Turkey is a country that holds together many natural beauties. It is home to many species of plants and animals since it is one of the oldest settlements in the world and is located in the mid-rail. Surrounded by seas on three sides and about a third of the land is covered with forests, you can see the natural beauties spread throughout the country. Although it is difficult to choose, we have examined five natural sightseeing locations for you.
Sirince Village, located in the Selçuk district of Izmir with its stone houses and world-famous wine, fascinates you with its natural beauty. In Sirince, you are scratched by stone houses based on the forest-covered hillside, stalls where villagers sell their local products, and vineyards spread over a wide area. Since the Ancient City of Ephesus, the Church of The Virgin Mary, and the port of Bird Island are close to Şirince Village. It is preferred by those who want to see both historical and natural beauty. According to the Mayan Calendar in 2012, Sirince Village is one of the two settlements that will remain a safe zone in the world at the time of the apocalypse. After this speculation, the village gained a worldwide reputation and was visited by millions of people.
Built on a rock floor higher than the sea, Amasra looks like a quaint town with its beach, stone structures, and tiny village houses. In the region, which dates back a long time, every incoming civilization has left its traces. Amasra is a typical port city, especially in summer, visited by many local and foreign tourists. You can watch the whole city from Amasra Castle with its vast black sea views. In summer, you can visit the Çekiciler Bazaar, where local products are sold, and see the monumental tree, popularly known as the weeping tree, which drips moisture from its leaves. The restaurants serve the local Amasra Salad with fresh fish from the Black Sea coast.
The Lycian Way, which has a length of about 535 kilometers from Mugla to Antalya, was added to tourism in 1999. You can take a tour of the 20 trails in total by dividing them into sections with a guide. You can visit the area, which is quite warm in summer, more easily in spring or autumn. It is an ideal option for those who want to see the historical beauties and enjoy the sea and forest. You can visit important ancient cities such as Xanthos, Letoon, Patara, Myra, Andriake, and Olympus along the route.
Uzungol is an eco-tourism region located in the Çaykara district of Trabzon. The houses, mosques, and accommodation units built around the area, which turned into a lake with the rocks falling from the slope blocking the stream, create a magnificent view. A blue lake can give you peace in the area surrounded by forests on all four sides. You can take long nature walks in summer and spring
Mount Nemrut, which has national park status, is located within the borders of Adıyaman province. It consists of tumulus and mausoleums belonging to the Kingdom of Kommagene. Located at an altitude of about 2000 meters above sea level, there is no settlement in the ancient city. In the courtyard where the tumulus is buried, there are statues of lions and eagles in a sitting position, which reaches 7 meters in height. Works made of all-natural stones have survived to the present day. You can add Mount Nemrut to your itinerary.