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Top cities in Turkey

Istanbul
2884 Activities
Goreme
1253 Activities
Kusadasi
1044 Activities
Antalya
928 Activities
Urgup
378 Activities

Top attractions in Turkey

Hattusa (Hattusha)
8 Activities
Visitors pay a small entry fee and can explore Hattusa on foot, by private car, or by tour vehicle—the ruins are widely dispersed and roads lead around them with stopping places at key sights. The site, however, is best explored with a guide who can explain the relics and the city’s history. Highlights include the Great Temple, the Lion’s Gate flanked by lion sculptures, a rock tunnel, and the carved limestone reliefs at nearby Yazilikaya.Travelers wanting to skip the hassle of arranging their own travel can take full-day Hattusha tours from Ankara that include convenient return transportation. Other options include multi-day tours from Istanbul, Cappadocia, Konya, and Ankara that cover Anatolia’s and Cappadocia’s highlights and include day-long tours of Hattusas.
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Temple of Augustus and Rome
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Neighboring the Haci Bayram Veli mosque in Ankara’s Usul district, the open-air Temple of Augustus is closed to visitors but easily viewed from the square that borders it. An information panel beside the ruins charts the temple’s history.Wander the perimeter to view the two walls, doorway, and broken pillars that remain standing. From here, it’s possible to make out the walls’ Latin and Greek inscriptions, although they’re heavily weathered. Carved after Augustus’ death in AD 14 and known as the Res gestae divi Augusti, they recount his achievements and are significant for being the last remaining complete version of the text, which was inscribed onto many Roman temples at the time.
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Church of St. Polycarp
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Over the years, St. Polycarp Church has undergone several restorations, most notably in the 19th century by Raymond Charles Père, the French architect who designed Izmir’s Clock Tower. Look for a man with a moustache and bound hands within the fresco depicting St. Polycarp’s martyrdom in 155 AD—it’s Père’s cheeky self-portrait.Since the church has limited, unreliable hours, most travelers opt to visit on a tour, which has gained prior permission. If you’re traveling the area, tack on stops to see the remaining six of so-called Seven Churches of Revelation: Ephesus, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea. Many tours include a trip to the thermal pools of Hierapolis (Pamukkale).
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Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque (Sokollu Mehmet Paşa Camii)
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Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque is filled with ornate details, from colorful stained glass windows and floral-patterned Iznik tiles to large calligraphy panels. The mosque was commissioned for the husband of the granddaughter of Suleyman the Magnificent, and though it officially is named after her, it’s more commonly known by her husband’s name.Some small-group and private walking tours visit the nearby Sultanahmet neighborhood, and it is easy to combine a visit to Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque with stops at the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar, and Topkapi Palace.
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Bozburun Peninsula
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Long sandy beaches are magnets for visitors, with many postcard-perfect spots like Turunc, Icmeler, Kizkumu, and the elongated Maiden’s Beach to choose from.xa0Bozburun town is a hub for the production of the iconic wooden boats cruising the sea (known as gülets); the enchanting Turgut has waterfalls and a famous carpet weavers association worth visiting; and the sleepy chic village of Selimiye has a natural bay. Birdwatchers are happy too, spotting Eurasian varieties like the jays and hoopoes.Travelers may explore the Bozburun Peninsula as part of a full-day or multi-day luxury cruise from Bodrum, stopping off to swim or hike along the way, exploring the Byzantine ruins at Kisebuku, and relaxing in peaceful fishing villages like Cokertme and Karacasogut. Alternatives to yacht cruises are tours by 4x4 Jeep.
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Galatasaray High School (Galatasaray Lisesi)
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Galatasaray served as an imperial palace school until 1830. Its long list of notable alumni include doctors, academics, artists, poets, and soccer players. As a boarding school, the highly selective high school attracts students from all over Turkey. In addition to their classes in French and Turkish, students also learn English and Italian.Walking tours of the Istiklal area often pass by Galatasaray High School. Tours usually also include visits to Galata Mevlevi (Galata Mevlevihanesi), Taksim Square, SALT Galata, and the Istanbul Modern.
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Baths of Varius
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New Mosque (Yeni Cami)
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Commissioned by the mother of Sultan Mehmet III but not completed until after his death, the spectacular New Mosque has 66 exterior domes and semidomes, two minarets, and an ornate courtyard decorated with blue Iznik tiles. Green, white, and blue tiles adorn the interior walls of the mosque’s prayer space.Some small-group and private tours combine a visit to the New Mosque with other Ottoman buildings nearby, including Suleymaniye Mosque, the Egyptian Spice Bazaar, Eminonu Square, and Dolmabahce Palace.
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Fountain of Trajan
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Alanya Ataturk House Museum (Alanya Atatürk Evi Müzesi)
2 Activities
Sightseeing buses and bike tours of Antalya often make a stop at the Atatürk House to admire the distinctive Ottoman-style residence with its striking salmon-colored facade. Inside, the small museum is easy to visit on a guided or self-guided tour, with two floors and around 10 rooms to explore.
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Top tours in Turkey

Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Istanbul Tour
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Duration: 7 hours to 21 hours
Cappadocia Balloon Ride and Champagne Breakfast
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Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
The Land of Legends Theme Park Admission Ticket
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Duration: 12 hours
Skip The Lines:Best Seller Ephesus PRIVATE TOUR For Cruise Guests
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Taste of Two Continents: Istanbul Food Tour
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Paragliding Oludeniz, Fethiye, Turkey
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Cappadocia Hot Air Balloons by Butterfly Balloons
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Duration: 1 hour
Oludeniz Paragliding Fethiye Turkey, Additional Features
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