Istanbul, Hagia Sophia. (Photo: Esther Lee / Flickr).
Centuries ago Constantinople was the capital of the Byzantine Empire. Today it is the cultural capital of Turkey. It's simply impossible to get bored here! Here we will meet the most magnificent sights like Sultan Topkapi Palace-Museum, Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar; these are just some of them.
Cappadocia. (Photo: Moyan Brenn / Flickr).
This place is for a week visit or ... for a permanent residence. Noteworthy that there are multi-storey underground cities and spectacular valleys. It's especially nice to watch the sunrise and sunset while flying in a hot air balloon.
Safranbolu. (Photo: Evgeni Zotov / Flickr).
The coast of the Black Sea is terra incognita for mass tourism. Here you can find beautiful ports (for example in Amasra), resorts (in Trabzon or Safranbolu), as well as Georgian churches and monasteries (in the vicinity of Artvin). We will also meet affable people any place here. These sights are a must for visiting for those who are looking for a real authentic Turkey.
Oludeniz. (Photo: daniel.virella / Flickr).
The resort is located at the confluence of the Aegean and Mediterranean seas. Here is the Blue Lagoon National Park, thanks to which this place is one of the most beautiful in Turkey. More information about Oludeniz can be found here: turktrip.ru/fethie/oludeniz.
Nemrut-Dag. (Photo: reibai / Flickr).
Altars with huge stone heads were preserved at the top of the Nemrut mountain. The best time to visit this place is at dawn or sunset since the colors of the sky and the grandeur of the statues will remain in your memory for a long time.
Izmir. (Photo: Tambako The Jaguar / Flickr).
This city, formerly known as Smyrna, was built over 8,5 thousand years ago on the coast of the Aegean Sea. Today's Izmir is a boiling place, a real paradise for lovers of cultural events. The heart of the city is the square with the Clock Tower (Saat Kulesi).
Pamukkale. (Photo: Jacqueline Poggi / Flickr).
This is one of the most beautiful regions of the world, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Unusual calcareous terraces were formed for 14 thousand years. Unfortunately, only a small part of them have survived to this day. There are also hot springs, where once swam Cleopatra, according to a legend.
Konya. (Photo: David Stanley / Flickr).
The ancient capital of the Seljuk Sultanate is one of the most important spiritual places in the country. Today the city is famous for its swirling dervishes, its songs and dances honoring the Principal Musician and the Aladdin Mosque (Suleymaniye).
Adana. (Photo: julien liger / Flickr).
In this city you should definitely see the largest temple in Turkey, the Sabanci Mosque that can place up to 28 thousand people at the same time! It is best to inspect the shrine from the side of the river Seikhan: the minarets reflected in the water create an unusual picture.
Harran. (Photo: Julian Kaesler / Flickr).
This settlement is considered one of the most ancient places on the Earth, continuously populated by man. The city is famous for its characteristic houses in the form of hives, the internal structure of which is made according to the canons of the III century BC. The ruins of an ancient university and a mosque from the 8th century has been also preserved till today.
Göbekli-Tepe. (Photo: Pilar Torres / Flickr).
15 kilometers from the town of Shanlıurfa are the ruins of the most ancient famous temple in the history of human civilization. It was created in the 10th century BC. Here you can see huge columns, some of which weigh up to 50 tons. It is still unknown how they were built, processed and brought here. Therefore, all fans of mysteries and secrets are simply obliged to visit this place.