20 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Turkey
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Kirklareli – Kiyikoy
Pabuçdere and Kazandere streams flow into the Black Sea from this town. Forests surround the town. Bahçeköy near the town is famous for its buffalo yogurt. It is suitable for daily tours or excursions from Istanbul.
Istanbul – Islands
Islands are the district of Istanbul consisting of 9 islands: Büyükada, Heybeliada, Burgazada, Kınalıada, Sedefadası, Sivriada, Yassıada, Kaşık Island and Rabbit Island. The first ferry services to the Islands started from the Galata Bridge in 1846. Today, there is a continuous seaway connection from Kabataş, Kadıköy, and Bostancı.
Istanbul – Poyrazkoy
It is estimated that the Genoese were the first to settle in Poyrazköy, which dates back to six centuries ago. The Byzantines came and settled in the village later on, but after the village came under Ottoman rule, its face changed with the people brought from Trabzon and Rize.
The village is a typical black sea village. There is a breeze from the climate and greenery in the Black Sea. High qualityfishThere are restaurants, and you can find fresh daily fish at very reasonable prices.
Istanbul – Anadolu Kavagi
Anadolu Kavağı, the entrance gate of the Bosphorus from the Black Sea, preserves its nostalgic fishing village feature with its unchanging appearance for years.
If you want to go to Anadolu Kavağı, where transportation is provided by both land and sea ferry services, and enjoy grilled fish by the sea, the autumn months are the best time for such a trip.
Its establishment coincides with approximately the 1300s. The historical texture of the village, which was established as a foundation village, has been preserved very well, and examples of rural civil architecture of the early Ottoman period have survived to the present day. Due to this feature, it has become a very interesting and visited settlement. It is often the setting for historical films.
In the village square, there is the Cumalıkızık Ethnography Museum, where items from the village past are exhibited. The houses are painted in yellow, white, blue, and purple colors. There are very narrow streets between the houses with no sidewalks, paved with stones. “Raspberry Festival” is held in the village in June.
TurkeyUludag is Turkey’s biggest winter and nature sports center; It is the highest mountain in the Marmara Region. The sight of Istanbul, the Marmara Sea, and nearby places in the open air gives this place a special feature.
Uludag, Turkey’s largest ski resort, is flooded by local and foreign tourists every year, thanks to the suitability of the road condition, the presence of snow in the long winter season, and its unique landscapes.
Canakkale – Gallipoli
The Gallipoli Peninsula, where the Çanakkale Naval and Land Battles of the First World War were fought, has a very high moral value. Tourism is one of our centers.
Located by the sea and away from the noise of the big city, Gallipoli is a district famous for its natural beauties. Because there are many martyrs and war artifacts in it, a historical national park was created, and it was included in the United Nations National Parks and Protected Areas list in 1973.
Canakkale/Balikesir – Mount Ida
It is a mountain range located between Çanakkale and Balıkesir provinces north of Edremit Bay. It is also known as Mount Ida.
Forests and streams largely cover the surroundings of Kaz Mountain. This mountain, which has magnificent views, is one of the highest quality oxygen centers in the world.
Şirince is a touristic village in the Selçuk district of İzmir, whose historical architecture has been successfully preserved. Two Greek churches in the village are in ruins.
According to the Mayan calendar, the village came to the fore because it was a safe zone in the apocalypse that would break out on December 21, 2012. On December 21, 2012, approximately 150 police and gendarmerie units and 270 press members came to the region.
Izmir – Ephesus
Located within the borders of today’s Selçuk district of İzmir, Ephesus is visited by 1.5 million tourists a year.
Ephesus is home to historical monuments such as the Temple of Artemis, the Celsus Library, the House of the Virgin Mary, the Seven Sleepers (Ashab-ı Keef), and the Isa Bey Mosque, which has also been the subject of many legends.
Pamukkale, located in Denizli, includes the city’s thermal springs and the terraces of carbonate minerals remaining from the flowing waters, travertines. Pamukkale is included in the World Heritage List determined by UNESCO.
Pamukkale terraces consist of travertine, a sedimentary rock precipitated by the hot spring water. There are 17 hot springs in this region with temperature ranges from 35 °C to 100 °C
Antalya – Aspendos
It is an ancient city famous for its theater in the Serik district of Antalya. Thousands of local and foreign tourists visit Aspendos every year. The ancient theater is also actively used today for concerts and events.
It is a paradise-like town in the Fethiye district of Muğla. Ölüdeniz beach was chosen as the most beautiful beach in the world in 2006 with eighty-two percent of the votes.
Oludeniz is a character name like a stagnant lake. While the shores of Belceğiz are struggling with waves on the stormiest days, only flutters occur in Ölüdeniz.
Corum – Alacahoyuk
It is a mound in Hüyük village of Alaca district of Çorum province. Fourteen settlements or building levels from four different cultural phases were found on this mound. The finds unearthed in Alacahöyük are exhibited in the Anatolian Civilizations Museum in Ankara and the Alacahöyük Museum, which was opened to visitors in 1941. The area covering Alacahöyük and Boğazköy was declared a national park in 1988.
The region 60 million years ago; was formed by the erosion of soft layers formed by lava and ashes erupted by Erciyes, Hasandağı, and Güllüdağ by rain and wind over millions of years.
The Cappadocia region is a region spread over the provinces of Nevşehir, Kırşehir, Niğde, Aksaray and Kayseri. The region has great importance in terms of country tourism today.
Bartin – Amasra
It also has a unique visual beauty with a promontory protruding toward the sea, two bays on both sides of the peninsula that serves as sheltered harbors, and islands connected to the mainland and independent.
Amasra is one of the places worth seeing with its 3000 years of history, local arts based on charm and fishing, and surrounding forested areas. Amasra still contributes to tourism with its authentic fish restaurants, clean mid-size hotels, and countless hostels.
Karabuk – Safranbolu
Famous for its historical Safranbolu houses, which reflect the Classical Ottoman urban architecture, examples of which can be found in many parts of Turkey, such as Beypazarı, Göynük, Taraklı, and Odunpazarı, the city has been on the World Heritage List in Turkey since 17 December 1994, thanks to this feature. It is the largest and most developed district of Karabuk province. It takes its name from saffron, a rare herb that grows in the region.
Adiyaman – Nemrut
Nemrut is a mountain height of 2,150 meters near the Ankar mountains of Kahta district in Adıyaman province. Mount Nemrut was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987 and is one of the world’s eight wonders.
Batman – Hasankeyf
Hasankeyf is a historical district of Batman, separated by the Tigris River. The history of the old city goes back 10,000 years ago. It was declared a nature reserve in 1981. Hasankeyf is in danger of being submerged and losing all its cultural treasure with the Ilısu Dam planned to be built on it.
Mardin With its architectural, ethnographic, archaeological, historical, and visual values, Mardin is
one of the poetic cities of the Southeast, giving the impression that time has stopped. The houses of the city made of cut stonework attract attention.
These houses, which are typical examples of Syriac and Armenian architecture, and mosques and madrasas created by Islamic architecture, complete the open-air museum appearance of Mardi. Mardin hosts mosques, tombs, churches, monasteries, and similar religious artifacts that have historical value in terms of art in line with different religious beliefs.