Merhaba! Yep, that’s how you say Hello in Turkish
Turkey is one of those countries, it is so beautiful it is difficult to believe it is real. Amazing food, spectacular sites and awesome beaches. In this travel guide we discuss the best places to visit and things to do in Turkey, see why it is one of our favorite countries in the world and why we will keep coming back.
The transcontinental country Turkey, packed with history, ancient monuments and magic natural wonders connects Asia and Europe. Turkey is located on the Anatolian peninsula in Western Asia and the Balkan peninsula in Europe. Traveling here the breathtaking things to do and places to visit in the 81 provinces of Turkey never stop surprising us.
Things to do in turkey
The ferry chimneys in the rock valley of Cappadocia is a photographer’s dream. This surreal, lunar landscape is difficult to explain.Cappadocia is a beautiful region in central Turkey famous for its fairytale scenery, cave dwellings, remarkable rock formations and, of course, the hundreds of hot air balloons that soar in the sky during sunrise each morning. There is also so much awesome hiking in Cappadocia, that it will take you at least a week to explore all of the diverse hiking trails in the region.
The pure white travertine terraces of Pamukkale’s “Cotton Castle” are a highlight of Turkey.Pamukkale, which means “cotton castle” in Turkish, is a natural site in Denizli in southwestern Turkey. The area is famous for a carbonate mineral left by the flowing water.
Ephesus is Europe’s most complete classical metropolis, this well preserved large archaeological site includes the massive Theater, the Temple of Hadrian and the magnificent Celsus Library.It has been inhabited approximately for 9000 years throughout the periods of Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Principalities and Ottoman.
Istanbul is the only city in the world spanning two continents. Impressive architecture and historic sites including the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace.If you have plans to visit Istanbul, you should know that there is a lot to see here. You can easily fill five days of your time in Istanbul. Hopefully, you have at least three days on your itinerary, but more time is ideal.
Go to the beach! with coastlines along the Aegean and Mediterranean seas Turkey has plenty of amazing beaches not to miss. In this article we will tell you about some of our favorite beaches on the Turquoise coast.
The Grand Bazaar
The colorful and chaotic Grand Bazaar has been at the center of Istanbul for centuries. The Grand Bazaar is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. The Bazaar covers 61 streets and it has up to 400,000 visitors daily! Something not to miss if you visit Istanbul.
Best time to visit Turkey
tourist high season is from June through August, everything is crowdy and more expensive.
Summer is hot and winter cold
Spring season (April to May) and autumn season (September to October) are the best times to visit
The food is one of our favorite things when traveling in Turkey, a mix of Central Asian, Middle Eastern and Balkan style cuisines.
Turkish cuisine is amazing for meatlovers, the quality of meat and style of cooking is delicious. We ate a lot of Kebaps and Kofte during our stay in Turkey. Kebap – meat cooked on a skewer over a charcoal fire is called a Kebap. This can be lamb, beef or chicken and is very common all over the country.
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All Indian passport holders shall be required to have an electronic visa (e-visa) or a sticker visa issued by a Turkish diplomatic or consular mission abroad in order to be able to enter into Turkey