The cultural riches of our country are as many and diverse as natural features. In almost every region of our country, there are ancient cities and historical artifacts that bear the traces of different civilizations, and most of the historical artifacts extracted from various places are exhibited in museums.
The fact that the settlement life in our country goes back to very old times and has been under the rule of various civilizations has provided a large number of ancient cities that are the subject of archaeological tourism. Among these ancient cities, Troy, Bergama, Ephesus, Milet, Didim, in the Aegean coastal region, Kaunos (Köyceğiz), Phaselis, Perge, Aspendos, Side (Antalya), Mediterranean coast, Mount Nemrut ruins (Adıyaman has greatly decreased in the number of visitors due to terrorist incidents in recent years.), Alacahöyük, Boğazköy (Çorum) are the most visited ancient cities in the inner parts. In our country, there are also historical settlements called mounds, which were destroyed as a result of wars and earthquakes established in ancient times and formed a hill as a work of humanity. Artifacts obtained from excavations from time to time are exhibited in museums in our country, which has around 800 mounds. Among these mounds, Çatalhöyük (Konya), Kültepe (Kayseri), İkiztepe (Samsun) and Çavuştepe (Van) are the main ones. In addition, some caves with the first traces of settlement (Karain etc.) are visited by tourists and the artifacts extracted from these places are exhibited in museums. Many historical artifacts can be found in our country. These consist of castles, bridges, inns, caravansaries, fountains, mosques, monasteries and similar works. Religious connections with the Virgin Mary among these attracted many pilgrim candidates, Demre, where Santa Claus was the bishop, Sumela Monastery despite all transportation difficulties, Cappadocia and Ihlara Valley where rock churches are located, Hacı Bektaş-ı Veli Tomb, Mevlana Tomb and other churches and mosques these adds a religious content. The museums, which are among the places where European and American tourists show the most interest, are generally gathered in our big cities.
The first archaeological museum in our country is the Istanbul Archeology Museum, opened in 1891. This museum was followed by Topkapı Museum opened in 1924 and Ankara Ethnography Museum opened in 1928. The most visited museums in our country, where around 90 museums are located today, such as Topkapı Palace and museum, Dolmabahçe Palace, Yıldız Palace, Archeology Museum, Beyazıt Ethnography Museum, Turkish-Islamic Artifacts Museum, Hagia Sophia Museum, Military Museum, Ethnography Museum in Ankara, Archeology Museum, Hittite Museum, Anıtkabir Atatürk Museum, Konya Mevlana Museum, and Archeology Museum in Antalya. Both domestic tourism attracts a lot of attention in festivals and fairs organized on various dates in our country. Related to Turkey’s cultural tourism and cultural tourism the most popular trails in the number +90212267 12 09 or you can contact us through our e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org