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Are you looking for some travel tips to Turkey? Turkey never seems to be short of pleasant surprises. Everywhere you go, there is so much diversity in its landscapes, culture and even food. Which is why every year a large number of our travelers have Turkey on top of their bucket list. Here, every turn brings you an experience that'll make you pinch yourself, just to be sure that what you're seeing or doing is real!

Turkey is filled with ancient history and there is much to discover about the great kingdom of Anatolia (most of which is still hidden and being uncovered) it was an exceptional experience- and there is so much left to learn!)

Greece and Turkey attract millions of globe trotters every year because of the blend of western Asian culture with Ancient Greek and Turkish culture. Greece and Turkey are a mix of ancient and modern architectures. Greek and Turkish culture are known to attract millions of travelers throughout the year. For more convenience, you can take any of the Greece and Turkey Vacation packages so that you will get everything pre-planned and you can enjoy without any worries.

Reasons to Visit Turkey

1. Istanbul


For a start it is essential to tour Istanbul, a city full of history and modern at the same time. In a single visit on your circuit through Istanbul you can visit, in just a few minutes, the Blue Mosque, the Dolmabahçe Palace and the most modern skyscrapers. This is not a shock, but some people still think they are very conservatives.

Everybody could wear anything they want and you wouldn’t get a second look. Everybody minds their business, especially in places like Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir. There are lots of mosque in Turkey. There are 82,693 mosques in Turkey. However, that is not the only thing, all of them look like an ancient architecture even though most are built within the past decade. They are very beautiful.

Hagia Sophia was constructed in 537 CE and the construction finished in only 6 years. Initially the arch was at a height of 105 foot which was heavily damaged by an earthquake in 558 CE and was reconstructed in 562 CE. The damages again occurred multiple times yet it couldn't stop the architecture to be built again.

Hagia Sophia was earlier a church for Christians and under the Ottoman empire it was changed into a mosque. Hagia Sophia attracts over 3 million travelers every year and the count increases every year.

The Maiden's Tower stands tall in the middle of the Bosporus. It has intrigued various visitors who sees it during their trip. Today it houses a restaurant. Anyway the legend goes that it was built to protect the young daughter of a Sultan in light of the fact that a priest had foreseen that she would be killed by a snake when she turned 18.

The tower was the home for the Sultan’s daughter and she was frequently visited by her father. Upon the arrival of her eighteenth birthday celebrations, the father gave his daughter a beautiful box of bright natural items without knowing that a poisonous snake was hiding in it.

There seems to be a plethora of secrets hidden of the Ottoman past when you go shopping at the Grand Bazaar! There are nightclubs in the country. However, these clubs are found mostly in Istanbul and Ankara, the two largest and well-known cities.

2. Bosporus


The Bosporus strait connects the of Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Bosphorus is the best place to catch the wonderful nightview of Turkey. A definitive coastline with a mix of modern and old culture. Bosporus is situated in northwestern Turkey and is a strait which is generally used for worldwide exchanges and touring.

In addition, on excursions you will discover that this city is a fantastic tourist destination to spend your holidays and enjoy its wonderful beaches. You can also enjoy the schooners and the famous blue cruise and Bosphorus cruise.

3. Canakkale


Troy is a city both historical and legendary, where the well-known Trojan War was developed, described in several epic poems. Troy is located in the current Turkish province of Çanakkale, occupies a strategic position in the access to the Black Sea. After centuries of oblivion, the ruins of Troy were discovered in the excavations where a wooden statue of the Trojan horse welcomes visitors.

Çanakkale is in the narrow entrance of 1200 m to the Çanakkale Strait (Dardanelles) connecting the Sea of ​​Marmara and the Aegean. Passenger and vehicle ferries circulate daily between Çanakkale on the Asian side and Eceabat and Kilitbahir on the European side. Yachts make stops at the Çanakkale port, well equipped, to allow tourists to spend more time in this area.

