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

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 situated at a 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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 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 »

 

For the active tourist Turkey has many mountains that offer winter sport activities . The mountains offer wonderful winter sports like skiing, mountain climbing and hiking. Enjoy the winter sports by checking out some of the to climbing sites such as Agri-Mount Ararat, Kayseri-Mount-Erciyes, and Rize Kacker Mountain Range today.
Explore the many exciting air sports such as paragliding, delta wings, ballooning, and parachuting. Turkey has approximately 40,000 caves and caverns to explore. For active explorers the from the Caverns of Antayla to the Caves of Zongulduk there is ample opportunity in Turkey to explore the interesting geological formations. This sport is known as spelunking.There are over 1,000 thermal springs in Turkey most are located in Marmara and the Aegean regions. People come to enjoy the many resorts built around the springs and heal various illness by bathing in the waters. The trade of silk was an important commodity to Turkey and the city of Anatolia was a major route.
For younger travelers youth tourism is a big industry. There are many youth camps and special tours designed for high school and college age students. Visit this interesting city for culture, history and adventure!

Trekking


Daily trekking tours are organized in many locations of Turkey. Most trekking enthusiasts prefer hiking trails that lead into nature but are also and close to the urban centers.
The Belgrad Forest (Belgrad Ormanı) in Istanbul, Sudüsen Waterfall and Erikli Highlands in Yalova, Cenedağ Tepe Mountain in Kocaeli and Seven Lakes (Yedi Göller) in Bolu are only some of the most enjoyable hiking trails.

Mountain Climbing


Many unique mountains of different altitudes located in diverse regions of Turkey welcome mountain climbers from all over the world. Mountains such as Uludağ in Bursa, Kaçkars in Rize, Erciyes in Kayseri, and Taurus Mountains in Antalya province impress with their heights and complement the passion of climbing.
Mountaineers who want to participate in adrenaline-charged journeys to reach the summit of tough mountains and revel in the spectacular scenery are welcome in Turkey.

Rock Climbing


Turkey is among Europe’s most advantageous countries in terms of the abundance of natural rock climbing areas.
The southern regions of the climbing areas where both rock climbing and artificial rock climbing can be done are located by the sea where one can take a swim afterwards.
Ballıkayalar in Izmit, Karakayalar in Eskişehir, Geyikbayırı in Antalya and Kaynaklar in Izmir are among the popular rock climbing destinations waiting for their visitors.

Camping


Camping, an essential component of outdoor sports is one of the most favorite activities of nature lovers.
Camping areas in diverse cities such as Altinkamp  in Balıkesir province, Emeksiz, near to İzmir and Kabak Bay close to Muğla are ever ready to welcome their guests! Campers will experience unforgettable moments by taking shelter in the heart of nature.

Speleology


Caves, full of secrets waiting to be unlocked, are abundant in the karst regions of Turkey.
More than 30 caverns such as Karain in Antalya province, Insuyu in Burdur and Kurudağ near to Izmir are open to touristic visitation. Some of the caves can be explored only with special equipment and in company of guides.

Parachute


Parachuting, the most enjoyable way of flying, is quite common in the southern regions of Turkey. Activities such as paragliding, free-fall parachuting and acrobatic parachuting will boost your adrenaline.
How about taking off from high altitude in Fethiye, Mount Erciyes in Kayseri, Pamukkale or Efes and experiencing the joy of floating in the void!?

Water Sports


Water sports are available in just about every beach resort in TurkeyÇeşme and Bitez are both popular for windsurfing.
Scuba diving has really taken off in Turkey in recent years, partly due to the clear, warm waters visibility of 30 meters is not uncommon and the wealth of historic and natural treasures to be observed under the water, but also because, compared to many other destinations, Turkey represents excellent value for money.
The diving season usually runs from April to November. There are scuba diving schools throughout the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts catering for everyone from beginners to experts. Marmaris, Fethiye, Kas and Antalya are some of the main centers.
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