A world center of great value in the past as well as in the present, Istanbul embraces Asia on the one hand and Europe on the other. Istanbul, with its historical peninsula, numerous scenic and historical beauties, is a magnificently unique city that has been a capital to many civilizations from past to present and still continues to be home to residents from all over the world. This rooted city, with a history dating back to 300 thousand years, constitutes a mosaic of many civilizations and cultures combined
Istiklal Avenue is one of the most famous avenues in Istanbul, Turkey, visited by nearly 3 million people in a single day. Located in the historic Beyoğlu (Pera) district, it is an elegant pedestrian street, 1.4 kilometers long, which houses boutiques, music stores, bookstores, art galleries, cinemas, theatres, libraries, cafés, pubs, night clubs with live music, historical patisseries, chocolatiers and restaurants.
The Galata Tower is a medieval stone tower in the Galata/Karaköy quarter of Istanbul, Turkey, just to the north of the Golden Horn’s junction with the Bosphorus. One of the city’s most striking landmarks, it is a high, cone-capped cylinder that dominates the skyline and offers a panoramic vista of Istanbul’s historic peninsula and its environs.
The Full Bosphorus Tour offers a great Bosphorus experience and will take several hours in total. This cruise will take you from Eminönü all the way to the Black Sea, and back. You will see the great points of Istanbul with this tour.
Hagia Sophia is one of the most visited museums and most prominent monuments in the world in terms of art and the history of architecture.
The Basilica Cistern is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul.
The Chora Museum is a former Byzantine church, later Ottoman mosque and current museum in the Edirnekapı neighborhood of Istanbul.
The Blue Mosque (Called Sultanahmet Camii in Turkish) is an historical mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is known as the Blue Mosque because of the blue tiles covering the walls of interior design. Mosque was built between 1609 and 1616 years.
The Topkapı is a large palace in Istanbul, Turkey, that was one of the major residences of the Ottoman sultans for almost 400 years (1465–1856) of their 624-year reign.
The other destinations
The Cappadocian Region located in the center of the Anatolian Region of Turkey, with its valley, canyon, hills and unusual rock formation created as a result of the eroding rains and winds of thousands of years of the level, lava-covered plain located between the volcanic mountains Erciyes, Melendiz and Hasan as well as its troglodyte dwellings carved out of the rock and cities dug out into underground, presents an otherworldly appearance. You can take a balloon tour on the top of the beautiful rocks.
Pamukkale, meaning “cotton castle” in Turkish, is a natural site in Denizli Province in southwestern Turkey. The city contains hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. It is located in Turkey’s Inner Aegean region, in the River Menderes valley, which has a temperate climate for most of the year.
House of Virgin Mary:
House of Virgin Mary is a Catholic and Muslim shrine located on Mt. Koressos in the vicinity of Ephesus.
Catholic pilgrims visit the house based on the belief that Mary, the mother of Jesus, was taken to this stone house by Saint John and lived there until her Assumption or Dormition.
Temple of Artemis / Ephesus:
The Temple of Artemis, also known less precisely as the Temple of Diana, was a Greek temple dedicated to the goddess Artemis. It was located in Ephesus (near the modern town of Selçuk in present-day Turkey) and one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Fethiye / Ölüdeniz:
Ölüdeniz beach been selected with eighty-two percent vote as the world’s most beautiful sandy in 2006. Ölüdeniz is also famous for its paragliding opportunities. It is regarded as one of the best places in the world to paraglide due to its unique panoramic views, and Mount Babadağ’s exceptional height. Breathtaking panorama and stable weather conditions make launch site at Babadağ Mountain the best in Europe.
Ölüdeniz offers a variety of diving opportunities with regard to its crystal clear waters and rich underwater caves and fauna. Scuba diving is the most popular underwater activity.
Sumela is 1600-year-old ancient Orthodox monastery located at a 1200 meters height on the steep cliff at Maçka region of Trabzon city in Turkey. The monastery is constructed on rocks reached by a path through the forest. The beautiful frescoes dating from the 18th century on the walls of the monastery are biblical scenes of Christ and Virgin Mary. The site has been abandoned in 1923 and has become a museum and a popular tourist attraction because of its breath-taking location, structure and scenery.
Antalya Karain Cave:
Karain Cave is a cave and a Paleolithic archaeological site located at Yağca village, 27 km (17 mi) northwest of Antalya city in the Mediterranean region of Turkey. Karain is a prehistoric cave, situated at a height of about 370 m from the sea and about 80 m up the slope, where the Western Taurus calcareous zone borders on the travertine plain.
Rising 2150 meters from the Anti-Taurus Mountains in south central Turkey stands the archaeological site of Mountain Nemrut. Thought to be the burial tumulus and Hierotheseion (Holy Seat) of the 1st century BC Commagene king, Antiochus I Epiphanes, the site is as awe-inspiring as it is enigmatic.
Mersin St. Paul Church:
Saint Paul’s Church is a former Greek Orthodox Church in Tarsus, Mersin Province, Turkey. The building date of the Saint Paul Church is 1102. The old church attracts tourists for many years.
Antalya Toros Mountains / Jeep Safari:
Jeep safari is one of the most exciting and adrenaline-filled activities that you can navigate trip with 4×4 vehicles in the Antalya region.