Top places to visit in Turkey

November 11, 2014 • Travel Tips • Views: 3633

Turkey with its beautiful beaches, rich culture, stunning architecture and delicious food makes it a great holiday destination for all. Whether you want to soak up some sun or explore ancient ruins, Turkey has something on offer for any traveller. There are some great holiday offers from Cosmos for an all-inclusive holiday.  If Turkey is next on holiday list, I’ve rounded up the top 5 places to visit.

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Cappadocia

Located in South Central Turkey Cappadocia is a must see place in Turkey which is famous for it’s different geological features of Fairy Chimneys. These Chimneys have been created over time through the erosion of soft volcanic ash. In history different cultures have dug into these large cone shape formations to create castles and even cities. To get the best view take a hot air balloon above and appreciate the entire landscape.

Kabak Bay

If you want to escape the crowded tourist beaches, then head on over to Kabak Bay.  You wont find plastic chairs and umbrellas here. This is a beautiful small village located in Lycia and offers bright turquoise waters and white sand beaches. You won’t find too much here except pure relaxation.

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Istanbul

You can’t go to Turkey without visiting the hustling bustling city of Istanbul. In fact there is enough to do in the cultural capital of Turkey, it would be very easy to spend your entire holiday there. Be dazzled by the famous Blue Mosque, explore ancient ruins and delve into the tunnels of the underground. If shopping is your thing then you have to head on over to the Grand Bazaar, which is one of the largest markets in the world offering everything from spices to beautiful hand crafter rugs.

Underground city of Derinkyu

Located in the Cappadocia region of Turkey this is an ancient underground city that reaches up to 18 levels. Built in the Roman Empire the city was created as shelter from invaders. The city had numerous wells to get fresh water and is believed to house up to 20,000 people and their livestock, making it a very impressive site to see.

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Antalya

Known as the “capital” of the Mediterranean coast, Antalya offers beautiful ancient architecture, stunning mountains and turquoise white sand beaches. It can be visited all year round and has the longest coastline in Turkey which is no wonder this place is a hot on the tourist map.

 

 

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