What the most Beautiful Tourist Cities in Turkey?
Turkey receives thousands of foreign tourists every year, thanks to its 81 cities, each of which has a distinct natural and historical beauty.
with its sea, sun, and sand, is one of the few tourist destinations in the world.
You can find different historical and natural beauties in every region and city of Turkey.
Therefore, it is important to provide tourists coming to visit Turkey by information on cities with important tourist stations.
In this way, the visitors who determine the tourism region they want to visit will have the chance to see more places with a planned itinerary.
Even though each city of Turkey has historical and natural beauties from different aspects, the privileges of some cities are more prominent.
Antalya is known for its sea, sand, and history. Istanbul attracts attention with its beautiful natural, historical background, and the Bosphorus.
While Izmir is famous for its historical background, the Black Sea cities are known for their nature and history.
We will give you short information about the most beautiful tourist cities in Turkey.
Places to visit in Istanbul
Istanbul, the birthplace of history and the most populous city in Turkey, welcomes thousands of tourists from many different countries every year.
also is a colorful, cosmopolitan city with a population of 16 million. It is also a dream city that most people want to live in.
Istanbul city, known globally for its Bosphorus, fascinates those who see it with its historical monuments, palaces, museums, gardens, and parks.
The city, which has historical artifacts from Roman, Byzantine, Venetian, and Ottomans, takes the visitors to a mystical fairy tale city with these values and beauties.
For this reason, tourists’ interest in Istanbul is quite high compared to other cities.
However, the places that must be seen by tourists in Istanbul can be listed as follows.
- Istanbul, which is home to the Egyptian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires for centuries, is also home to the historical peninsula.
- Here you have the opportunity to see the Golden Horn, the Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorus, and the historic walls surrounding the city.
- In Istanbul’s historical peninsula, there are many historical sites in areas such as Sultanahmet, Beyazıt, Eminönü, Fener, and Balat.
- Sultanahmet Square, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia Museum, historical fountain and columns, Istanbul Archeology Museums, Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Mosque), Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art, and Basilica Cistern are also available.
- In Istanbul, you should visit Taksim, Galata, Ortakoy, Emirgan, Istinye, Rumeli Fortress, Rumeli Lighthouse, Beylerbeyi, Anatolian Fortress (Anadolu Hisari) and Anatolian poplar (Anadolu Kavagi).
Places to visit in Izmir
The ancient city of Ephesus, located in the Selçuk district of Izmir, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This ancient city, which hosts thousands of tourists every year, was one of the twelve cities in Ionia during the classical Greek period.
You can see the Theater of Ephesus, Temple of Hadrian, Celsus Library, Liman Street, Agora, Seven Sleepers Cave and House of Virgin Mary in Ephesus ancient city.
Places to visit in Safranbolu
The Safranbolu district of Karabük city is the largest in the city. Safranbolu, known for its historical houses, is a highly developed tourist area in terms of social, cultural and tourism.
It included to UNESCO’s World Heritage List due to its historical texture.
In Safranbolu, tourists see Safranbolu Clock Tower, Safranbolu Houses, Safranbolu City Historical Museum, and Safranbolu Old Bazaar.
Places to visit in Cappadocia
In Cappadocia, the land of colorful balloons, you will see tourists riding balloons flying in the sky in all seasons.
Cappadocia has a Derinkuyu Underground City, the three beautiful chimneys, Güvercinlik Valley, Hacı Bektaş-ı Veli Museum, Ihlara Valley, Narlıgöl Crater Lake, Paşabağ Fairy Chimneys and the Göreme Open-Air Museum.
Places to visit in Mardin
Mardin is a city where historical houses and various handicrafts are still alive till now.
Tourists arriving in Mardin should visit Deyrulzafaran Monastery, Ulu Mosque, Mardin Castle, Kasımiye Madrasah, Dara Mesopotamian Ruins, Mor Gabriel Monastery, Zinciriye Madrasah, Savur Kapi Madrasah, and Rivakli Bazaar.
Places to visit in Pamukkale
Travertine Pamukkale, located north of Denizli city, takes tourists to a fairytale country.
Travertine Pamukkale has a magnificent view of the hot water coming from 17 different springs, forming white terraced terraces like layers of white ice.
Pamukkale, which is one of the most important tourist regions in Turkey, has many historical areas.
Apart from the Pamukkale Travertine, there are many important areas such as Yesildere Waterfall, Pamukkale Road, Necropolis, Hierapolis Antique City, Laodicea Antique City, Temple of Apollo, Antique Pool and St. Philippe Martyrion Church.
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