From beaches to cityscapes to historical monuments, Turkey offers it all — and then some. With so much to do and see here, it’s hard not to fall in love with this show-stopping locale. Istanbul — home to the world-famous Hagia Sophia — is a must-visit for obvious reasons. History buffs can admire ancient ruins in Ephesus, Hierapolis, and Bergama. A hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia, known for its striking rock formations, valleys, and hills, will wow any traveler (assuming they’re not afraid of heights). Additionally, be dazzled at Pamukkale (“Cotton Castle”), which features mineral-rich, icy-blue waters. Take some time to stroll through the uber-charming Old Town in Antalya, where several beaches can be found nearby. Patara is another popular beach destination, as is Bodrum, which is best known for its namesake castle and stunning sea views.
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