In modern Turkey, the legacy of centuries of history coexists with progressive and contemporary culture. Its exciting capital, Istanbul, spans Europe and Asia: here, upscale eateries and swanky nightclubs are squeezed between Byzantine and Ottoman structures, with calls-to-prayer from city mosques sounding above the city. The Aegean and Mediterranean coasts mix ancient Roman ruins with stunning beaches and resorts. Still, the real cultural lessons come from the Turkish people, always welcoming and eager to share their homeland’s fascinating past and present.
In this blog we will tell you about the must visits if you are planning to travel to Turkey:
Located 20 kilometers from the town of Denizli in the Aegean region of Turkey, Pamukkale is one of the most interesting places in the world, justly famous not only for the entrancing beauty of its unique geological formations but also for its historical remains. The calcium oxide-rich waters flowing down the southern slope of Caldag located north of the ruins have, over the millennia, built up deposits of white travertine on the plateau thus fully justifying both the site’s ancient name of Hierapolis (Holy City) and its modern one of Pamukkale (Cotton Castle). Pamukkale is one of Turkey’s top attractions and a precious in the world with its cotton-look terraces. The underground water once gave life to the ancient city of Hierapolis now helps Pamukkale be one of the most important thermal centers of Turkey. This place is extraordinary by virtue of its outstanding natural phenomena – balmy, profoundly mineralized water elegantly cascading from springs and creating pools and terraces which are visually spectacular.
If you have all day to spend, the best thing you can do in Pamukkale is watching sunset. It will be a very special moment to watch the sunset over one of the world’s amazing geological wonders. Especially going up there for sunset with a bottle of wine and glasses is blissful. The color of the sky with the white layers looks spectacular. After the sun sets, you’ll still have enough light at dusk to make your way down.
Cappadocia is known around the world as one of the best places to fly with hot air balloons. First Commercial hot air balloon flight in Cappadocia was on 1987. The spectacular surrealistic landscapes combined with excellent flying conditions allow the balloons to gently drift over and between fairy chimneys, pigeon houses hewn into the unique rock formations, orchards and vineyards – through impressive valleys, each with distinctive rock formations, colors and features – and then float up over rippled ravines for breathtaking views over the region.
On the morning of your flight, the crew picks you up at your hotel before dawn and drives you to the takeoff site for the first flight of the day. After a chilly dawn launch you float silently above the Cappadocian moonscape dotted with villages, vineyards and fruit orchards for about an hour, coming down in a farmer’s field.
The crew retrieves you and the aircraft, then breaks out the bubbly for a traditional champagne toast to a successful aeronautical adventure.
The best flying weather is from April through October when the skies are clear and the winds light at dawn, but some companies fly in winter as well on days with favorable weather for flying.
Staying in a cave hotel is one of the most unique experience you may have in Cappadocia. Unique cave hotel that combines the original houses and cave dwellings of the Hittite, Roman and Byzantine Periods with the luxurious comfort of the 21st Century.
The famous fairy chimneys and fantastic colorful shapes of the landscape, make this region a natural wonder of the world. Come to relax and explore this historic, wondrous and romantic landscape while enjoying the finest in hotel accommodation’s food, service and world famous Turkish hospitality.