Turkey offers a range of great activities and destinations for all types of tourist, from its culture rich capital of Istanbul, to the golden beaches of Antalya. We have listed the top 5 attractions you must see on your trip to the country.

Grand Bazaar, Istanbul

The Grand Bazaar is one of the world’s largest outdoor markets. The Bazaar located in the countries capital covers 60 streets. With over 5,000 shops there is sure to be something for everyone. The market is Europe’s number one most visited tourist attraction and should definitely be all shoppers to-do list.

Cappadocia

The natural soft volcanic rock landscape is one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. The soft rock has allowed architects to carve great designs into the rock. There is even a hotel carved into the rock called The Cave Resort and Spa which offers a 5*service. We would recommend seeing the area from the sky via one of the countries hot air balloon rides.

Blue Mosque

One of the most famous Mosques in the world and the largest in Turkey. Named after its blue interior, the building is an impressive architectural achievement. The mosque has become a popular tourist attraction in recent years however it hasn’t been transformed into an attraction and is still one of the country’s most popular places of worship.

Pamukkale

One of the world’s most amazing natural phenomenons and a place any photographer or architecture will want to visit before they leave. The spring water that shoots up in the area has formed a white/blue coating to the land creating this unique looking landscape. The therapeutic qualities of the spring water have been said to cure rheumatism, kidney and heart disease.

Ephesus

One of the country’s oldest standing cities and a part of the ancient world. The Ephesus dates back to 12 C BC. The seven world wonder, the Temple of Artemis was once based in Ephesus. Some highlights from the city are the Blue Marble Street, Great Theatre, Odeon and Commercial Agora.

Sabina Shaida is Managing Director at Mosaic Holidays.

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