Turkey is the only country in the world were west and east cultures meet . Turkey is in top list of many travelers because there are so many attractive, heritages and beautiful places to visit in Turkey. If we try to write about all touristic places in Turkey than we would need a whole book, so in the list below we will write only about top five destinations to visit in Turkey.
Of course, as you thought, Istanbul is the top of the top places to visit in Turkey. Did you know that Istanbul was European capital of culture last year (2010)? This city is full of cultural and natural treasures like Hagia Sophia or the Bosphorus.
Antalya have some beaches with pristine waters that can let you breathless. Antalya is another great place to visit in Turkey, the city have one of the most beautiful beaches and antic heritages in Mediterranean. A daily Boat trip in Kemer would be a great choice of yours.
Ephesus is an antic city and his history dates back to Greek and Roman civilizations. In Ephesus a top place to visit is The Temple of Artemis, 1 of the 7 wonders in ancient Greek history.
Pamukkale is located in the Denizli Province and its well-known for its thermal hot springs that are calcium rich and snow-white natural travertines with thermal water. The thermal hot springs history dates back to Roman times, when there was a hospital-city called Hierapolis. Also Pamukkale is in UNESCO World Heritage list as well.
Bodrum is on the top places that you should visit if you travel to Turkey. A historical heritage to visit in Bodrum is the famous castle of Saint Peter. Also you should take a daily boat trip in Bodrum so you will enjoy the bays away from the crowd with pristine waters. Bodrum also is a great destination to go for a snorkeling.
Wish you to enjoy the trip in Turkey, the cultural capital of Europe in 2010.