Things To Do In Turkey List & Must-See Places 2018

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Best Things To Do In Turkey List 2018

Things To Do In Turkey – Must-See Places

Turkey is located on the Anatolia (Asia Minor). Anatolia has been a home to significant civilizations. Greek city-states, Hittites, Assyrians, Phrygians, Cappadocians, Armenians, Romans, Byzantines and Turks settled to Anatolia from ancient ages and onwards. Turkey is like a bridge between Asia and Europe. Therefore it requires a long time to discover Turkey.

What To See In Turkey? Must See Places 2018

Istanbul is most popular city in Turkey. Visiting Istanbul is definitely major thought of the visitors of Turkey. Altough Istanbul has many attractions to see, you may be looking for a different place to see during your visit to Turkey.

If you would have a week in Turkey the best recommended plan could be like this: Spending 3 days in Istanbul, 2 days for Ephesus and Pamukkale day trips and 2 other days for Cappadocia trip.

Of course there are many other places to see in Turkey, other than this places. However these are the best ones for the first visit. If you would come again you could give a try to places like Troy, Bodrum, Marmaris, Fethiye, Antalya as well.

Turkey Touristic Attractions Map

Things to do in Turkey Touristic Attractions Map Latest 2018

Things to do in Turkey Touristic Must-See Attractions Map 2018

Istanbul City Sightseeing 2018

Istanbul is pure beauty. It’s known history is dating back to 638 B.C. Established as a little Greek Colony, named as Byzantium. Afterwords Roman Emperor Constantine, named it Constantinople. Istanbul had been the capital of Roman Empire and then Byzantine Empire. Finally it became the capital of Ottoman Empire and named as Istanbul.

Beauty Of Istanbul’s Bosphorus
Things to do in Turkey Seagull Over The Bosphorus , Istanbul.

Bosphorus Cruise Tours In Istanbul – Things to do in Turkey

Istanbul was always a junction point of civilizations. It has been a bridge between two ancient Continents: Asia and Europe. Istanbul is located on two continents. City is split by the natural Bosphorus Strait. These features make Istanbul unique.

Major attractions in Istanbul can be considered as Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar,  Topkapi Palace, Chora Church, Galata Tower, Taksim Square & Istiklal Avenue and Bosphorus villages. To join one of the Bosphorus Cruise Tours is a must-do activity in Istanbul.

 

Hagia Sophia & Istanbul Historic Peninsula
Things to do in Turkey Hagia Sophia Panoramic Photography

Hagia Sophia Panoramic – Things to do in Turkey

Visit Ephesus Ancient City 2018

As Anatolia has been a home to great civilizations, there is a significant Greek and Roman heritage in Turkey. Among all popular ancient sights of Turkey, Ephesus come first. Because Ephesus is a massive ancient city which is perfectly maintained.

Library of Celcus and Temple of Artemis known as the most popular ruins of Ephesus. There are some additional places to see near Ephesus like House of Virgin Mary.

Library of Celcus At Ephesus
Things to do in Turkey Celsus Library At Ephesus Ancient City

Library of Celcus Ephesus Things to do in Turkey

Ruins Of Ephesus Ancient City
Things to do in Turkey Ephesus Roman Heritage

Ruins Of Ephesus Ancient City – Things to do in Turkey

Ephesus Guided Tours

Ephesus is visited mostly through the cruise ship excursions. Kusadasi Port of Izmir, houses many cruise ships in a year. Major destination of those cruise parties of course The Ephesus. When a cruise ship arrives to town, it’s difficult to find an experienced guide in the city. Therefore, booking your personal tour guide in advance, highly recommended.

Pamukkale Travertines & Hierapolis Ancient City 2018

Pamukkale is also a prominent sight of Turkey. Since it’s very close to the Ephesus, visitors of Ephesus attend to day trips to Pamukkale.

Pamukkale is famous for its natural beauty. The travertines look the surface of the ground snowy white throughout the all year. That is very interesting thing to see indeed.

Moreover there is an ancient city which is smaller than Ephesus but very interesting and well-maintained. The name of Pamukkale ancient city is Hierapolis. There is also a swimming pool with full of antique columns and ruins.

Pamukkale Antique Theatre
Things to do in Turkey Pamukkale Hierapolis Theatre

Pamukkale Antique Theatre – Things to do in Turkey

Antique Pool At Pamukkale Hierapolis
Things to do in Turkey Antique Pool Of Pamukkale City

Antique Pool At Pamukkale Hierapolis – Things to do in Turkey

Cappadocia Fairy Chimneys & Hot Air Balloon Ride 2018

Cappadocia is perhaps the most unique of a kind place to visit in Turkey. It’s volcanic landscape and fairy chimneys of course eye-catching. Moreover Cappadocia had been a center for early Christians and those people were hiding from the Roman governors. Therefore there are a lot of hidden Churches in the valleys as well as massive underground cities.

Attending one of the Hot Air Balloon rides, a must do activity in Cappadocia. You may visit the local cave houses, accommodate in one of the cave hotels, climb up the ancient castles. These are all provided by the ancient Cappadocia city.

Cappadocia Fairy Chimneys
Things to do in Turkey Cappadocia Fairy Chimneys Photo

Cappadocia Fairy Chimneys – Things to do in Turkey

Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Tours
Things to do in Turkey Cappadocia

Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Tours – Things to do in Turkey

Cappadocia Guided Tours

If you ever visit the Cappadocia you will definitely need a professional to guide you around the city. Cappadocia region is a vast land and there are several different neighborhoods to visit, to experience the whole attractions.

Hope you have a great time in Turkey.


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Things To Do in Turkey, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale Blog Article By Serhat Engul

Things To Do in Turkey Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale 2018

Things To Do In Turkey List & Must-See Places 2018 was last modified: December 1st, 2017 by Serhat Engül
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