Turkey is a culturally rich, vast and interesting country. It’s filled with traditional beauty, but is modern enough to be comfortable. From its breathtaking beaches to its historical hotspots it’s no wonder Turkey is one of the Top 10 travel destinations. Turkey attracts more than 23 million tourists every year, but rarely feels overcrowded. One of the best things of all about visiting Turkey is that it is affordable, meaning that you can visit without breaking the bank.
Use these Top 4 places in Turkey as a starting point to planning your own cheap holidays to Turkey.
Located within the Goreme National park are the 4000-year-old ruins of cave dwellings that were carved into mounds of volcanic rock left behind by now extinct volcanoes. Today tourists can explore over 85 metres of tunnels stretching over 11 stories. It makes you feel like you’re stepping back into the Stone Age, as you explore its hotels, houses and churches. You can also opt to take a hot air balloon ride over the site for an amazing birds eye view of this fascinating piece of Turkeys history.
A large and busy city that is alive 365 days of the year. Make sure to allow yourself at least a week to explore, as there is so much to see and experience. The Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the Istanbul Modern Arts Museum are just 3 of my recommendations. Shopping at the Grand Bazaar is a must, and if you like seafood check out the fish restaurants scattered along the shore. No trip to Turkey would be complete without visiting Istanbul.
Antalya receives over 12 million visitors every year, and all are keen to soak up the wonders of this amazing city. With thousands of places to stay, and over 150 Five Star Hotels, this is a destination that can fit any budget. Full of ancient ruins and gorgeous costal resorts, Antalya ticks multiple boxes on the “Visit Me List”.
Dating from 13th century BC, Ephesus is the largest collection of Romanian ruins on the eastern Mediterranean region. Located just 25 minutes from Kusadisi, it’s a must-see destination. Today visitors can navigate their way through the city and its surprisingly intact ruins for only around $12.50. It will take a full day of exploring to soak it all up, so take your time, and don’t forget to bring a camera.
Turkey has so much to offer. From historical wonders to its beautiful beaches, from its many adventure activities, to its culture, art and cuisine. The people are friendly and you can have the trip of a lifetime without breaking the bank. It was hard to narrow down a list but these are my top four picks.
What are your favorite places to visit in Turkey?