Popular Turkey Holidays
It is exotic, it is controversial, it is steeped in history, two continents call it its own, it is full to the brim with natural attractions and it has been touched adequately by a new wave of tourism - Turkey truly stands on its own in the world full of stunning places to visit. The country appeals to history buffs looking for traces of past in its medieval architecture as also to curious souls seeking mysticism in its dervish ceremonies and gypsy festivals. A food lover's haven, an outdoor enthusiast's temple and a beach lover's jam, Turkey is splendid in its offerings, and spoils its travellers for options like no other place does. And everything is made better by the warm hospitality of the locals who are happy to introduce tourists to their culture, traditions and families.
The capital city of the Republic of Turkey, Ankara can be a good starting point to your journey of discovering this transcontinental country in Eurasia. As the city is one of the biggest in the world, you will have a hard time choosing between the various attractions that it has in store. Be sure, however, to visit Anıtkabir, a mausoleum of Atatürk; Ankara Citadel; the Kocatepe Mosque; Museum of Anatolian Civilisations; Vakıf Eserleri Müzesi as well as Kizilay Square among other attractions.
If you've watched TV lately, chances are that you've been treated to stunning vistas from this magical place that is often credited for bringing the East and the West together. An Istanbul journey is the journey to its Byzantine churches and palaces adorned with mosaics and frescoes; a journey toward magnificent mosques built by the Ottomans; a travel into the local life where food is paramount and extending warm hospitality (preferably along with Kebabs and Kahwahs) every man’s passion. Do visit Istanbul for Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace Museum, Taksim Square and other attractions but reserve your heart for the city’s nonchalance which will first impress you and then enchant you.
The largest city on Turkey’s western Mediterranean coastline, Antalya impresses with its amalgamation of traditional and cultural offerings. It is common for tourists to be spellbound by the beauty of architecture in the Kaleiçi Old Town as well as be astounded by panoramic vistas of the city from Mount Tahtali. The Temple of Apollo, Hadrian’s Gate, Karaalioglu Park, Kursunlu Waterfalls as well as the city’s lush golf courses only surge the joy of visiting a stunning city.
Lying on the coast of the Mediterranean, Bodrum attracts most tourists visiting Turkey, thanks to its pristine beaches, artful boutique hotels, and clubs carrying a swerve about them as also its trendy restaurants that put the best in the world to shame upon comparison. An elegant town full of artsy cafes and whitewashed houses from yesteryear, Bodrum has a calming effect on most visitors. The most popular attractions here are Mausoleum of Mausolus, Castle of St Peter, Museum of Underwater Archaeology, Myndos Gate, Bodrum Theatre as well as Marina and Shipyard along the coast. Read more ...