Best Places to Visit in Turkey

Turkey is a stunning location that straddles Asia and Europe, packed to the brim with historic ruins left over from a parade of emperors and gifted with breathtaking landscape that never ceases to impress.

Its colorful culture, world-renowned cuisine, and rich history enthrall visitors, while its breathtaking landscapes, ranging from the sun-drenched Mediterranean to the massive mountains and barren steppe, are tourist attractions in and of themselves.

Whether you want to soak up the Byzantine and Ottoman splendors of Istanbul on a city break, relax on the beach, delve into history by wandering through sites like Ephesus, or witness some of the world's most bizarre panoramas in Pamukkale and Cappadocia, this country has something for everyone.

Read our list of the top tourist sites in Turkey for ideas on where to go.