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Turkey

 

Turkey Destinations Travel Guide

 

 

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Language: Turkish

Currency: Turkish lira (TRY)

Calling Code: 90

 

 

 

Travel Destination in Turkey

 

Adıyaman Province (Turkey)

Stone Heads of Anatolia

 

Stone Heads of Anatolia is a group of carved heads of animals and humans at the base of the Mount Nemrut in Turkey. It was constructed in 62 BC by King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene.

     

Afyonkarahisar Province (Turkey)

Hieropolis

 

Hieropolis or 'sacred city' got its name from Eumenes II of Pergam who undertook large rebuilding project of the city that originally dates as early as 2000 BC.

     

Aksaray Province (Turkey)

Ihlara Valley

 

Ihlara Valley was formed after volcanic eruption and it is famous for its ancient and medieval Christian monasteries and cells of the monks.

     

Antalya Province (Turkey)

Perga

 

Perga is a ruined ancient Hellenistic city that lies 18 km (11 mi) Northeast of Antalya, Antalya Province in Turkey.

Saklıkent Canyon

 

Saklıkent Canyon is a beautiful natural formation situated 30 km East of Fethiye. In Turkish its name is translated as a 'hidden city'.

Termessos

 

Ruins of ancient city of Termessos are situated in the Antalya province on a Western slope of the Gulluk Dag mountain.

 

Aydın Province (Turkey)

Aphrodisias

 

Aphrodisias is an ancient archeological site located 40 km (24 mi) South of E87 highway to Geyre in Caria region of Turkey.

Miletus

 

Miletus is an ancient Greek city in the Western part of Turkey those ruins are fairly well preserved despite years of disrepair.

Priene

 

Ancient ruins of Priene on the Eastern shore of Turkey is famous for its temple of goddess Athena Polios.

 

 

Bursa Province (Turkey)

Uludağ National Park

 

Uludag National Park is famous nature reserve that includes the highest mountain in the Western Anatolia region of Turkey.

     

Çanakkale Province (Turkey)

Gallipoli Peninsula

 

Gallipoli Peninsula became famous during World War I as a site for bloody battle between Ottoman Turkish army and joint armies of the British commonwealth.

Troy

 

Ancient ruins of Troy became famous by ancient Greek poet Homer who wrote his Iliad that was dedicated to events of the Troyan War.

 

   

Çorum Province (Turkey)

Boğazkale

 

Boğazkale is famous for ancient ruins of the Hittite city of Hattusa situated in Çorum province of Turkey.

     

Denizli Province (Turkey)

Pamukkale

 

Pamukkale is a beautiful geological formation situated in Denizli Province of Turkey. Its name in Turkish means "Cotton Castle" after its appearance.

     

Edirne Province (Turkey)

Edirne

 

Edirne is a beautiful historic town in the Edirne Province of Turkey. It is famous for its majestic Muslim mosques that define city scape.

     

Istanbul (Turkey)

Beylerbeyi Palace

 

Beylerbeyi Palace is a former Imperial Ottoman summer residence in the Beylerbeyi neighborhood on the Asian side of Istanbul.

Dolmabahçe Palace

 

Dolmabahce Palace is a former main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire. It that stands overlooking the Bosporus strait.

 

Istanbul

 

Ancient city of Istanbul preserves ruins of several subsequent civilizations that turned their capital in one of the most important World centers.

Rumeli Hisari

 

Rumelihisari is a medieval citadel that was erected on the shores of the Bosphorus (at the narrowest part of it) straight on the order of Sultan Mehmed Fatih (the Conqueror) in 1452.

 

İzmir Province (Turkey)

Bergama (Pergamum)

 

Pergamum or Bergama is a historic archeological site situated in İzmir Province in Turkey.

 

Ephesus

 

Ephesus is one of the most magnificent and important sites in the Hellenistic World famous for buildings, majestic statues and a house of Saint Mary.

   

Kars Province (Turkey)

Ani Ghost Town

 

Medieval ruins of ghost town of Ani are located in the Kars province. It is famous for its majestic ruins of the Christian churches.

     

Mersin Province (Turkey)

Mamure Castle

 

Magnificent medieval walls and towers of Mamure Castle are located in Mersin Province overlooking sea coast.

Silifke

 

Silifke Castle is a medieval citadel situated in Mersin Province of Turkey. It is a famous site of death of Emperor Frederick Barbarossa.

Uzuncaburç

 

Ruins of ancient Hellenistic city of Uzuncaburç are located in the Mersin Province in Turkey.

 

Muğla Province (Turkey)

Aspendos

 

Ruins of the ancient Aspendos is particularly famous for its majestic Hellenistic theatre that survived centuries of neglect and abandonment.

Castle of Saint Peter

 

Medieval Castle of Saint Peter holds a strategic stronghold in the picturesque harbor constructed by the Order of Knights Hospitallers.

Marmaris Castle

 

Marmaris Castle is a medieval fortification constructed in 1522 by the Ottoman sultan Süleyman the Magnificent.

Pinara

 

Ancient ruins of Pinara are situated 50 km (31 mi) East of Fethiye in Turkey.

Nevşehir Province (Turkey)

Derinkuyu

 

Derinkuyu underground city located in Nevşehir Province of Turkey is a massive city below ground that could house over 20,000 people.

Göreme Valley

 

Goreme Valley is a historic region in Cappadocia that is famous for its underground Byzantine churches and dwellings in the volcano rock.

 

Zelve Monastery

 

Huge religious complex of Zelve Monastery is a series of churches, living cells and passageways that were cut into a soft rock of the mountain.

 

Osmaniye Province (Turkey)

Karatepe

 

Karatepe is an archaeological site of the Hittite kingdom situated 23 km from Kadirli in the Osmaniye Province in the Southern Turkey.

     

Trabzon Province (Turkey)

Sumela Monastery

 

Sumela Monastery is a massive Christian religious complex perched on the wall of a mountain in the Trabzon Province.

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

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