Homer immortalized Troy in his stories of King Priam, Hector, Paris and the beautiful Helen. Archaeological excavations have discovered nine independent periods of settlement in this place including ruins of the city wall, foundations of houses, a temple and a theater. The city of Biga has given its name to the entire peninsula; It is a city of parks and a good place to see homes built in traditional style.

The nearest beaches are in Karabiga, Şahmelek and Kemer where you will find accommodations at reasonable prices. Karabiga is associated with the God Priapos and therefore has roots to the cult of fertility. Çan is well known for its pottery and its sulphated springs, which are considered to be of great help in various diseases of the liver, intestine and urinary tract.

There are two other thermal springs in the nearby towns of Külcüler and Kirazlı. Kaz Dağı (Mound Ida, 1774 m), is located at the southern tip of Çanakkale in the beautiful Kazdagi National Park amid magnificent landscapes, green areas of rest and several thermal springs. Here in Pınarbaşı, the world's first beauty contest was held between Aphrodite, Hera and Athena.

Hotels, restaurants and cafes along the avenue offer visitors an ideal place to enjoy the harbor and fortress of Kilitbahir and the Archaeological Museum of Çanakkale.

4. Kayseri


The city of Kayseri is qualified as the gateway to Cappadocia. It is little known by tourists, but it stands out for its many Ottoman monuments. There are more than two hundred mosques in Kayseri. On the other hand, the city has an urban itinerary that is marked on the ground. Thus, tourists just have to follow the arrows to make a pleasant journey without getting lost.

In the historical district is the Hunat Hatun complex. It is composed of a madrassa, a mausoleum and a Turkish bath. It is worth to turn aside to go see it. And what you can not miss in Kayseri is the great mosque that rises in the center of the city. If you are a woman, you should cover your hair with some cloth. For lovers of skiing and hiking: the mountains are only twenty-five kilometers south of Kayseri, specifically Mount Erciyes.

Finally, do not forget to try traditional Turkish coffee. And tell the Turks to read you the future in the dregs. It is the local tradition! Everybody has heard about Turkish Tea. Turkish tea is just the best tea. Most people like drinking tea without sugar. The tea culture in Turkey is infiltrated everywhere. Its a way that people bond, men bond over their cups of tea in the morning and evenings, and merchants will refuse to sell you their artifacts until you have a seat and have a cup of their delicious Black tea!

Turkey has one of the largest smoking population in the world with 17.3 million people, one-third of the adult population. The first thing you notice when you arrive in Turkey is people smoke a lot. Many people smoke - girls, boys, young, old and even very young teenagers.

5. Cappadocia


Visit also Cappadocia, Kusadasi, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Troy, Pergamum. Do not miss the opportunity to do Hot Air Balloon tours, a unique experience that you will not forget. For example, you can fly to Antalya or Kaysery and from there travel to Cappadocia by bus. Millions of years ago, Tuff, a type of rock formed by volcanic ash was deposited in Cappadocia.

Near the Göreme National Park is the Red and Rose Valley, named for the pink rock formations found there. Red Valley is also known for being one of the hottest spots during the summer months of Cappadocia, as well as being a wine destination.

6. Göreme


One of the most emblematic places of the Cappadocia is the Göreme National Park, a place characterized by the characteristic architecture of the caves. Next to Göreme there is also an open-air museum of Zelve.

7. Derinkuyu


The most famous underground cities are called Derinkuyu and Kaymakli.

8. Ihlara


Ihlara Valley is a perfect place for hiking. The beautiful route has a length of 15 kilometers and all of it constitutes a fairy tale backdrop.

9. Izmir


As for tours around you can sign up for a tour and see the ancient ruins of the city of Pergamon, with a Hellenic theater. Izmir has its own attractions like the Yali Mosque, the Clock Tower, the Museum of Modern Art, and wildlife park or zoo. Ephesus is another great destination, almost a worthy rival of Pompeii.

