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 »

 

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Lake Manyas

Lake Manyas

Lake Manyas:  one of the most precious areas of the Marmara Region, and the first bird paradise of Turkey hosting dozens of varieties of bird species Spread over an area of 16 thousand square meters, this beautiful lake houses numerous

Zeugma Museum

Zeugma

Zeugma:  This magnificent ancient city, the name of which means “gate,” was founded in 300 BC on the Seven Hills by Seleucus, one of the generals of Alexander the Great. Located 10 km away from Nizip a district of Gaziantep

Hasankeyf

Hasankeyf

Hasankeyf: a fairytale city located on both sides of Dicle (Tigris) River and among the most important trade, science and cultural centers of the ancient times   It is supposed that this amazing historic site was originally founded as one

Kartepe

Kartepe

Kartepe: one of Turkey’s major ski resorts welcoming visitors any season of the year, Kartepe is famous for its scenic views. Positioned on the peak of Samanlı Mountains located in Kocaeli province in the Marmara Region, Kartepe is the closest

Kartalkaya

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Kartalkaya: a crisp white ski resort located in Bolu one of the most beautiful cities in the Western Black Sea.  One of the most frequented ski resorts of the winter season due to its proximity to big cities, Kartalkaya is

İznik

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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

Harput

Harput

Harput: A picturesque open-air museum harboring a variety of monuments located in one of Turkey’s notable cities with the richest cultural heritage An ancient settlement with a history dating back to 2000 BC, Harput lies in the province of Elazığ.

Cumalıkızık

Cumalıkızık

Cumalıkızık Cumalıkızık: Home to the most beautiful specimens of traditional Ottoman architecture and a lush green town in the heart of nature Cumalikizik was originally an Ottoman settlement nestled at the slopes of Mount Uludağ in the province of Bursa

Beyoğlu – Taksim

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Beyoğlu – Taksim Beyoğlu;  the main attraction in Istanbul, where history and fashion meet in a quotidian atmosphere. With musicians you can encounter around every corner and with its colorful streets, Beyoğlu is situated at an area you must definitely

Abant

abant

   Abant: is situated by the calm waters of a national park surrounded with lush green forests and a nice view. Located in Bolu, famous for its cuisine and nationwide renowned chefs, Abant encircles the lake with the same name

Fethiye

fethiye

Fethiye: a seaside location which gives new meaning to the color turquoise possessing the most beautiful beaches and islands of the Aegean region and a holiday paradise with stunning nature and impressive historical sites It is assumed that Fethiye, often

City Guide

       İstanbul           “There God and man along with nature and art created something of magnificeint beauty worth to see.Says Lamartine when narating the city as the junction point between Asia and Europe.        İzmir

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia pictures

Hagia Sophia, is the first large church of Christian universe. After the conquest of Istanbul by the Ottoman Empire, it had been used as mosque and it has kept its value among all important mosque of Islam universe. This church

Edirne

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Edirne has been located in Europe portion of Turkey and is the second largest city of Trakya Region after Istanbul. It has been the host of border gates opened to Greece and Bulgaria. The city has been settled by the

Dikilitas /Obelisks

Dikilitas -Obelisks

At the place of Byzantine Hippoddrome, namely in front of mavi Mosque on Sultanahmet Square of today. There is also an Egyptian obelisk have been raised up. This obelisk has been constructed by Egyptian famous Pharoah III. Tutmosis for a

Topkapi Palace

Topkapi Palace

The construction of the small lodges of the palace had been started in 1462 by Fatih Sultan Mehmet and the largest portion of the palace had been finished in 1578. This palace have been composed of a huge complex. There