Turkey is the unchanging leader among the popular destinations for a beach holiday. There are excellent resorts, comfortable hotels and a lot of entertainment. For those who want to diversify their leisure time, interesting excursions are available.

For example, travelers can see the ruins of ancient cities, admire natural sights, and take boat trips.

We will tell you which places in Turkey are worth visiting in the first place. Save interesting ideas on your social network page and share them with your friends!


  • The unique miracle of Turkish nature annually attracts many Russian tourists. Not far from the village of the same name there are 17 thermal carbonic sources. It is because of their salt deposits that bizarrely shaped terraces formed on the slope of Mount Chal.

The healing properties of the springs have been known since ancient times. Now hotels offer vacationers medical and cosmetic procedures. Skin diseases, rickets, rheumatism, diseases of the heart and gastrointestinal tract are treated here.

Walking on the salt terraces and dipping into most of the white natural pools is prohibited. Only two such baths are available, the road to them is marked with special signs and it is impossible to leave it. But those who wish can swim in the lower lake for free.


  • The famous valley is located in Central Anatolia, far enough from the seaside resorts. But colorful unearthly landscapes and unique underground cities are worth spending time on the road.

Millions of years ago, due to volcanic eruptions, the Anatolian plateau was covered with a layer of tuff. Soft rock under the influence of natural factors turned into picturesque columns, cones and pyramids of different colors. Caves appeared on the slopes, which people began to use as living rooms and utility rooms.

Travelers arriving in this region of Turkey will see a beautiful valley, mountains and snow-capped volcanoes. On the territory of the region, ancient cities have been preserved, connected with each other by tunnels and passages. Some of them are still inhabited by people.

Popular cities:

— Nevsehir;

— Kaymakly;

— Derenkayu;

— Goreme;

— Urgup.

Hundreds of years ago, the first Christian communities appeared on the territory of Cappadocia. In Goreme, many rock temples and monasteries have been preserved, the walls and ceilings of which are decorated with unique frescoes.


A small resort village is located at the mouth of the river of the same name. The town has become famous all over the world thanks to the sandy beach of Iztuzu, where carriage-carriage turtles lay their eggs every year.

Animals belong to an endangered species, so the region received the status of a national reserve. In addition, snake-headed Nile tortoises are found in the area.

The ecologically clean beach is a sandy spit about 5 km wide. The entrance to the water is gentle, so families with small children often come here. The peculiarity of this place is that vacationers can swim in river and sea water.

On the territory there are changing cabins, mobile eateries and cafes. Sun loungers and umbrellas are allowed to be installed only in specially marked places. Strict rules forbid being on the beach from 20.00 to 8.00, so as not to disturb the turtles.


The beautiful Turkish city is famous for its architectural monuments, museums, Orthodox churches, cultural and historical sights. You can admire the opening views of the Bosphorus, the Black and Marmara Seas, the Golden Horn Bay.

It is worth starting your acquaintance with the city from Sultanahmet Square, where a record number of attractions are concentrated. For example, the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, which are considered among the most beautiful buildings in the city.

Of interest to lovers of antiquity will be the Hippodrome, built in the 3rd century for gladiator competitions and cultural events. Now in its place is a beautiful fountain, decorated with golden mosaics.

In your free time, you can visit local museums that tell about the history of the country, its cultural traditions and religion. In summer, you can relax on the beaches, and at any time sit in a cafe or go in search of souvenirs. In shopping districts, it is easy to buy textiles, porcelain, jewelry, and furs at competitive prices.


The ancient ancient city is located in the north-west of Anatolia, near Mount Ida. He gained worldwide fame thanks to the legend of the Trojan horse, as well as the mention in the Odyssey of Homer.

The city was destroyed and rebuilt 9 times. Now on its territory there is the Museum of Excavations, which presents models of Troy in different times and eras. There is also a copy of the same wooden horse in which the enemies entered the city. Everyone can repeat their experience and take memorable photos.

In Troy, the remains of the fortress wall and some buildings have been preserved, a brick road has been laid around them. Some of the buildings have been restored by archaeologists, while others have remained untouched since ancient times.

Tourists can see the defensive tower, the temple of Athena and the sanctuaries of other Greek gods, the palace complex built in the time of Homer. Also at the excavation site, the first trench, made by the discoverer of Troy Schliemann, has been preserved.

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