Turkey has the most impressive sites, beaches and other popular attractions luring visitors to enjoy the Mediterranean climate. If you have no idea where to go, what to see and what to do in Turkey, go through this blog and find some of its charming attractions.
Library of Celsus: Are you in the beautiful city of Ephesus? The city is decorated with many historic sites. The Library of Celsus was one of them. It was constructed in 125 AD and housed 12,000 scrolls. It served as a monumental tomb for the governor of Asia, Celsus. In the 1970s, the front of the library was rebuilt.
Aspendos Theatre: Built in 155 AD, the theatre in Aspendos is said to be one of the oldest theatres of antiquity. It had a seat up to 20,000 audiences. Though it is not in a great look today, you can find it very attractive due to the regular repaired and maintenance. It still retains the original charm.
Blue Mosque: To witness the impressive attraction of the Blue Mosque or the Sultan Ahmed, you have to plan a tour to the largest city in Turkey, Istanbul. The mosque is a prime attraction point in the city and is believed to be constructed between 1609 and 1616. It has six minarets and houses the tomb of the creator.
Patara Beach: Patara Beach is exclusively available for the beach lovers. The Mediterranean beach enjoys superb climate all through the year; perhaps, this is the reason behind the flow of visitors irrespective of the month or season. Apart from being one of the best locations for beach activities and water sports, the beach is also famous for Roman ruins and other ancient ruins. You will see the beautiful views of the endangered Loggerhead turtle. If you have some extra time, plan a visit to the birthplace of the 4th century Byzantine bishop, St. Nicholas.
Bodrum Castle: Bodrum Castle is located in southwest Turkey and was built in the 15th century by the Crusaders as the Castle of St. Peter. History says the castle is one of the most sought after and the best preserved sites dating back to the medieval periods. Travellers come here to see this castle not as in the form of a castle, but a museum.
Hagia Sophia: A church or cathedral, Hagia Sophia is situated in Istanbul and was initially built in the 6th century for the Eastern Roman Emperor Justinia I. With the passage of time, the church converted into a mosque. It was first plundered in 1204 by the 4th Crusaders and in the 15th century, it became a mosque as the Ottomans dominated the city. In 1935, it became a famous museum. Since then Hagia Sophia is a prime attraction in the country and has been enticing large number of visitors.
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