EXPLORE TURKEY THIS YEAR – We all need vacations once in a while to fresh our self from the hustle bustle of life and relax. It is rare to find a place that has both a rich history and refreshing beaches. If your mind craves for history and heart says beach then Turkey is an ideal destination to visit for vacations.
Turkey is one of the best countries in Europe. It is present between the two continents partly Asia and partly Europe occupying a unique position in the world map. Three seas surround it: Black sea to the North, the Mediterranean to the south and the Aegean Sea to the west. Turkey is a quintessential combination of ancient history, cultural heritage and picturesque peninsula.
If you are willing to explore turkey this year, then have a look at the best destinations in turkey
Between two seas and across two continents (Asia and Europe) lies one of the most ancient cities in the world Istanbul. The heart of Turkey is a beautiful blend of rich history and fantastic culture. Istanbul is one of the sizable cities in the world as well as a popular tourist destination. This city is well known for its amazing culture.
The jewel in Turkey’s crown, Cappadocia is a surreal landscape of mysterious and natural rock formations formed by volcanic eruption and erosions. It is located in Central Anatolia. Hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia is highly a privilege, and picturesque natural scenery is the major attractions for tourists.
A sizeable vibrant city along the Turkish Riviera on the Mediterranean coastline is Antalya. In turkey after Istanbul second, the most visited destination for vacations is Antalya. Whether you are a nature enthusiast or history lover, this place has everything for everyone. It is a perfect blend of ancient history and the modern city also one of the best spots to explore the underwater world.
Ephesus is one of the eldest cities of Turkey having well preserved old places. It has the honor of having one of the seven wonders of the world “Temple of Artemis (the goddess).” It is the best place for lovers of history as it has interesting archeological ruins of the oldest times. This place is also famous because of 7 churches mentioned in “Revelation Book.”
Cascading down the rocky hilltop, an old city in which buildings are made up of sandstones is Mardin. It is located on the Syrian borders and is situated in the southeastern Anatolia region of Turkey. These stair cased streets depict 1000 years of civilization.
Oludeniz is a beach resort located on southwestern Turkey. The literal meaning of Oludeniz is “dead sea.” This place is a paradise for paragliding because of moderate weather and calm water even during storms. Deep, pure blue water, spellbind mountains at the back seems like heaven on Earth.
Amasya is a Turkish city having a history of around 7500 years old. It is located in a small valley along the edge of Yeşilırmak river having mountains at the back. This fairytale city is famous for its tasty red apples, ancient past and folk tale.