To start off our Eastern Europe adventure, we headed to the beautiful country of Turkey. Filled with culture, heritage and some incredible people, I was so excited to visit this incredible country!
We did an 8 day tour of Turkey with G Adventures…if you’re short on time but still want to get the most out of your holiday, I’d highly recommend heading over to their website and checking out their deals.
Here’s my highlights from our 8 day adventure…
Ephesus is probably the best preserved ancient city in Turkey, you can easily spend hours walking round the ruins, spotting temples, libraries and theatres. You can also find The House of the Virgin Mary here too.
If you are planning on visiting Ephesus, make sure you pack plenty of water and wear a hat! It gets incredibly warm, and there’s not much shade!
Yet another location in Turkey that’s on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list, Troy was made famous in The Iliad; this is where infamous Trojan War took place. You can walk around the ancient city and see incredible ruins if theatres, baths and so much more.
Made famous as the site of the World War One landings of the ANZACs in 1915, ANZAC Cove is a small Cove located on the Gallipoli Peninsula. Three are cemeteries and memorials dedicated to both Allied forces and Turkish forces, and you can also set foot in the original Trenches from the War.
The Bosphorus is an international waterway located in Istanbul. Part of the continental boundaries between Asia and Europe, you can choose to take a cruise and take in some incredible sights of the city. Tale it at night for an unforgettable view!
Grand Bazaar/Spice Bazaar
Both equally impressive! If you’re after a good bargain or just want to soak up the Turkish culture, head to one of these markets. Be sure to practice your haggling!
If you have a few days to spent in Istanbul, and aren’t sure what to do with yourself, there’s tonnes of museums and attractions to keep you occupied…
- The Blue Mosque
- Hagia Sophia Museum
- Basilica Cistern
- Topkapi Palace Museum
- Archaeological Museum