Welcome back to the part two (2) In our two (2) part article series, in part one (1) I took you to the cosmopolitan side of Turkey Istanbul, the cultural and economic hub of Turkey and later we visited the vibrant and interesting capital of Turkey - Ankara.
Today we continue with the exploring of some of Turkey's top tourist attractions.
EPHESUS and SELCUK
Ephesus that falls on the Asian side of Turkey, was once the capital of the Roman province. One of the Seven Wonders of the World-The Temple of Artemis, The Roman Library of Celsus, and Odeon, are some of the Roman ruins to visit here. Selcuk is a town, 3 km away offering tourist attractions like the Basilica of St John the Apostle and The House of Virgin Mary. The city is known for its exhibition of art and some of the older parts of Selcuk have retained the traditional Turkish culture.
Cheap Turkey Holidays
Turkey is one of best travel destination for cheap holidays, the best time to get cheap turkey holidays is in the off-peak season of April,May or October which can be great time as well as there are less tourist and cost of travel is at the lowest. My last visit was during this time (April) it allows for grotesque cheap turkey holidays,something a traveler on tight budget may want to consider.
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Goreme and Urgup lie in this region that has a great visual appeal because of the mysterious formations of rocks and caves. Attractions include visits to the caves, rides in hot air balloons that afford you a majestic view of the landscape below, hikes to the volcanic valleys, walking through underground cities, a visit to the open air museum in Goreme that holds a unique collection of beautifully painted ancient cave churches decorated with Byzantine frescos. The lodging experience here offers a stay in a cave room with all the comforts of a hotel.
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Hierapolis This is an ancient city founded in 2 BC, lying north of Antalya. It has been recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The trip offers a view of the ruins of the Temple of Apollo and the tombs of Necropolis. The Pamukkale springs located close by are believed to have healing powers. Visitors are allowed to bathe in these hot springs. Their characteristic white frothiness is due to the calcium rich waters.
The monastery is located in the Trabzon province in Northern Turkey and is probably the most inaccessible locations to build anything on. Yet, this amazing and impressive architecture strikes out from the cliff face that is a 1000 foot above the valley! It miraculously clings on like a clam to a rock. The monastery was founded by Barnabas, a Greek monk in the 4th century. It houses some of the most beautiful frescoes and relics and is only accessible by foot. You can reach there within 40 minutes by hiking through thick woodland.Check for your wallet before starting out because there is an entrance fee at the top.
Turkey offers something for everyone. History, art, culture, food, music, theatre…it is the perfect blend of everything that can stir your senses and help you relax, rejuvenate and discover yourself in another land.