Turkey offers an amazing holiday and there are plenty of great things to do in turkey on a cheap budget. Here are the top five things to do in Turkey.
Take a trip Pamukkale Thermal Pools as this is an essential visit when holidaying in Turkey. Here you can enjoy a healing session in the thermal pools, which are set amongst an amazing frosty landscape. Here you will find limestone thermal springs which allow calcium droplets to grow into potholes; a common belief is that within this water are healing properties which are said to cure certain aliments such as asthma and mild eye and skin complaints.
Always top of any Turkey attractions list is to barter for souvenirs at the local bazaar. The most popular location to do this is in Istanbul. Here you can dive into the world of jewellery, hand painted ceramics, magic carpets, spices and antique shops. A world of wonder awaits you. It’s a great place to spend the day bargaining for your purchases, where such a thing is encouraged, for those less confident to haggle or if bartering becomes too much just sit back in the many cafés and restaurants.
Take a relaxing day away from the shore on a wooden Gulet. Popular boat cruise’s circle around the shores of Marmaris and Icmeler, The boat cruise will take you out all day in search and discovery of many enchanting coves. The caption will then drop his anchor and then all are allowed to jump and swim from the boat going as far as you can in a set amount of time, choose to float in the turquoise blue waters and head off to the many coves around you for a bit of adventure. You will find most boat trips include a light lunch and drinks.
Other turkey attractions that must be seen are the traditional folk and belly dancers. Belly dancing is called “gobek dans” and it is still custom for the bride and groom to hire a belly dancer for their wedding. You’ll be captivated by folk dancers and their unique costumes and don’t be surprised if you’re asked to participate. These performances are located all around, so wherever you may be staying you won’t miss out!
For the culture vultures out there do not miss out on the abandoned city of Ephesus which was founded in the 13th Century B.C. It was also home to the temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, before it was destroyed in 356 B.C. Although this is an abandoned city luckily many of the buildings remain in a very impressive condition including a former library and stadium. You can find this wonder about an hour drive from Izmir.