Best Things To Do in Turkey

When thinking about traveling in #Turkey, there are several activities that we can recommend, keep reading to find out about the best ones. Click To Tweet

Flying in a hot air balloon over Cappadocia, a classic in the country

Hot air balloon photo

Soar in a hot air balloon to admire the incredible landscape of Goreme National Park from the air, that fascinating open-air museum, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site. This unique geological formation is probably a must among the things to see and do in Turkey.

Walk through the legendary Troy

The archaeological site of Troy, with its 4,000 years of history, is one of the most famous in the world, as it is related to the mythical Greek heroes made famous by Homer. The archaeological remains of Troy are located on the site known today as Hisarlik Hill, on the Turkish Aegean coast, about 3 miles from the southern entrance to the Dardanelles Strait.

Discover Patara, a paradisiacal corner in the Mediterranean Sea

The north gate of patara

Surrounded by imposing rocky hills and dunes, this destination is a beach, 18 kilometers long and 300 meters wide. So Edenic that it is a nesting ground for sea turtles, and it is located next to Xanthos-Letoon.

Visit the museum of Anatolian civilizations in Ankara

Including the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in the travel route to the country’s capital is a must. This is a unique experience where visitors get to discover archaeological remains and objects of the ancient history of Anatolia before the classical period.

Immerse yourself in mysticism at Mevlana’s mausoleum in Konya

Mevlana (1207-1273), better known in the West as Rumi, was one of the greatest thinkers, spiritual masters and mystic poets of all time. His legacy has guided whoever wanted to discover himself/herself, to understand the meaning of life and to find truth. Rumi has been a source of inspiration in terms of social development and finding solutions to universal problems. Every 17 December, the night of Mevlana's death, thousands of people from all around the world gather to celebrate Seb-i Arus, his 'Wedding Day', his reunion with his Beloved, with the Divine. Dated 2015, Konya / Turkey.

Devotion to the Sufi mystic Mevlana, founder of the order of the whirling dervishes, has its spiritual center under the turquoise dome of Mevlana’s mausoleum in Konya, where one of the most influential thinkers and poets of the Middle Ages lies in eternal rest.

Feel the vertigo of millennia of antiquity in Gobekli Tepe

These constructions erected in the Neolithic period make this monumental megalithic sanctuary probably the oldest religious structure in the world.

Photographing the natural beauty of Pamukkale


One of Turkey’s most popular tourist images is Pamukkale’s collection of petrified waterfalls and natural pools with water flowing from five salubrious springs.

Sailing the pristine twelve islands of Göcek

The place where the waters of the Aegean Sea and the southern Mediterranean meet in Turkey has been incredibly blessed by nature. Nothing beats a sail on a traditional gullet past islands of pine and lavender, hidden bays, and turquoise blue waters.

Visit the impressive mausoleum of King Antiochus I on Mount Nemrut

The image of the colossal carved stone heads from the Hellenistic period toppled to the ground next to the remains of King Antiochus I’s mausoleum on Mount Nemrut is one of the most popular sights in Turkey.

To know Hierapolis, a city-spa of classical times

The thermal culture in Anatolia has 4,000 years of history, as evidenced by the archaeological site of Hierapolis, which includes baths, temples, and other buildings from the Greco-Roman and Byzantine periods.

Peering into the most exclusive parts of the Aegean coast in Bodrum and Marmaris

The marinas and ports of these two peninsulas on the Aegean coast and their exclusive resorts have for decades been a magnet for luxury tourism in the summer months.

Walking the streets of the “ghost town” of Kayakoy

Ghost Town Kayaköy / Livissi. With origins in the 14th century, Kayaköy was forcefully abandoned at the end of the Greco-Turkish War when a population exchange meant that Muslims and Christians were exchanged between Greece and Turkey so that each country could claim one major religion in the path toward ethnic and national homogeneity. Today Kayaköy village serves as a museum and is a historical monument. Around 500 houses remain as ruins and are under the protection of the Turkish government. Sources: Wikipedia,

The town of Kayakoy was once prosperous and happily inhabited by a population of mostly Greek origin and Orthodox faith, who had to leave at the beginning of the Great War and go into exile amidst an ethnic and cultural cleansing process.

Other information about tourism in Turkey

When planning a trip, it’s essential to consider the paperwork involved. You don’t want to encounter any problems when you’re abroad, so it’s best to know you have the correct documentation. At, they can help you plan your entire visit with their friendly travel experts.

If you’re from an eligible country, apply for a **Turkey visa** using ****, and they’ll make sure your information stays safe.

All unvaccinated travelers must present a negative COVID-19 test three days before departure. You will not need to go through quarantine if you have proof of all the required vaccinations and have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

Learn more about how to travel to Turkey and the [Turkey Visa for U.S. Citizens (Cost and Requirements)] in this blog post.

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