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Here are Turkey's Top Sights and more maps of Turkey. Not sure where to start? Read more about the best itineraries and tours.
The most popular cities and regions: Istanbul, Edirne & Thrace, Bursa & İznik (Nicaea), Gallipoli, İzmir & Ephesus, Bodrum, Antalya & the Mediterranean, Ankara & Cappadocia, Black Sea coast, Eastern Turkey and Southeastern Turkey.
Destinations By City & Region
Istanbul’s top sights include: Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace, Hippodrome, Bosphorus cruises, Grand Bazaar, and so much more.
Battlefields of ancient Troy and World War I, travelers often make a day-trip or (better yet) an overnight from Istanbul.
Sail across the Sea of Marmara to enjoy early Ottoman architecture and great food on a day-trip or overnight excursion from Istanbul.
"Moonscape" terrain with fairy chimneys, cave churches and cave hotels, horse rides, breathtaking hot-air balloon flights and more.
The Southeast region of Turkey is known for its tasty cuisine, mosaics, and the ancient temple of Göbeklitepe. You’ll find many ancient sites famous in Biblical and ancient history. Discover the Tigris & Euphrates, Diyarbakır, Gaziantep, Şanlıurfa (Edessa), Adana, Old-Testament Harran and much more.
Visitors who venture to the east will find an untamed national park, white-water rafting in the Kaçkar Mts, Kars, Ani, Erzurum, Mt Ararat, Doğubayazıt, Lake Van & mythic Nemrut Dağı.
—by Tom Brosnahan