Reset filters Apply filters
Why visit Turkey
Turkey travel guide

Why visit Turkey

Turkey draws thousands of travellers each year thanks to its beautiful beaches, but there’s plenty more to discover beyond those attractive coastal resorts. Here’s a selection of the country’s must-sees.
  • Spend time in fabulous Istanbul, the vibrant city straddling the shores of the Bosphorus, where Europe meets Asia.
  • View Cappadocia’s curious fairy chimneys - a unique and fascinating landscape to explore on foot or from a hot air balloon.
  • Experience the white travertine terraces of Pamukkale, a dazzling natural wonder created from the mineral deposits left by thermal springs.
  • Tour historic Ephesus, the sprawling ancient ruins where the apostle Paul once preached, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Gaze out over breathtaking Lake Van, Turkey’s largest body of water, framed by snow-capped mountains and a highlight of the remote south east of the country.
  • Pay your respects at Gallipoli’s memorials and cemeteries to those who paid the ultimate price in one of the most fiercely contested battles of World War One.
  • Relax in the warm waters and on the glorious beaches of the Turquoise Coast, the country’s most dramatic stretch of coastline.
  • Sample Turkish culture as you bathe in a hammam, cheer on the country’s famous oil wrestlers or take your seat to watch the mesmerising Whirling Dervishes.