Turkey

COME AND VISIT TURKEY

Turkey is one of the leading tourism destinations in the world with its stunning scenery and rich historic legacy. Explore Turkey's most popular holiday destinations, beautiful coastline, spectacular icons, exciting events and cultural festivals. Plan your holiday to Turkey with great deals on accommodation, travel advices and a variety of things to do and see. Turkey, what a beautiful country; fun, joy, happiness and neverending journey.

TRAVEL STORIES OF THIS WEEK

We share some of the sensational pictures, nice travel stories, events and thoughts every week. Not only beautiful but also unique, not only sights but unforgettable experiences. Be inspired by the stories posted by travel writers enjoying a Turkish holiday experience. This is what vacation in Turkey is. Be our guest. Let's explore Turkey together.

GREAT HOLIDAY IDEAS

So many words come to mind when you see the beauty of Turkey. We will be sharing the great ideas for your vacation such as Turkish cities, special destinations, geographical regions, travel experiences and news from around Turkey. Turkey offers nothing less than a good life with happy memories. Find out more about the popular Turkish holiday destinations.

GOBEKLITEPE: ZERO POINT IN TIME

2019 was just declared as "The Year of Gobeklitepe" by the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Mysteries of Gobeklitepe. A marvel that tells us the secrets of early humans. About 7,000 years before the Giza Pyramids, 6,000 years before Stonehenge. Gobeklitepe was the birthplace of an ancient civilization of faith and mystery. Discover the world's first ever temple complex, a place that changes our understanding of early society. Discover Gobeklitepe in all its glory.

Packed to the brim with ancient monuments left over from a parade of conquerors, and endowed with showcase scenery that never fails to impress, Turkey is a dazzling destination that straddles Asia and Europe. Its vibrant culture, famous food, and vast history wow all who venture here, while its glorious landscapes-from the sun-soaked Mediterranean to the mighty mountains and arid steppe-are highlights in themselves.

Aya Sofya

Whether you want to lap up the Byzantine and Ottoman glories of Istanbul on a city break, laze on the beach, delve into history wandering through ruins such as Ephesus, or see some of the world's most surreal panoramas in Pamukkale and Cappadocia, this country has attractions galore. For more ideas on things to see and do, read our list of the top tourist attractions in Turkey.

Renowned as one of the most beautiful buildings in the world, the spellbinding Byzantine glory of the Aya Sofya Museum (Hagia Sophia) is not only one of the top things to do in Istanbul, but also in Turkey.

The staggering bulk of its exterior is rimmed by the delicate minarets added after the Ottoman conquest, while the sumptuous and cavernous frescoed interior is a grand reminder of old Constantinople's might and power. This famed monument is a must-do for every tourist visiting the country.

Ephesus

Not to be missed, the mighty ruin of Ephesus is a city of colossal monuments and marble-columned roads. One of the most complete, still-standing Roman cities in the Mediterranean region, this is the place to experience what life must have been like during the golden age of the Roman Empire.

A sightseeing trip here will take at least half a day to cover the major highlights and longer, if you really want to explore, so make sure you plan your visit so you don't feel rushed.

Cappadocia

The surreal, swooping rock valleys of Cappadocia are every photographer's dream. Cliff ridges and hill crests are home to rippling panoramas of wave-like rock or wacky-shaped pinnacles that have been formed by millennia of wind and water action.

And if you don't feel like hiking for the views, this is one of the world's top destinations to take a hot air balloon ride. If the lunar-scape isn't enough to tempt you, nestled in these valleys are the frescoed rock-cut churches of the Byzantine Era, when this area was an important early Christian site.

Topkapi Palace

Sumptuous beyond belief, the Topkapi Palace takes you into the fantastical, opulent world of the sultans. It was from here that the sultans of the Ottoman Era carved out an empire that would extend up into Europe and down through the Middle East and into Africa.

The interiors, with their decadently exuberant tiling and lavish jeweled decor, are an unforgettable peek into the Ottoman's power base. The surrounding public gardens were once the sole domain of the Royal Court but are now open to the public and provide a tranquil, green respite from the city streets.