Top Things to See and Do in Turkey

Istanbul Tours

See the Blue Mosque in Istanbul

Istanbul’s Blue Mosque is the most famous mosque in Turkey. It’s also one of the oldest, having been built at the end of the 16th century. A popular tourist attraction, it has six minarets and sits right on the waterfront.

To give you a sense of scale, here are some things to know:

  • The dome covers an area larger than most European cathedrals
  • The interior has more blue tiles than any other building on earth

Enjoy Turkish cuisine

Turkish cuisine is a mixture of Middle Eastern, Balkan and Mediterranean cuisines. It’s influenced by Greek, Persian, Roman and Jewish cuisine. Turkish food is very healthy and nutritious but also very affordable. Most dishes are made with olive oil, fresh vegetables, grilled meat or fish and fresh herbs like mint, cilantro and dill.

You can try a wide variety of kebabs (meat on skewers), pide (flat bread) or yogurt-based dishes such as acili ezme (spicy eggplant dip) or patlican salatasi(eggplant salad). You’ll also find plenty of vegetarian options like mujde (fried cheese balls) or beet salad that goes well with any meal!

Take a Bosphorus Cruise

  • Take a Bosphorus Cruise

The Bosphorus is the strait that connects the Black Sea to the Mediterranean and is bordered by Istanbul on one side and Europe on the other. You can take a boat along its length, which will give you some beautiful views of Istanbul’s skyline as well as let you see all kinds of boats passing by. One great place to stop is at Galata Bridge (which connects Asia and Europe), where you’ll find plenty of restaurants and shops selling Turkish souvenirs or snacks like baklava (a sweet pastry).

You can also visit Dolmabahce Palace, built in 1853 for Ottoman Sultan Abdulaziz, or Ortakoy Mosque, which was built in 1455 for Sultan Mehmed II after his conquest of Constantinople/Istanbul.

Wander around the Grand Bazaar

A visit to the Grand Bazaar is a must-do for tourists, as it is one of the largest and most beautiful covered markets in the world. You’ll find vendors selling everything from handcrafted rugs and jewelry to leather jackets, bags, and shoes. The best part: you can purchase these items at bargain prices by bartering with your vendor. The Grand Bazaar also offers many restaurants and cafes where you can enjoy traditional Turkish cuisine while taking in all of the sights around you.

If you’re feeling tired after walking through this massive marketplace for hours on end (or if you simply want some peace and quiet), head upstairs! Here’s where things get interesting: shops along its second story feature more unique items than those downstairs—you’ll find everything from antique clocks to handmade clothing accessories like scarves or hats here.

Visit Cappadocia and stay in a cave hotel

If you’re looking for a new place to visit, Turkey is an excellent choice. The country is located in southeastern Europe and shares borders with Iran, Iraq, Syria and Greece. While there are lots of things to see and do throughout the country, we’ve identified our top 5 picks:

  • Visit Cappadocia and stay in a cave hotel
  • Take a hot-air balloon ride over Cappadocia
  • Explore underground cities near Cappadocia
  • Learn about Turkish culture by exploring Ankara’s museums and historic sites
  • Enjoy delicious food at restaurants run by locals

Take a Turkish bath

If you’re looking to experience something truly unique, a Turkish bath is worth checking out. A traditional Turkish bath (known as a hamam) consists of a series of rooms that are connected by domed ceilings, each with its own purpose. You’ll enter through the dressing room and head into the steam room, where you’ll stay for about 15 minutes before moving on to other rooms (some people like to do this naked, so wear what makes you comfortable). The men’s and women’s sections are separate but share some spaces—the hot room where you sweat out impurities is only used by women in Istanbul.

There may be separate options for baths depending on if it’s winter or summertime; if possible, choose one that has outdoor pools with waterfalls since these feel better than indoor pools during cold weather!

The best way to get there is by taxi—but make sure they know exactly where they’re going so they don’t get lost on their way back home! If possible bring your own towel from home instead of renting theirs because renting towels from them can cost around 10 euros per person per visit anyways so make sure not waste any more money than necessary here unless absolutely necessary (i.e., if this isn’t part of a vacation package).

Visit a hamam

To experience the best of Turkey, it’s important to see and do a few traditional things. One of these is visiting a hamam. You may have heard of hammams before, or you might have even seen them in movies set in Middle Eastern countries (like Aladdin). But what exactly are they?

Hamams are Turkish baths that serve as a place for relaxation and rejuvenation after a long day of sightseeing or just running errands around town. They’re also one of the best ways to meet other people from around the world! Most importantly, going to a hamam can help you get clean when you’re feeling dirty from all your adventures—and isn’t that something we can all use after exploring Istanbul?

Turkey is one of the coolest countries to visit and enjoy.

Turkey is one of the coolest countries to visit and enjoy. It is a very beautiful country with a rich culture and history, amazing food and it is also a great place to go on holiday with friends or family.

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