Best Cities in Türkiye

Türkiye is a beautiful country with a long history and diverse culture. It is also home to some of the most beautiful cities in the world. There are certain cities that will leave you mesmerized with their stunning blue seas, and some will surprise you with snow-covered peaks. Are you wondering where are the best places to visit in Türkiye? Here we have listed some of the most beautiful cities in Türkiye.

1. Istanbul

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Everyone has heard about Istanbul and has some idea about it. But, when it comes to tourists, no city in Türkiye can compete with it in terms of tourist attractions. Istanbul is the meeting point of the world. Istanbul offers so many things to do regardless of the season, therefor Istanbul is of course one of the best cities in Türkiye.

The city has been ruling the hearts of tourists for centuries. The city has always been a centre for trade and commerce. The blend of Eastern and Western cultures gives this city a unique identity. The city’s architecture will leave you spellbound, especially the Hagia Sophia, one of the best places to visit in Istanbul. Regarding food, it’s the best place to try Turkish traditional delicacies from different regions of the country, as well as modern worldwide kitchen food served in cosy restaurants. The Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the Bosphorus are only a few of the beauties in Istanbul that are must-sees.

2. Bodrum

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Bodrum is the most “party” resort and the capital of having an amusing time in Türkiye. It is also famous for its beaches and the warm Aegean Sea with the purest clear water. But it’s not all that the city offers. If you are a history buff, you must visit the Bodrum. There are several must-sees in Bodrum, such as St. Peter’s Castle, Museum of Underwater Archeology, Bodrum Theatre, Mausoleum at Halicarnassus and beautiful windmills.

3. Izmir

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The city is located on the coast Aegian Sea and has a population of over 3 million. The city has a rich culture and history. Izmir is the third-largest city in Türkiye. Thanks to its location (Izmir is based on the coast of the Aegean Sea), the town offers tourists a lot of picturesque landscapes and breathtaking views. We should also not forget about the numerous architectural objects and entertainment points that every guest of the city should visit.

There are so many places to see in Izmir, such as Izmir Clock Tower (İzmir Saat Kulesi), Genoese Fortress, Key Museum, Asansör, Ephesus Ancient City, of course, and many, many more.

4. Antalya

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Antalya is a city that is located in southern Türkiye. This city is also known as the “Pearl of the Mediterranean”. Antalya, Türkiye’s city full of beauties that will not end with visiting since there are things to do in Antalya, is a city that welcomes tourists in summer and winter.

This city is famous for its beaches and has a very mild climate. The town is renowned for its vibrant nightlife and is one of the best places to party. But let’s not forget about history. Antalya has a lot to offer for those who come here not only to swim and sunbathe. Many ancient cities include Myra, Aspendos, Side and Perge, natural beauties, mesmerizing mountains, and waterfalls.

5. Ankara

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Ankara, the capital city of Türkiye, is a great place to visit for history lovers. The town is famous for its culture and has the best Turkish food in the world. The city has several architectural buildings that are worth visiting. But the most popular attraction is, of course, Anıtkabir, the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.

You can also visit the Ethnographic Museum or the Ethnology Museum if you love history. If you love shopping, Kızılay is a must-see for you. Don’t forget to examine the city’s surroundings, and there are magnificent caves just near the town.

6. Eskisehir

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Eskişehir – the students’ capital of Türkiye, as its universities are very popular among Turkish youth, definitely one of the best places to visit in Türkiye. This city is an excellent place for history lovers and is a must-visit for them. The city is known for its architectural buildings. There are numerous museums that you can visit in Eskişehir. Take a walk along the Porsuk river and examine beautiful parks and historic wooden houses. And don’t forget to try the famous çiğbörek (a pastry made with meat), which means raw pie; since the minced meat they put before the frying process is raw, don’t worry, when börek is ready, the meat inside it is cooked.

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