Resorts of Turkey
Turkish resorts for beach holidays – Antalya, Kemer, Kas, Olympos, Belek, Side, Alanya, Kekova Island, Marmaris, Icmeler, Fethiye, Bodrum, Kusadasi.
Ski resorts in Turkey – Uludag, Kartalkaya, Palandoken, Sarykamysh.
Medical health resorts in Turkey (with hot healing springs) – Pamukkale, Yalova.
Attractions. In Istanbul – Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Ahmediye Square, Dolmabahce Palace, Bosphorus Bridge.
In Cappadocia (Cappadocia is a region in Central Anatolia, one of the most visited places in Turkey) – the village of Goreme, the city of Chad, the Ihlara Gorge, the underground (up to 60 m underground) cities of Derinkuya and Kaymakli.
People come to Marmaris looking for entertainment, because it is a lively youth resort. In numerous clubs and bars it is always fun, rhythmic music plays. The city has an excellent geographical position, colorful views and a mild subtropical climate. It is hot and humid in summer and cool and rainy in winter. From May to October, rain is unlikely. Rest in this resort can be classified as a budget.
First of all, Turkey is famous for its resorts: Antalya, Kemer, Belek, Side, Alanya, Izmir, Marmaris, Bodrum, Fethiye.
One of the prettiest resorts in Turkey is Bodrum, built on the ruins of ancient Helikornas. The main activities here are rowing, swimming, scuba diving. And Bodrum is famous for its stormy and noisy life at any time of the day.
According to WATCHTUTORIALS, Istanbul is a port, the economic and industrial center of the country, among the sights are St. Sophia (Austua), the Sultan’s Topkapi Palace with the famous harem.
As well as museums – antiquity, conquerors, oriental antiquities, Turkish and Muslim art, etc. the church of St. Irene, the choral monastery church, the church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, as well as mosques – Ahmed (Blue Mosque), Mikrimakhi, Selim, the Conqueror, Bayazid, Suleiman, Eyup and others, underground palaces-reservoirs, the remains of a Byzantine fortress.
And, if the opportunity presents itself, be sure to visit Istanbul. Without a doubt, this city is today the cultural capital of Turkey. Indulge yourself in pleasure, take a walk around Istanbul on foot – especially since most of the historical monuments are located on the same territory or smoothly merge into each other.
Many architectural monuments of various eras are located throughout Turkey – Troy, Miletus, Prisna, Didyma, Konya, the ruins of Pergamum, Ephesus, the port of Borrus, Cappadocia, the Bosphorus, the Uludag mountains, the Tuz salt lake, Pamukkale, Mount Ararat, extinct volcanoes Syupkhan, Aladag and Nemrud and much more.
Ankara, the capital of Turkey, is interesting for the Byzantine citadel of Hisar and the Anatolia Museum, as well as the mausoleum of Atatürk. However, there is still a huge number of monuments of architecture and history around. Despite the status of the capital, Ankara has a lot of relatively inexpensive hotels in the old part of the city.
Antalya – this is the youngest resort in the country – the entertainment industry is superbly developed, including several water parks, amusement parks, clubs, casinos, etc. The secret of the popularity of the city is also in the harmonious combination of ancient and modern in Antalya. Being a fully developed and modern city, Antalya is surrounded by the ruins of dead cities, some of which are archaeological excavations, and to the east of Antalya are the beaches once chosen by Antony and Cleopatra for their romantic dates.
Interesting places in Turkey
The article briefly describes less popular, but no less interesting places for recreation and cities in Turkey. A few words about what souvenirs they buy. At the end, advice is given to women on how to protect themselves from the harassment of Turkish men.
Turkey is one of the most favorite holiday destinations for Russians. About 7 million tourists visit the country every year. The most popular resorts are Antalya, Marmaris, Kemer and Bodrum. Vacationers who have been there more than once can be advised to go to other interesting places in Turkey. For example, in the port town of Cesme, which is famous for its cleanest beaches and the best spa hotels. There are healing underground springs with thermal and mineral water. Walking along the beach, you can admire the local attractions – the monuments of ancient Pergamum, Izmir and Ephesus. Excursion to Cappadocia will leave incredible impressions. The panorama of the valley resembles real space landscapes, similar to the landscape from the Star Wars movie. The thing is that the winds destroy the mountains over time, and an unusual relief is created, resembling stone mushrooms. The locals still believe that ancient spirits dwell here. You can see all this beauty from a height by ordering a flight in a hot air balloon.
You can have a great rest, and at the same time buy souvenirs in Mersin – the pearl of the Mediterranean. Here is the longest street in Europe – the New Embankment, it is built up with restaurants and shops. Most often, tourists buy here leather goods, sweets, byuryumdzhik silk, pine honey, onyx jewelry, carpets, bamboo and cotton products. In Mersin, you should definitely visit the fish market. After such shopping, you can relax on a sandy beach near the mountains, the tops of which are covered with snow.
A unique competition of folk poets-singers ashiks can be seen annually in Konya. Participants perform with national musical instruments – sazs and sing impromptu love songs. Here you can also see ancient monuments, see the tomb of the famous oriental poet Rumi, sit in a caravanserai, enjoy oriental sweets and real coffee. The city has many mosques, as it is considered the center of Islam.
Going to different cities and villages in Turkey, it is worth remembering that communication with the Turks has its own characteristics. Women should be especially careful, because by following a number of simple rules, you can protect yourself from obsessive harassment. In Turkey, dress is generally European, but short skirts and transparent clothes are unacceptable, they unnecessarily attract men. Turkish men love to shower all girls and women with beautiful compliments. A smile in response to them is a call for further action. It is best to calmly thank and say goodbye, this will cause respect and most likely the man will apologize.
It is worth remembering that gestures are different in Russia and Turkey. A simple gesture meaning “Class!” is regarded here as sexual desire.
Rest in the country where Europe and Asia meet will in any case become unforgettable for you and all tourists dream of returning here again and again, because here they are met every time by hospitable Turkey, which seems completely unfamiliar.