5 things you want to add to your Turkey itinerary.
Ankara: A country rich both culturally and historically, Turkey is a destination that all Gallivanters should add to their list of deposits. This beautiful land of contrasts that stretches from mountains to beaches, lively cities to quiet and sleepy villages, can be a perfect escape from monotony.
While you can spend weeks in the country and still not feel full, here is a list of five things you can’t miss while visiting the exquisite land of Turkey.
World-famous Turkish coffee
Here, coffee is not only a drink, but a symbol of hospitality, refinement, friendship and entertainment. For almost 5 centuries, coffee has been an inseparable part of Turkish culture.
It’s not like any other coffee. It has a very detailed elaboration technique that gives the drink a unique taste. It is served in an antique-style handmade decorative cup that will take you back in time. If you’re looking for souvenirs you can take away for your friends, this is a small part of Turkey wrapped in a package.
Istanbul Grand Bazaar
Let’s be realistic, buying is an integral part of shopping. And the Grand Bazaar, in Turkey, is synonymous with shopping.
Grand Bazaar is more than just a tourist spot. From carpets to spices, this place offers everything that is known about Turkey. Located in the middle of this market, is one of the largest spice bazaars in Turkey.
The Grand Bazaar covers 61 streets, with more than 4,000 shops attracting about 400,000 visitors daily. Of course it seems, this market guarantees tourists a healthy shopping experience.
Hot air balloons in Cappadocia and Pamukkale
What’s better than walking the beautiful turkey streets? Experience bird’s eye view of Cappadocia and Pamukkale.
The scenery of Cappadocia and Pamukkale is like something you may have never experienced. As the hot air balloon takes you away from the earth, be prepared to be mesmerized by the spectacular and surreal landscape beneath you.
Gently walk through the fairy chimneys, through valleys scattered with pigeons, through orchards and vineyards. The different colors of the diversified landscape will leave you breathless. And you wouldn’t want to skip that experience.
Stroll along the Izmir Promenade
Izmir, with more than 8,000 years of history, a spectacular setting in the Aegean Sea and the vibrant cosmopolitan vibe of Turkey’s third largest city, is a spectacle to savor. Be sure to stroll and contemplate the beautiful coastal views of Izmir and soak up the atmosphere of an ancient Mediterranean center.
Gobekli Tepe, an archaeological site located in the Anatolian region of southeastern Turkey. 2019 has been officially declared the “Year of Gobekli Tepe” in the country, approximately 12 km northeast of the city of Sanliurfa. 2019 has been officially declared the “Year of the Gobeliketepe” in Turkey.
GobekliTepe, in Turkish for “Potbelly Hill”, is located about 760 m above sea level and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Turkey is a wonderful and enriching experience. From discovering intense ancient traditions to falling in love with a diverse Turkish culture, this destination can offer you a lifelong experience.