Thought to be the site of the civilization of Troy and packed with archaeological sites, Turkey is a delight for lovers of ancient history. Its coastline features white sand beaches, mountainous headlands and balconies where diners overlook stunningly blue waters.
Istanbul, Turkey’s capital, presents a meeting of Western and Eastern traditions that gives the beautiful city its own unique atmosphere. Explore the museum of Hagia Sophia, picnic in green parkland and shop at the famed Grand Bazaar, a souk of ceramics, art and spices that spreads out over 60 streets. Head underground to the Basilica Cistern, a third-century Roman church used for water storage during Ottoman rule.
Go into the countryside and national parks to enjoy Turkey’s natural beauty. Cappadocia is one of the most incredible sites in Turkey and is home to the UNESCO-listed Göreme National Park. Find sandstone “fairy chimney” formations, carved Christian Byzantine sanctuaries and underground cave cities throughout the park. You’ll also find ancient Greek and Roman cities such as Iotape, Aphrodisias and Harput nearby.
Gaze upon the gods at Mount Nemrut National Park in eastern Turkey. This artificially created mountain is thought to be the tomb of Zoroastrian cult leader King Antiochus and is littered with huge stone statues of the gods and animals. Nearby at Eski Kâhta, visit the 13th-century Mamluk fortress.
A visit to Turkey is not complete without a stay on the country’s southwest Turquoise Coast. The incredibly blue waters and soft white beaches of this stretch of coast are surrounded by lush mountains. Wander through the ruins of Hadrian’s Gate, enjoy fresh seafood dishes and laze in the Mediterranean sun on the beaches of Antalya. Take a boat tour to the Sultaniye Hot Springs, hike the Lycian Way through ruins and coastal villages or dive among ancient shipwrecks and colorful corals in Kaş.
Turkey’s warm Mediterranean climate lets you enjoy open-air museums, al fresco dining and natural beauty year-round.
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Located in Kucukcekmece, this luxury hotel is within 16 mi (25 km) of Mall of Istanbul, TurkuaZoo, and Grand Bazaar. Suleymaniye Mosque and Galata Tower are also within 16 mi (25 km).
Located in Kucukcekmece, this luxury hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Istanbul Aydın University and within 6 mi (10 km) of Mall of Istanbul and Istanbul Aquarium. 212 Istanbul Power Outlet and Aviation Museum are also within 6 mi (10 km).
This family-friendly Istanbul hotel is located near the airport, 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Aviation Museum, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Marmara Forum and 212 Istanbul Power Outlet. Atakoy Marina and Istanbul Aydın University are also within 6 mi (10 km). DTM-Istanbul Expo Center Station and DTM - Istanbul Fuar Merkezi Station are within a 5-minute walk.
Located in Lara, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within 3 mi (5 km) of Shemall Shopping Center, Ataturk's Hosue Museum, and Broken Minaret. Hadrian's Gate and Terra City Shopping Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Located in Pendik, this hotel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Viaport Outlet Shopping and within 9 mi (15 km) of Aydos Hill and Pendorya Shopping Mall. Istanbul Park and Neomarin Shopping Mall are also within 9 mi (15 km).
This family-friendly Istanbul hotel is located on the boardwalk, within a 10-minute walk of Pera Museum and Galata Tower. Suleymaniye Mosque and Grand Bazaar are also within 2 mi (3 km). Tunel Square Station is 6 minutes by foot and Tophane Station is 12 minutes.
This family-friendly Istanbul hotel is located in the business district, within 2 mi (3 km) of Istanbul Cevahir Shopping and Entertainment Centre and Taksim Square. Galata Tower is 3 mi (4.7 km) away. Osmanbey Station is 13 minutes by foot and Sisli Station is 21 minutes.
This family-friendly Istanbul hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Arasta Bazaar and Cemberlitas Bath. Basilica Cistern and Hagia Sophia are also within 15 minutes. Cemberlitas Station is 10 minutes by foot and Sultanahmet Station is 10 minutes.