THERE ARE FEW COUNTRIES THAT are as staggering beautiful and diverse as Turkey. As the place where Europe meets the Middle East, it’s got an amazing cocktail of the best of all cultures: giant, beautiful mosques, bridges that connect continents, winding alleyways, and towns that have been inhabited for millennia. The culture and history alone are breathtaking.
Turkey also has some of the most beautiful natural scenery in the world. Blue seas, pristine beaches, jagged mountains and surreal rock formations — it’s all here.
So we ducked into our new travelstoke app to find the most mindblowing spots in Turkey. Travelstoke is both a social network for travelers and a crowd-sourced guidebook to the essential (and lesser-known) places of the world. Don’t see something that should be on this list? Join us on the app and add it yourself!
PamukkalePamukkale Belediyesi, TurkeyUnbelievable natural formations of hot spring pools made out of calcium deposits trickling down the side of a gorgeous cliff overlooking the fertile farming town of pamukkale.
#hotsprings #relax #nature
Rainbow StepsCihangir Mahallesi, TurkeyThere is one, not so obvious word which I would use to describe Istanbul’s Rainbow steps and that is CATS. If you are allergic or scared of cats, avoid the steps. Actually you should just avoid Istanbul in general. I’m not talking about one or two stray cats, I’m talking gangs of cats. All different colors of cats. A Rainbow gang of cats patrolling those famous Rainbow steps. Okay maybe I’m exaggerating a bit, don’t avoid Istanbul. It’s a really cool and beautiful vibrant city! Apparently the stairs were painted by one man who just wanted to make people smile :)! The cats certainly loved the idea! #colour #city #pretty #cats #free
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Suleymaniyeli KurufasulyeciSultanahmet Mahallesi, TurkeyThis was my favorite mosque in Istanbul. Fewer crowds than the Blue Mosque and more beautiful. Also has amazing views of the river and the city from the lawn in front.