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Places To Visit In Turkey

Turkey is the most beautiful and versatile country with rich history and cultural vibes. You should know that Turkey is divided into 2 parts. Half part is of the European continent and the second half is of the Asian continent. Turkey has a cultural connection with ancient Greek history like the Persian, Ottoman empires. You will experience a great time here and the respectful hospitality. In today’s time Turkey is highly advanced which is famous for its incredible beaches, clean water, and breathtaking views which attracts a lot of visitors every year for its sophisticated beauty. In this blog you will get to know more about Turkey and this will be an unforgettable experience.

Turkey In A Snapshot

  • Continent: Europe & Asia
  • Capital: Ankara
  • President: Recep Tayyip Erdogan
  • Prime Minister: Binali Yildirim
  • Population: As per the estimation of 2024 the population is 86,187,000
  • Currency: Lira
  • Area: The area is about 302,535 sqm, and 783,562 sq km.
  • Language: official language is Turkish.
  • Climate: it will be hot, dry and humid in summer and it will be light, cold and wet in winter.
  • GDP: as per the estimation of 2016 is USD863 billion.

Turkey With The Eye Of History

In the earliest time Greek and other indigenous people personally occupied the Anatolian peninsula. The turkey’s oldest building remains constant in the archaeological sites that will continue to dig out in turkey. Although the Turkish republic was founded in 1923 with the Turkish war of national liberation. In 1952 Turkey played a neutral role during the ll world war, but later on they joined NATO as a member of council of Europe in 1949. If we talk about the mediaeval history of Turkey and their democracy, they have been grabbing some issues of governance through regional geopolitics in the 20th century.

Famous Destinations In Turkey

  • Istanbul
Istanbul Turkey

Although Istanbul is not the capital of Turkey, it is considered as the heart of the country. All the majestic adventures happen, it will be in Istanbul mostly. Basically Istanbul has a very rich history, versatile culture and beautiful architecture. Istanbul has beautiful markets and the best place to visit with your family, and with your partner. This place will be the most memorable visit if you are planning to visit Istanbul when you are in turkey.

Places To See In Istanbul
  • Hagia Sophia

This is the oldest cathedral of Turkey with a vast interior, and intricate marble designs will definitely give you an eye-catching moment, because of this now it is one of the biggest admiring attractions for visitors. Best time to visit is in the evening. Entry fee will be 75 liras and free for children who are below 8 years. The address of this place is Ayasofya Meydani no.1 34122 Istanbul, turkey.

  • Sultan Ahmed mosque

This is the famous mosque of Sultan Ahmed which is just right opposite to Hagia Sophia cathedral, with some hundred and thousands of decorations in this mosque giving a stunning and breathtaking view to all. Closed when the time of worship is 6 days in a week. Entry will be free for all.

  • Topkapi palace

In nearly 400 years this majestic building serves as the main residence of the Ottoman emperors. Although this place is of interest it is divided into several parts giving breathtaking scenes of its beauty. Also you can admire its beautiful architectural creativity. Best time to visit is on weekdays. Entry fee will be 75 liras for people, and free for children below 8 years. The address of this palace is Cankurtaran 34122, Istanbul, turkey.

  • Galata Tower

This is one of the most famous destinations of Istanbul, which dates from the 14th century. Although the tower is 220 feet long and has nine stories, it also has a restaurant at the top of the tower, so you can enjoy the beautiful and stunning view while having your food. Best time to visit is 9pm. Entry will be 35 liras for people, and free for kids who are below 7 years. The address of this tower is Galata Kulesi 34421 Istanbul, turkey.

  • Cappadocia
Cappadocia Turkey

Cappadocia is considered the most must visit place in turkey. As it will give you the most stunning view in the sky with some stunning hot air balloons, or you can also ride it. Cappadocia is almost 700 km away from Istanbul. If you are planning to come to Cappadocia I recommend giving it at least one week to explore the beauty of it.

Things To Do Cappadocia

  • Take a hot air balloon rise at sunset time. There are almost 100+ air balloons at a time in the sky.
  • The chimneys are considered as UNESCO world heritage sites. There are thousands of rocks in the form of mountains , you should try to visit here.
  • The rose valley is the must hiking spot for people as it is in the form of cone shaped rock.
  • Ihara valley is one of the most beautiful places in cappadocia where you can go and explore several churches.
  • Antalya
Antalya Turkey

Antalya is one of the oldest and modern cities in Turkey with a stunning and beautiful beach for people. Taurus mountain is the border line of the southwest region, with the stunning beaches. Antalya is famous for its luxurious hotel room for stay because it is a seaside hotel and the hospitality and luxurious rooms will definitely melt your heart. So if you are planning to visit Antalya you will definitely try to stay in luxurious hotels.

