1. Explore the mesmerising city of Istanbul - Get lost in the only transcontinental city of Eurasia. With the exuberant history, art and culture the city boasts of, you can never have enough of Istanbul. From the many brilliant museums and monuments, beautiful mosques, the buzzing bazars, the iconic Taksim square, and the charming cruise along the Bosporus, it’s the one city that meddles in both tradition and modernity beautifully 🙂
2. Step into a real life fairy-tale at the Princess Islands - Step out of the hustle bustle of the city and take a boat on a day trip to the Princess Islands. A chain of nine small islands in the Sea of Marmara, visiting them is an experience of a lifetime. With absolutely no cars, the islands are home to horse drawn carriages and bicycles so you can relish a day of quietness and serenity. Almost feels like being drawn into a classic storybook, doesn’t it?
3. Take a ferry ride to Bursa! - Explore the lesser touristy city of Bursa. Although slightly conservative, Bursa was the first major capital of the Ottoman state and includes many points of historic interest. Only an hour away from Istanbul, it is also home to ancient bazaars, weekly markets and the popular mountain town of Uludağ.
4. Try your hand at Skiing in Uludağ - Take the gondola up from Bursa to the little mountain town of Uludag. With a host of ski resorts available, you can sign up for ski lessons and try your hand at this thrilling adventure sport 🙂
5. Take a magical balloon ride up in Cappadocia - You’ve probably already seen all those dreamlike photographs famous all over Instagram. People from all over the world travel to Turkey’s Cappadocia to experience the magical hot air balloon ride over this astonishing town – which is nothing like you’ve seen before! Owing to volcanic eruptions some thousand years ago, Cappadocia is known for its fairy chimneys and cone shaped rock formations spread all over the arid region- something you don’t want to miss!
6. Inspire your soul at Konya - Home to Rumi’s grave, Konya is one of the oldest and largest cities in Turkey. Popular for its whirling dervishes, mystic ceremonies, Rumi’s museum and other significant archaeological sites; it is the one powerhouse of philosophy, history and of course, poetry 🙂
7. Party in Antalya - Famous for its hiking trails, turquoise blue waters, Roman and Greek archaeological sites, astounding mountains and of course the famous parties! Flanked with beautiful beach resorts, hotels, hiking trails and lots of street food, Antalya should be on every adrenaline junkie’s itinerary!
8. Eat & Shop till you drop - Whether it’s the Grand Bazaar or an array of street shops, Istanbul is perhaps every shopper’s paradise. From intricate ceramic plates, rich prayer mats, diverse tea ranges, handwoven carpets and everything else you possibly need to doll up your home-you can spend an entire day shopping at the bazaars, followed by some mouth-watering kebabs and Turkish delights!
9. Swim & Heal in the White Miracle Town - You know there’s probably something about the place, when two million tourists travel there every year. Located in the city of Denizli, Pamukkale is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous for its spectacular and artistic expression of nature as you can find carbonate minerals left through flowing water. Known for its many healing properties, the same is collected in terraces along the vast mountainside, creating milky pools of water below.
10. Take the road less travelled - If you have a good two weeks in hand, take the country by road and explore the many popular and unpopular destinations- all of which represent a culture and story of their own. The only thing you need to make sure is, to have a valid International Driving License and, whether your travel insurance covers your rental car or not. Fortunately, we at Digit would cover car damages and medical emergencies under our travel insurance. So, don’t get fooled into buying another one (apart from the liability insurance) in Turkey!