30 Unique and Cool Things to Try

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30 Special Things to Do in Turkey

Turkey has very rich culture and history. There are lots of unique things to experience in Turkey, you can never find them any other country in the world. Here is the list of 30 special things to try while you are in our country.

Traveling and Experiencing

Turkey has a unique tradition and very rich culture and history. Travelers to this wonderful nation have always been made to feel welcome and treated to some great hospitality. The special things to do in Turkey are of a wide range depending on the traveler's particular requirements.

Traveling is one of the most amazing experiences people will have in their lives. The world we live in offers us unique beauties. Everyone wants to visit the world but first we need to recognize the beauty of the country we live in, travel and see it.

If you live in or travel to our country, keep the list of 30 unique and cool things you must do in Turkey with you.

Special Things for You to Try

  1. Experience a Turkish bath to relax while you are in Turkey.
  2. Walk on a Turkish carpet or kilim and buy it if possible.
  3. Take a boat cruise on the Bosphorus in Istanbul.
  4. Go shopping at the Grand Bazaar and bargain for souvenirs.
  5. Drink a Turkish tea and play backgammon at the local tea house.
  6. Watch a ceremony of the mystic Whirling Dervishes and learn Mevlana's thought.
  7. Take a boat trip on a traditional wooden gulet along the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts.
  8. Watch a folk and belly dancing performance anywhere in Turkey.
  9. Try a Turkish coffee to feel an indulgent pleasure and the perfect way to finish off a good meal.
  10. Swim in the hundreds beaches awarded blue flag along the coastline of Turkey.
  11. Visit the first church built by the human that is St.Peter's Church in Hatay.
  12. See the first church dedicated to Virgin Mary is in Ephesus.
  13. Taste the Turkish cuisine, one of the three most famous traditional cuisines in the world.
  14. Go to Catalhoyuk is the oldest known human settlement in the world.
  15. Buy an Evil Eye Bead that gives protection and brings luck.
  16. Explore the beauty of Cappadocia with hot air balloon tour.
  17. Just relax and enjoy the exotic aroma of a flavoured Nargile.
  18. Visit the great magnificent mosques in the provinces of Edirne, Istanbul and Bursa.
  19. See the breathtaking ancient ruins from Greek and Roman times.
  20. Try the Raki is an aniseed flavoured spirit, national drink of Turkey.
  21. Take a train journey to Kars with the Eastern Express.
  22. Swim in the ancient pool from the 2nd century BC in Pamukkale.
  23. Discover the Lycian Way from Fethiye to Antalya.
  24. Watch the sunset with your loved ones in Nemrut.
  25. Try paragliding over the Mount Babadag in Oludeniz.
  26. Experience surfing in Cesme and diving in Kas.
  27. Go to Bozcaada for the international Vintage Festival.
  28. Walk through the stone streets of Mardin dating back centuries.
  29. Enjoy a bird's eye view of Istanbul from the Galata Tower.
  30. Ride on a bicycle around the islands of Istanbul.
30 Special Things to Do in Turkey
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