 Things To Visit In Antalya

  • Antalya museum

The way to take a memorable inspiration while visiting this anomalous museum which you definitely can’t miss on your trip in Antalya. you can definitely enjoy the universal sights and the civilization of all the Turkish coast that are perfectly showcased there. Entry fee will be 20 TRL. Timing of this museum is from morning 9am to 6:30pm. The address of this place is Konyaaltı Caddesi.

  • Karain Cave

This 25,000 year old cave is one of the most sophisticated things to see in Antalya, as this cave is very old so now people find bones, teeth, weapons etc. In this place. This is one of the majestic places you will know about in Antalya . Timings will not be fixed; the tour will be in the morning or in evening. The address of this cave is 27 km northwest of Antalya.

  • Roman Fortress

This is a 14m high cylindrical shaped tower giving a sophisticated scene to you and this is the old harbour of the 2 century. Although you can take a tour of this port also you can enjoy the beautiful sunset here. Also it has a park full of greenery with trees which looks extremely beautiful. Entry fee is not applicable.

  • Hadrian’s Gate

It has a marble gateway which is decorated with intricate designs on their walls, as well as it is considered as the most dramatic tourist attraction that they will feel when they look at the old city. Entry fee will be free. The address of this place is Barbaros 07100 Antalya, turkey.

  • Bodrum
Bodrum Turkey

Bodrum is a unique place which is attached with a small town and it looks really amazing. You can stay and enjoy the view of the sea. People who love beaches on vacation will be the perfect destination for them to visit. Although if you want to experience something different in Bodrum there is also an opportunity to do jet skiing, parasailing and scuba diving and many more. So make Bodrum your perfect and favourite destination of turkey.

  • Bursa
Bursa Turkey

Bursa is basically a garden full of adventure and greenery you are going to experience and this is the most beautiful destination which is surrounded by the beautiful mountains which are full of greenery. I am sure you will be busy full of fun and adventures you are going to experience in bursa also with some beautiful views of sunsets and sunrises. Or you will definitely take the experience of mouth watering dishes while in bursa, so don’t forget to add this destination on your journey.

  • Erzurum
Erzurum Turkey

If you want to know about the architectural history of Turkey, you can definitely visit Erzurum to explore it. I swear you won’t regret it, you will definitely find the reason for the rich history of turkey. You will admire the old structures of mosques. After admiring the architecture then you will try some authentic cuisine of turkey that will definitely blow your mind.

  • Ankara
Ankara The Capital Of Turkey

Ankara is the capital of Turkey, with some old-charm flair. As visitors love to visit there and explore the natural beauty of the capital. This city has a bustling urban life. Although Ankara has the most number of architectural sites you should visit.

Things To Do In Capital City Ankara

  • You can visit ankara castle which is 476 BC, although you can see the architectural military influence today.
  •  Next you can visit Anitkabir building, this is the resting place of Ataturk’s, also this is the largest war site of independence.
  • Next you can visit Ankara’s castle which is full of transport and communication., you will definitely love the train ride around the ground.
  • For shopping you can go to ANKA mall, you will find beautiful clothes and also boutique stores. This mall covers 18,90,000sq feet.
How To Get Visas For Turkey Trip
  • Get to know about the requirements of the visa.
  • You can apply for an e-visa if eligible on the website of the republic of turkey ministry.
  • Fill the application form of e-visa, where you should write about your passport information and personal details.
  • Pay for the visa by using your debit or credit card.
  •  When your application is approved, take out the print of it for the arrival in turkey.
  • Make sure your visa durability is long lasting.
Best Time To Visit Turkey

If you are planning to visit Turkey the time is to visit in April, May, September and October. This is the best time to visit because the temperature at this time is warm between 20 degrees to 30 degrees. But in June to September it is very humid and hot so do not visit that time. Or from late October to November the temperature will be quite cold and good you can visit this time also.

Delicious food and drink
  • Kofte:

Turkish kofte is made from meat, basically it is a meatball and petty which is deeply fried and sauteed in oil and served with green fried chilli, pita bread. Although you can have it as a side dish with your main course meal.

  • Lahmacun:

This is Turkish flat bread with some non-veg toppings, salad on it, as it is called as a flat pizza in turkish. You can have it as your evening snack to fulfil your cravings.

  • Doner:

Doner dish is basically a meat sandwich, and it is served with garlic yoghurt and you can also try some Turkish dips. Although this dish is literally tempting if you are a non veg lover.

  • Lokum:

Lokum is a sweet dish with the flavour of rosewater and lemon. This is a sweet jelly cube dish which fills up your mouth with delicious flavours. You can definitely have it after your lunch and dinner.

  • Islak Hamburger:

Islak hamburger is a non-veg wet burger, as it is filled with grilled and properly cooked meat, before having it ask your shopkeeper to steam it. Although you can find it on every street corner in turkey.

In conclusion, Turkey is the most famous and beautiful country to visit as you can come with your family, friends and partner. You will definitely spend the best time here with some famous and intricate places with breathtaking views. Plan your trip to Turkey for at least 10-14 days to explore it properly, you will definitely won’t regret it later.

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