Places to Visit in Türkiye
Türkiye, with places to visit such as the Hagia Sophia, Cappadocia, Yanartaş (Chimera), Asos, the Grand Bazaar, Pamukkale (Hierapolis) and the Blue Mosque, is a tourism centre that connects Asia and Europe. Here in Türkiye, you can see a flame that has burned for thousands of years, you can encounter the most exclusive examples of Ottoman architecture, and you can have a quiet holiday away from everything.
If you want to conduct a historic tour of Türkiye, you can encounter traces of numerous empires such as the Roman, Ottoman, Byzantine, Hittite, Seljuk, Lycian and Ionian throughout the country.
In many cities, structures like an acropolis – the commercial centre of ancient cities – and a hippodrome – an amusement centre during the Roman period - await history-loving travellers.
The Country Where Eastern And Western Art Come Together
Due to its geographic location, art in Türkiye is fed both from both eastern and western cultures. The museums in Anatolia - where the oldest and most powerful communities of human civilization, including the Hattis, Ionians, Assyrians and Persians, left their marks - have rich collections. In these museums, covering a wide range from the Neolithic era to modern Türkiye, you will lose track of time…
Museums in Türkiye
The finest examples of Islamic art can be seen throughout the country. It is also possible to view the works of contemporary artists in modern art museums located around the Bosphorus. Türkiye, where Eastern and Western philosophies intertwine, holds unimaginable artistic and cultural riches. The Istanbul Modern - in Istanbul - holds the pulse of contemporary art in the country, while other talented artists exhibit in galleries located near Beyoğlu, Beşiktaş, Kadıköy and Karaköy. The history of the country is examined in cultural structures such as the Istanbul Archaeology Museum, Topkapı Palace Museum and the Zeugma Mosaic Museum.
Concerts and Festivals in Türkiye
The world's most famous names come often to Türkiye for performances. At concerts in Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya, Izmir and Bursa, residents and visitors alike enjoy themselves. Türkiye is also famous for the music festivals held in its holiday resorts, beaches and forests. Festivals like Chill-Out Türkiye, Cappadox, Zeytinli Rock and Electronica are just a few of the events where music lovers come together to create a colourful scene. Cinema, literature, theatre, sculpture, poetry... Whether its eastern, western or universal, Türkiye has a place for art.
Having Fun in Türkiye
Destinations in Türkiye offer more than just culture or history. If you’re seeking pure fun, you’ll find many fun things to do in Türkiye! And most of these activities are free! The Black Sea region, covered with spruce and beech forests, Cappadocia with its extraordinary natural formations, and the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts where you can swim among ancient ruins, inspires travellers with fun stuff to do. In Istanbul, Izmir and Ankara, you can find any entertainment you want.
What to Do İn Türkiye?
You may find inspiration from the list below:
- Lycian Way walk
- Turkish baths
- Grand Bazaar shopping
- Sira nights in ŞanlIurfa
- Sunset in Nemrut
- Rafting in the Çoruh River
- Paragliding in Fethiye
- Whirling dervishes in Konya
- A balloon tour in Cappadocia
- A blue cruise in the Aegean
- A train journey with the Eastern Express
- Underwater diving in Kaş
Ancient Cities in Türkiye: 15 Ancient Cities to See
A full exploration of all the historical sites in Türkiye will require a longer vacation! But you can start with some of these:
- Ancient City of Ephesus, Izmir
- Hattusha Ancient City, Çorum
- Ani Ruins, Kars
- Göbeklitepe, Şanlıurfa
- Ancient City of Milet, Aydın
- Knidos Antique City, Mugla
- Çatalhöyük, Konya
- Zeugma, Gaziantep
- Ancient City of Myra, Antalya
- Ancient City of Aphrodisias, Aydın
- Ancient city of Aspendos, Antalya
- Ancient City of Phalesis, Antalya
- Ancient City of Pergamon, Izmir
- Ancient City of Troy, Çanakkale
- Ancient city of Assos, Çanakkale
A Gourmet Route: Food Culture In Türkiye
If you want to discover Turkish food culture, be prepared to put on a few pounds or kilos. Türkiye, the homeland of sweet syrup desserts, meat seasoned with spices, and delicious pastries, is especially famous for its delicious street food.
Casual döner kebab restaurants and köfte (meatball) carts are on every street, as is the Istanbul evening classic, balik ekmek (fish sandwich). Stuffed mussels, boiled corn, grilled chestnuts and grilled sheep's intestines (kokoreç) also feature in Türkiye’s popular street food dishes.
Gaziantep Gourmet Tour
Some say that the most delicious baklava is from Gaziantep. But Gazientep is not just famous for its incredible baklava, but also for its kebabs. If your path leads to Gaziantep, you will immediately understand why the city was selected as UNESCO’s Most Creative City in terms of gastronomy.
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Don't Miss Istanbul Street Flavours: Istanbul Gourmet Tour
For Istanbul residents, some of the city’s irreplaceable moments in food culture include eating balik ekmek alongside the Bosphorus in Eminönü. In addition to street food, several of the best restaurants in the country are in Istanbul. The city offers the full spectrum of culinary arts and food culture, from molecular gastronomy to world cuisines to the most down-to-earth regional dishes.
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A Tale of the Anchovy: The Black Sea
Things change a bit when you head to the Black Sea Region, where you’ll find hundreds of ways to prepare corn and fish: thousands of recipes produced from just two items! In particular, we recommend that you try cornbreads, anchovy pilaf, kuymak and cabbage stuffed with meat.
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Istanbul's Rival in Street Flavours: Izmir
Izmir is in a hot gastronomic competition with Istanbul: Both cities claim to have the best grilled sheep's intestines (kokoreç) and stuffed mussels. Izmir is also famous for its fish restaurants.
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Homeland of İskender Kebab: Bursa
The famous İskender Kebab recipe originated in Bursa in Türkiye!
A Place for Kebab-Lovers: South-eastern Anatolia
If the idea of a kebab tour makes your mouth water, definitely head to the south-eastern cities such as Adana, Urfa, Diyarbakır and Mardin…
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Go East for The Famous Turkish Breakfast
You can find the country's most delicious cheese around Kars and Van. The Van breakfast is legendary throughout the world!
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