Best Places to Visit in Turkey

Known for its diverse cultural heritage, Turkey is popular among tourists for its cave churches, cave hotels, prehistoric sites, like, Celsus Library and many others. Here’s a list of best places to visit in Turkey.

1. Ephesus

One of the best places to visit in Turkey, Ephesus is a magnificent archaeological site that includes several ancient objects, such as Temple of Artemis, Temple of Hadrian, amphitheater, the Library of Celsus and others. Ephesus used to be one of the largest cities ancient Mediterranean cities. The temple of Hadrian was recognized as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Ephesus

Ephesus (credit)

2. Antalya

One of the gems of Turkish Riviera and the largest city of the Turkish Mediterranean coast, Antalya has been a great attraction of the tourists for centuries and is one of the best places to visit in Turkey. With the Kaleici Old quarter with numerous historical buildings and charming narrow streets it is a great place for exploring the local architecture. The superb beaches in Antalya make it also a great place for sea-side activities.

Antalya

Antalya (credit)

3. Istanbul

The main center and the capital of Turkey and one of the largest cities in Europe, Istanbul is a city of endless opportunities and a superb tourist destination. In Istanbul, you will be gladly offered to experience all – from going to the hamams (Turkish baths) and smoking nargile (Turkish water-pipe) to walking the old streets and enjoying the exceptional entertainment possibilities.

Istanbul

Istanbul (credit)

4. Ankara

Turkey’s second largest city and the capital of the state, Ankara is a place of several significant landmarks and many activities offered. Kemal Ataturk’s Mausoleum is one of the most famous objects in Ankara. Numerous museums have been established to tell the visitors the story of local history and art. During nighttime, Ankara becomes a place of superb night-life.

Ankara

Ankara (credit)

5. Izmir

One of Turkey’s main ports, Izmir is an important commercial center and is rapidly growing as a great tourist destination. The visitors of Izmir love to take walks along the promenade of Kordon. Kemeralti market is a place you must visit during your stay in Turkey. It is a bazaar where you will find all the goods you can imagine and also experience local trading customs.

Izmir

Izmir (credit)

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