It’s impossible to get tired of watching the hundreds of hot air balloons float over Cappadocia, but that’s only one of the country’s many attractions. Turkey is a place where east and west collide, resulting in a rich heritage of historical landmarks spread across the country.
Travelers flock to Turkey because of the country’s legendary hospitality and awe-inspiring natural wonders. Do you want to see some examples? We’ve put together a list of ten places that you can visit or experience on a tour.
Admire Istanbul’s skyline from the Galata Tower in this first photo of the city.
Whatever your perspective, Istanbul has a unique blend of tradition, modernity, architectural wonders and bustling bazaars that will leave you in awe.
Figure 2: The Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia’s number of minarets
Istanbul is home to two of the most impressive structures in the world, both within walking distance of one another. The other was built by Sultan Ahmet to outdo Hagia Sophia’s four minarets.
Cappadocia, Turkey’s fairy chimneys can be seen from a distance in this photo.
As the sun rises over Cappadocia, hundreds of hot air balloons take to the sky in celebration. Observe hoodoos (also known as “fairy chimneys”) and other awe-inspiring landscapes from the air.
When it’s covered in snow, it looks like this picture 4:
Even in the midst of the cold winter months, Turkey continues to enthrall. Cappadocia still has hot air balloon rides, underground city explorations, and monk-carved cave churches.
The Whirling Dervishes turkey picture 5 has you enthralled.
The Mevlevilik Sufi order’s ritualistic dance can be seen in Avanos, Turkey, from Göreme. Meditative motion is thought to bring them closer to God.
6: Take a Mediterranean cruise to see Turkey’s Simena Castle.
Spectacular views of Kekova Island and the coast can be had on an overnight boat trip. Explore an ancient city and medieval castle built by the Byzantines on the hillside later in the day.
It’s time to bask in the glory of the Mediterranean sun.
The southwestern coast of Turkey is home to some of the best beaches in the country. Take a 20-minute taxi ride from Kaş to Kaputaş Beach for a refreshing dip in the turquoise waters.
In Pamukkale, Turkey, take a dip in the icy-looking calcite pools.
The cascading white cliffs aren’t actually made of ice, but rather a mixture of rock and ice. To create the photogenic thermal pools, the calcium buildup from the area’s hot springs has hardened over time.
The ruins of Ephesus in Selçuk, Turkey, can be seen in this photo.
Explore the Library of Celsus to get a sense of Roman-era life in Turkey. In AD 125, a new two-story library was built to replace the nearly 12,000 scrolls that had been housed in the old one.
The Bosporus is a great place to begin or end your Turkish adventure.
Cruising the scenic waterway that separates Asia from Europe and connects the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara is the best way to relax and take in Istanbul.