Turkey is a fascinating country because it combines modernity and tradition. Even if Istanbul and the southern coast are the most popular destinations, there are some hidden treasures that should not be missed while traveling to Turkey. Here are my personal top things you have to do in Turkey.
Hagia Sofia, the Sultan-Ahmed Mosque, the Süleymaniye Mosque, the Spice Bazar and the Topkaki Palace are amongst the most famous sites that are waiting for you in this amazing city.
For adventurous people it’s a must to go to Saklikent Gorge the deepest and longest gorge in Turkey. Walking through the water while beating the currents and climb over the rocks is a thrilling experience.
In the southwestern part of Turkey lie the hot springs of Pamukkale. Enjoy a bath in the thermal pools or just enjoy the view over the white travertines.
The ancient city of Ephesus is the best-preserved classical city on the Mediterranean. Discover the ruins of ancient churches, monuments and temples.
This World Heritage Site is an area in Central Anatolia full of stunning landscapes. It is famous for its underground cities, honeycombed hills and fascinating landscapes of fairy chimneys.
Kas is a small and cosy fishing village on the Mediterranean coast and the perfect place to relax. Explore the local shops, walk around the lovely streets or enjoy a glass of wine on the terrace of a restaurant.
Myra, an ancient Lycian site, is famous for its Byzantine church containing the tomb of St. Nicholas, its ancient theater and the rock tombs.
Olympos, a lovely little town in a river valley, is famous amongst backpackers. Relax on the beautiful beach or explore the ruins of Olympos which are surrounded by the Taurus Mountains.