While the weather is getting hotter and hotter, we are about making plans for the spring. Although Turkey has many places that attract many tourists, there are some places that appeal more than others. So, what is the most preferred location in the springtime? Here are top 10 locations that you definitely visit in Turkey during the spring season...
Prince Islands, İstanbul
If you are in İstanbul and don’t want to travel a long distance, the Prince Islands may be a good option. You can easily visit the Prince Islands, which have an original atmosphere, for a daily basis or for a couple of days. You can hire a bike and wander around the islands, which become green in the springtime, in order to run away from the city’s hassle.
Adatepe, Mount Ida
Adatepe is a village located in Mountain Ida, which extends through the Edremit Gulf in Northern Aegean Region. The oxygen level is so high here. Thanks to its Cobblestone pavement and stone houses, it is really a good destination to run away from the city’s hassle. Don’t return without visiting Adatepe Olive Oil Museum, if you visit the village.
With its tiny streets and stone houses, Ayvalık is one of the important holiday destination, which is another must-to-go-in-spring location. Don’t forget to visit Lale Island, Cunda Island, Patrice and Yumurta Island, which are the most important places in Ayvalık.
“The thing I want is a unique... Not similar to a tree, not similar to a cloud... Where I will go is not like here; it has another sea, another weather.”
These are the verses about Datça, written by Can Yücel, a Turkish poet, and actually, this explains everything. Its sea may be cold during the spring, but by visiting Datça’s perfect beaches, green nature and relaxing weather, you can enjoy your time for a while. Don’t forget to visit Knidos and Old Datça, when you are there. In addition, you can travel Marmaris, which is located one hour drive away from Datça.
Having a history dating back to the 8th century B.C., Bolu’s Göynük District has hosted great civilization such as Roman, Ottoman and Byzantine empires. Ottoman mansions dating back to the 20th century are under protection. Göynük is a close destination for those living in metropolises like Bursa, Ankara and İstanbul and desiring spend time with joy. You should definitely visit Sünnet Lake and Çubuk Lake, when you are there.
Cappadocia is an excellent place for visiting in spring. The weather is not as hot as it is in summer, and it is not cold like in winter. When you get there, you can discover spring’s beauties with hot air balloon tours and you can visit Ihlara Valley, Göreme Open Air Museum, and subterranean caves.
Here is an alternative location to Datça! Kaş is one of the most preferred springtime locations with its great nature and historical beauties. When you get there, we highly recommend that you visit Lycia tours.
Safranbolu, which is one of the districts of Karabük province, is in UNESCO’s World Heritage List. It has hosted great civilizations, as it is located on the Silk Road. When you visit Safranbolu, which is famous for its original mansions and historical atmosphere, you should definitely visit the most preferred locations such as Bulak Mencilis Cave, Crystal Terrace, and Tokatlı Kanyon.
İzmir, which extends along the shore of the Aegean Sea, has many important beaches and historical buildings. In springtime, some of its locations become more important. One of them is Şirince, which is a village of İzmir’s Selçuk District. Şirince, with its delicacies and original atmosphere, is another must-to-see location in springtime.
Trilye, an old Greek village, is located in Mudanya District of Bursa Province. During the first years of the republic, Greeks and Turks used to live together here. Since then, the atmosphere of the village hasn’t changed. With its impressive coastline and churches, Trilye is another springtime location.
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