone is welcomed today.