Things to do in Turkey

There are a diverse list of things to do in Turkey. Boasting a range of attractions, including ancient ruins, a wide choice of water sports and long sandy beaches, Turkey attracts thousands of holidaymakers each year.

Beautiful natural landscapes and bays, combined with highly developed facilities provide a wealth of things to see and do for all ages. Istanbul straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. Its Old City reflects cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here. In the Sultanahmet district, the open-air, Roman-era Hippodrome was for centuries the site of chariot races.. The iconic Byzantine Hagia Sophia features a soaring 6th-century dome and rare Christian mosaics.

Oludeniz is 15km south of Fethiye, and offers some of the region´s most popular excursions including: boat trips, horse riding, white-water rafting on the Dalaman River, and the Dalyan Mud Bath Tour comes highly recommended. Boasting a beautiful location where the Aegean meets the Mediterranean, Marmaris enjoys a rich cultural heritage and breath-taking surroundings. This large and vibrant resort is home to a fantastic choice of shops, bars, cafés and restaurants. Marmaris is a modern resort but still retains much of its original charm in the Old Quarter of town with its narrow alleyways and winding streets.

The resort has a long, sweeping bay which is ideal for sun seekers who want to chill out in style, or you can visit the nearby resort of Icmeler which has one of the best beaches in the region. If you're looking for historical things to do in Turkey, Marmaris Castle is also worth a visit. Dating back to 3000BC and after extensive restoration work has a small museum with Turkish artefacts.

No visit to Turkey would be complete without a soak in a Turkish bath. After a busy day sightseeing, this is the perfect way to unwind and relax.

If you are planning a trip and looking for things to do in Turkey, book tours before you leave home. Include boat tours, cultural tours, adventure tours and food and wine tours.

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Best Season:May, June, July, August
Popular Location: Istanbul