The most beautiful places in Turkey
Turkey - traditionally one of the most popular tourist destinations for anyone who is going to have a rest abroad. For those looking for a real authenticity and want to see this extraordinary country for what it really is.
Here is an overview of 10 places where you need to go to every inquisitive traveler.
Istanbul, Hagia Sophia
Centuries ago, Constantinople was the capital of the Byzantine Empire. Today, already as Istanbul is the cultural capital of Turkey. Bored is simply impossible! Here we will have a meeting with the magnificent sights. Sultan Palace Museum Topkapi, Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar - just a few of them.
This is the place for a week or ... for life. Noteworthy multi-storey underground cities and spectacular valleys. Especially nice to watch the sunrise and sunset during a flight in a balloon.
The Black Sea coast - terra incognita of mass tourism. Here you can find the most beautiful ports (eg in Amasra), spas (in Trabzon or Safranbolu), as well as the Georgian church of the monastery (the city of Artvin in the vicinity). Everywhere, without exception, we also meet friendly people. These places are required to attend for those looking for a real authentic Turkey.
The resort is located at the confluence of the Aegean and Mediterranean seas. Here is the National Park Blue Lagoon, so this place is one of the most beautiful in Turkey.
On top of Mount Nemrut are preserved altars with enormous stone heads. Best time to visit - at sunrise or sunset - color of the sky and the greatness of the statues will long remain in the memory.
This city, formerly known as Smyrna, 8, 5 thousand years ago on the coast of the Aegean Sea was built. Today's Izmir - this place full of life, a real paradise for lovers of cultural events. The heart of the city - the area with the Clock Tower (Saat Kulesi).
One of the most beautiful regions of the world, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Unusual limestone terraces were formed for 14 thousand years. Unfortunately, until now it remained only a small part of them. There are hot springs, which, according to legend, once bathed Cleopatra.
The ancient capital of the Seljuk Sultanate is one of the most important spiritual sites in the country. Today the city is famous for its whirling dervishes, their songs and dances honoring the Chief musician and Aladdin Mosque (Süleymaniye).
In this city, be sure to see the biggest temple in Turkey - Sabancı, which at the same time may be more than 28 thousand people! It is best to examine the relic from the Seyhan river, reflecting in the water minarets create an extraordinary picture.
This settlement is one of the oldest places on Earth, continuously inhabited by man. The city is famous for its characteristic houses in the form of hives, the internal structure of which satisfy the canons of the III century BC. In Haran as the ruins of the ancient university and the mosque of VIII century.
At 15 kilometers from the city of Sanliurfa are the ruins of the oldest known temple in the history of human civilization. It was created in the 10th century BC. Here you can see the huge columns, some of which weigh 50 tons. It is still unknown how they were constructed, processed and brought here. Therefore all lovers of puzzles and mysteries must visit this place.