Turkey will surprise you with delightful cuisine, in-depth culture and sun-kissed beaches. It really has it all, if you're not spending your day floating away in a hot air balloon then you'll be sailing on the shores. Here are 6 epic things to do on your travels to the beautiful country.
Take A Dip In Thermal Hot Springs in Pamukkale
These terrace pools are filled with milky mineral waters and make for surreal pictures. Spend an afternoon soaking, splashing and relaxing in these unique springs. You can catch an overnight bus from Istanbul to Denizli, and then travel to Pamukkale where there are many hotels to stay the night.
Take A Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Cappadocia
This must be on almost everyone's bucket list! We've always seen those incredible pictures on Pinterest and this is the exact spot where all the magical moments happen. Cappadocia is one of the world's top destinations for this adventure and is certainly a highlight on everyone's trip to Turkey.
Hike Through The Valley Of Love
Getting up close and personal with flowers and incredible rock formations that dot the region's valley is a mesmerizing experience. The rock formations resemble ...uuum... well, let's just say its called 'Love Valley for a reason! Pack a picnic and plan your day trip as you venture out into the hills.
Sleep In A Cave in Göreme
The second reason why so many travelers flock to Turkey is because of these luxurious cave accommodation spots. It's important to note that many 'cave hotels' in the area don't have actual cave rooms but instead feature unique stone rooms. If you want a real cave experience, the Kelebek Cave Hotel is just for you
Visit The Ancient City of Ephesus
This UNESCO World Heritage site is visited by thousands of tourists each year. Once at the center of the ancient world, there is so much to learn about Turkey's ancient roots. One can stroll for hours viewing ancient ruins of temples, theatres, and libraries as you take in both the Greek and Roman history dating back to the 10th Century BC. The Temple of Artemis is also classified as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Go Paragliding Over Ölüdeniz
Perhaps the closest you can get to the feeling of flying? Of course! Ölüdeniz gained fame from the movie Skyfall when Daniel Craig ran off a cliff. Get your James Bond on, and give paragliding a try in this picturesque seaside town. Lush cliffs that hug the Mediterranean, this is definitely the most beautiful place to go paragliding, in the world.
Are you ready to explore this rich historical land? It's time to venture the land and skies all the way to the great city of Istanbul.
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