If Turkey isn’t on your bucket list, then perhaps you should consider adding it. Many believe that no one’s travels are truly complete until they’ve visited this enchanting country. Not only does modern-day Turkey offer you all the enjoyment one expects from a holiday abroad, but a rich multi-cultural experience too. No matter what your expectations, there is a good chance that this beautiful country will tick all the boxes for you.
Possibly the most famous of Turkey’s tourist attractions, the Hagia Sophia which was built in the sixth century AD by Byzantine Emperor Justinian, is one of the best preserved ancient buildings in the entire world. Initially a church and then used as a mosque, this building in Istanbul now serves as a museum in order for visitors to be able to appreciate its incredible architecture coupled with Byzantine and Muslim embellishment.
Antalya can easily be classified as one of the most beautiful places in the world. Families and couples flock to this all-encompassingMediterranean destination, and once you’ve been there you will understand why. The coastal resorts in Antayla boast spectacular beaches, unspoilt scenery, rich historical sights and a whole host of fun activities. Move a little more inland and you will come face to face with a historical feast. Here you will be able to explore the impeccably preserved old quarter, Kaleici, and stumble across many hidden architectural gems along the way. Another plus when considering this city are the very affordable Antalya flights which add to the allure of this holiday destination.
Located in the small village ofÖlüdeniz, Blue Lagoon is one of the most popular beaches in Turkey. With its calm, crystal clear water and stunning scenery you will be able to understand why this is one of the most photographed Mediterranean beaches. It also has bragging rights to being rated among the top 5 beaches in the world from time to time.
It isn’t every day that you get to explore an ancient underground city, and for this reason Cappadocia may catch your attention. Built over a few centuries, this series of underground cities were created by early Christians who were persecuted for their faith. Those cities open to the public include, Derinkuyu, Kaymakli, Mazi, Ürgüp and Özkonak.
All in all Turkey offers something for most travellers. Few come away disappointed, but it is important for you to plan your trip carefully so that you get the most out of your trip to this enchanting country.