Turkey offers the best places to visit on Earth that are full of historical and mind-blowing sites. Below are some of the beautiful places for vacation in Turkey.
Istanbul is a popular tourist destination in Turkey that lies between Asia and Europe. Foreign Tourists from different parts of the world, come to Turkey to experience this wonderful city. Visitors from around the world come to see the beauty of Istanbul that including the historical Hagia Sophia, the beautiful Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace Museum, Galata Tower, and Grand Bazaar.
Cappadocia is another tourist favorite destination in the province of Anatolia. It is considered to be a fairyland by many. Explore the Underground City, Experience the Cave Houses, and Enjoy the Aerial View of Cappadocia in a Hot Air Ballon. Travel to Cappadocia, Turkey for the most memorable experience.
Pamukkale is famously known as “Cotton Castle”, visitors who travel to Turkey for vacation do not miss this natural wonder. Relax in the thermal pools and spas rich with calcium. Hierapolis, an ancient Greek city is very close to Pamukkale, one can go there when visiting Pamukkale. Both Pamukkale and Hierapolis are among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Konya is the former capital of Rum Sultanate and the final resting home of Rumi, a famous Persian poet. It is one of the most religiously conservative cities in Turkey.
Bursa, the first capital of the Ottoman Empire, is full of historical places like Green Tomb, Osman Ghazi Tomb, Imperial Gates, Museums, and more.
TURKEY BEST TRAVELERS DESTINATION
Before Covid killed tourism, Turkey was the 6th most visited country in 2019, according to the stats released by United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). It received 53 million visitors from all over the world including the United States, Canada, Russia, United Kingdom, Germany, Bulgaria, Iran, and the rest of the world. 7 million Russian tourists and 5 million German tourists traveled to Turkey for vacation alone in 2019. These two countries are always the top two contributors in terms of tourists. In 2019, 0.8 million tourists from the United States traveled to Turkey.
In 2021, although the number of tourists dropped to 30 million still Turkey became the 4th most visited country, according to the stats released by UNWTO. Turkey is among the best tourist destination all over the world due to its hospitality and historical places. Istanbul is the most popular destination among foreign tourists including the US, Canada, Russia, Germany, England, Iran, and others. These tourists come to Turkey to enjoy their vacations due to many reasons which we will discuss below.
Most of the tourist comes from Russia, especially during winters as the temperature in Russia gets below -10 to -40 degree Celsius. Turkey is the closest place Russians can go to for their vacation. The famous spots for Russian tourists are Antalya, Istanbul, and the cities near the Mediterranean Sea. Beaches and Sea Resorts are bombarded with Russian travelers. One can find Russian-speaking businessmen and staff in several places where Russians come. There is no need for a visa for Russians visiting Turkey.
After Russia, Turkey receives the most tourists from Germany. The reason why Germans visit Turkey for vacation is the incredible hospitality and modern amenities. Many German vacationers find Turkey the safest place to travel. Visitors from Germany love the ancient sites in Turkey. Another thing that boosts German tourists to Turkey is the no-visa policy if the stay lasts shorter than 90 days. Istanbul, Antalya, and Mugla are the cities Germans flock to.
Many American loves traveling to different places in the world. Around half a million US tourists visit Turkey every year which is a big number. The most popular Turkish tourist destination for US travelers in Istanbul, Antalya, Ankara, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, and Anatolia. Many US citizens go to Turkey for medical tourism especially hair transplants because of the lowest cost. American tourists love relaxing beaches and resorts over adventurous trips.
Among the top 5 nations from where tourists come to Turkey, Britain is constantly there in the 4th place. These British tourists love staying in the cities close to Southern Mediterranean Coast like Anatolia and Istanbul. Historical cities are the most popular reason to visit Turkey for British tourists. Travelers from Britain also find Turkey less costly which is also one of the most important factors in decision making.