Traveling and cruising is one of the most amazing experiences a person will have in their lives. And the planet we live on offers us unique beauties. Everyone wants to visit the world but first we need to recognize the beauty of the country we live in, travel and see it. Here we will present you with this list of wonderful things to do in Turkey both for those living in Turkey and will serve as a guide for those who will visit Turkey Here are 20 amazing things which you must do in Turkey!
1. Watching Istanbul from Galata Tower
It is very nice enjoyable to see this tower from the outside as well as from the inside, which is located in Galata district of Istanbul. However, without minding the long cue you must go up and see the magnificent view of Istanbul from there. Because it will be worth the wait once you see the view.
2. Bike around the Islands
The most popular islands of Istanbul are Büyükada, Heybeliada, Kınalıada and Burgazada. And each of these islands is not only for those who want to escape from the crowd of Istanbul it is also frequent place for everyone who comes to Istanbul. So going out early and visiting all the islands will be a wonderful experience.
3. Ride the Eminönü-Anadolu Kavağı ferry
This journey, which lasts about 2 hours, gives you the chance to have breakfast with the seagulls. By riding this ferry you can see the most beautiful districts of Istanbul such as Beşiktaş, Üsküdar, Kanlıca, Sarıyer and Rumeli Kavağı.
4. Watching the sunset in Mount Nemrut
Nemrut, Throne of the Gods, at 2600 meters high in Adıyaman is truly worth seeing, with the statues remaining from the Antique Age and the spectacular sunset view.
5. Attend a sira night in Urfa
If one day you happen to pass by Urfa, do not neglect to attend a sira night. Thus you will hear folk songs you have never heard before and be extremely entertained.
6. Summit Mount Ararat
Tours are organized to Mount Ararat, Turkey’s highest mountain, lasting for approximately 7 days. If you do not have a health problem, you should definitely experience this summit experience to see the spectacular scenery.
7. Swim in Lake Van
Lake Van is a fascinating place that accompanies the shores for 430 km. It wont illogical at all that the people who live here call it a sea. Thus, swimming in the shores of Lake Van is also a unique experience.
8. Train journey with the Eastern Express
A train journey is a delightful thing itself. Because it gives you the chance to see many beautiful things you can not see while driving. The long journey to Kars via the Eastern Express is a great opportunity for every person who has devoted himself to the roads.
9. Swimming in Pamukkale ancient pools
Imagine swimming in columns that are 2300 years old... This ancient pool from the 2nd century offers you this possibility!
10. Hike the Lycian Way from Fethiye to Antalya
Turkey’s first long-distance hiking path, Lycian Way, is exactly 535 km. In order to see the unique beauty of the Mediterranean and to experience the mystery of Ancient Lycia, you must hike this path!
11. Paragliding from Mt. Babadağ
Although parachuting, specially paragliding sounds horrific, is actually a wonderful experience. Specially in an amazing place like Fethiye, it is truly amazing. So if your health condition permits you; you must absolutely go paragliding from Mount Babadağ. :)
12. Visit Mevlana in Konya
Mevlana is very important not only for Turkey but also for the whole world. Therefore, visiting his tomb in Konya is one of the things you have to do in Turkey
13. Explore Cappadocia with a hot air balloon
Cappadocia is one of the places where it stands out with its unique natural beauty of Turkey. And watching the region from a hot air balloon is really an adventurous experience.
14. A blue cruise in the Aegean sea
Sea, sun, sunrise, sunset, nature, silence, peace and every tone of blue! We do not need to say any more ...
15. Surfing in Çeşme, diving in Kaş
It is not in vain that hundreds of people come to Çeşme Alaçatı to surf every year. Because of its nature and wind, it is perfectly suited for surfing. Kaş, on the other hand, provides a great opportunity for diving enthusiasts with its diversity and life underwater, its history and its cleanliness.
16. Go to Bozcaada during grape harvesting
Bozcaada has a very rich culture in terms of viticulture. And the most important time you have to go there is the Bozcaada Harvesting Festival, which is held every year at the beginning of September.
17. Visit the ruins of Ephesus
The ancient city of Ephesus has a serious history in it: Artemis Temple, Selsus Library, Virgin Mary's House and Church ... Traveling this magnificent place will take you all day and you will wonder where you will look most of the time.
18. Get lost in the streets of Mardin
As you walk the stone streets of dating back hundreds of years, you will feel like your are walking in a fairy tale...
19. Fırtına River rafting
Fırtına River is one of the most beautiful places in the world where green and blue meet. The rafting tour, which takes an average of 1 hour to complete, will give you a very different experience.
20. Trekking Trans Kaçkar Mountains
Through this walk that runs north through the southern skirts of Kackar, you will see beautiful scenes you can not even imagine ...