Hierapolis – Pamukkale

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 9.12.1988 List Reference: 485 Criteria: Natural/ Cultural   SACRED LAND CLAD IN WHITE According to the legend that spread the mystery of Hierapolis to the wide world, an ugly shepherd girl, fed Click More »

Göreme National Park and the Rock Site of Cappadocia

Cappadocia Baloon   Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 6.12.1985 List Reference: 357 Criteria:Natural/ Cultural   DESIGNED BY NATURE: CAPPADOCIA Cappadocia, which was inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985 on natural and cultural criteria, Is Click More »

Selimiye Mosque and it’s Social Complex

EDIRNE Selimiye Mosque and its Social Complex Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 27.06.2011 List Reference: 1366 Criteria : Cultural A Master work of Classical Ottoman Architecture Edirne was the capital of the Ottoman Empire prior to the Click More »

Nemrut Mountain

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 6.12.1987 List Reference: 448 Criteria: Cultural   THE SUN RISES AND SETS WITH A UNIQUE MAJESTY AT NEMRUT MOUNTAIN! The Nemrut mountain side with the tumulus containing the tomb of King Antiochus Click More »

Historic Areas of Istanbul

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 6.12.1985 List Reference: 356 Criteria: Cultural   Love of Continents: ISTANBUL The historical areas of Istanbul, which has been the capital of three great empires, were inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage Click More »

Hattusa The Capital City of Hittites

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 28.11.1986 List Reference: 377 Criteria: Cultural   OPEN-AIR MUSEUM Hattusha, which was the capital of the Hittite Empire during antiquity, has been in the List of World Heritage since 1986 on cultural Click More »

Great Mosque and Hospital of Divriği

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 6.12.1985   List Reference: 358 Criteria: Cultural     THE MOSQUE WHERE STONES WERE DRESSED WITH LOVE   The first Turkish building inscribed to UNESCO’s World Heritage List, the Great Mosque and Click More »

City of Safranbolu

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 17.12.1994 List Reference: 614 Criteria: Cultural   ORIGINAL EXAMPLE OF THE TRADITIONAL Safranbolu, an Anatolian city that brings history to life through its mosques, market, neighbourhoods, streets and original houses, was inscribed Click More »

Turkey in World Heritage

Unesco World of Heritage List   Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration.   Click More »


Hatay: Located at Turkey’s southern tip, Hatay is a center of civilization abounding in historical and cultural legacies in every corner. The city is positioned at the geographical location connecting Anatolia the Middle East and has an incomparable historical heritage Click More »


Sakarya: is one of Turkey’s fastest developing cities surrounded by a lush green landscape abounding in natural wonders. With a history dating back to the 8th century, the city has been one of the main settlements of major empires.  Naturally, Click More »


Van: Turkey’s sixth largest city and cultural legacy rich in history, monuments, natural beauty and unique flavors One of the border cities of Turkey, Van welcomes visitors from all over the world particularly for its culture and winter tourism. The Click More »


Rize is blessed with the most beautiful nature that has been preserved over the centuries. The fresh air of Rize has a regenerative effect on you with every breath you take. Located in the greenest area of Turkey, the Eastern Click More »

Turkey Outlets and cheap shopping addresses

Turkey Outlets and cheap shopping addresses in Turkey Shopping is an indispensable part of our daily life. Outlet shops have become the addresses for cheaper shopping. Many brands manufacture cheaper products especially for their outlets. List of some outlet center Click More »


Balıkesir: Blessed with numerous islands where lush green forests stretch along the shores of the infinite sea, Balıkesir province is also the habitat of abundant olive groves. Founded by the Mysians in ancient times, Balıkesir has been one of the Click More »


Amasya:  The city where the Sultans’ sons were educated and the legendary city where Ferhad had to mine the mountains to reunite with his beloved Shirin, Amasya has been one of the major cities of many civilizations since the ancient Click More »


Mersin Mersin: One of the warmest and most beautiful cities of the Mediterranean region that can be visited for its authentic flavors and beautiful beaches any time of the year. Mersin is one of the most developed cities of the Click More »


