Traveling can be stressful sometimes. Although we all hope for a calm, fun, and relaxing trip, sometimes we can get overwhelmed by checking hotel reservations, looking for the best places to visit, or restaurants to go to.
The beauty of visiting Turkey is there is something for everyone. History lovers can visit historical sights while coffee lovers can try the iconic Turkish coffee and desserts. Nature lovers can visit some beautiful landscapes as adrenaline junkies can find some of the best extreme spots. food enthusiasts can try various cuisines, flavors, and spices, and party animals can go to some of the nicest night clubs In Turkey.
Today, we aim to help you have a calmer and more relaxed trip by showing you a list of the top 10 places to visit in Turkey in your upcoming travel journey!
Which places can history lovers visit in Turkey?
Turkey has many different historical sights around the whole country! Here are some of the most famous and most visited historical places:
If you are a history enthusiast, you surely read about the mythical Trojan War.
Well, if you would like to take a glance at how the war would have gone down if it were real, you might want to visit the city of Canakkale where an enormous wooden horse presides.
Saint Peter’s Church
Saint Peter’s church in Turkey is located in Antakya and is over 2,000 years old. The church was built on a natural cave, and some historians believe it was the first church in the world. The church is now a museum that can be visited and appreciated.
Gobeklitepe – the world’s oldest temple
Gobeklitepe, the world’s first temple, was built around 12,000 years ago. The temple consists of massive carved stones that were arranged by prehistoric people who haven’t yet developed any metal tools and were still hunters and gatherers. The tallest pillar in Gobeklitepe is 16 feet.
The top 4 places nature lovers can visit in Turkey:
Turkey has some amazingly magnificent landscapes from high mountains to beautifully clear seascapes, giving you the flexibility of choosing where you want to go and what you want to see.
Holland is known for its tulips and tulip festivals. However, tulips are actually native to Turkey! Istanbul holds an annual tulip festival. If you want to enjoy the greenery and various festive colors of tulips in Istanbul, you should definitely try visiting during the month of April!
Pamukkale Travertines or thermal pools
If you want to go swimming and experience a once-in-a-lifetime experience with pools surrounded by calcium structures, you should visit the Pamukkale travertine terraces. The beautiful blue warm water is perfectly clear and super refreshing due to the rich minerals it contains. You can visit the travertines any time of the year, but it’s best to visit them during the summer and spring months.
Check out our full tour package to Pamukkale
Cappadocia is one of the nicest places to visit in Turkey as it has a unique landscape and a rich historical background. Cappadocia’s magnificent landscape consists of rugged mountains and soft volcanic rocks that are shaped into caves, valleys, towers, and cones. You can find rock-cut churches and underground tunnels that were made by the Byzantines and Islamic eras.
Some activities you can do in Cappadocia include seeing the fairy chimneys, going to a hill spa, and going on a hot air balloon tour.
We offer a 3-day & 2-night trip to Cappadocia which allows you to explore the historically wonderful landscapes of Cappadocia. This tour will be a combination of adventure, history, entertainment, and culture, as you get to see the wonderful valleys, underground cities, and the breathtaking landscapes.
Pirate boat tour
A pirate boat tour sounds exciting and adventurous, but it is also super relaxing as you can lay in the sun looking at the beautiful turquoise clear waters and amazing scenery while listening to soft relaxing music and enjoying a few drinks.
The ship anchors in different spots allowing you to swim or snorkel giving you the opportunity to fully experience the wonderful warm waters away from the crowds. The boat is also modern yet has an old aesthetic to it and each deck is fully equipped to give you fully pleasurable experience as you can enjoy the comfortable lounges, sunbeds, and bars throughout the entire trip.
While returning to the bay, you will be able to party and dance with friends or family creating an unforgettable experience.
If you’d like to read more about this tour or make a reservation, check out our pirate boat tour
Looking for adventurous sports to get that rush of adrenaline and feel the thrill? We got you covered! Here are the top 3 things you can do in Turkey as an adventure seeker.
Adventure and adrenaline lovers will love the once-in-a-lifetime experience and thrill of paragliding over the beautiful Mediterranean landscapes in Turkey.
One of the best places to Paraglide in Turkey is Alanya, specifically the paragliding tour over the Cleopatra beach! These tours are extremely safe as well-trained and experienced pilots will walk you through the safety regulations. Then, you can experience a memorable adrenaline-filled activity as you free fly high in the sky with a bird’s eye view of the beautiful sparkly beach and historical castle.
If you want to fly like a bird over the Mediterranean coast check out our paragliding tour
Rafting activities in Turkey usually come with a bundle of other activities like buggy safari and ziplining. If you want to try a whitewater rafting adventure, the Köprülü Canyon National Park is the place for you as you’ll be able to descend a 14km (8.7 mile) river! As you go through the river, you will be able to see the breathtaking scenery while enjoying the thrill of an adrenaline-packed tour.
Once your rafting activity has finished, you can continue doing other exciting activities at the Koprulu Canyon like nature walking, hiking, camping, and going on a jeep safari tour. Or you can relax and enjoy a nice meal at a restaurant near the river and take in the view.
Check out our fun fun package that includes 4 different adrenaline rush activities!
If you love outdoor adventurous activities, rock climbing may be the right sport for you! Antalya is one of the best places for rock climbing as Geyikbayiri is one of the most famous climbing areas.
Aladaglar National Park is the birthplace of Turkish climbing. People love going climbing there making it a very popular place for those looking for an adventure. This national park spans over 550km and the forest is full of black and red pine trees.
We hope this blog can help you find the best activities that suit you and your vacation goals! And remember there are always different places to visit in Turkey.