Turkey is a beautiful country in western Asia that every traveler should add in their must-visit destinations. According to the Turkish Statistical Institute, Turkey welcomed over 51.9 million visitors in 2019. Wondering why all those visitors went do see or do in Turkey?
Well, there are numerous reasons to travel to Turkey, including business and entertainment. Besides its rich cultural and historical heritage, Turkey has some of the most delicious local foods, breathtaking beaches, and glorious landscapes. In this article, I’ll give you 5 reasons why you should visit Turkey. I hope you have enough time to see it all.
- The Vibrant Culture and History
There is so much to see or explore as far as Turkey’s history and culture is concerned. Having been influenced by the Greeks, Romans, Ottomans, and Byzantines, Turkey has one of the most UNESCO World Heritage sites.
To witness the best of Turkish history, don’t miss to visit the archaeological sites present all around the country. These include the Istanbul’s palaces, mosques, the ruins of Ephesus, the pool of pools of Pamukkale, the exciting museums – mosaic museum, and the underground cities of Cappadocia, and much more. Besides, the beauty of religion and architecture in the country makes it a mesmerizing destination for culture and history enthusiasts.
- Delicious Food
You can’t travel to Turkey and miss to try some of the local delicacies. From delicious kebabs to shwarmas, soups, bread, sweet stews, pizza, salads, and fresh seafood, you won’t forget their taste. For seafood and wild herbs, you should visit the Aegean coast while kebabs are plenty in the central part of the country. Most rice-based, meat, and Ottomans dishes are found in Istanbul.
- Best Sports and hiking grounds
If you’re an outdoor sports and picnic enthusiast, you’ll love what Turkey has to offer. You will enjoy a variety of nature activities, including hiking, mountain biking, trekking, scuba diving, wave surfing, paragliding, jet-skiing, parasailing, skiing, and windsurfing, among other activities. Besides, Turkey golfing industry is considered one of the leading places in Europe.
- Beautiful beaches
Anyone looking for a perfect beach getaway should make their way to Turkey’s most beautiful beaches. These include the Butterfly Valley, Kabak, Olympos, Ölüdeniz, Bodrum, Izmir, Fethiye, Bodrum, and Antalya, among others. Make sure you make the most out of the stunning Mediterranean turquoise water by taking a yacht or Blue Cruise.
Still, there are endless possibilities for beach lovers, including skiing, water surfing, scuba diving, and swimming. The weather is also great – the southern parts of Turkey enjoy up to 6 months per year of summertime.
- The people
It would be an awful experience if you are not accepted somewhere. As for the Turkish people, they are kind-hearted, and spending time together would be a valuable experience. Most of the locals are kind and more than willing to help you out. If you meet with a local and they invite you for lunch or a cup of tea, don’t be surprised.
Undoubtedly, Turkey is an ideal place worth visiting. The best time to visit would be in April, May, September, and October – the weather is pleasantly warm.