There are a lot of things that could be said about Turkey and even more that could be visited there. Beginning from the fact that the name of this country is the same as the name of a certain kind of poultry, going through the fact that it is located on two continents – Europe and Asia, and finishing with the fact that there are so many unique historic sights that can be seen nowadays. So, we have decided to make a list of some of Turkey’s more incredible places that you surely must visit when you go there.
If you are a fan of the sea and would like to have a nice vacation at a good summer resort, then you should try Marmaris. This is probably Turkey’s most popular summer resort. There are a lot of good hotels, picturesque scenery and few locals (if you do not count all the shop owners who are willing to bargain with tourists).
The water there is crystal clear and you would definitely want to have a swim in it. Lying on the beach is not the only thing you can do there, though. You could also have a boat tour around and you could also visit some of the nearest islands.
Although it is not part of the country (it is Greek territory), Rhodes Island is located near Marmaris which, as you know, is the home of one of the 7 World Wonders – Colossus of Rhodes.
If you are into antique history, then you definitely need to visit Ephesus when you go to Turkey. There are ancient ruins which date back to 1st century BC when the land was ruled by the Roman Empire. You definitely need to hire a tour guide to show you the most interesting parts of the ancient city, like the clues left on a stone which helped Roman men find the way to the ancient bordello.
You should also visit the Temple of Artemis, which is another of the 7 world wonders. According to me, the ruins of the ancient library are even more spectacular than the ruins of the temple, so you should definitely not miss to visit them as well.
Even though most of the Turkish sights are located around the seacoast, there is one attraction that tourists do not tend to miss when they go to Turkey and this is Cappadocia. It is located in the central part of the country (Central Anatolia) and it is the home of one of the largest balloon shows in the world. People from all over the world go to Cappadocia to make one of their dreams come true and fly by air balloon in the sky.
This, however, is not the only reason to visit Cappadocia. The “houses” there are quite unique. This is because they are carved in the soft cliffs. There are also underground tunnels which served people in the past as protection. There are definitely a lot of things to see there, and once you go you will make sure that it is nothing like the modern cities of today.
Visiting Turkey and not visiting its biggest city is like going to Rome and not seeing the pope so to say. Istanbul was actually the capital city of Turkey during the Ottoman Empire and nowadays it is more famous than the actual capital – Ankara. It is not only the largest city in Turkey, but also one of the world’s biggest cities.
What is interesting about it is that is is located on two continents – Europe and Asia. And not only this, but the Bosporus goes through it. It actually divides the two parts of the city, including the two continents, and it also connects Black Sea with Sea of Marmara.
There are many other interesting facts about the city, but you should also know that there are nice places where you can have traditional Turkish food and drink some nice Turkish tea. If you do not know, the Turkish people are famous with their love for tea. You should also try some Turkish delight and baklava – two iconic kinds of foods in Turkey.
Last, but not least, we suggest you have a visit of one of the world’s oldest cities – Konya. The two things this city is famous for are its remarkable architecture and its Whirling Dervishes. You can actually witness men in traditional Turkish folklore outfits whirling for hours without feeling dizzy. I suggest you do not try it yourself, because you could ruin your whole day feeling dizzy and sick.