Turkey, as a paradise on Earth, has always drawn attention with its countless natural and historical beauties. Turkey’s hidden gems, therefore, have unignorable importance. Moreover, the list, the 9 beauties you must-see, that you are about dive into is going to be a very precious guide for those who wish to visit Turkey.
Turkey’s Hidden Gems: The Paradise on Earth!
Turkey is a true paradise for those who want to discover new places and natural beauties. Turkey’s popular touristic places welcome millions of people from all around the world every year. Yet, there are still hidden gems in Turkey that not many know it. Hence, we have listed Turkey’s hidden gems and the 9 natural beauties you must-see. Take a close look at it and arrange your holiday plans concerning our list. Turkey’s hidden gems will amaze you. You can, on the other hand, click here to get another perception.
Adala town of Manisa’s Salihli district is a settlement center on the plain where the Gediz River passes between the Üşümen Hill and the Dibek Mountain to the Salihli Plain. For thermal and spa lovers, this is one of the routes to which you must see.
It also attracts attention with its thousands of years of history dating back to ancient times and its volcanic geographical structure. Moreover, it blends the abundance of the Hermos River in its bosom. There are many opportunities in the surroundings for those who want to do valley walks. Kurşunlu Hot Springs, Sart Antique City, and Homer Valley are among the places that you should not return without seeing.
8. Işıklı Göl (Işıklı Lake)
Işıklı Göl (Lightened Lake) is a freshwater. It takes place on Çivril plain in Denizli. It is located on the Çivril Plain south of Akdağ, on the sources feeding the Büyük Menderes River. Işıklı Lake existed as a natural lake until 1968. However, Işıklı Lake, which later transformed into a dam lake from this date, is used for irrigation of Çivril Plain today. Işıklı Lake, with a depth of approximately 7 meters, is a freshwater lake. It has also a potential to be a frequent destination for nature lovers with its visual beauty. It is, moreover, an important habitat for waterfowl, spawning, incubation, and migration environments. This also made up the lake a place of crayfish plague first seen in Turkey in the autumn of 1984.
7. Baltalı Gölü (Baltalı Lake)
Although it is not among the first cities that come to mind when it comes to the sea in the Aegean Region, it is one of the most beautiful travel routes of Western Anatolia with its riches. Uşak is a city that stands out with its natural beauties and historical structures. Therefore, it is one of the places frequented by those who are interested in nature tourism and cultural tourism.
Baltalı Lake is one of the most beautiful and hidden places in the region. The lake is located within the boundaries of Uşak Banaz district. Picnics and camping can be done around the lake. Fishing is also available around the lake. Although Baltalı Lake is an artificial pond, it is not less valuable from Abant or Yedigöller with its lush green forests surrounding it.
6. İzmir Karaburun
This is the quiet address of Izmir. This place is not preferred by anyone because there are very few coves and facilities in the district. Apart from the calm of Karaburun, it is cool, undulating but there are also underwater riches. You can think of it as an alternative route, especially for fishing. On the other hand, one of the different places in the region is the Çakmaktepe location. It is possible to reach interesting archaeological structures in the region where the Hittites’ works still exist.
5. Aizanoi Ancient City
The Ancient City takes place in the center of Çavdarhisar District of Kütahya, 50 km from Kütahya. Many believe that the city of Aizanoi emerged from the merger of the mythical fairy godmother Erato. And more the legendary king Arkas, as the predecessor of the Phrygians. They were living in the upper part of the Penkalas (Kocaçay) River, the sacred cave of the goddess Meter Steunene.
4. Blaundus Ancient City
Alexander the Great founded the Blaundus Ancient City. The city resembles the famous Stonehenge stones in England due to its architectural appearance. Thus, the ancient city is an impressive and magnificent area. The famous ancient city is now a first-degree archaeological protected site. Blaundus Ancient City takes place in Uşak city of Turkey.
3. Taşkale (Stone Castle)
Taşkale is a town of Karaman district. It is also famous as the Reds. Although the settlement of the region dates back to very old times, the touristic İncesu Cave and Stone Carved Grain Warehouses are also located in this town. Also, one of the most special places here is Manazan Caves.
These caves are among the important cultural riches in Central Anatolia. However, it was in the shadow of the potholes, Mevlana and Çatalhöyük, and could not make its name popular. Caves are just one example of the human-nature relationship in Anatolia. The best example of how mankind can pierce the mountains and build a shelter when he is in a difficult situation.
2. Clandras Bridge
The Historical Clandras Bridge, built during the Phrygian period in Karahallı district of Uşak province. Approximately 2500 years ago, the Phrygian dynasty built the bridge about Banaz Stream. The water discharged from the Power Plant next to the bridge is poured down the side of the bridge with the help of a concrete channel and gives the appearance of a waterfall.
1. Altınköy (Golden Village) Open Air Museum
The Altınköy Open Air Museum provides the village life of Ankara 100 years ago to the people of Ankara. It also provides an unforgettable experience to its visitors. You can still see whatever there is in a village in Anatolia in the 1930s, 40s, 50s. Altındağ Municipality created this village. Altındağ Municipality Altınköy Open Air Museum in Karapürçek Beşikkaya is commonly famous as ‘Altınköy’.
It has a fairy-tale atmosphere with its mosque, school, grocery store, village houses, windmill and suspension bridge, village coffee. The characteristics of the village, which is a living open-air museum, are more than these. There are also sheep, lambs, cows, horses, donkeys, dogs, cats, birds, deers, gazelles, bees, roosters, chickens in this village. The village coffeehouses provide a peaceful environment for its visitors. With its wonderful view, walking paths and resting areas, Altınköy is a perfect spot. where important details such as wheat field, vegetables, fruit fields, fruit trees, stables, coops, horse carriages are not forgotten.
Altınköy, on 500 decares of land, is a village in the heart of the city. But it is far from the city, too. Old agricultural tools, many tools, and items serve to the attention of enthusiasts at the Altınköy Open Air Museum.