Turkey , that beautiful bridge between Asia and Europe, is considered by many to be an authentic open-air museum, since thanks to the mixture of civilizations and cultures, it has an incomparable historical wealth. That is not to mention its natural beauty, being able to find beaches with turquoise waters, waterfalls, incredible rock formations and beautiful forests.
Istanbul is undoubtedly the most visited place in Turkey and the truth is that it is not surprising, since it has a lot of attractions. However, today we want to put this Turkish city aside to focus on other beautiful places in this cradle of civilizations. Specifically, we are going to tell you about some of the most beautiful towns in the country. Would you like to join us? We assure you that you will not regret it!
We want to start our tour in one of the most photographed towns in Turkey, and don’t think it’s because of the beauty of its streets or its historical monuments. What makes this place special is its stunning natural surroundings . And here you can find some of the best beaches in the whole country. We are talking about a small village five kilometers long surrounded by green mountains and the crystal clear and calm waters of the Aegean Sea.
Continue our journey in Goreme, in the center of Cappadocia , a town that is located on the volcanic rocks that give way to the Goreme National Park, an extension declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Here you will not only find rock hermitages dating from the 10th and 11th centuries, and impressive rock formations, but you will also be able to enjoy exquisite cuisine, as well as taste the rich Turkish wines.
The next town on our list is Demre, an increasingly popular place, especially thanks to the Christian pilgrims who visit the tomb of Saint Nicholas every year. Located in the province of Antalya, in the Mediterranean area of the country, Demre hides the remains of the ancient Lycian city of Myra , that is, the place where Saint Nicholas lived, or in other words, the famous Santa Claus.
A place that cannot be missing from our list is Kas, a small fishing village steeped in history. And here you can find, for example, a fully preserved Lycian tomb or an old theater in good condition. In addition, in this place you can carry out different sports activities, such as mountaineering, hiking or diving, since Kas has a rich seabed. Of course, the best of all is the calm and harmonious atmosphere that you can breathe here.
We continue our tour of the most beautiful villages in Turkey in Halfeti, a town located on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River. What makes this place special is that in the 90s a large area was flooded due to the construction of a dam on its channel. Therefore, the villagers had to move a few meters higher. Today the waters cover half of the old town and ferry excursions bordering the roofs and minarets of mosques are very typical.
Finally, we are going to tell you about Alacati, a town located in the Aegean region that has become very popular in recent years, especially by people from high society , who have chosen this place to spend their vacations. Among the many elements that have made this place one of the most touristic in the country we find its vineyards, its original architecture and its windmills, as well as being an ideal place to practice windsurfing and katesurfing .