The Best Places to Visit in Turkey

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Turkey is very beautiful country with rich history and many attractions form various historical periods. Turkey is mostly located in Western Asia (Anatolia) and one smaller part in Southeastern Europe (Balkans).

Throughout history, territory of modern day Turkey was part of few great empires (Persian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires). In this post we will show you 7 places you should visit in Turkey: Istanbul, Ephesus, Cappodocia, Pergamon, Antalya, Bodrum and Pamukkale.

Istanbul

Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey with population of 14.1 million. It is located on the Bosphorus strait, between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Part of Istanbul lies in Europe, and part in Asia, with the Bosphorus being the divider. It was founded in 330 AD as Constantinople by Constantine the Great.

The Best Places to Visit in Turkey

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The Best Places to Visit in Turkey

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The Best Places to Visit in Turkey

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The Best Places to Visit in Turkey

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Ephesus

Ephesus was an ancient city located on the coast of Aegean Sea. It was built in the 10th century BC as ancient Greek colony. Today you can walk through the streets of Ephesus and view the ruins.

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The Best Places to Visit in Turkey

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The Best Places to Visit in Turkey

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The Best Places to Visit in Turkey

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Cappodocia

Cappodocia is a region in eastern Turkey famous for an ancient town carved in the rock. The best way to see beauties of Cappodocia is from a hot air balloon.

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The Best Places to Visit in Turkey

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The Best Places to Visit in Turkey

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Pergamon

Pergamon was an ancient Greek city, located near coast of Aegean Sea. It was the capital of the Kingdom of Pergamon during the Hellenistic period.

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The Best Places to Visit in Turkey

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Antalya

Antalya is a city located in southwestern Turkey on the Mediterranean coast. It is a famous sea resort with over 10 million visitors.

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The Best Places to Visit in Turkey

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Bodrum

Bodrum is coastal city in southwestern Turkey with a population of about 135,000. It is a well-visited tourist destination.

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Pamukkale

Pamukkale is located in southwestern Turkey. Pamukkale means “cotton castle”. The main attraction of Pamukkale are its hot springs.

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