Turkey is one of the most beloved holiday destinations in Europe, attracting visitors from all across the world. But if you think that Turkey is only for those who love lazing on the beach or hitting the clubs at night, then you may be surprised by some of the incredible, adventurous places you can see there, combining history and culture with activity and thrills. Keep reading to discover three of these amazing spots to start planning your Turkey adventure vacation.
Experience Butterfly Valley in Fethiye
Just twenty minutes by boat from Ölüdeniz, on the southwestern coast of Turkey, Butterfly Valley is a stunning place to discover the natural beauty of this country. This valley can be reached by rock climbing and hiking down from the peak, or by water taxi – depending on how ambitious you’re feeling! Once amongst the wonders of the valley, you will see a cascading waterfall, a pebbly beach, and so much native flora and fauna. Of course, you will also see butterflies drifting through the air, fruit trees, and even goats relaxing in the sunshine.
Cappadocia for an unforgettable Turkey adventure vacation
Cappadocia in central Turkey enjoys a hot & cold climate depending on the season. But if you want to tick off some serious bucket list items, then it’s worth getting away from the coast. Cappadocia has a host of fantastic rock & chimney formations, including Love Valley and the one of a kind underground city. You can choose to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime Cappadocia hot air balloon ride to appreciate the full scope of this natural treasure. Alternatively, many hikers spend a day exploring Love Valley up close and personal.
There are also many cave hotels in this area, specifically in Göreme, where you can enjoy luxury and nature in a single place.
Kayak above the impressive Kekova ruins
Turkey has its own share of ancient ruins, but also has as many beautiful and ancient places like Greece, with many such sites dotting the Lycian Way – the southwestern trail which would take almost a full month to hike. If you are seeking history rather than long walks, you can experience these ruins in a whole new way when you discover the ancient town of Kekova.
Beneath the crystalline waters, you will look down and see what is left of a town which was sunk during an earthquake, with ruins surrounding you on the shores. Kayaking across such rich history is a unique holiday must-do – but you can view it from a boat, too. This part of the southwest is also home to Kaş, where you can see the ruins of Antiphellos, rock tombs, and more, making it the ideal spot for hiking. Turkey is filled with an immense amount of history and adventure, ideal for travellers who love hiking, water sports, and viewing ancient sites from unexpected heights! Are you ready to book your adventurous break to Turkey?
You will find so much more than sun, sea and sand when you begin your Turkey adventure vacation with these must-visit spots.