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Mixing both European and Asian influences, Turkey is a dream-like destination offering its visitors culturally rich experiences. Here you can admire breathtaking landscapes while indulging in Turkish treats and sipping on an inviting cup of tea. With friendly locals, buzzing bazaars, and an array of historical and natural attractions, you’ll find a bit of everything in this beautiful country.

We know Turkey better than anyone! Zitango Turkey Specialists are equipped with insider knowledge, so you can expect the best luxury tours of Turkey offering an authentic travel experience, all with the unparalleled comfort of your private car and guide.

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Top Things to See and Do in Turkey

Planning the perfect Turkey trip can be overwhelming, with so much to see and do. The travel guides written by Zitango Turkey Specialists will help you get a glimpse of all the country offers. Some of the top activities that our Turkey travel specialists recommend are below to inspire you.

But no travel guide compares to talking to a travel agent with local knowledge. Simply contact us, and our passionate Turkey travel specialists will be excited to custom-design a luxury Turkey vacation package that will show you the best of their country. With us at the helm, you will be on an authentic journey with no compromise between comfort and luxury.


Hot air balloon, Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia is a must-see in all luxury tours in Turkey. The destination’s most striking feature is the tall, cone-shaped rock formations, famously known as the “Fairy Chimneys.” These structures clustered throughout the Goreme National Park — one of Turkey’s many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, will leave you gazing in awe as it dates back centuries.

On your trip, you can explore the mesmerizing lunar-like landscape from a hot air balloon. You’ll also get to venture through the valley and discover the many historical treasures like underground cities and centuries-old caves, which once served as houses, churches, and monasteries. Today, some of these caves are converted to luxury cave hotels and quaint restaurants, offering their guests unique experiences.


Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

The beautiful Istanbul is undoubtedly one of the best places to see in Turkey. This colorful metropolis boasts a rich history and culture that very few destinations can match. You’ll come across many incredible landmarks and some of the most breathtaking views here.

In your luxury Turkey tour package, you’ll have the opportunity to explore many of Istanbul’s top attractions. Marvel at the Blue Mosque, wander around the Grand Bazaar, buy exotic spices at the Spice Market, and visit the famed Hagia Sophia — the Byzantine architectural wonder with exquisite mosaics. Then relax on a serene Bosphorus cruise. This is just a little taste of what Istanbul has to offer.


Ancient city of Ephesus, Turkey

On your privately guided tour of Turkey, you can discover a piece of Greek history by visiting the ancient city of Ephesus. Housed in the central Aegean region near modern-day Selcuk are well-preserved ruins that date back to the Greek Dark Ages.

While you stroll along paved streets, Greco-Roman history will come to life with its centuries-old temples, libraries, theaters, houses, and statues. Iconic landmarks like the Temple of Hadrian and the Great Amphitheater still host concerts, and the Library of Celsus will give you a true sense of Turkey’s incredibly rich past.


Pamukkale sintered lime terraces, Turkey

Pamukkale is one of Turkey’s most famous natural wonders. Its name translates to “Cotton Castle,” and you’ll certainly feel like you’ve been whisked away to a magical destination when standing on the pure white limestone terraces. Here you can swim in the hot travertine pools or simply admire the gorgeous landscape.

Other notable sites that offer a delightful experience near Pamukkale are Aphrodisias, an incredibly well-preserved ancient city dedicated to Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love and Beauty, and Hierapolis — an ancient Greek city often referred to as the “Holy City.”

Mardin the city of Mesopotamia, Turkey

Did you know?
  • Istanbul is the only city in the world located on two continents, Europe and Asia.
  • Catalhoyuk is known as one of the earliest settlements in the Neolithic Age.
  • Two of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World are in Turkey: the Temple of Artemis and the Halicarnassus Mausoleum.
  • The Virgin Mary’s House in Selcuk is a very popular pilgrimage site for Christians.
  • The Ottomans introduced coffee to Europe in the 17th century.
  • The word turquoise came from Turk and was derived from the perfect blue of the Mediterranean Sea on the southern Turkish coast.

Antakya mosaic

  • The world’s two greatest mosaic museums are in Turkey, Zeugma and Antakya.
  • The most valuable silk carpet in the world is in the Mevlana Museum in Turkey.
  • Anatolia is the birthplace of many historical figures, such as Phrygian King Midas, Herodotus, and St. Paul the Apostle.
  • Yogurt is one of the healthiest foods in existence and is derived from the original Turkish yogurt.
  • Santa Claus was born in Patara and served as the Bishop of Myra, both on the Turquoise Coast. The Santa Claus Museum, an 11th-century church in Demre (Myra), is open for visitors.
  • According to the Legend of the Great Flood told in both the Quran and the Old Testament, Noah’s Ark landed on Mount Agri in eastern Anatolia.
  • The seven churches mentioned in the Book of Revelation, Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamon, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea are all located in Turkey.
  • Tulips were first introduced to Europe by the Ottomans and quickly became all the rage over there.
  • The first church built by man, St. Peter’s Church, is in Antioch (Antakya), Turkey.
  • Catalhoyuk is known as one of the earliest settlements in the Neolithic Age.

