Turkey Travel Guide
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- 98%History Buffs
- 84%Budget Travelers
- 77%Adventure Travelers
- 65%Local Culture
- 65%Luxury Travelers
- 64%Art & Design Lovers
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- TurkeyMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersGreen Travelers+ 3
Turkey is beautiful and varied - from desert to almost tropical, from poor villages to stunning coastlines. There are unique historical and archaeological sites, breathtaking natural beauty (seas & beaches, mountains), spice markets, palaces, mosques and museums - something for everyone.
Turkey it is also welcoming people and amazing food.
I love this country and I’m very lucky that now I live in Turkey.
I visited many places (of course the most popular like Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pammukale, Troy, Ephesus, ect.). But my favourites are Eastern & South-Eastern parts of Turkey.
I didn’t find any review from these parts. Why? I met quite a lot of tourists there.
Eastern Turkey is different than rest of the country. A lot of mountains, deserts … more conservative culture but because of it that this region is still not so touristic, it is like open-air museum with palaces, castles, mosques, churches dotted around the steppe.
There are so many places worth to see. I will mention only few:
Mardin located on the hillside, midway Euphrates and Tigris rivers (ancient Mesopotamia). Hasankeyf, ancient city which my be one of the oldest continously inhabited settlements in the world, spanning some 10.000 years.
Nemrut Dağı (Mt Nemrut) topped with colossal ancient statues.
The holy city Şanlıurfa, which is redolent of the Middle East.
Van with old Urartian castle and Akdamar island on the Lake Van.
Kars and ruins of ancient city Ani.
And for people who like trekking - a lot of mountains: Ararat (the highest mountain in Turkey, Suphan, Artos, Nemrut, Kackar range).
Sometimes is really worth to move from the most popular routes and visit other regions of Turkey.
- TurkeyMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 9
The crossroads of ancient civilisations lie in Turkey‘s grasp, offering a sensual heady cocktail of influences from Middle Eastern to Central Asian. The lunar landscapes of Cappadocia are rousing serious attention. Scattered in confetti of churches and projecting stone cliffs, dawn hot air ballooning is magical here. Visit caravanserai traditional inns to watch dervishes dance to a rhythm of village life. Capital, Istanbul, is a striking contrast of mayhem. Intriguing bazaars, Islamic monuments, Churches and Roman ruins cohabit, with a raft of religions and races. Istanbul straddles two continents, splayed across the Bosphorous Strait. Adorned in minarets and domes, booming nightlife and the glittering Sea of Marmara, this 7th Century city is hyper-frenzied. Spring’s first rays of sunshine blissfully defrost the country to life.Recommended for:
- TurkeyMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFoodiesAdventure Travelers
Honestly, I never expected Turkey to be all that special but it turns out I really like the place. I've been back 3 times now and look forward to doing so again. I've been in the winter when Goreme was beautiful and covered in snow. I've been in the summer when beach-goers covered the beaches of Olympos and Ölüdeniz. Both were very different and both pretty great and there is no city quite like Istanbul. The whole country has a lot of variety.Recommended for:
- TurkeyMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodiesHistory Buffs
Turkey has so much to offer; breathtaking natural beauty, unique historical and archaeological sites, an improving hotel and tourist infrastructure and a tradition of hospitality. It is not surprising that the country has now become one of the world's most popular tourism destinations. Turkey is surrounded on three sides by three different seas, and its interior landscape is home to very differing climates. Its shores are laced with beaches, bays, islands and peninsulas. It is also blessed with majestic mountains and valleys, lakes, rivers and waterfalls making it a perfect location for both winter and summer tourism.Recommended for:
- TurkeyMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsStudentsAdventure Travelers
I was so lucky I was able to study abroad in Istanbul for a full year. I loved living in that city and traveling around Turkey. Even though I was here for a year (and studied Turkish Politics) I feel like I only scratched the surface of what this country has to offer. Hopefully I'll be able to go back one day :)Recommended for:
- TurkeyMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6
There aren't enough cliches to capture Turkey's allure. I lived here for three years and in all that time I barely scratched the surface of this Eurasian country's astonishing diversity of natural wonders, historic treasures and stunning scenery. My experience of the Aegean coast and the Anatolian heartland was warm and memorable--the people were genuinely friendly. Turkish cuisine was more than delicious; it has changed my palate and my cooking. Diverse spices like cumin, sumac and mint have worked their way into my spice cabinet.Recommended for:
- TurkeyMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 3
I have many wonderful memories, great experiences in this country. Fantastic place, all cuisine, local Turkish foods are really tasty for me. Wherever I go, always see the Turkish flag both state and private building. Turkish people are so proud in their country. I loved these and so why I will go Turkey again and again.
- TurkeyMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7
Welcoming people, amazing food, a diversity of history and culture, and just enough quirkiness to feel like you're in but out of Europe. You can spend weeks traveling through Turkey and not sample all its, um, Delights.
- TurkeyMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersWellness+ 3
Turkey is a huge country - it takes 12+ hours to get between some of the major cities on the bus. If you are short on time and have the funds, fly around, otherwise, the night buses are comfortable, safe, and get you to your destination early enough to enjoy the day.
Turkey is beautiful and varied - from desert to almost tropical, barren underground cities to stunning coastlines. There is ruins, beaches, cities, shopping, mosques, and museums - something for everyone.
As long as you have to spend in Turkey, you will need - take the time to do this spectacular country justice.
I have been to Turkey, for the past 8 yrs, value for money destination, hire a car and see outside the tourist areas, get yourself up in to the Taurus mountains, some awesome scenary went to Elmali from Fethiye then onto Kas and back to Fethiye did almost 400km in a day saw a lot, when in Elmali I was asked to join a Turkish wedding there ` one brit and hundreds of Turks` best memory i have had there, so hospitable people
I loved Turkey! I found Istanbul to be a fabulous big city. Cappadocia's landscape is beautiful and worth seeing. Only visit Pammukale if you are passing by on route to somewhere else, don't make a special trip for it, really touristy and overpriced. Next time we will get out further into the countryside and check out the beaches, can't wait!
- TurkeyMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2
What an amazing country from the spice markets to the palaces,mosques and the black sea!amazing people belly dancers the whirling dervishes!My fav was ephesus so amazing to visit the past!we stayed at the Marmar Hotel :)
turkey has so many things to see and do to accomadate everybodies idea of a dream holiday,for the shoppers you will be going home with extra baggage its so cheap and you can still try and haggle them down lots of markets my tip wear comfy shoe, for the drinkers you only have to walk a couple of yards before your in the next bar with cocktails like sex on the beach who could resist a couple best of all you can party all night as they stay open till last man standing.the local people are so welcoming it make you feel right at home i definatly will be going again
- TurkeyMember ofLocal CultureFoodies
My country, with many beautiful cities and places to visit.
There are many diversities in Turkey, such as the metropolitan area in Istanbul, the Aegean coast with Izmir, Bodrum etc. Can't finish to explain all country!
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Aliases: Anatolia, Ἀνατολή, Anatolē , Μικρὰ Ἀσία, Mikrá Asía , Asia Minor, Anadolu, Republic of Turkey, Türkiye, Türkiye Cumhuriyeti , Anatolian peninsula, East Thrace, Doğu Trakya