5 Finest Travel Destinations Of Turkey
Turkey promises being amazing travel destination with its vast history, and natural beauty. You could visit the ruins of ancient Ephesus as well as spend leisure time along the coast of Aegean Sea. Turkey was once was a part of great Byzantine and Ottoman empires, which is visible all around the country. To make the most of your trip to Turkey, here are the 5 finest travel destination in Turkey you should not miss.
Istanbul is one the largest city in the world that stretches across a narrow strait connecting Asia and Europe. Major things you could experience in Istanbul are unique architecture, historic sites, shops, food, and nightlife. Old city has historic sites like Hagia Sophia, Topkai Palace, and Blue Mosque. For nightlife and entertainment, Beyoglu and Galata in New City are popular zones. You must visit the Grand Bazaar for shopping, as it is one of the oldest and largest market in the world. Istanbul is fit to all budgets.
In the central Anatolia lies the Cappadocia with landscape from fairy tales. You could see unique formations that are in shapes of chimneys, mushrooms, pinnacles, and cones. These shapes are result of ancient volcanic eruptions and erosions. Some are around 130 feet high and thousands years these formations served as home to early humans. You could visit the towns like Urgup, Avanos, Ortahisar and Goreme to experience the local environment. Hiking and hot air balloon are popular activities in Cappadocia, which can be arranged by tour operators.
In first century BC, Ephesus was the largest city of Roman Empire. Major attraction of the city was Temple of Artemis, one of the seven ancient wonders. Ruins of Ephesus are great experience for tourists and they are well preserved. You could see an ancient theatre, temple of Hadrain and Celsus Library. You would be fascinated see the ruins of earliest flushing system and public Latrine facilities. Ephesus is popular attraction and hence sometimes it could get crowded. Therefore, while booking keep peak hours in mind.
It is the site of ancient city of Halicarnassus. It once had marble buildings, statues, Mausoleum, paved streets and temples. Until 20th century, it remained as fishing village but slowly gained popularity for its beach and cliff top resorts. On the eastern side, you could visit the beach that has numerous nightclubs, restaurants, cafes and bars. For shopping, marina on western side is perfect. In addition, you must visit the famous Bodrum Museum for Bodrum Castle, saunas, baths, surfing, scuba diving and other water activities.
In the ancient Pamphylia, during the reign of Alexander in fourth century BC, Side was major port. Today it has ruins of that time with amazing picturesque beaches. You could engage in sightseeing or hit the white sandy beach to soak up sun. Cuisine of Side is must especially, at local delis and pizza shops. Visit Manavgat River for boat tours.
Turkey has created great reputation as exotic holiday destination. Therefore, you won’t have much of issue visiting Turkey unless you do not carry proper documentation like Turkish travel visa. Do the booking in advance, as Turkey is always crowded with tourists.
Check out some of these amazing guided tours in Turkey once you’ve received your visa!