Due to the cultural influences of various ancient empires such as the Greeks, the Persians or the Romans, Turkey has many historical sights and buildings. The Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, the ruins of Ephesus, the rock tombs of Myra and the Pergamon Theater are just a few of the contemporary witnesses that you can admire in Turkey. Flying hot air balloons in Cappadocia and the cave systems there are among the most beautiful sights in the country. Flying in a balloon is also unique and shows you part of the country from above. The natural wonder of the limestone terraces of Pamukkale should also be on your sightseeing program when traveling to Turkey. You can bathe in the thermal water in the newly created pools. Alternatively, you can pay a visit to one of the national parks, for example the Göreme National Park, the Koprülü Kanyon National Park or the Nemrut Dagi National Park. Here you can hike, raft or just admire the beautiful nature. In Turkey there are many other, partly still unknown sights that you can discover without the tourist crowds. So get on your way quickly and soon discover the fascination of this country.
Beaches in Turkey
Turkey has a coastline of around 7,200 kilometers and accordingly has countless beaches. Whether sand or pebble beach, small hidden bays or long and well-frequented coastal strips – here every vacationer will find what his heart desires. Warm temperatures, plenty of sun in the summer months, paired with crystal clear water and lots of diving and snorkeling spots make Turkey an excellent travel destination for water lovers. One of the most beautiful beaches in the country is Öludeniz Beach with its blue lagoon. Fine sand meets turquoise-green shimmering sea. The Blue Lagoon is known far beyond the country’s borders. Kleopatra Beach is also one of the top beaches in Turkey. Located in Alanya, it offers you loungers, parasols and exciting water activities. Kleopatra Beach is also ideal for family vacations. Beaches that are also characterized by the finest sand are Iztuzu Beach in Daylan and Kaputas Beach in Kas.
Turkey has a few islands, but most of them have not yet been developed for tourism. Beach holidays in Turkey are usually spent on the different coasts of the country. Exceptions are the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, which is only recognized by Turkey, and the Prince Islands off Istanbul. In the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus you can expect not only beautiful beaches, but also historical buildings. For example, visit the fortress of Kyrenia or the Selimiye Mosque. You can arrive comfortably by plane or ferry. The Prince Islands There are nine of them in the immediate vicinity of Istanbul. Boats leave there every day to take you to one of the five inhabited islands. The largest of them is Buyukada. You can come here for a day trip as well as for a longer stay. Cars are not allowed on the Prince Islands, so you can look forward to peace and relaxation here. Carriages or bicycles are available as a means of transport. Spend a great time on one of the Turkish islands.
Cappadocia in Turkey
Cappadocia is a place that especially attracts with its unique history. In the Göreme National Park located there, a cave architecture that is second to none awaits you. In the open-air museum you can marvel at cave churches, frescoes and former living rooms carved into the rock. You should also visit the underground city of Derinkuyu which is also located in Cappadocia. Hikers will also get their money’s worth here. There are various hiking routes, for example through the Rose or Ihlara Valley. Cappadocia is particularly known for its balloon rides. Countless pictures show how beautiful it looks when the hot air balloons float towards the sunrise. Do you want to know more about a vacation in Cappadocia? Then browse through my travel magazine article and be inspired by this unique holiday destination.
Party in Turkey
In Turkey you can turn night into day in a wide variety of cities and locations. If you reside in hotels with a higher star category and beach access, you can look forward to beach and foam parties. These types of parties are particularly common around the Turkish Riviera and the Turkish Aegean Sea. But there are also various discos and bars in cities such as Antalya, Side, Istanbul or Bodrum. Here you can expect not only one or the other drink, but also good nights of dancing. Everyone will find the right location depending on their budget and musical taste. Concerts or street musicians complete your entertainment program.