10. Çeşme


The Turkish coast is a great destination to go on vacation or to relax for a long weekend. The Turkish coast has Greek airs and in its coves hide villages and boutique hotels of dream. Alacati in the Izmir province of Turkey, near the end of the Cesme peninsula, on the west coast and on the Aegean is one of them, a beautiful coastal village that you can enter on your list of destinations for romantic getaways or autumn holidays.

The Fun beach, for example, is huge and great with transparent waters and a soft sand seabed. You can rent a deck chair and parasol, a boat for a walk or windsurfing equipment. But there are many more. The Kum beach is one that is closer to the village and one of the most intimate.

The Ilica beach has a Blue Flag and one of the most popular and warmer waters. There is also Marrakesh beach. Cesme Bagcilik is beautiful and has an observation tower that gives you great panoramic views while you taste its wines.

11. Gaziantep


Being one of the oldest cities in the world that has always been inhabited, it is not surprising that Gaziantep encloses wonders to be discovered. You cannot go through Gaziantep without trying their baklavas and pistachios, the local specialties. Great city of more than one million inhabitants located in the southwest of Turkey, on the border with Syria, Gaziantep brims with dynamism. The main attraction is its incredible mosaic Zeugma Mosque.

12. Bursa


Eskisehir is younger and more modern than Ankara. In Eskisehir its colorful bridges invade the horizon along with Simit's vendors, fishermen and various passers-by.

13. Pamukkale


Find amazing landscapes, clean streets, the great abundance of greenery everywhere, the amazing gulf, turquoise water, and breath-taking views of the sea especially from the top of the hills.

14. Pamukkale


Pamukkale, meaning cotton castle in Turkish stands as the most entrancing spots to escape from the world. This spot has hot water springs on sandy white patios. Pamukkale which is listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO and its characteristic sauna is a thing that pulls in a large section of the tourists.

The porches are shaped by white carbonated mineral and they are loaded up with characteristic high temperature water. The heated water springs are solid as they are minerals and calcium-rich water.

Hope you have got enough reasons to go on your Turkey tour. So, pack your bags and prepare your Turkey tour itinerary and enjoy your trip.

Have Fun!
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16 comments:

  1. I love this area of the world. I've been to Greece, but I haven't had the opportunity to get to Turkey yet. I'd love to make it a combo trip one day.

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  2. My parents were in Greece many years ago and they talk about wonders, I would love to visit it too!

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  3. Very beautiful countries and all great reasons to book a flight ASAP! The beaches seem so amazing and definitely not like anything you see in the US

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  4. I would love to visit Turkey and Greece someday. What an awesome experience.

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  5. Turkey is one destination I really plan on visiting this year. Your post has given me some sound ideas on where to go!

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  6. I haven't thought about visiting Turkey yet but Greece? definitely! Heard a lot of good things about Greece.

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  7. My dream trip is to Santorini. I would love to go there someday.

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  8. Sounds like there are some incredible places to visit in both countries. I like that you've included some I hadn't heard of before

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  9. My family and I have been wanting to visit Italy and Greece for so long! How beautiful!

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  10. I have enjoyed my happy read here & love all the beautiful captures shared here, thanks!
    Wishing to travel to Turkey again
    Cheers, siennylovesdrawing

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  11. These are the places that I have always wanted to visit. Maybe one day me and my family will. thanks for sharing!

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  12. I have never been to Turkey and I can say that this is a perfect destination getaway for my whole family. I will def add this to my bucket list, thanks for your guidelines.

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  13. We know loads of people that have raved about Santorini. It sounds picturesque so we'd like to visit!

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  14. Have yet to visit either Turkey or Greece but have been dying to! As a huge history geek, just knowing all of the things that took place there has me giddy.

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  15. I have always wanted to visit Greece especially Santorini. It looks so beautiful.

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  16. Hi! Nice post! I must say you have good writing skills. I like the way you summarize everything in one blog. However, I am planning to visit Evros Greece. Is it a good place to visit?

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