5 Hidden Gems in Turkey

5 Hidden Gems in Turkey

1) Love Valley - Cappadocia 

    Love Valley is one of the most fantastic valleys of Cappadocia. The valley, which starts from Örencik and ends on the Göreme-Avanos road, got its name due to its popularity among couples, the choice of this place for marriage proposals and the shapes of the fairy chimneys in the valley.


    2) Sirince - Izmir

      Behind the hills surrounded by green olive groves and fragrant fruit trees, Şirince is one of the most popular villages of İzmir. It is one of the most important visit routes of the Aegean Region with its fruit-flavored wines, famous Turkish coffee on the sand, pancakes, concept boutique hotels, the legendary Mathematics Village and Nişanyan Houses that bring the village to life.


      3) Mount Nemrut - Adiyaman

        Mount Nemrut Ruins is located within the borders of Büyüköz Village of Pütürge and Kahta District of Adıyaman. The tombs and monumental statues built on the slopes of Mount Nemrut, which is 2,150 meters high, by the Commagene King Antiochos I to show his gratitude to the gods and ancestors, are one of the most magnificent remains of the Hellenistic Period.


        4) Sumela Monastery - Macka

          Sumela Monastery, located in one of the most beautiful cities of the Black Sea, and was built on steep cliffs in Altındere Village, located within the borders of Maçka district of Trabzon. It is known by the name of "Mother Mary" among the people. Sümela Monastery, located approximately 300 meters above Altındere village, got its name from the word molasses, which means black. When you look at the Sumela Monastery and the dark mountains it is located in, you will understand the meaning of its name better. It is thought that the church was built between 365-395 AD.


          5) Lycian Rock Tombs - Dalyan 

            These tombs are connected to the ancient city of Kaunos. The Kaunos Tombs, which have a history of approximately 2400 years, were built by the people of Kaunos. According to the old belief, the higher the tomb of a person, the closer he is to God, and therefore the tombs of kings and important people were carved into the rocks. The six-group rock tombs, which fascinate the viewers with the largest tomb, which is estimated to be unfinished after the invasion of the Persians or Alexander the Great, are the most important among the tomb types in Kaunos.