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Top Places to visit in Turkeyby Tania Wheeler

Turkey overflows with historic sites and archaeological wonders set in varied and beautiful landscapes. We have made it easy for you and picked the best sights and highlights of Turkey. What are you waiting for!!


Gallipoli Gallipoli and the Gallipoli Peninsula is a pilgrimage destination for the thousands who travel here every year  to commemorate the ANZAC day memorial celebrations. Daily tours of the battlefields and graves operate from Çanakkale and Eceabat.

Cappadocia ballooning

Cappadocia The area is steeped with mystery and the rock formations are said to be the conclusion of years of water and wind working together to create the outstanding landscapes. The cave houses and underground city date from 3000 BC and you can take trips through the underground city when you visit the area. 

Ephesus The town is said to be the best preserved ancient city in the Eastern Mediterranean and one of the best preserved Greek sites in the world. Home to the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven original ancient wonders of the world, which is now only represented by one single remaining column.


Pamukkale Many travellers visit this area in order to bathe in the spectacular mineral pools and baths. The natural hot water springs are responsible for the calcium terraces that give the area it's unique 'snow-like' look. Skiing not recommended! ;)


Istanbul Istanbul is Turkeys most populous city, and its cultural and financial hub. The city is best explored on foot, as most sights are within easy walking distance of one another. If the pace gets too much, a cay bahce (tea garden) is never too far away. Check out the history and stunning architecture of the 'old city', Sultanahmet and the bustling Grand Bazaar if nothing else.


Olympos Ancient Lycian ruins, an isolated Mediterranean beach, accommodation in tree houses and flames that mysteriously burn from the side of a mountain are some of the attractions of Olympos in the south of Turkey. Sleeping in a tree house is pretty unique as well!


Oludeniz Oludeniz is a beautiful inland bay and small resort village in the South West of Turkey on the Aegean Sea. Rated among the top 5 beaches in the world by travellers, the resort is also famous for its paragliding opportunities. It is regarded as one of the best (and highest) places in the world to paraglide due to its unique panoramic views. Check out all of these amazing highlights on a Overland Trip in the Middle East or contact the team at OverlandingAfrica.com for info.


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