Top Ten The Best Tourist Cities Destination In Turkey

As one of big country in Europe, Turkey has so many interesting tourist destinations to visit such as Istanbul, Marmaris, Dalyan etc. Turkey is a large country in the Eurasian region. Its territory stretched from Anatolia Peninsula in Southwest Asia and the Balkans in Southeast Europe. Tourism in Turkey is focused largely on a variety of historical sites, and on seaside resorts along its Aegean and Mediterranean Sea coasts. In the recent years, Turkey has also become a popular destination for culture, spa, and health care tourism. In 2011, Turkey attracted more than 31.5 million foreign tourists, ranking as the 6th most popular tourist destination in the world.

1. Istanbul

Istanbul, TurkeyIstanbul is the largest city in Turkey, constituting the country’s economic, cultural, and historical heart. Seven million foreign visitors arrived in Istanbul in 2010, when it was named a European Capital of Culture, making the city the world’s tenth-most-popular tourist destination.[10] The city’s biggest draw remains its historic center, partially listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but its cultural and entertainment hub can be found across the city’s natural harbor, the Golden Horn, in the Beyoğlu district. The other tourism in Turkey taht you can visit such as Maiden’s Tower (Kiz Kulesi), Ciragan Palace, Galata Tower, The Bosphorus Bridge and more.

2. Marmaris

Dolphinarium in MarmarisMarmaris is a port town and tourist resort on the Mediterranean coast, located in Muğla Province, southwest Turkey, along the shoreline of the Turkish Riviera. Marmaris still retains its charm due to its exceptional location between two intersecting sets of mountains by the sea. Marmaris’ nightlife rivals anything on the Turkish coast.

3. Dalyan

Ancient Kaunos theater near DalyanDalyan is a town in Muğla Province located between the well-known districts of Marmaris and Fethiye on the south-west coast of Turkey. The town is an independent municipality, within the administrative district of Ortaca. The south of Dalyan on the Mediterranean coast, lies İztuzu Beach, near the village of the same name is a popular area for sunbathing and swimming. There are regular boat and minibus (dolmuş) services to the beach. Visitors should be aware of the wooden stakes in the beach to mark nesting sites. The road route is particularly scenic, offering views of Sülüngür Lake.

4. Side

The Temple of ApolloSide is a city on the southern Mediterranean coast of Turkey, a resort town and one of the best-known classical sites in the country. It lies near Manavgat and the village of Selimiye, 75 km from Antalya) in the province of Antalya. In here you will found Alexander the great history, you will found The Temple of Apollo, Vespasian Gate and many more.

5. Göreme

Göreme ValleyGöreme is located among the “fairy chimney” rock formations, is a town in Cappadocia, a historical region of Turkey. It is in the Nevşehir Province in Central Anatolia. There is Göreme National Park that was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985, Fairy Chimney Rock Formations, Göreme Valley and many more.

6. Antalya

Konyaaltı BeachYou can found many tourism areas in Antalya such as sites with traces of Lycian, Pamphylian, and Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman architecture and cultures. There are some beautiful beaches that you can visit such as Konyaaltı Beach also an interesting festivals and events such as Antalya Festival on September, Antalya International Folk Music and Dance Festival Competition on Last week of August, and so on.

7. Kaş

Marina of Kaş by nightKaş or pronounced as ‘Kash’ is a small fishing, diving, yachting and tourist town, and a district of Antalya Province of Turkey, 168 km west of the city of Antalya. As a tourist town it is relatively unspoiled. Kaş is one of the leading spots for diving in Turkey. If you decide to try diving in Kaş you can expect to see a beautiful array of fish and other sea creatures like octopus and possibly dolphins, and also the wrecks of some ancient ships.

8. Fethiye

Ölüdeniz Beach, FethiyeFethiye is a city and district of Muğla Province in the Aegean region of Turkey, it is one of Turkey’s well-known tourist centres and is especially popular during the summer. The Fethiye Museum, which is very rich in ancient and more recent artifacts, displays and testifies to the successive chain of civilizations that existed in the area, starting with the ancient Lycians. Fethiye is also home to the Tomb of Amyntas, a large and beautiful tomb built in 350 BC by the Lycians.

9. Ürgüp

Hotels built within caves in ÜrgüpÜrgüp is a town and district of Nevşehir Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey. Located in the historical region of Cappadocia, and near the cave Churches of Göreme, it is renowned for its nightlife and for its good adjustment to tourism, making it a popular night stop for Cappadocia tourists.

10. Kalkan

Kaputaş BeachKalkan is a town on the Turkish Mediterranean coast, and an important tourist destination. The area includes many historical sites such as Tlos and Kekova and many fine beaches including Patara Beach & Kaputaş Beach. Kalkan is an old fishing town, and the only safe harbor between Kaş and Fethiye; it is famous for its white-washed houses, descending to the sea, and its brightly colored bougainvilleas.

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