When you think of traveling to Turkey, the first destination on your mind is probably Istanbul. Don’t worry, you’re not the only one! It’s the most well-known and popular city in Turkey to visit, but there are so many other great spots worth your attention on your holiday to this amazing country. If you find yourself wanting to stay longer, check out apartments for sale in Turkey. So don’t miss out on an incredible place to visit here; just use our list as a guide to explore some lesser-known destinations in Turkey:
This is a unique destination, a city perched on a hilltop over the plains of Mesopotamia. You’ll never see another city like Mardin, the capital of the Mardin Province. It has a gorgeous Old City made of sandstone buildings and incredible cultural diversity that will keep you engaged for days.
You absolutely must visit this picturesque coastal town filled with ancient ruins and spread over perfect sandy beaches. You can stay in a classy modern resort with the beach just steps away. What better place to relax for a few days on your holiday in Turkey? There’s great sightseeing and nightlife, just make sure to leave ample time for relaxing on the shore.
On the Mediterranean coastline, Antalya is the epitome of the Turkish Riviera. It just doesn’t get much more beautiful than this. It’s a large city, welcoming many tourists each year with a generous offering of resorts, restaurants and bars alongside its impossibly beautiful scenery. You can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities here, from rock climbing to swimming and sailing.
This city is one of Turkey’s most popular seaside getaways. It’s nestled in a picture-perfect location amidst pine forests, mountains and of course the turquoise waters and sandy beaches of the coast. There are some great water sports and sightseeing opportunities to be had here, along with amazing dining and nightlife.
Make sure that Ephesus is on your list if you hope to see some fascinating ruins while on your trip to Turkey. This city was one of the largest in the Roman Empire by the first century BC, containing one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: the Temple of Artemis. The city’s ruins have been very well preserved over the years, making it a popular attraction in Turkey. Just make sure to get there early to avoid the crowds.