9 Of The Best Things To Do In Turkey

The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, nicknamed the “Blue Mosque” for its ornate interior tiles of cobalt and aquamarine, is an Ottoman-era mosque in Istanbul and one of Turkey’s most famous attractions.

Visit The Blue Mosque

Think artisan stalls, traditional crafts and a thrilling haggling culture in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar.

Haggle At The Grand Bazaar

As far as Turkish archaeology is concerned, the Greek city of Ephesus, one of the best-preserved Greco-Roman ruins in the world, is an unmissable ancient metropolis on the Aegean coast.

Ancient City Of Ephesus

Flirt with danger on a tandem paraglide from the Babadag mountain in Ölüdeniz for unrivalled views of the Blue Lagoon’s cobalt waters 1,200m above sea level.

Paraglide Over The Ölüdeniz Blue Lagoon

The Turkey to Bulgaria sleeper train weaves out of Halikali station past burek stands, earthen homes and colourful minarets on its journey to Sofia.

Catch The Sleeper train To Sofia

Turkey’s spa scene – centuries-old hammams complete with steamy antechambers, mineral water and the powerful forearms of a Turkish masseuse.

Take A Turkish Bath

You’ll be spoilt for choice with unfussy mangal kebabs, meze plates and sweet baklavas in the culinary backstreets of Turkey’s big cities.

Taste Of The Country’s culinary Backstreets

Just north of Denizli, Pamukkale’s (“Cotton Palace”) cascading limestone pools take hot spring paddling to a new level.

Pamukkale Thermal Pools

Cappadocia in central Turkey has become synonymous with the image of hot-air balloons floating across its skyline.

Hot Air Balloon Ride In Cappadocia

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