Holding two continents together is a tall task, but Turkey, with its rich history, culture, and geography, manages to pull it off. Every part of Turkey can feel like a whole new country, and even world! We do not have anywhere near enough time to go over all of the wonderful places to visit in Turkey, but we will review only some of the most popular. When you are ready to book your trip, WingToGo is ready to help you arrange a flight, hotel, and even a rental car. Do you want to go on a relaxing vacation? Give us a call and let us do the rest.
Surely you saw this one coming. Istanbul is often confused as Turkey’s capital, which is a title belonging to Ankara, but we understand the confusion. Istanbul, formerly known as Constantinople, once served as the capital of the Ottoman and Byzantine Empires. This marvelous city is one of the most densely populated cities with nearly twenty percent of the country’s population. Istanbul is also densely populated with historical sites.
If you are going to visit Turkey and want to see the popular sites, then you have got to visit Istanbul’s Old City. There, you have sites such as the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Suleymaniye Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Dolmabahce Palace, Galata Tower, and the Grand Bazaar. You will certainly leave Istanbul with an inspiring taste of history after you visit these sites, but you cannot forget to get a taste of the wonderful cuisine with the view of the breathtaking Bosporus strait.
If you are tired of walking around, then give your feet a rest. Lay back and relax in the picture-perfect city of Marmaris, one of the country’s most popular seaside resorts with sandy white beaches, turquoise waters, and pine-clad mountains.
During the daytime, you can enjoy water sports, boating tours of picturesque bays, horse and jeep safaris through the forests, stunning waterfalls, and traditional villages. When it starts to get dark, you can enjoy a delightful dinner as the sun sets, closing out the day and marking the beginning of the exotic nightlife!
You may have seen pictures of dozens of air balloons floating over a dreamy city. That city might have been Cappadocia. This central Anatolian city’s famous rock formations resembling chimneys, cones, mushrooms, and pinnacles can make you feel like you are in a fairytale world. But Cappadocia used to be much more than a tourist site. From Hittites seeking safety from Persians and Greeks to Christians fleeing religious persecution from Rome, many peoples sought refuge in the chiseled-out tunnel complexes and underground cities. It is estimated that these areas were inhabited as early as 1800 BC!
If you decide to visit Marmaris, then you are only a two-hour drive away from a city with over 3,000 years of history. Ephesus was a city in ancient Greece, built in the 10th Century BC. This spectacular site is famous for the legendary Temple of Artemis, built in 550 BC and designated as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Library of Celsus, and an ancient theatre with a capacity of 25,000 spectators.
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Some things are better experienced. If you are ready to truly get a grasp of the beauty of Turkey, then book your trip today with WingToGo. We can help you plan your itinerary from the flight to the rental car and the hotels!