Trojan horse in Canakkale

  • Troy, where the Trojan wars recounted in the Iliad by Homeros were fought, is situated near Canakkale in western Turkey.
  • One of the earliest accurate world maps was drawn by the well-known Turkish cartographer and navigator Piri Reis in 1513.
  • Sanliurfa is known as the City of the Prophets, where Prophet Abraham, Prophet Job, Prophet Elijah, and Prophet Jacob lived.
  • Gobekli Tepe in southeast Turkey is considered the oldest temple built by mankind.
  • Kayseri, a city in central Turkey, derives its name from Augustus Caesar when it was called Caesaris.
  • The world’s first coins were minted in ancient Lydia located in today’s Turkey.
  • Hezarfen, an Ottoman scientist, flew with man-made wings from the Galata Tower in Istanbul in the 17th century.
  • Turkey is one of the world’s largest yacht manufacturers.
Regions of Turkey

Marmara, Aegean, and the Mediterranean coasts of Turkey display a typical Mediterranean climate of hot summers and mild winters. However, in the winter, Istanbul can have some very cold snaps with snow.

July and August are the hottest months, with temperatures around 30°C with relatively high humidity during the summer months. Temperatures increase a few degrees when traveling to the south and water temperatures also become warmer.

Fethiye Turkey

The swimming season is from June to September along the Marmara and North Aegean coasts, while it is from April to October on the south Aegean and Mediterranean coasts.

There is quite a difference between the climate of the coastal and the inland regions, which tend to be at higher altitudes.

The Turkish weather reaches its extremes in central and eastern Anatolia and the Eastern parts of the country, with hot, dry summers when the temperatures may reach 42°C and freezing snowy winters. Thus spring and autumn are best for sightseeing and traveling in this part of the country.

Turkey Gobeklitepe

In the mountainous and Eastern regions of Turkey, the summers become milder and the winters harsher – temperatures can drop as low as -30°C to -38°C and snow may lay on the ground for around four months, making them ideal for winter sports.

The Black Sea has a comparatively moderate climate; the summers are warm and winters are mild. Rainfall is also heavier here than in any other region. The swimming season is from June to early September though the weather is not so dependable.

Weather & Climate

Spring is a lovely time to travel to Turkey if you want to experience unique natural environments, mild and fresh temperatures, local life and smaller crowds, competitively priced hotels, and services.

April may be rainy, but this is the high season for Turkey’s popular destinations, with many boutique hotels fully booked and prices at their highest. Spring is the off-season for Aegean and Mediterranean beach resorts.

Summer is the highest season to travel to Turkey if you want to experience warm summer temperatures, swimming, life in full swing, afternoon naps on a comfortable sun lounger, dinners at seaside restaurants, or summer garden terraces with rich nightlife. Please note that holiday resorts are high-priced in the summer season.

Turquoise Coast Turkey

Seaside resorts are crowded, and prices are at their peak, but the cities are less so, with smaller crowds and shorter lines for admission to sights. Cappadocia is cheaper and more comfortable as well.

Autumn is a very good season to travel to Turkey, if you are looking to experience discovering historical sites in depth, mild and comfortable temperatures, competitively priced hotels and services, smaller crowds and local life, and unique natural environments.

This is high season for Turkey’s popular destinations, with many boutique hotels heavily booked at their highest prices. Autumn is one of the best seasons to visit Turkey. At beach resorts, the water is still warm, crowds are smaller, and prices are lower.

Winter is one of the best seasons to travel to Turkey, if you are looking to experience skiing and other winter sports, authentic local life, off the beaten track Turkey, competitively priced hotels, and unique natural environments.

Please note that the ski resorts are high-priced in the winter season.

You can often travel to Turkey in December and February to benefit from the lower prices, better availability of hotel rooms, and lack of crowds.

Required Clothing

Depending on where you are, appropriate clothing will vary widely. If visiting during the summer, take light cotton layers and a hat, as temperatures can reach scorching, particularly in the cities. During the winter months, pack heavier layers and waterproofs. Sturdy shoes and equipment are advisable for anyone who will be trekking in the mountainous areas.

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