A Must Visit Biblical Cities In Turkey

Author: Srikanth Krishna on Oct 22,2018

With the biblical cities in turkey steeped in beautiful countryside, beaches, history, all the tourists can enhance their important vacation time visiting and exploring here. The county comprises of the diversified offerings such as its ancient ruins of Ephesus, the luxury beach resorts, the Aegean Sea, the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires, and much more great destinations.

Highlights from the Trip: 

With a bulk offering of the reckoned destinations by the country, it is truly assured that no tourist would wish to come back to their residential place and in fact, would definitely fall in a love with the country, typically at an ease. This itinerary will brief you with the must see and the most recommended places to visit in Turkey.  

Places to Visit: 

  • Ankara

  • Mardin

  • Konya

  • Antalya

  • Marmaris

  • Side

  • Bodrum

  • Ephesus

  • Cappadocia

Trip at Glance: 

Day 1: Istanbul - Hagia Sophia

Day 2: Hagia Sophia - Kayseri

Day 3: Kayseri - Red Valley

Day 4: Red Valley - Departure 

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Istanbul

Arrival in Istanbul would lead you towards the Bosphorus Cruise. This cruise is direct and straight amid the Black Sea and the Marmara Sea. It separates Istanbul into two different continents. Spending complete day here is sufficient to explore varied places of Istanbul. However, the most recommend places to visit are the Egyptian Spice Market, Ottoman shopping center. Alongside this, it’s suggested to accommodate yourself at the Klas Hotel or Hotel Grand Sin Istanbul for overnight.

Day 2: Hagia Sophia

From Klas Hotel or Hotel Grand Sin Istanbul move towards the Hagia Sophia-6th C. This is one of the beautiful, biggest and oldest establishment of the biblical cities in turkey. The other recommended destinations of the day that can be easily covered are:

  • Byzantine church

  • Ottoman Mosque

  • Republican museum

  • Temple for all civilizations

  • Blue Mosque (only Imperial mosque of the Ottomans comprising six minarets)

Besides visiting all such places, the other important visiting spot is the Great Palace of Byzantium which is established on Hippodrome’s southeastern side. All such destination can be covered by late evening after this you can have a delicious dinner and can also end your day by shopping at Grand Bazaar.

Day 3: Kayseri

Reaching here would take you to the Cappadocia where you can begin via sightseeing of Citadel of Uchisar which is also known as the highest point of the city. Here, you can also explore a huge Rock Castle with 300 caves. From here, move towards the Goreme Open-air Museum. This is Cappadocia’s biggest monastery since Byzantine times. Here, the Cave Church is highly decorated with fresco. Now comes the most important part of the city i.e. Pasabag-valley, in terms of landscapes. Alongside this, other recommended destinations are:

  • The biggest Fairy Chimneys

  • Mushroom shape rocks

  • Avanos-the handcraft center of Cappadocia

  • Devrent Valley-The valley with rock formations

After visiting all such sites, you can leave for Red Valley in the morning.

Day 4: Red Valley

Leaving from Cappadocia, the first destination of the day would be Red Valley. Here, you may easily enjoy a hiking of 4 Km in nature and simultaneously can also visit Cavusin Village. This village is too huge that you can easily explore covering the below-listed destinations in a day.

  • Cave Village Kaymakli (Underground City)

  • Christians Pigeon Valley

  • Pigeon Houses in the rocks

  • Erbil Hotel

All such destinations are large to explore that since morning till night you can spend a quality time. After having a dinner, it’s a time to say a goodbye to the biblical cities in turkey and you would fly towards the airport. 

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