Cities of Turkey offer numerous options for tourists
All cities of Turkey have something worth seeing or visiting and in big cities there is the usual wide variety of entertainment and sporting events to enjoy. The historical capitol Istanbul not only has a deep-seated and long historical heritage but is also one of the world’s biggest cities and as such has all the entertainment, sports, business, art and culture facilities other big cities have. The capitol Ankara is the center of the country’s politics and is worth being visiting with its history and its cultural pedigree. The pearl of the Aegean region is İzmir the third biggest city of the country and the choice of those of you who want to be close to the resort areas but cannot give up city life. The largest city In the Mediterranean region is Adana a preferred destination for tourists with its hot weather, amazing bays and delicious cuisine.
One of the cities the tourists visit the most is Muğla due to its beach intense cities on the coast of the Aegean, such as Bodrum, Marmaris and Datça. Denizli another city worth being seen, is located in the inner Aegean region, and is home to the other-worldly Pamukkale and ancient Greek artifacts. If your destination is the Mediterranean, the city is to see, Antalya, which should be your first choice. Formerly known as “The Land of Light”, Lycia is home to the most beautiful beaches, waterfalls and caves of the area. Located in the far east of the Mediterranean region, near the Çukurova area and next to Adana, Hatay is known for its history and its unique cuisine. Again staying, in the Çukurova area and on the coast of the Mediterranean, Mersin is an ideal spot for tourists who want to spend their vacation at the foot of Taurus Mountains and innumerous ancient Greek and Roman artifacts.
If you’re going to spend your holiday near the Marmara region around Istanbul instead of the coasts, you should stop by Edirne, near the Greece and Bulgaria border. Edirne, was known as Hadrianapolis during the Roman era and served as the Capitol to the Ottoman Empire for a period of time. The city is known for the Selimiye Mosque built by the Ottoman Empires most famous architect Mimar Sinan during his most creative era. Located in the east of Istanbul, Kocaeli and Sakarya is home to one of the greenest areas of Turkey and is amongst the most important industrial centers of the country. Çanakalle’s islands Bozcaada and Gökçeada is an ideal spot for tourists who want to have an island holiday and experience the old Greek culture.
Central Anatolian cities are ideal for nature trips with their Hittite and Greek artifacts, with the importance they carry for the Christian faith, and their dazzling caves, mountains, waterfalls and rivers. Hundreds of thousands of tourists flock Cappadocia, Nevşehir every year, and it’s among the places you should primarily visit. One of the most important agricultural centers of Turkey and the capitol of the Empire of Seljuk Turks, Konya is another large city in Turkey. A little farther in the East, Kayseri was mentioned by the foreign media to be the most important center of finance and foreign trade for Turkey. Just at the west of Ankara, Eskişehir is primarily a student city and its residents have the highest level of education in the country.
If you happen to go to the East Anatolian region of the country, one important place for winter sports is Erzurum and the city where the highest mountain of the country is located, the legendary Ağrı. If you happen to pass by Southeastern Anatolia, you have to stop by a regional center, Diyarbakır; a city famous for its historical forts and castles. Also, Mardin, a city that was home to many civilizations throughout history, is one of the main choices of tourists in regards to destinations to visit. Featured more for nature tourism, an area known for its agriculture and fishing areas, the Black Sea region is home to cities such as Trabzon, Samsun and Artvin attract attention as being one of the greenest places in Turkey.