Best Cities to Visit in Turkey

This content was last updated on 07.01.2023 22:23

Turkey is one of the countries hosting the most tourists in the world and every corner of Turkey is a piece of heaven. Historical buildings and natural beauties are spread over 81 cities of the country.

Turkey welcomes millions of tourists from many parts of the world every year, but there are some cities that attract more tourists. Of course, there are many reasons that attract tourists here. Here are our 11 most touristic cities, I hope you like it. If you have any questions, you can write them in the comment section.

11 Best Cities to Visit in Turkey

The list of "Turkey's most visited cities" we have prepared for you is as follows.

11. Edirne

Edirne

Edirne is located in the Marmara Region. It should be noted that there is a wide variety of touristic activities in Edirne, which was also the capital of the Ottoman Empire for a period. (Edirne remained the capital of the Ottoman Empire for 88 years, and then the capital was changed after Istanbul was conquered) Edirne with its architecture and modernity; It manages to be among the most touristic cities in Turkey. According to 2018 data, more than 3.5 million tourists visited Edirne, known as Turkey's gateway to Europe.

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10. Nevşehir

Nevşehir

Nevşehir is a cute province located in the Central Anatolia Region. Nevşehir is a city identified with Cappadocia. In the city, which stands out with the Cappadocia region, both domestic and foreign tourist activity is at a very high level. It will be very enjoyable to take a balloon tour accompanied by fairy chimneys in this very special city.

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9. Gaziantep

Gaziantep

Gaziantep is located in the Southeastern Anatolia Region. Gaziantep stands out with its various cultural features, especially its cuisine. The fact that it is located very close to the Mesopotamian basin has caused the city to be preferred as a settlement by very important civilizations. This has played a role in the fact that cultural ruins such as Zeugma and Anatolian houses add touristic features to the city. Gaziantep cuisine, which is famous for its kebab and baklava, is added to these; It manages to become one of Turkey's most touristic cities.

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8. Muğla

Muğla

Muğla is located at the intersection of the Aegean Region and the Mediterranean Region. It is one of the points where the heart of summer tourism beats. Touristic activities, especially concentrated in Ölüdeniz, Butterfly Valley, Köyceğiz regions, cause local and foreign tourists to visit these places. Muğla, which is a world-famous city for summer tourism with its Marmaris and Bodrum districts; It is among the most touristic cities of Turkey.

7. Çanakkale

Çanakkale

Çanakkale is located in the Marmara Region. It is the wonderful city where the Dardanelles Naval Battles, considered a turning point in Turkish history, took place. For more than 100 years, he visits Çanakkale throughout the year in order to see the harsh war geography of people closely and to share the same feelings with the heroes who were martyred. Moreover, it is inevitable that the city will become a touristic center with the effect of very famous cultural ruins such as Troy. In this sense, Çanakkale; It is one of the important touristic cities of Turkey.

6. Denizli

Denizli

Denizli is located in the Aegean Region. Denizli, one of the important cities of the region; Pamukkale Travertines hosts tourists from many countries of the world. Pamukkale, one of the most valuable riches that natural formations offer to human beings; It manages to attract people's attention with its visuality as well as its health-beneficial waters. Denizli, where many tourists from Turkey and the world flock to; It is one of the rare cities that managed to enter the list of Turkey's most touristic cities.

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5. Bursa

Bursa

Bursa is located in the Marmara Region. Among the Ottoman capitals, Bursa is perhaps the most important after Istanbul. This city, which played a role in the birth of the Ottoman Empire, stands out with its cultural and modern features nowadays. It should be noted that in Bursa, where Trilye, Gölyazı and artifacts from the Ottoman period attract the attention of tourists, touristic activities are in a very serious development with the effect of industry and trade.

4. Mardin

Mardin

Mardin is located in the Southeastern Anatolia Region. Mardin, which is considered the pearl of Mesopotamia and the center of civilizations; It is one of the most remarkable cities of recent years. Stone houses, local flavors and the unique structure of the city make Mardin one of the most touristic cities in Turkey. Do not say that you have visited Turkey without seeing this city, which is known as "choker necklace at night".

3. İzmir

İzmir

Izmir is located in the Aegean Region. In Izmir, known as the "Pearl of the Aegean", you can both discover natural ruins such as the Ancient City of Ephesus, and breathe the city into your lungs by experiencing unique moments in Kordon. Moreover, in important places for summer tourism; You can enjoy the sea and sand in Alaçatı, Çeşme, Dikili.

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2. İstanbul

İstanbul

Istanbul is located in the Marmara Region. Istanbul, one of the first cities that comes to mind when Turkey is mentioned; It is among the most touristic cities not only in Turkey but also in the world. We strongly recommend you to see Istanbul, the capital of empires and the meeting point of East and West civilizations.

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1. Antalya

Antalya

Antalya is located in the Mediterranean Region. It is the first place that comes to mind when it comes to sea, sand and sun. Tourists from all over the world flock here during the summer season. In addition, it has many historical buildings. Known as the capital of sea tourism, the city of Antalya ranks first in our list.

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