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Things to see in Turkey

Turkey Attractions


Turkey is a varied destination with plenty to see and do for the adventurous visitor. The largest city, Istanbul, features some unique and world-class sights such as the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace, not to mention the shopping paradise of the Grand Bazaar, the largest and oldest covered market in the world.

Further afield you can find the ancient attractions of Ephesus, Troy and Augustus' Temple. Turkey is a year-round destination although it's at its hottest during the peak summer months of July and August (don't forget the sun block!).

Getting around the country is a simple matter of hopping on a short-haul flight or scheduled bus service, while in Istanbul you can negotiate the services of a taxi driver.



Ancient Troy

For about 3,000 years the legend the battle of Troy pervaded Western culture. The story, told by Homer in the Iliad,…

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Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii)

The Sultan Ahmet Camii, commonly known as the Blue Mosque, with its tiers of magnificent domes and six graceful minarets…

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Covered Bazaar (Kapali Çarsi)

The oldest and biggest enclosed bazaar in the world, also known as the Grand Bazaar, is one of the most enticing and…

read more


Ephesus

Ephesus is the biggest and best-preserved ancient city in Turkey and is one of the world's most spectacular historical…

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Goreme

The small town of Goreme is situated in the middle of the Valley of Fairy Chimneys, surrounded by the eerie shapes and…

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Olympos and the Fires of Chimaera

The ancient site of Olympos dates back to Hellenistic times when it was an important Lycian city and became famous as…

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Temple of Augustus

The Roman Temple of Augustus was built by the Romans in the 2nd century AD, and contains the best-preserved copy of Emperor…

read more


Topkapi Palace Museum

The Topkapi Sarayi, built by Mehmet the Conqueror as a sultan's palace, consists of a collection of buildings arranged…

read more

 


Things to see in Turkey

Turkey Attractions


Turkey is a varied destination with plenty to see and do for the adventurous visitor. The largest city, Istanbul, features some unique and world-class sights such as the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace, not to mention the shopping paradise of the Grand Bazaar, the largest and oldest covered market in the world.

Further afield you can find the ancient attractions of Ephesus, Troy and Augustus' Temple. Turkey is a year-round destination although it's at its hottest during the peak summer months of July and August (don't forget the sun block!).

Getting around the country is a simple matter of hopping on a short-haul flight or scheduled bus service, while in Istanbul you can negotiate the services of a taxi driver.



Ancient Troy

For about 3,000 years the legend the battle of Troy pervaded Western culture. The story, told by Homer in the Iliad,…

read more


Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii)

The Sultan Ahmet Camii, commonly known as the Blue Mosque, with its tiers of magnificent domes and six graceful minarets…

read more


Covered Bazaar (Kapali Çarsi)

The oldest and biggest enclosed bazaar in the world, also known as the Grand Bazaar, is one of the most enticing and…

read more


Ephesus

Ephesus is the biggest and best-preserved ancient city in Turkey and is one of the world's most spectacular historical…

read more


Goreme

The small town of Goreme is situated in the middle of the Valley of Fairy Chimneys, surrounded by the eerie shapes and…

read more


Olympos and the Fires of Chimaera

The ancient site of Olympos dates back to Hellenistic times when it was an important Lycian city and became famous as…

read more


Temple of Augustus

The Roman Temple of Augustus was built by the Romans in the 2nd century AD, and contains the best-preserved copy of Emperor…

read more


Topkapi Palace Museum

The Topkapi Sarayi, built by Mehmet the Conqueror as a sultan's palace, consists of a collection of buildings arranged…

read more