Turkey is an increasingly requested destination. An exotic country full of attractions that surprises and falls in love equally for its cities, its landscapes and the remains of ancient civilizations. There are many places to see in Turkey, we take you to some of them.
1. Istanbul, the capitalIstanbul - Seqoya
If you have never been to this city, it is possible that it gives you the feeling that it is a massive city and that you may not need to spend many days in it. You're wrong, Istanbul is a jewel of the Middle East and has much to see and offer.
Santa Sofia may be the best known, but In Istanbul there are wonderful mosques, such as the Blue Mosque or Suleiman. You can also visit spectacular palaces, such as Topkapi or Dolmabahçe. And do not miss the Galata Tower or Taksim Square.
But you must also get lost in its always lively streets and, of course, you have to spend a few hours walking through his Grand Bazaar or enjoy with all your senses in the Spice Bazaar.
"If the world were only one State, Istanbul would be its capital."
2. Cappadocia, a special place that see in turkeyCappadocia - Waj
Cappadocia is one of the most beautiful natural settings in the world, one of the places to see in Turkey without exception. Its capricious geological formations thousands of years old arouse the admiration of all those who contemplate them.
One of the most incredible ways to enjoy this unique landscape is by balloon. A landscape included in the list of World Heritage Sites. Seeing it from the air is one of those experiences that are not forgotten.
But there is much more to see on land. In addition to admiring that kind of "chimneys" so characteristic, There are treasures to discover. Treasures like the churches of Göreme, carved into the rock and decorated with beautiful Byzantine frescoes, or as entire underground cities.
3. PamukkalePamukkale - LoggaWiggler / Pixabay.com
It is one of those landscapes that is hard to believe is real and that you can only see in Turkey. In Pamukkale you will find beautiful terraces of an incredible white color, molded for thousands of years by erosion. The tectonic movements, in addition, gave rise to thermal sources, creating this wonderful image.
A place also included in the list of World Heritage Sites. You can't stop seeing this beauty when you visit the country, because if it is spectacular during the day, at sunset the image of Pamukkale will leave you breathless.
4. Kaputas BeachKaputas Beach - James Windsor / Flickr.com
You can also see wonderful beaches in Turkey. One of the most incredible is that of Kaputas, between the cities of Kas and Kalkan. An almost virgin-looking beach that appears between the rocks of a cliff. You will be enchanted by the beautiful color of its waters and the golden color of the sand.
But also, It is a perfect place to practice water sports. And, if you like to practice scuba diving, in its seabed you will discover a wonderful fauna and the remains of some shipwreck.
5. EphesusEphesus - Sergio & Gabriella / Flickr.com
This is one of the oldest cities in the world, in fact, it is even mentioned in the Bible several times. It was an important commercial, port and religious focus and today there are still remnants of its era of splendor.
One of the most recognized places in Ephesus is the temple of Artemis. But it also continues to amaze the facade of the library of Celso. They are just two of the jewels of this beautiful place where you can admire remains of palaces, temples, basilicas and other buildings that once shaped a spectacular city.
6. Blue Lagoon of ÖlüdenizÖlüdeniz - Fredi Bach / Flickr.com
Another one of those exclusive places that seem taken from a postcard of paradise. Further, It is another example of how capricious nature has been with Turkey.
Bathed by the Aegean Sea, this green and leafy cape is of incomparable beauty when it joins the electric blue of the sea and the white sand of the bay. A place you have to visit on your trip to Turkey.
We hope you enjoyed this list of essential places to see in Turkey, a small sample of all the treasures hidden in this beautiful country. Have you thought about it as a destination for the next vacation?