During my six-month university exchange studying at Bogazici University in Istanbul, I had the privilege of immersing myself in the city’s vibrant culture. I absolutely loved the opportunity to explore Turkey’s many fascinating destinations during my free time.
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Planning a big trip to Turkey? I spent 6 months there and this is my selection of the best places to visit in Turkey for a trip you’ll never forget!
2 to 3 days in Istanbul are just enough for an overview of this fascinating city. Check out this itinerary to take a trip between Europe & Asia.
The stunning natural beauty all around Lake Abant is a perfect way to relax and refresh the mind for a day or a weekend out of the city.
Cappadocia region is very singular and I still have never seen anything comparable to its unusual landscape. The fairy chimneys are not the only specialty of the region: take time to explore the trogl
Aphrodisias have some of the most impressive Greco-Roman ruins of Turkey. I have even read Aphrodisias was more interesting than the famous Ephesus.
Pamukkale’s petrified waterfalls are stunning. These formations are as bizarre as beautiful. It is one of the main tourist attractions in Turkey.
Although Rumeli Kavagi is still in Istanbul, the atmosphere there is so different from the town centre that I always felt far away when visiting this place.
From my guidebook: “even if you don’t visit the East of Turkey, Nemrut Dagi is not to be missed”. That was enough to convince me to book a trip to the top of Mount Nemrut.