"Secret" places in Turkey that tourists don't know about
Many people associate Turkey exclusively with the sea, the beach, and all-inclusive hotels. However, this country is more diverse than it seems. There are mountain villages, clear lakes and ancient cities, some of which were even mentioned in the Bible. Little-known locations in Turkey are in OBOZREVATEL's selection.
The Turkish Blue Lagoon has long been known to European tourists. However, this resort is not popular among Ukrainians, and in vain. An incredible area with white sand, clear water of a heavenly hue and absolute tranquility are the things that foreigners like most about Oludeniz.
However, it is not so easy to get here. The city doesn't have its own airport or train station, so you'll have to change several means of transportation. The easiest way is to take a direct flight to Istanbul or Antalya, then take a bus or plane to Dalaman, and from there take a taxi to the bay. As a result of this complex route, you will find yourself in a real paradise that will not leave you indifferent.
This magical place is hidden between the mountains and the sea. So even the most experienced tourists who like to travel to hidden locations don't know about it. The main feature of the valley is its beauty and butterflies. It is home to more than 100 species of these magical creatures that fly everywhere.
People come here for peace, relaxation and beautiful photos. The only way to get to the place is by water. To do this, you need to get to the resort of Oludeniz, and then buy tickets for a boat or boat.
If you like ancient architecture and Turkish wine, you should visit Bozcaada. This small island has retained its identity and has become a real open-air museum. The houses of ordinary people have been standing here for many centuries, and they are only occasionally restored and put in order. The pearl of the area, a medieval fortress built on the ruins of even older palaces, rises above the village.
Numerous vineyards and wineries require special attention. Tastings and master classes are constantly held here, where you can get to know the local traditions. There are two ways to get to the island. First, you need to take a bus to the bay, and from there take a ferry to Bazzaad.
This city has a very long and interesting history. Christians and Muslims believe that it was here that the biblical character Abraham was born, who is considered the ancestor of Jews, Arabs, and other peoples. Here you can even see the famous carp pool mentioned in the Holy Scriptures. According to legend, when they tried to burn Abraham at the stake, God saved him by turning fire into water and wood into fish.
The full name of the settlement is Shanliurfa, but the locals usually use a shortened version. The easiest way to get here is by air from Istanbul or Antalya.
This amazing body of water was formed between the mountains 15 thousand years ago. It stretches 8 kilometers in length, making it one of the largest in Europe and Asia. The lake is famous for its incredible beauty and water transparency. It is also famous for the high mountains that surround it, forming a kind of natural pool.
Getting to Tortum is not too difficult. You should first take a flight from Antalya or Istanbul to Erzurum, and from there take a bus or taxi.
Earlier, OBOZREVATEL wrote about how much a vacation in Turkey costs.