20 Things Not to Miss in Turkey
Topkapi Palace - IstanbulThis magnificent building was the home of the Ottoman Empire sultans for many centuries and has many unique pieces worth seeing such as the Kasikci Elmasi or Spoonmaker's Diamond (86 carat diamond from the Ottoman time) and the foot step of the Prophet Hz Muhammed.
Aya Sofya or Hagia Sophia Museum – IstanbulUsed to be a church with a seemingly unsupported massive dome, which later converted into a mosque.
Kapalicarsi or Grand Bazaar – IstanbulThe largest covered bazaar in the world that benefits from an ancient architecture. Gulet is a Turkish style boat available all over Turkey. The best cruising sections of Turkey are between Bodrum and Kas . Especially Marmaris , Fethiye and Gocek are known as the best sailing areas.
Stone carvings of Greek and Persian gods from the B.C. 62. UNESCO included Nemrut Mountain as the 8th Wonder of the World.
Nemrut Mountain (Dagi) - Adiyaman
Cappadocia – Nevsehir , near GoremeHome of the fairy chimneys popular all around the world. Cappadocia (Kapadokya in Turkish) is the most magical place to visit in Turkey. Sightseeing with the air balloon is widely popular.
Acropolis of Ancient Pergamon – IzmirRuins of a famous Roman city from the 4th century.
Oludeniz – FethiyeOludeniz has the beach has been photographed the most in Turkey with turquoise blue waters and sandy beaches. It is also one of the most places for paragliding.
White water rafting – AntalyaAntalya has many rivers popular with rafters.
Outdoor RestaurantsOttomans were the ones that introduced the concept of outdoor dining to Europe. There are many restaurants were you can dine outside, especially fish restaurants, which we advice you to try.
Turkish FoodTurkish people are very proud of their food culture and there are numerous number of dishes that you can try. The majority of the dishes are from the Ottomans, similar to Middle Eastern and Greek food. Iztuzu Beach is a protected area due to its unique landscape and the caretta carettas living in the area. We advice you to get a boat tour, which will take you to Iztuzu Beach, mud baths and the ancient Caunos city.
Sumela Monastry – TrabzonSumela Monastery located on a steep hill at an altitude of 1,200 meters (3,900 ft).
Visiting a HamamTurkish Baths are a tradition in Turkey and visiting one would be a unique experience for you. Get advice on the best ones available in your area or to be safe, you can try the ones available at the hotels.
Turkish TeaTea from the Black Sea is widely popular and majority of the Turkish people drink tea at least twice a day. Although Ottomans introduced coffee imported from Yemen, to Europe, Turkish people always had a passion for quality tea for centuries.
Ancient Assos – CanakkaleA small Greek town of Assos has ruins of temples and building. By below the ruins, there are two tranquil beaches and only couple of boutique hotels, where you can only a relaxing holiday. Alacati is known as the second best surfing spot in the world. This authentic Greek town mainly has stone buildings and offers an upmarket holiday experience.
Old Turkish Lira Bank Notes
Popular Products of Turkey
Black Sea Region of Turkey
Unesco World Heritage Sites in Turkey
Winter in TURKEY
Turkey Property For Sale
Turkish Food Recipes
Tel Kadayif or Kadayif Threads - Other Desserts
Stuffed Vine Leaves - Vegetable Mezes
Fava Beans in Olive Oil - Legume Courses
Chickpeas with Minced Beef - Red Meat Courses
Quinces in Syrup or Ayva Dessert - Other Desserts
Envelope Shaped Cheese Pastries - Pastries