The transcontinental nation of Turkey is situated at the western end of Asia and connects to Southeast-Europe. Blessed with beautiful landscapes, colourful history and rich culture, Turkey has plenty to offer to the tourists. Its cultural diversity can be attributed to its ancient connections with Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires as well as because of the fact that it shares its borders with 8 other nations. Thinking about visiting Turkey? Here are some top things to see and do in Turkey.
Many of Turkey’s top tourist attractions are situated in its capital city, Istanbul. Situated by the Bosporus strait that separates Europe from Asia, the city of Istanbul will make you fall in love with it instantly. Istanbul is home to some of Turkey’s main attractions like the Hagia Sophia- the Byzantine Basilica turned into Museum, Sultan Ahmed Mosque-the iconic Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar- over 500-year-old market. These are just a few reasons why you should visit Istanbul on your next holiday. But Turkey has a lot more in store for you. Next popular holiday destination in Turkey is Cappadocia. Best known for its jaw-dropping sunrises with hot air balloons decorating the sky, Cappadocia must be a part of your Turkey Holiday Itinerary. Cappadocia is also popular for its distinctive Cone shaped rock formations in Monks Valley, Derinkuyu underground city and homes and churches carved into valley walls. Cappadocia promises to transport you back in time. Pamukkale is yet another must visit place in Turkey. Located in the western part of the country, this town is renowned for its mineral-rich waters in its beautiful white travertine terraces. Just google Pamukkale and see it for yourself! The Turkish resort town of Kusadasi is also popular among tourists. It offers a scenic seafront promenade, ruins of Ephesus, Pigeon Island and secluded beaches. Kusadasi is also one of Turkey’s major Cruise ship destinations. The other places that make Turkey such a popular tourist destination are Antalya, Fethiye and Bodrum.
Though anytime is the best time to visit Turkey, a holiday here between April- May and September-November is much pleasanter. Want to plan a holiday in Turkey? Take a look at our Turkey holiday packages and start planning your holiday in turkey right away.