Turkey offers a lot of beautiful destinations to be visited. Turkey is among the world's sixth most popular destination and is famous for its natural beauty, historical sites and fun-filled adventurous activities. Turkey is thrice times bigger than the United Kingdom, almost the size of Texas, USA and every single destination in Turkey has its unique individuality that offers tourism to the people worldwide, from all walks of life. Let us discuss a few tourist attractions that may help you plan your next holiday in Turkey.
Sumela Monastery, Virgin Mary of Somalia is a spectacular rock-hewn monastery perched on the narrow ledge of a steep cliff in the forest south of Trabzon. It was built in the 4th century before the split of Roman Empire. It is a historic place, must to be visited. Besides Sumela Monastery you can visit The church of Saint Sophia located in the same region, Trabzon. This church belongs to the remains of thirteen century when Trabzon was the capital of the Empire of Trebizond. Uzungol, is a lake up in the mountains which also is a tourist attraction and a place of interest.
Uludag is a National park and winter sports resort in Southern Marmara of Turkey. It is one of the country's favorite winter sports center as well as for skiing. Uludag is active all year round, offering skiing down the white slopes in winters and a walk amidst the woods in summers. It is the oldest winter sports resort of the country. It has a lot of teleski, however you'll have to pay each time you use a teleski unless you are using the ones provided to you from your hotel.
There are a number of hiking trails on the mountain, with the most popular one being the trail through the forest from Sarialan to Cobonkaya. Local and international tourists with an interest in skiing and hiking visit this winter resort keeping it active throughout the year. Gondola lifts at Bakack Plateau makes you enjoy the view of the entire region, including the city of Bursa just north of Uludag and lake Apollonia about 50 km to the west. On your way there, you may also check Cobonkaya, a huge granite boulder situated on the side of the road.
Hasankeyf is an ancient town and district located along the Tigris river in the Batman province in southeastern Turkey. Hasankeyf castle in this town, built in the middle of 4th century has hundreds of residences, historical pieces of art such as Big Palace, Small palace, and Ulu mosque. The Castle door, Bridge, Big Palace, Ulu mosque within the castle, El-Rizk mosque, Koc mosque, Kizlar mosque, Tombs, Zeynelbey Tomb are the places of interest for visitors here. Dicle river of Hasankeyf gives life to the region affecting the climate here too making the winters much more temperate.
Make a holiday package of your own, visit these beautiful historical destinations of Turkey and make your next holiday a memorable one. For sure, you'll never regret.