If the usual routes and cities are no longer of interest to you, we have a unique compilation of 15 beautiful places waiting to be discovered. These are not the usual places that you may find in a typical Turkey itinerary. These are hidden gems of Turkey.
Kovada Lake – Isparta
The Lake of Kovada, which is an extension of Lake of Eğirdir in Isparta, offers exciting opportunities with its natural wildlife and magnificent nature.
Şahinkaya Canyon – Samsun
You can make a boat trip in the Sahinkaya Canyon in Vezirköprü, which is one of the historic districts of Samsun from the Ottoman times. Mountain hikes are also available to enjoy the beautiful views.
Gideros Bay – Kastamonu
Gideros Bay, located in the Cide district of Kastamonu, is a hidden paradise, with the beautiful sea and the untouched natural landscape.
Knight Island – Fethiye
Fethiye is famous for Ölüdeniz and Butterflies Valley. However, a nearby island, named after famous Rodos Knights, is also worth discovering for its beautiful beaches and nature.
Perşembe – Ordu
One of the most livable places in our country, Perşembe in Ordu, is a beautiful destination with natural beaches along the coastline and cliffs. It is especially ideal for the summer holiday.
Lake Borabay – Amasya
Perfect for nature walks and spectacular views, the Borabay Lake is located between Amasya and Ladik.
Genoese Bay – Antalya
If you are fed up with the crowded beaches of Antalya, the Genoese Bay in Kumluca is a wonderful alternative, with great views, natural beaches, and boat tours.
Yedigöller – Erzurum
Erzurum Yedigöller, which you should visit in the fall, consists of over 250 glaciers in the Ovit and Kaçkar Mountains. There are many points of interest where you can camp.
Ortakent – Bodrum
Ortakent, which is not a popular destination for Bodrum tours, generally preserves its natural environment. Along with the blue flag award for its clear blue water, it is becoming increasingly popular.
Gölyazı – Bursa
Among the hidden gems of Turkey, Bursa is the most sacred one! Gölyazı Village, located in Nilüfer, right next to Bursa, is a quite calm village. It consists of an extremely ideal small peninsula in a lake, making it a good weekend getaway.
Akgöl – Sinop
Akgöl, which is located in Ayancık district of Sinop, which is famous for its shoreline, is ideal for fishing and nature hiking with its green environment.
Valla Canyon – Kastamonu
Valla Canyon is located in Kastamonu with a very deep valley. Be sure to visit the cruise terrace at around 700 meters high, and take in a stunning view of the valley. You can also visit Ilıca Waterfall, which is nearby.
Karagöl – Artvin
Located on the northeastern end of Turkey, Karagöl in Artvin Şavşat may surprise you with its colorful sunsets.
Karaburun – İzmir
Karaburun is a place where you can spend your summer holiday in peace with its small harbors and natural bays in İzmir.
Mezovit – Rize
Mezovit, between Rize and Artvin, has a beautiful natural environment that is waiting to be discovered, especially by mountaineers.
Cılandıras Bridge – Uşak
The Cılandıras Bridge, located in the Karahallı district of Uşak, is a historic building of 2500 years from earlier civilizations. It has a unique natural environment reminiscent of the Mostar Bridge in Bosnia.
Bilgelik Valley – Antalya
With more than 500 meters of cliffs, the Antalya Wisdom Valley is a hidden paradise, especially for those who like mountain climbing.
Kula – Manisa
The Cappadocia-like natural appearance of the fairy chimneys in the town of Kula in Manisa should definitely be visited.