Burdur Burdur: Located in the western part of the Mediterranean Region, Burdur is a major city where scenic beauties meet with historical archaeology Settled for the first time in 7000 BC, Burdur has been home to many civilizations and ancient Click More »


Yalova: Surrounded by the Marmara Sea, Yalova is a peaceful and relaxing city rich in thermal springs and abundant nature. It is estimated that Yalova was founded in the 7th century BC by Bithynians from Thrace. Yalova is rich in Click More »


Karabük Karabük is situated on an important trade route between Amasra on the coast and central Anatolia. Karabük is a town and the capital district of Karabük Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. Karabük was built in the 1930s as the seat of the iron and steel Click More »


İznik: One of Anatolia’s oldest residential areas, an antique city that enchants everyone with its historical monuments, nature and handicrafts.

Iznik, with a history going back to 2000 BC, was known as the “Golden City.” An important trade, culture and art center particularly during the Ottoman era, this region was also the hometown of notable thinkers.

The region has a temperate climate with rainy winters and hot summers. Attracting attention for its bio products, Iznik is also internationally renowned for its Iznik pottery and tiles.

Iznik is waiting for you if you want to explore the city with the most beautiful sunsets and witness the most beautiful harmony of art and history!


One of the major cities during the time of various civilizations, Iznik stands out especially for its monuments of the Ottoman period and its precious handicrafts that are still practiced today.
Iznik can be considered an open air museum that encompasses a variety of artifacts and monuments worth to be seen.  Berber Kaya (Barber’s Rock), Beştaş, Dörttepeler and Hypoge Mound are among the well-known sites illustrating the ancient history of the region.
You can visit the Senatus ,ie Byzantine palace with walls; the Theatre and Baptistery ; and explore the mystical structure of the churches of Koimesis, Hagia Sophia, Hagios Tryphonos, Ayatrifon and the Haci Ozbek, Green Mahmut Çelebi, Orhan Bey mosques.
You will enjoy sightseeing the ruins of Rüstem Pasha Han, and the original architecture of Ismail Bey and Haci Hamza Bath and follow the traces of history without even noticing the passing of time.
The Iznik Museum, showcasing the findings obtained from archaeological excavations, antique tiles and monuments belonging to the Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman periods, is another tourist attraction worth the visit.
The hometown of Iznik chinaware, Iznik is a rapidly developing and worldwide renowned town that still keeps the art of making pottery alive.  Decorating a number of historical structures including palaces and mosques such as the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Iznik chinaware is also popular among tourists who want to take gifts to loved ones.
Iznik is also famous for its local cuisine including a variety of flavors you should taste. Encompassing basically of a variety of sea food dishes the local cuisine offers numerous dishes such as carp fish soup, crawfish salad, lobster stew and catfish dish.
The perfect location for lovers of art, history and foreign cuisines, Iznik is ever ready to welcome visitors.


One of the most precious towns of Bursa, Iznik welcomes visitors with a variety of activities.
Held in August every year, the International Iznik Festival offers a rich program packed with activities for the whole week. The scene of many performances and concerts, the festival welcomes also guest artists from all over the world.
The Kançiçeği (Flowers) Festival and Iznik Fair are among the other popular events that will spice up your holiday and give you the opportunity to get acquainted with the local culture.

How can I go there?

Located in Bursa province in the Marmara Region, Iznik is an inviting holiday destination with various transportation means.
Bursa is served by Bursa Yenisehir Airport which hosts connecting flights from Ankara Esenboğa Airport. The taxis or public transport vehicles waiting outside of the terminal gates will be in your service.
Bursa is in close proximity to Istanbul and within easy reach by road. Having arrived in Bursa, you can continue your journey to Iznik by taking one of the public transport vehicles or taxis stationed by the central bus terminal.
Alternatively you can get to Bursa by getting on one of the sea buses leaving Kabataş harbor in Istanbul. The journey takes about one and a half hour.
How about visiting Iznik, the hometown of Iznik pottery, a unique handicraft!