Friday, 7 September 2018

Turkey Tour | Best places to visit in Turkey

Turkey is a country located in eastern Europe and western Asia with mixed cultures like ancient Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. The European part of Turkey is known as Thrace and the part in Asia is called as Anatolia. The Istanbul city is a home of the most  iconic Hagia Sophia, the 17th-century Blue Mosque and the Topkapi Palace, former home of sultans. Ankara is a modern capital city of Turkey. This beautiful country also has beautiful beaches where you can enjoy your vacation. This country offers you some luxury beach resorts along the Aegean Sea. Istanbul was once serving as the capital city of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. There are many great destinations to travel in Turkey.

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Istanbul
Istanbul is the most important city in Turkey that based across Europe and Asia on the Bosphorus Strait. Istanbul was once serving as the capital city of the Ottoman Empire and Byzantine Empires, today this city is the largest in Turkey and also one of the largest city in the world.  This Oldest City of Istanbul has the cultural influences of many empires that once ruled here. In Sultanahmet district of Istanbul you can see the Roman times Hippodrome and Egyptian obelisks. The 6th century iconic Byzantine Hagia Sophia features a beautiful dome and unique Christian mosaics, also you can visit to the Topkapi Palace. The Impressive architecture, historic spots, dining, shopping, nightlife and exotic environment make this city one of the best places to Visit in Turkey.

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Cappadocia
Cappadocia, based in central Anatolia region of Turkey, is mostly known for its fairytale  chimneys, cone shaped rock formations, pinnacles, tall, Göreme and many more. Some other attractive sites include Bronze Age homes carved into valley walls, The 100 meters deep Ihlara Canyon houses with many stone face churches. Many years ago, humans made a remarkable things in this landscape by carving out houses, churches and many underground cities. The Hittites were the first underground tunnel complexes, which made for protection from the invading Persians and Greeks. Today, some of the caves in that region are actually turned into hotels and cater for tourists.

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Ephesus
Ephesus is a ancient Greek city located on the Ionia coast, in İzmir Province, Turkey. This city was built around 10th century BC by the Attic and lonian colonists on the site of former Arzawan capital. Once Ephesus city was one of the largest in all of the Roman Empire, which boasting the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. There are well preserved and contained ruins within a large archaeological site, which makes this city to one of the most popular tourist attractions to visit in Turkey. This city offers attractions like the massive Theater, the Temple of Hadrian and the Celsus Library.

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Bodrum
Bodrum is a city located on the southern Aegean region of Bodrum Peninsula, Turkey. The city is a home of medieval stone made fortress Bodrum Castle and Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The city is also has beautiful beach towns and resorts. The beautiful beaches and cliff-top resorts attract lots of travelers from all over the world. Your visit to Turkey can't be complete without visiting the Castle of St. Peter, also known as Bodrum Castle. Tourists can also enjoy at the beautiful beaches with brilliant blue water. There are also plenty of cafes, shopping centers, restaurants, bars and nightclubs available near the beaches.

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Side
Side, the resort town of Turkey located on the southern Mediterranean coast. This is major ancient port city, known for beautiful long beaches and Roman ruins. There are many places to visit, the 2nd century Antique Theater, The white columns of the Hellenistic Temple of Athena and Side Museum, where you can see the restored Roman bath complex. Side offers you a many fantastic sights, dining and nightlife. The narrow streets, beautiful gardens and the charming town of Side offers many restaurants and pizza shops, where you can get a taste of different types of dishes.

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Marmaris
Marmaris is one of the most famous  mediterranean resort town in Turkey, based along the Turquoise Coast. This place is known for its long and busy beaches, nightlife with open-air clubs and music venues. This place is popular sailing and diving destination, because it sits between pine forested mountains and clear blue waters. This stunning port is a paradise for tourists with stunning sightseeing, water sports, adventure and lots more to do here. Visitors also enjoy Various boating tours around the picturesque bays. If that is not enough, then there are many outstanding destinations like Ephesus, Pamukkale, Dalyan and Cleopatra Island.

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Antalya
Antalya is a resort city with beautiful beaches flanked by large hotels and restaurants. It's a gateway to the south Mediterranean region of Turkey, which also known as the Turquoise Coast for its clear blue water. Here you can see the Hadrian’s Gate, honor of the Roman emperors, 2nd century Hidirlik Tower. From swimming to mountain climbing and sightseeing, Antalya offers beautiful surroundings for everyone. A walk around Kaleiçi, reflecting the ancient past of the city.

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Konya
Konya city is located in central anatolia region of Turkey. This oldest city in the world, known for remarkable Seljuk architecture. The 12th century Alaeddin Mosque is surrounded by the green parks. Today, the historical buildings from that ancient period can still be admired such as the ruins of the Seljuk Palace. Konya is also the home of the Persian theologian and Sufi mystic, Rumi.

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Mardin
Mardin city located in southeastern Turkey, based on the hilltop. Mardin is The capital of Mardin Province, known for the cultural diversity and Artuqid architecture of its old city, The meandering streets leads visitors along popular sites like most oldest Deyrü’z-Zafaran Monastery and the Sultan Isa Medresesi.

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Ankara
Ankara, cosmopolitan capital of Turkey based in central Anatolia region. Ankara is a home of  the performing arts, the State Opera and Ballet. In Ankara, Anitkabir is the enormous hilltop mausoleum of Kemal Atatürk. This modern city also a home of many government buildings, corporate offices, universities and embassies. The city offers a beautiful arts and culture scene with the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations.

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