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Turkey Famous Places to Visit



  • Ankara the capital of Turkey and its second largest city.
  • Antalya the fastest growing city, hub to an array of beach resorts.
  • Bodrum a trendy coastal town in Southern Aegean which turns into a crowded city in season when it serves as a playground for Turkish and international holidaymakers alike, featuring a citadel, Roman ruins, trendy clubs and a number of villages surrounding the peninsula each with a different character from classy to rustic
  • Edirne the second capital of the Ottoman Empire.
  • Istanbul Turkey's largest city, the former capital of both the Ottoman and Byzantine Empires, and the only city in the world to straddle two continents.
  • Izmir Turkey's third largest city.
  • Konya a quite large city that is the heartland of mystic Sufi order, the site of Rumi's tomb, and with some elegant Seljuq architecture, all surrounded by vast steppes
  • Sinop an ancient fortress and port city on the northernmost tip of Anatolia.
  • Trabzon the wonderful Sumela Monastery is just outside the city and it is a great gateway to exploring the Turkish Northeast.

Source: Wikitravel.org