Cities in Turkey Turkey has a lot to offer to the tourists. The country has a number of wonderful cities, some of which are pretty popular among the tourists, are some of which are a bit lesser-known yet have a lot in store for the visitors. TSI Holidays provides tours to the famous as well as lesser-known cities in Turkey that can be customized as stand-alone destination tours as well as multi-city tours. Come and visit the cities like Ankara – the capital of Turkey, Istanbul – most popular city of the country, Ephesus, Antalya, Bursa, Cappadocia, and Izmir etc. Explore the history, culture, lifestyle, and tourist attractions of each destination with TSI Holidays outbound tours.
Ankara Ankara, located in the Central Anatolia on the eastern range of the high Anatolian plateau with an altitude of 850 meters, is the capital and the second largest city of Turkey. Known for its historical significance as the city was under several rulers in the past including Romans, Byzantines, Selucks and others, Ankara was made the capital of Turkey in 1923 owing to its historical, positional and strategic importance.
Ephesus Once a city of the Ionian League, a cultural centre during the Greek Empire and also a busy provincial capital located on the west coast of Anatolia, Ephesus is currently a large archeological site that attracts a huge number of tourists from all parts of the world. The city was known for the Temple of Artemis which once was considered as one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. It was also the site of a huge gladiator graveyard. The archaeological site of the city is located around 3 km south of Selçuk district in Izmir Province.
Istanbul Istanbul is the largest city of Turkey and also arguably the most popular city of the country as well. Picturesquely located on the Bosphorus Strait, encompassing the Golden Horn – the natural harbor, in the northwester part of the country, Istanbul is truly a world city that has an enthralling blend of Eastern and Western culture. In spite of not being the capital of the country, Istanbul manages to remain the cultural and business capital of Turkey.
Bursa The city of Bursa in north-western part of the country is known for its industrial and cultural inclination. Located on the northwestern slopes of the Mountain Uludag, 63 miles south-east of Istanbul, Bursa is often cited as Yesil Bursa or Green Bursa due to its innumerable number of parks and gardens across the city and its urban areas. This fourth larges city of Turkey is also known for peach, chestnut and silk industry.
There are several tourist destinations that the city has for the visitors which include a number of mosques like ULUCAMI, Orhan Camii ve Külliyesi, Yesil Camii, and others, Yesil Türbe or Green Tomb, Uludag National Park and the list goes on. Bursa is also a popular destination for winter sports in Turkey.